Video Clips of Reconfigurable Module Prototypes Made From Legos

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 Module

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 Module

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.

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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

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