Stress Testing Lego

Alasdair Allan

Alasdair Allan is a scientist, author, hacker and tinkerer, who is spending a lot of his time thinking about the Internet of Things. In the past he has mesh networked the Moscone Center, caused a U.S. Senate hearing, and contributed to the detection of what was—at the time—the most distant object yet discovered.

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By Alasdair Allan

Alasdair Allan is a scientist, author, hacker and tinkerer, who is spending a lot of his time thinking about the Internet of Things. In the past he has mesh networked the Moscone Center, caused a U.S. Senate hearing, and contributed to the detection of what was—at the time—the most distant object yet discovered.

255 Articles

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How many times can you assemble two Lego bricks together before they wear out? Phillipe Cantin decided to find out.

The automated testing process lasted ten days, and the bricks lasted 37,112 repeated assemblies and disassemblies before they failed.

Impressive stuff. Phillipe now intends to build a faster machine to test different types of Lego bricks. (via The Arduino Blog)