Mindstorms Drawing Machine
First Studio project in BCT, to create a machine that could 'draw'.
The brief was to create a 'drawing' machine using, er, Lego MindStorms. These were group projects and as the first, we didn't know each other. Our team opted to create a machine that responded to sound and move lasers around on a surface that would then be captured by long-exposure photography.
There were a few questionable design decisions, but it's hard to sway a group. I think we'd have better results if the lasers stayed stationary and the servos moved mirrors. We did however still get results. I was responsible for 'coding' the robots. Lego uses a visual 'language' created with blocks. It's a bit slow and cumbersome but it worked.