If there’s one thing that humanity is relentlessly obsessed with, across all cultures, across all barriers of language and ideology, across all religions and beliefs, if there is one thing that truly unifies us and truly reveals the power of the human spirit, that thing would be boobs. But running a close, close second is Tetris.
Ever since some unlucky schmoe in Russia created this game and promptly had to fork it over to Mother Russia (motto: Royalties are for the Weak Bourgeoisie), humanity has been obsessed with Tetris. People have created Tetris art installation with milk crates, as you can see on your right. They’ve made pointless 3D versions of it. They’ve figured out how to program a cell phone so you can play it using the lights of a building switching on and off…you get the idea. But, apparently, some people get sick of playing Tetris, and it’s not like a computer can play itself…oh, wait, it can? OK, but that’s still less fun than, say, building a robot out of Legos to do it.
The fun stuff starts at 1:48. Yes, this video, with the awesome robot made out of Lego, is mostly watching the awesome robot made out of Lego playing Tetris at level one, while the roboticist tries to tease us with how boring it is…in a video he calls “Tetris-Bot”. Sir, we respect your skills as a robot maker and are no doubt damning ourselves to a painful death at the hands of the Lego murderbot you’re no doubt building, but:
Let’s see…Lego, Monty Python, robots, ’80s computer games, any way we can absolutely guarantee this is the nerdiest post this week? Yep, we’re sending you off with two more nerd classics: bad techno and Rubik’s Cubes. Here’s the Lego robot that solves Rubik’s, and it doesn’t peel off the stickers, either.