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BIG 100,000-Piece Lego Mindstorms Chessboard


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#1 DLuders

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Posted 19 June 2010 - 05:57 PM

Here is a HUMONGOUS "Giant Lego Mindstorms Chessboard" being shown this weekend at Brickworld 2010 near Chicago, Illinois USA: http://www.geek.com/...-room-20100614/ .  "It’s called Monster Chess, and consists of a chessboard the size of a large room populated with Lego chess robots. Control of those robots is handled wirelessly from a tablet PC. The user selects which chess piece to move on the screen and after a short delay the action is carried out on the board."

There are two YouTube videos available at that webpage.  Some quick statistics about this creation:
Has over 100,000 Lego pieces total (37,612 pieces in the chess board, 17,748 pieces in the robot bases, 17,114 pieces in the bodies, and 22,688 pieces in the mosaics) !  

"The size of the board is 14.5 square meters  *oh2* , and the total cost of building everything came to US$30,000. This was no small project with four people spending a year creating it using the C# programming language and LabVIEW for the robots. There was of course a lot of Lego pieces to be put together too."


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#2 BrickClick

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Posted 19 June 2010 - 06:06 PM

*oh2*
Dear god... Whoever built that needs to get a life!
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Posted 19 June 2010 - 06:25 PM

Jeeezuz! *huh*
Is the entire board tiled or does it just look like that?
Wow this is really an awesome achievement :thumbup:
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Posted 19 June 2010 - 06:53 PM

Amazing. This is one of the largest Lego creations I have ever seen. The chess pieces are quite cleverly designed too and have their own unique functions.

I hope they bring it to Brickfair later this summer too. This would be great to see in person.

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Is the entire board tiled or does it just look like that?

It does seem to be tiled, after looking at the image here.

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#5 squiz

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Posted 19 June 2010 - 07:07 PM

That is brilliant. Im constantly amazed by what people come up with while using lego. I dont really know much about mindstorms, but having watched that i think i will look into it !

#6 Jurgen Krooshoop

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Posted 19 June 2010 - 07:21 PM

I have slready seen this one on Lowlug, and it's sooooo incredible, huge & mind(storm)blowing !! And those horses moving their legs, just brilliant.

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#7 Ricecracker

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Posted 20 June 2010 - 01:10 AM

View PostKimT, on 19 June 2010 - 06:25 PM, said:

Is the entire board tiled or does it just look like that?
It's tiled :wink:

#8 dr_spock

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Posted 20 June 2010 - 03:06 AM

That's also a lot of NXT units.  :)

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Posted 20 June 2010 - 03:35 AM

Ahhgg, I was going to go to brickworld.  But I decided to wait till next year.  Now I regret it even more :(



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