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Engineers of the future create Lego robots

Teams of young engineers have competed in the national finals of a Lego robot-building competition. Over 70 teams of schoolchildren from the UK and Ireland took part in the Institution of Engineering and Technology event in Bristol. Groups of nine to 16- year-olds tested their robotics, computer programming, problem solving and communication skills. The top teams now have a chance to represent their country at the international finals later in the year. Source link

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Brick by Lego brick, teen builds his own prosthetic arm

SANT CUGAT, Spain (Reuters) – David Aguilar has built himself a robotic prosthetic arm using Lego pieces after being born without a right forearm due to a rare genetic condition. Aguilar, 19, who studies bioengineering at the Universitat Internacional de Catalunya in Spain, is already using his fourth model of the colorful prosthetic and his dream is to design affordable robotic limbs for those who need them. Once his favorite toys, the plastic bricks became the building material for Aguilar’s first, still very rudimentary, artificial arm at the age of…

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Brick by Lego brick, teen builds his own prosthetic arm

SANT CUGAT, Spain (Reuters) – David Aguilar has built himself a robotic prosthetic arm using Lego pieces after being born without a right forearm due to a rare genetic condition. David Aguliar poses with his prosthetic arm built with Lego pieces during an interview with Reuters in Sant Cugat del Valles, near Barcelona, Spain, February 4, 2019. REUTERS/Albert Gea Aguilar, 19, who studies bioengineering at the Universitat Internacional de Catalunya in Spain, is already using his fourth model of the colorful prosthetic and his dream is to design affordable robotic…

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Brick by Lego brick, teen builds his own prosthetic arm

SANT CUGAT, Spain (Reuters) – David Aguilar has built himself a robotic prosthetic arm using Lego pieces after being born without a right forearm due to a rare genetic condition. David Aguliar poses with his prosthetic arm built with Lego pieces during an interview with Reuters in Sant Cugat del Valles, near Barcelona, Spain, February 4, 2019. REUTERS/Albert Gea Aguilar, 19, who studies bioengineering at the Universitat Internacional de Catalunya in Spain, is already using his fourth model of the colorful prosthetic and his dream is to design affordable robotic…

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Lego teams up with Sesame Street to help refugee kids play

FILE PHOTO: The LEGOLAND entrance is seen in Windsor, Britain May 10, 2018. REUTERS/Peter Nicholls/File Photo COPENHAGEN (Reuters) – A charitable foundation set up by toymaker Lego has granted $100 million to the not-for-profit group behind hit TV show “Sesame Street” to help provide educational toys to children affected by the Rohingya and Syrian refugee crises. The children will receive storybooks, games, videos and puzzles featuring Sesame Street’s popular puppets, the Lego Foundation said on Wednesday. “By providing play-based learning to children in crisis, we can help mitigate the detrimental,…

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Sainsbury’s Lego cards’ pack ‘contained knife blade’

Image copyright Kirsty Thorne Image caption The blade Kirsty Thorne says her son found in the Lego card pack A mother has told the BBC of her “absolute disgust” at discovering the blade of a Stanley knife in a pack of children’s Lego cards from Sainsbury’s. Kirsty Thorne, from Kent, was shocked when her three-year-old son showed her the blade he found when the pack was opened. Lego cards are a range of collectable cards available from the supermarket chain. Sainsbury’s says it appears to be an “isolated and unusual…

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Lego builds miniature Windsor castle to celebrate royal wedding

LONDON (Reuters) – Attraction park Legoland has unveiled a miniature model of this month’s royal wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle at Windsor castle, built by a team of 11 model-makers who used almost 60,000 pieces of Lego bricks. The replica includes a 60-brick Markle in her wedding dress and veil, with Harry by her side. The couple are riding in a brick-built carriage being drawn by horses along Windsor Great Park’s Long Walk towards the castle, surrounded by 500 spectators, recreating the real life procession that is planned…

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