LEGO, the company that inspires the builders of tomorrow, has released the Mindstorms series specially designed for robotics enthusiasts. The programmable robotics kit saw updates with the Mindstorms NXT set in 2006, in 2009 with the Mindstorms NXT 2.0, and in 2013 with the EV3. All these kits are used in a variety of projects all over the world and by anyone who love to build things.
All these LEGO robots reflect the abilities of makers to build fascinating robots like rovers, robot arms, drones, mobile caterpillar, etc. using simple LEGO pieces.
This wheeled bot is definitely the smartest LEGO robot from the world. The aim of this project is to create artificial life using a digitized version of a worm brain. The result is an autonomous LEGO robot controlled by a “brain of a worm.”
EV3 robotic arm
This robot arm is developed to have 360 degrees reaction. The platform has attached two wheels and two EV3 intelligent bricks to control a variety of sensors and motors.
Robot arm H25
With just a LEGO EV3 educational kit, two kids develop this autonomous H25 robot arm with the ability to grasp and manipulate objects.
Robot Arm controlled via Bluetooth PS3 controller
This responsive and precise robotic arm is built with LEGO pieces, has attached a Raspberry Pi board and is controlled with a PS3 controller via Bluetooth wireless technology.
At least one LEGO robot is prepared for Mars missions. Built with LEGO pieces, a LEGO EV3 controller, and with an Arduino microcontroller attached, this mobile caterpillar is featured with a 3D printer extruder to print buildings and machines.
The Drawbot is a LEGO robot with pencils instead legs that draw when is moving.
This is a Lego robot that loves books. The Bookreader is a digital book reader robot built with LEGO blocks, LEGO motors and has attached a Raspberry Pi prototyping board and a BrickPi. The robot has the task to turn the pages of the book.
Spybotics is a platform based on LEGO components and allows anyone to assemble the bot, control and program it for different missions.
Robot Mk 3
The Mk 3 robot has giant tracks and is powered by EV3 motors. Each track is built from 75 pieces and can turn in place or climb over big obstacles.
EVB – Rubic’s Cube Solver
This is a LEGO machinery able to solve a Rubik cube. The LEGO bot is controlled via an EVB shield for the Beaglebone Black board. The Rubik’s cube is placed in the center of the boat and is handled by two arms: one arm rotate the cube, and another one detect the colors.
The MindCub3r is another LEGO robot designed to solve the Rubik’s Cube puzzle. It has a rotary plate and an arm that turns the cube puzzle according to the color detected by the sensor.
Two-Wheel Self-Balancing Robot
A LEGO robot with an Android smartphone attached to its chest. The smartphone power and control the self-balancing robot, while with another smartphone the user control wirelessly the robot.
This LEGO robot has two rotating discs to scan and draws what it scans. On one disc is the illustration and on the other disc is an arm that draws what is scanned.
DIY RC project
This rover powered by four servos can be controlled by a Handuino controller. The controller has a built-in LCD display and a multitude of input options. The robot communicates wirelessly via an XBee module.
Lego Starcraft 2 Siege Tank
Built as a copy of the Siege Tank in Starcraft 2, this LEGO tank has mobile tracks that drive and turn the robot in any direction. It is built with a tonne of LEGO pieces, four motors and two linear actuators.
This LEGO truck has attached the EV3 intelligent brick and is controlled via a smartphone using a web browser and a simple application with a circle to drive the robot in any direction.
This two-wheeled LEGO bot has attached an EVShield and can host a variety of LEGO components such as EV3 motors and sensors.
Santa Claus’s Sleigh LEGO Mindstorms EV3
Santa Claus is coming to LEGO Mindstorms with two of the most favorite reindeers. The legs of the reindeers are moving simultaneously, but the whole platform is moving on two wheels.
Gripper EV3 Stage II
This robot can handle large objects with a large gripper attached in front of the platform. The robot is controlled via a WiFi dongle and is built with EV3 bricks.
These are two synchronized robotic telescopes built from LEGO pieces.
Stair climber robot
This robot is built with two mobile parts that slide to climb stairs. The first part of the robot has attached four wheels with different dimensions. The second part has a tank track that goes up and down the front part and two wheels to support the structure.
Search and rescue robot
This is an autonomous robot able to explore a room randomly and find “victims.” Based on caterpillar tracks, the robot can run over obstacles and send images from the room. Even the most parts used to build this platform are from LEGO, the Raspberry Pi B+ board is used to control most of the components.
Even it’s built with LEGO bricks, the Braigo robot has real-life application. It was built by Shubham Banerjee as a D-I-Y Braille printer. In other words, the robot prints in Braille by making holes in a paper.
LEGO Brick Drone
This is one of the best drone built entirely from LEGO parts. The drone has enough power to carry a GoPro camera.