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Science presents not only intellectual but also financial challenges.[1, 2] Laboratory equipment in particular is expensive and usually requires large investments—a serious problem in current research with limited financial resources. Building open-source and customized hard- and software is a relatively new trend which enables the development of scientific tools that often meet particular specifications better and at lower cost than commercially available equipment.[3, 4] Many such projects require specialized tools, such as 3D printers, laser cutters, and mills, that may not be readily available to everyone—toy bricks, however, are. LEGO, and the Technic series in particular, is a highly versatile, interlocking construction kit. It combines vast design possibilities with easy and intuitive handling, which makes it the perfect platform for rapid prototyping and educational purposes.
originally posted by: Ghost147
I wish Lego's were as advanced as that when I was a kid.