This Lego Cyborg arm, dubbed Mark VI, may only be made out of plastic bricks, but it is incredibly advanced, especially compared to the rudimentary model spaceships I build out of my sons Lego.
The arm was built using the Lego Mindstarms EV3 kit and certainly looks like a powerful augmentation for the guy who built it. The only downside being that it is still just made of LEGO so it is not going to crush any enemy skulls any time soon and it also requires frequent battery changes.
It may be Lego, but this is a great way to get started in robotics and try out your ideas. I’d love to try create a mechanical Lego arm of my own, but given that EV3 kits cost north of £200, I think I’ll have to wait a little while longer.
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