Apr 26, 2007

A List of the "Best" Mindstorm Designs


A Swedish site named "Smidigt" has a list of the "best ever" Mindstorm designs.

Here are their top five:

1) The "Etch-a-Sketch" NXT
2) Brian Davis' "Packbot" NXT
3) The "Segway" NXT
4) Eugene Tsai's "Gymnast" NXT
5) The RCX Auto Factory

See videos of their top five here.

Can anyone else point us to other NXT/Mindstorm creations that, in your opinion, should be on that list?

10 comments:

Myles said...

222doc's ASC
That is very good.
and also his biped walker.

Rick Rhodes said...

Myles,

Where can we find doc's robots on the web?

I'd also nominate Dave Astolfo's domino-laying robot to the list.


Rick

Rick Rhodes said...

Dave's domino robot is at:

http://bnxt.com/blog/2006/05/nxt-domino-robot.html

Myles said...

222doc's original Artic Snow Cat
http://mindstorms.lego.com/nxtlog/ProjectDisplay.aspx?id=c7d16dfe-780b-4b19-9aa3-3c0b22065dd5

His biped walker on Nxtasy.org forums.
http://forums.nxtasy.org/index.php?showtopic=997

Rick Rhodes said...

Thanks, Myles.

I'd probably list the "Mindstorms Carousel", too:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RtvWY9nQvvw

Brian Davis said...

I'm very happy to appear in this list, but I've got to admit any such list is very subjective. For instance, I've always been amazed by the SMART groups Crate Contraption robots (http://www.lugnet.com/org/us/smart/~48/CrateContraption), but to fully appreciate this you need to understand how really difficult something like that is. Likewise Kevin's Clauge's amazing walkers, the shape-shifting camera tank, etc. There are an amazing number of wildly impressive designs out there!

--
Brian Davis

Rick Rhodes said...

Brian,

Yes, of course, the list is subjective--that's why it's fun. It beats arguing over who was the best Red Sox team in history. (Although THIS year's team is the best ever assembled).:)

Rick

Al459163 said...

I would like to nominate the RCX Vending Machine created by
blu3-fir3

pictures of the amazing creation can be found here.

http://www.brickshelf.com/cgi-
bin/gallery.cgi?f=229618

Al

Rick Rhodes said...

Al459163,

The RCX Vending Machine is an awesome creation. If you can point us to a video of the machine in action, please do.

Rick

Al459163 said...

Rick,

I wish I could but I don't think he made a video.

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