Photo credit: Simone Giertz
Inventor Simone Giertz is known for her wacky robotic creations, and her latest project is no exception. This selfie booth for dogs was made using a LEGO Mindstorms Robot Inventor Building Kit and several other parts. When a dog presses a pedal, a GoPro camera is triggered to take the selfie. Afterwards a treat is dispensed to ensure the perfect shot. This was accomplished by linking several different linked modules and works like a charm as you’re about to see. Read more for a video demonstration.
Unlike other LEGO sets, this inventor combines both robotic and coding elements, so you can basically create anything. That’s right, whether it be coding your own remote-control features for the models in the LEGO MINDSTORMS Robot Inventor app or connecting custom controllers to the app using Bluetooth, this building system is up for the task.
- With LEGO MINDSTORMS Robot Inventor (51515), kids gain essential STEM skills as they build, code and play with remote-control robots and intelligent creations that shoot missiles, play ball, drive around and more!
- Kids build Charlie, Tricky, Blast, M.V.P. and Gelo, and take on activities and missions using the Scratch-based LEGO MINDSTORMS Robot Inventor App (visit LEGO.com/devicecheck for a list of compatible devices)
- With almost 1,000 pieces, including an intelligent Hub, 4 Medium Motors, Color Sensor and Distance Sensor with break-out interface, youngsters can also build their own fun robotic toys and share them online on LEGO Life
- An easy-to-install rechargeable battery is included, so no need to go hunting for spare batteries when the fun’s about to start
- Blast stands at over 14” (36cm) tall, while Gelo measures over 9” (24cm) long; The Powered Up components in this set are also compatible with the LEGO BOOST Creative Toolbox (17101), Droid Commander (75253) and others
Build something cool with the LEGO MINDSTORMS Robot Inventor set’ is both one of the most fun and trickiest briefs I’ve ever received. So. Many. Possibilities…I still want more dog photos, especially during 2020. So what if I cut out the middle-man and found a way for her to take photos of herself instead? And that’s how I came up with the dog selfie booth,” said Giertz.