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This bridge launching robot by Flickr user Mahjqa is fantastic!

The curled up bridge on its back is extended out up to 48cm (19 inches) over a gap before the robot  disengages from it so it may drive across. On the other side it can turn around and pick it back up!

[Youtube via Gizmodo]



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dsman195276 (author)2010-05-20
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08techgrad (author)2010-05-20

The bridge layer alone is a feat of engineering.  Building it out of Legos, pure genius.  You know the concept well enough to turn it into a working product.  The Thunderbirds theme beats out actual military cadance.

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XOIIO (author)2010-05-19

OMG! That is amazing! That is soooooooooooo cool! I cant believe he did that!

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prodo123 (author)2010-05-19

ZOMG INSTRUCTIONS PLEASE

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computer_guy (author)2010-05-18

That's pretty impressive.. now just apply that to real life.

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lemonie (author)2010-05-17

This is a total, total... a word is yet to be invented to describe how totally whatever-it-is this is, but it is one. And a total, total one at that.

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slayer_x911 (author)lemonie2010-05-18

 Epic + Outstanding = Epiding!!
Here you go L

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lemonie (author)slayer_x9112010-05-19

Those are verbs, like I'm using "total". But I'm paraphrasing a TV comedy...

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bowmaster (author)2010-05-19

Dang, this is awesome. I'm still hoping that's it's just a 1/12 scale model for something yet to come.

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slayer_x911 (author)2010-05-18

 This is.. um.... well *scratches head* .... GOSH!! 
Just can't find a proper word to describe that THING!

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Kezz (author)2010-05-18

 Just wow... I mean really..... wow .... im just............. wow

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moshe_S_m (author)2010-05-17
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Kiteman (author)moshe_S_m2010-05-17
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Jayefuu (author)Kiteman2010-05-17

Nice avatar Kiteman... is it new? :p

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Kiteman (author)Jayefuu2010-05-17

New, yet ever-so-slightly familiar...

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gmjhowe (author)Kiteman2010-05-17

 I am sure I have seen something like that around recently..

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Kryptonite (author)gmjhowe2010-05-18

dp c-c-c-combo breaker!!!

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D:

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Jayefuu (author)2010-05-17

Someone should contact him via flickr/youtube and beg him to put instructions on ibles. :)

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Kiteman (author)Jayefuu2010-05-17

I just did, but if more people do, he'll be more likely to do so.

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Kryptonite (author)Kiteman2010-05-18

I just did and if more people do, he'll be more likely to do so.

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Earths_hope (author)2010-05-18
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CameronSS (author)2010-05-17

It seems that the LEGO company should be capitalizing on the creativity of its clientele...the only official channel on YouTube is LEGOClubTV, which seems to basically be a collection of cheesy stop-motion videos and "if you have a lot of bricks you can make things that are large." It would be nice to see them promoting things like this...not a huge number of pieces, just very clever use of the mechanics available.

This comment appears to come slightly close to conveying the intended idea. I think I'll leave it there.

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jedi pen-gui-n (author)2010-05-17

the tecnical design of this "robot " amazes me , but I don't think it can be considered a robot because it is remote controled.

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gmjhowe (author)2010-05-17

 Very cool, I saw a full sized one of those in a museum once.

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caitlinsdad (author)gmjhowe2010-05-17

Cool working model of an AVLB.  Nice use of the Thunderbirds theme.

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kcls (author)2010-05-17

That is officially awesome. It's Official.

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