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Video Clips of Reconfigurable Module Prototypes Made From Legos


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A Single Module


This video shows a Lego mock-up of a single module's motion and movement capabilities:
  • horizontal and vertical leg pivoting
  • leg telescoping extending and retracting
  • connecting plate rotation

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Two Modules


This video of two Lego mock-ups of a module shows how they can be connected together:
  • connecting plate to connecting plate
  • module 1 connected width-wise to module 2

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Three Modules


This video has three Lego mock-ups of a module. Two of them are initially connected along their sides to each other. The video will show the third one being connected to each of the two that are connected together in such a way that they all share a common cube corner.

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Mesh Connections


This video consists of an example of a mesh of Lego mock-up modules. It shows how any module in the mesh can be disconnected at one point and reconnected at a different point that is available and within range.

Click here for the video clip of 6 modules in 3 pairs of parallel links.
Triple Parallel Mesh


In this video, a mesh of Lego mock-up modules are connected together. They are connected in such a way that there are two sets of three modules that are connected together to share a common cube corner and the legs from each set connect the two sets together. It shows the motion and shaping capabilities of such a structure.

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Genderless Connecting


This video shows a new improved version of Lego mock-up modules. The connecting plates are now gender-independent, meaning any two modules can connect together via their connecting plates. This is illustrated in this video by showing 3 modules all able to connect to each other via their connecting plates.

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Part 1 of 2


Self-Reconfiguring Technology: Universal Module-Cell Utility System - "a concept"

Part 1 of 2: Modules and Cells

    Section 1: Module Assembly Components
    Section 2: Basic Mock-up of a Module with Motion and Connecting Features
    Section 3: A Supply of 18 Modules Used to Make 3 Cells
    Section 4: Connecting Cells Together
    Section 5: Mesh of Cells Connected Together Undergoing Structural Reconfiguration

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Part 2 of 2


Self-Reconfiguring Technology: Universal Module-Cell Utility System - "a concept"

Part 2 of 2: Connecting and Disconnecting

    Section 6: Reconfiguring 3 "3-Dimensional" Cells into 4 "2-Dimensional" Cells
    Section 7: Connecting the "2-Dimensional" Cells Together to Structure into a Lattice Matrix Pattern
    Section 8: Orbiting a "2-Dimensional" Cell from the Lattice Matrix Around the Rest of the Structure

Videographer: Alex Desmond

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Copyright © 2008 Neil Desmond