Here's a nifty demonstration of how to modify a Lego car to go up a glass incline. It slips at 20 degrees until it's converted to a 4-wheel drive. At 40 degrees it needs grippier tires. At 50 degrees it flips upside down until its center of gravity is dropped. The modifications continue until the car is going up a 180-degree slope (i.e., upside down).
This is a cool project from FuzzyBrick, who make a Lego Mindstorms robot to make chords on the fretboard and strum the strings. Now I want them to make one that plucks out the melody! [thanks, Gary!] READ THE REST
The new LEGO Art World Map contains the most pieces ever in a set: 11,695. The completed piece is 25.5" x 40.5". Available June 1, the set will go for $249.99. From LEGO: Customisable brick-built pins can be placed to mark out destinations already visited or highlight those still on the builder's bucket list to give this… READ THE REST
"Everyone is Awesome" is LEGO's first LGBTQ-themed set. The rainbow flag set totals 346 pieces including 11 Minifigs. The set will be available starting in June to celebrate Pride Month. From CNN: "I wanted to create a model that symbolizes inclusivity and celebrates everyone, no matter how they identify or who they love," the set's… READ THE REST
We all live for those moments when we can upgrade our tech. The anticipation from unboxing a new phone, laptop, or tablet gives us an endorphin hit like no other. Of course, most of us don't have the financial resources to trade up all of our tech at the same time. Thankfully, you can reoutfit yourself… READ THE REST
For a majority of online users, video is king. The quality and impact of a strong visual can make all the difference. But once you couple that fantastic video clip with inferior audio, everything falls apart. A Hollywood-caliber film with horrible audio becomes almost unwatchable. Even on a video conferencing call, users can get away with… READ THE REST
For the past two years, app developers have slowly been warming to the advantages of SwiftUI. Much like its other offerings, Apple sought to make this app development arena a be-all, end-all solution for creating across the wide range of Apple products. While every new approach has its growing pains, SwiftUI has spent the 20… READ THE REST