Design

The highest Jenga Tower Ever

Posted by on Aug 10, 2014 in Design | 0 comments

Saki and me had a good daddy and daughter morning and we decided to build the tallest Jenga tower ever. This is of course not based on playing the game, but based on using only the blocks in the original set. Our tower was 144 cm high. Can you build a taller tower?

144 cm Jenga tower

144 cm tall Jenga tower

128.6 cm tall Jenga tower

128.6 cm tall Jenga tower

A 97.2 cm tall Jenga tower

A 97.2 cm tall Jenga tower

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Topographical LEGO Map of Middle Earth

Posted by on Jul 16, 2014 in Design, Featured, LEGO | 1 comment

Topographical LEGO Map of Middle Earth

For the Christchurch Brick Show 2014 I build a Topographical LEGO Map of Middle Earth. I measures 2×2 meters and consists of 7 levels. It took approximately 30.000 bricks and four months to build the map. All the main characters of both books are presented on the map as minifigures. Even the path of the ring is illustrated through a breadcrumb style line of golden 1×1 round bricks. The map is accurate as much as a map of a fantastic land can be. I heavily consulted The Atlas of Middle-Earth by Karen Wynn Fonstad. This project was made possible through a strategic grant of LUG 4/2. I also created an album at Flickr for this MOC.

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Robot Movie

Posted by on Jun 27, 2014 in Culture, Design | 0 comments

We are going to participate in the annual Robot Film Festival. Eduardo and Mitchell made an exciting move based on a short story by Isaac Asimov. Check it out:

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Time Lapse Movie On The Assembly Of An InMoov Robot

Posted by on Jun 27, 2014 in Design, Project, Research | 0 comments

We have some excellent french students at the lab right now and they pushed our InMoov project forward. Here is a time lapse movie of the assembly of the robot.

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Gigapixel Panorama of the University of Canterbury Central Library

Posted by on Apr 29, 2014 in Design | 0 comments

This is a first attempt of shooting gigapixel panoramas. We decided for the central library since it offers good lighting conditions and there is always something interesting going on. Here is the photo hosted at gigapan:

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Color Discovery With Flags And Logos

Posted by on Apr 15, 2014 in Culture, Design | 0 comments

Mitchell Adair, our genius film making student, created an excellent video about the results of our paper “Semi-Automatic Color Analysis For Brand Logos“. Enjoy.

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