Lego Robot folds and flings a paper airplane

As someone who got my start in drones with Lego Mindstorms, I can appreciate the work that went into this. Must watch. 

From MAKE:

NXTLOG user hknssn13 built this amazing paper airplane machine. My favorite part is the 4th stage, where four linear actuators make the final folds in the airplane. It looks sick when the entire assembly rises up! The project uses 2 NXT microcontroller bricks, 5 servos, 10 DC motors, pneumatics, infrared, and a bunch of sensors.

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Comment by Joshua Ott on March 12, 2013 at 2:16pm

Wow! 

Next step is to print an autopilot and battery onto the paper with some graphene ink before it's folded.

Comment by Joshua Johnson on March 12, 2013 at 7:27pm

I recently invested in some Lego Robotic Sets so I could express my creativity in Drones without having to go out and purchase new materials for each project.  I must say that this gives me a lot of hope that I can learn priceless knowledge in Robotics from Lego's to assist me in obtaining my degree in Robotics!! 

Thanks for sharing this Chris!

-Joshua

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