Latest in Expandny

Image credit:

Using Lego to either save or destroy Manhattan

Share
Tweet
Share

Sponsored Links

There was plenty of fun stuff going on at Expand, but certainly one of the highlights was a competition put on by Lego. The toy giant challenged participants to create a machine that either saved or destroyed Manhattan. (Poor Manhattan is always in the crosshairs...) Six participants got up and demoed their creations, which ranged from remote controlled street sweepers, to soothing music-playing robots and a violent bot that smashed anyone or anything violating its personal space. Ultimately though, winners had to be selected (this is a competition after all).

Gallery: Engadget x LEGO MINDSTORMS Manhattan robot contest | 17 Photos

Luis Godinez took home the runner-up prize for his traffic-smashing, pedestrian shooting truck. The whole thing is controlled by the Mindstorm's iOS app. But first place went to Cady Geer for her multi-purpose vehicle that combined a bus and a street sweeper. At the end of the night it turns into a shelter for those looking to get out of the elements. Her bot included all sorts of various robotic parts and an IR sensor. You can check out a gallery of all the competitors below and a video of the winners after the break.

Engadget Expand: LEGO MINDSTORMS Winners
In this article: ExpandNY, expandny2014, lego, mindstorms, video
All products recommended by Engadget are selected by our editorial team, independent of our parent company. Some of our stories include affiliate links. If you buy something through one of these links, we may earn an affiliate commission.
Comment
Comments
Share
Tweet
Share

Popular on Engadget

Samsung, Stanford make a 10,000PPI display that could lead to 'flawless' VR

Samsung, Stanford make a 10,000PPI display that could lead to 'flawless' VR

View
Microsoft's 'Mandalorian' Xbox controller will set you back $160

Microsoft's 'Mandalorian' Xbox controller will set you back $160

View
MIT tests autonomous 'Roboat' that can carry two passengers

MIT tests autonomous 'Roboat' that can carry two passengers

View
Xbox Series X and Series S walkthrough is a day-one primer

Xbox Series X and Series S walkthrough is a day-one primer

View
Facebook will not ban Oculus owners with multiple VR headsets (updated)

Facebook will not ban Oculus owners with multiple VR headsets (updated)

View

From around the web

Page 1Page 1ear iconeye iconFill 23text filevr