This is Monster Chess, a 12' x 12' (that's feet, not inches) robotic LEGO chess game made with over 100,000 blocks for a total build cost of ~$30K (that's thousands, not kelvin). The pieces are all controlled via laptop and I wouldn't hesitate to body-slam a rook if it got out of line. Same goes for the knights. But not the king -- he reminds me of Stephen Hawking.
Hit the jump for a long-ass video of the game being played.
Boston Dynamics, a company best known for heralding the apocalypse with their futuristic death machines, is at it again -- this time manufacturing the Precision Urban Hopper.
Most of the time, the shoebox-sized robot - which is being developed for the US military - uses its ... / Continue →
This is a childhood photo FROM THE FUTURE. Don't ask me how I got it, but suffice it to say I got some wires crossed when I was building my time machine (read: I showed up in 2120 with a trash bag full of dinosaur-sized condoms). Anyway, I brought this back to show you how no... / Continue →
Want to attach LEGO minifigs to your coffee cup? Superglue them. Ooooor buy this $20 Build-On Brick Cup from ThinkGeek. The mug can be used to attach LEGO, PixelBlocks, Mega Bloks, KRE-O, and K'NEX Bricks but isn't an official product from any of those companies, it just HAP... / Continue →