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# Engineering Student Having Some Fun

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### #1Code Fox  GDNet+

Posted 04 November 2012 - 05:44 AM

I find this guy amazing with what he can build. Even though he is using "toys" here, the precision is amazing

I cannot remember the books I've read any more than the meals I have eaten; even so, they have made me.

~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

### #2L. Spiro  Members

Posted 04 November 2012 - 06:58 AM

By coincidence I just saw the miniature version of this machine on YouTube on my own just yesterday. It was called “Ball Factory”. It starts the same way but is about 10 times simpler than this.

It was fun watching this and the original was so fun that it prompted me to buy over $300 worth of LEGO Technic® yesterday. http://shop.lego.com/en-US/4X4-Crawler-9398 http://shop.lego.com/en-US/Helicopter-9396 While browsing through sets yesterday I also stumbled upon this one: If possible, that is something I would definitely buy. Not as technical as the ball factory, but very professional in quality. My parents didn’t realize the impact their Christmas gift would have on my life when I was 7. That first LEGO ambulance would make such an impact on me that my very name, “L. Spiro”, is actually directly related to LEGO Technic®; I wouldn’t even have this name if not for LEGO (and this is the first time I have ever stated the origin of my name; not even my closest childhood friends know about this). I love LEGO Technic® and it was a fun video to watch. I literally watched hours of LEGO Technic® videos yesterday, but that one and the one I posted rank highest. One is great technology, the other is great craftsmanship. I hope I have enough time on my hands in the future to make something like those. L. Spiro ### #3MarkS Members Posted 04 November 2012 - 10:11 AM I saw this a couple of weeks ago and am still amazed! Rube Goldberg would be proud! ### #4Gavin Williams Members Posted 04 November 2012 - 02:07 PM Yep, really amazing. ### #5Alpheus GDNet+ Posted 04 November 2012 - 02:52 PM That first LEGO ambulance would make such an impact on me that my very name, “L. Spiro”, is actually directly related to LEGO Technic®; I wouldn’t even have this name if not for LEGO (and this is the first time I have ever stated the origin of my name; not even my closest childhood friends know about this). Well they do now External Articulation of Concepts Materializes Innate Knowledge of One's Craft and Science Beginner in Game Development? Read here. And read here. Super Mario Bros clone tutorial written in XNA 4.0 [MonoGame, ANX, and MonoXNA] by Scott Haley If you have found any of the posts helpful, please show your appreciation by clicking the up arrow on those posts Spoiler ### #6szecs Members Posted 04 November 2012 - 11:00 PM Lego is not a toy. Just to know. I'm into Technic at these times (that's why I'm out of programming these times). Some self creations: http://www.brickshelf.com/cgi-bin/gallery.cgi?m=szecs ### #7TheChubu Members Posted 04 November 2012 - 11:32 PM Amazing. Really fun to watch! "I AM ZE EMPRAH OPENGL 3.3 THE CORE, I DEMAND FROM THEE ZE SHADERZ AND MATRIXEZ" My journals: dustArtemis ECS framework and Making a Terrain Generator ### #8Code Fox GDNet+ Posted 10 November 2012 - 04:46 PM Lego is not a toy. Just to know. I'm into Technic at these times (that's why I'm out of programming these times). Some self creations: http://www.brickshel...ery.cgi?m=szecs I have looked on Ebay and a few other places for the advanced Lego items - boy are they expensive ! Here is another amazing video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GH4clQJ3VuA Edited by Shippou, 10 November 2012 - 04:56 PM. I cannot remember the books I've read any more than the meals I have eaten; even so, they have made me. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson ### #9L. Spiro Members Posted 10 November 2012 - 10:07 PM On the day I mentioned I watched hours of LEGO videos I stumbled upon that one also. The same guy later teamed up with another British guy and together they made this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tq5fxkhozKM&feature=related The world record. I have looked on Ebay and a few other places for the advanced Lego items - boy are they expensive ! As I mentioned in my other thread, this item is in the mail. Days before buying that I also bought this 4×4 Crawler. I just spent over$1,000 on LEGO® in 1 week. Yes, they can be expensive.

L. Spiro

Edited by L. Spiro, 10 November 2012 - 10:13 PM.

### #10szecs  Members

Posted 11 November 2012 - 03:09 AM

Expensive if you look at it as a child's toy. But if you look at it as a hobby (for adults), you'll find it's not more expensive than other hobbies.

### #11Code Fox  GDNet+

Posted 11 November 2012 - 08:49 AM

Expensive if you look at it as a child's toy. But if you look at it as a hobby (for adults), you'll find it's not more expensive than other hobbies.

My hobbies are usually low cost

I cannot remember the books I've read any more than the meals I have eaten; even so, they have made me.

~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

### #12ISDCaptain01  Members

Posted 15 November 2012 - 02:40 AM

i wonder whenever he gets the time to study, These people amaze me on how they do a hard major and a hard hobby simaltaneously. I cant do that lol

### #13kuramayoko10  Members

Posted 15 November 2012 - 03:36 PM

Awesome videos guys!!

For those that like LEGOs (I would say everyone in the world ), this is the story of LEGO through a nice animation:

Programming is an art. Game programming is a masterpiece!

### #14L. Spiro  Members

Posted 16 November 2012 - 10:16 PM

Very interesting to see the history of a great brand.
Since it spanned multiple generations, everything had to fall exactly into place for it to finally happen. While it is amazing to think how lucky we are that it all did fall exactly into that place, it also makes one think about what else hasn’t fallen exactly into place and what we are missing.
Just because one day a guy stepped out of his door with his left foot instead of his right, we don’t have a product called “Super Expicious 3,001” and its billions of loyal fans don’t exist (well, they exist, but they never got to experience the amazing joy of said product and thus are not fans).

Here is my latest, sitting on top of my Yamaha MOTIF XF 8:

L. Spiro

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