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Stress Testing Lego

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

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

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

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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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