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nimocone 04-13-2007 06:40 PM

Rim and Lego
Found this interesting article: Back in 1998, when BlackBerry was just starting to garner some attention with its messaging devices -- voice was still but a dream at this point -- RIM engineer Matthias Wandel found a low tech solution to a high-tech testing problem. The BlackBerry 950 was a 900MHz device and moving them a couple centimeters this way or that or changing the devices orientation produced significantly different test results. Eschewing high-tech wizardry for the kid's Lego bin, Matthias was able to construct a device that could rotate the 950 through it's horizontal axis and vertical axis, looked sweet, and likely cost all of 10 bucks to make. We commend anybody who can create useful real world tools with toys, though of course we expect RIM can now afford Robots for this type of chore, or at least Lego robots.

Some of my better lego machines

ezrunner 04-13-2007 06:42 PM

I saw this earlier thought it was absolutely awesome!!!!!

ladydi 04-13-2007 06:44 PM

Give credit where credit is due - thanks for the article Engadget!!

Finally a use for legos other than being carpet land mines in the middle of the night!

ezrunner 04-13-2007 06:46 PM

I saw it on bbcool

secrecyguy 04-13-2007 06:46 PM


cenner 04-13-2007 07:21 PM

Did not know that. Thanks for the great article.

John Clark 04-14-2007 12:36 AM


Originally Posted by ladydi (Post 509201)
Finally a use for legos other than being carpet land mines in the middle of the night!

I hear that brother!

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