You know, the other day I was lighting some candles around the house and had a thought: why hasn't someone made a LEGO robot to light my candles for me?
Fortunately, my prayers were answered with this LEGO Mindstorm creation for YouTube user pasquentmax. Using standard LEGO parts that are part of the Mindstorm sets, pasquentmax made an automated LEGO robot that feeds a tea candle off a conveyor and into the path of a motion controlled lighter. The YouTube clip of the LEGO robot in action shows the system lighting five candles with nary a hiccup.
Remember parents, LEGO may be a wonderful creative outlet for kids, but when a LEGO creation can be an accessory to arson, you might want to keep an eye on what your kids are building up.
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