LEGO pick and place

Turn your volume down and take a look at the brick sorting robot in the video above. It’s built using LEGO and powered by four different NXT modules. It sorts differently colored bricks on the intake conveyor and places them on three output conveyors. The build is solid and was [Chris Shepherd's] impetus for starting a blog. We appreciate the pneumatic tricks that he detailed in some of his earlier posts such as a compressor, pressure switch, and air tank system. His advice is “build, build, build” and that’s what you’d have to do to perfect a monster of this size and scope.


  1. James says:

    I like! Pretty neat! Some serious backlash in the gearing of those motors/joints though – maybe an eye-in-hand camera system to remove the vibrations?

  2. Joe Bonasses says:

    I’ve always been particularly fond of the video of the ABB robot de-skinning a cow in a meat processing plant. I don’t think you can find it on youtube though….

  3. McSquid says:

    thats awesome! now make it sort individual legos after lego play time

  4. ReKlipz says:

    De-skinning a cow, now that’s impressive! I bet that would be pretty difficult, depending upon what skinned it in the first place. :P

  5. barry99705 says:

    @Joe Bonasses

    Dude, share!!

  6. grovenstien says:

    I love the technic lego! Possibly the best invention ever!

  7. strider_mt2k says:

    lego industrial robots.


  8. Thanks for the cool comments.

    There’s no better feeling than checking a blog that you have been reading for a while and finding that they have featured some of your work. Thanks!

    Unfortunately I had to take the bot apart. But only because I am working on this….

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