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Wall-E Robot Made With LEGO Mindstorms

samzenpus posted more than 2 years ago | from the how-is-it-with-trash? dept.

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An anonymous reader writes "Montreal-based maker Marc-André Bazergui has created a real-life Wall-E robot using a set of motors and a LEGO Mindstorms NXT kit. The 20cm tall Wall-E uses 5 RCX motors and 3 Levers to move and transform just like the animated character, and it took Bazergui over 250 hours to build. Even more impressive, is that Wall-E can be remotely controlled to move around, pick up objects and look up and down. Alternatively, he can be programmed to move on his own accord."

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DMCA takedown notice, copyright infringement... (2, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#36813284)

Coming in 5.. 4... 3...

Robot FAIL (1)

For a Free Internet (1594621) | more than 2 years ago | (#36813396)

According to Izzac Asimpov, Robotes must respect the authoriti of the HUMANE reace. But when I lookedat thsi newromote, I saw rhtath it didnotcontain a chip for that importantfunction, so ift couldvery welkl beEVIL ewspecillu ifit is usedbyITALIANS! So I think that theU.S. Congress should pas a lwaw saying that we shouldblowup thisrobotewith acruse missilew.!!! Beforeithurts someonelike Sagaam hussan or Moemar Quaddafy!!!! They are bad guysa alliedwithItaly,incase you didn'tknowthatimportant fact from thenews!

Re:Robot FAIL (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#36813530)

You're a fucking idiot

Re:Robot FAIL (1)

For a Free Internet (1594621) | about 2 years ago | (#36813568)

Are the Italians on slashdote angry that I have exposed another of their fascistical plots? Well too bad asshole!

Re:Robot FAIL (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#36814196)

Oh don't be silly... Everyone knows Italians don't get angry... They get even.

But can he compact garbage? (3, Informative)

loftwyr (36717) | more than 2 years ago | (#36813402)

Sure, he looks wall-e-ish but does he have a 5 tonne compactor in his midriff?

Re:But can he compact garbage? (1)

slinches (1540051) | about 2 years ago | (#36813580)

More importantly, has he been programmed to teach us lessons about the benefits of hard work, taking care of our environment and how love can help save the human race from it's own destructive habits?

Re:But can he compact garbage? (1)

jellomizer (103300) | about 2 years ago | (#36813740)

I thought he taught us don't mess with robots when we live a Utopian life. Hey Fat Dumb and Happy isn't a bad life.

Re:But can he compact garbage? (1)

vux984 (928602) | about 2 years ago | (#36813918)

"Fat and Dumb" yes... but what made you think they were "Happy". They never struck me as the slightest bit happy.

Re:But can he compact garbage? (1)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#36814118)

They were too "Dumb" to know what happy was. I think content would be a good word for it.

As a side note... (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#36813636)

the actual video was posted on July 15th 2010... *NEWS* for nerds?

Re:As a side note... (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#36813762)

If a /. editor hasn't seen it before, it didn't happen! Because the horrible alternative would have been - they have to look something up before posting!

Video is not for the one in TFA (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#36813898)

...but, but but... the embedded video is from a Dutch guy, and for a different Wall(-E) robot, not the one in the article!
(Both are neat of course, but still!)

And they say that LEGO is a kid's toy. (1)

milbournosphere (1273186) | about 2 years ago | (#36814152)

I grew up building LEGO (my mom still has my massive brick collection in a closet somewhere), and even though I'm in my mid-twenties, I am still awed by what people do with such a simple building block. One is never too old to play with LEGO.

This was uploaded a year ago (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#36814750)

This was uploaded a year ago

Which movie do you really mean? (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#36815040)

Number 5 is alive!

Transform looks good, but... (1)

Arctech (538041) | about 2 years ago | (#36815082)

The action of tucking the treads underneath is impressive and a pretty sweet engineering. I just wish the headpiece was more than an afterthought, though. It looks very unfinished.

Re:Transform looks good, but... (1)

sloth jr (88200) | about 2 years ago | (#36816258)

I'm guessing it was probably weight considerations. The whole things looks pretty flimsy, even though it's really impressive the articulation the builder achieved.

Stop Motion (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#36827554)

Yeah, I love it too.

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