A new LEGO Mindstorms EV3 machine can scan an image and then print out a LEGO mosaic of it. Dubbed Bricasso, the LEGO 3D printer is constructed entirely out of LEGO parts, even down to the clips that hold the image in place, and the printing head that grabs each part and puts it in place.
The Oxford Virtual Academy (OVA) is offering a LEGO Mindstorms NXT class to homeschool students at Kettering University. Enrollment for current students is through December 31, and open enrollment for all students is January 5-16.
Scientists mapped the connections between the 302 neurons of a worm’s brain and simulated them in software. Then they uploaded the software to a Lego Mindstorms EV3 robot, Quartz reports.
OpenWorm is an international open science project to build a complete simulation of the roundworm Caenorhabditis elegans at the cellular level on a computer. Although the long term goal is to model all 959 cells of the worm, the first stage is to model the worm’s locomotion by simulating the 302 neurons and 95 muscle cells. After preliminary developments, the first phase of the project was successfully funded by a Kickstarter campaign in 2014.
A complete simulation with a simple [...]