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Robot uses Legos to build new space elevator
Hknssn’s Lego Space Elevator could theoretically stack Legos all the way into space
Hknssn’s Lego Space Elevator could theoretically stack Legos all the way into space

Space agencies from all over the globe have been looking for ways to build an elevator that can bring people and materials into space, however it seems to be a technical nightmare for engineers to actually build. Perhaps they should just leave it to robots, such as Hknssn’s robotic Lego Space Elevator. His robot takes premade Lego modules and stacks them atop of one another, which could theoretically reach into space given enough time. The robot features 4 NXT servomotors, 8 EV3 servomotors, 8 touch sensors and a color sensor to stack the interlocking modules together on a conveyor-like platform.

While it can constantly stack the modules, it requires humans to build and feed those modules to the robot. By the time the elevator reaches space however, we most likely would have interstellar ships and have evolved into some kind of advanced life forms, as it would take 7,432 years to build the elevator! Yep, the robot has a build speed of roughly 0.2-inches per-second and would have to tower above 62 miles high to reach into space. A LEGO Tower of Babel play set on the way?

(3) They said to each other, “Come, let’s make bricks and bake them thoroughly.” They used brick instead of stone, and tar for mortar. (4) Then they said, “Come, let us build ourselves a city, with a tower that reaches to the heavens…  

-Genesis 11:3-4


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