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The Hand goes to press

April 21st, 2010 Leave a comment Go to comments

The Polish edition of the Focus popular science magazine has featured my Robotic Hand in their May issue. Scan included.

It seems like every hobby has its own surprises. Personally, I never expected to become known for something I’ve built over a single weekend just to keep myself occupied while waiting for the parts needed to finish my S Tank 2 model, but here it is – the Robotic Hand, a construction I considered so insignificant that I almost neglected publishing it at all, was featured by at least 15 various websites including even the mighty Engadget.com, and has recently made its way into the Focus magazine. It has been mentioned as one of four constructions in an article entitled “Klocki mają moc” which translates as “Bricks have the power” (note the unintended pun – the Polish word for power, “moc” is written just like “MOC”, an abbreviation for “My Own Creation” commonly used by the LEGO builders). The other three constructions include the LEGO house built by Top Gear’s James May, the Dispatchwork artistic happening using the LEGO bricks as a medium, and the 1:1 statue of Christ displayed in Vaesteras, Sweden. Not that it makes me a real star, but but it’s still a remarkable company to find oneself among. And the Focus magazine is not your ordinary newspaper, as it’s being released for 15 years now, with monthly circulation currently at 170,000.

On another note, I have been invited by the Focus magazine to participate the Picnic of Science which will be held at Warsaw on June 12th. I’m supposed to bring some model along and present it to the public. We are still settling some details and I’m not yet sure which model to choose.

Here’s a scan of the Focus article. I apologize for the quality, but my scanner is pretty much antique.

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  1. Sariel
    September 16th, 2010 at 07:36 | #1

    @jesse
    I don’t know. And I don’t have any ‘collection’ as such, I simply buy parts.

  2. jesse
    September 15th, 2010 at 23:39 | #2

    how much cash have you spent on legos? i bet your collection is awesome

  3. mientos
    September 13th, 2010 at 14:37 | #3

    szacun

  4. Kubitron
    May 10th, 2010 at 10:37 | #4

    No no, gratuluje 😀

  5. NXTnut
    April 29th, 2010 at 23:46 | #5

    nice you got some publicity. 🙂

  6. Redblurr
    April 23rd, 2010 at 16:10 | #6

    Congrats!

  7. Sariel
    April 23rd, 2010 at 15:08 | #7

    @LazyJymmy
    I’m afraid not.

  8. LazyJymmy
    April 23rd, 2010 at 14:47 | #8

    Is there a website in English that I can read the article in?

  9. Sariel
    April 23rd, 2010 at 07:48 | #9

    @NxT bUiLdEr
    The top subject of this issue was the new architectural urban design and they called it the “Urban paradise”, so I guess the girl is supposed to be the paradise while the buildings around her are urban 😉

  10. NxT bUiLdEr
    April 23rd, 2010 at 01:59 | #10

    ummmm… why is that girl holding her breasts in the front page? (i wasn’t looking for it specifically) can only read English and speak English and Chinese

  11. Chili
    April 22nd, 2010 at 17:04 | #11

    I hope you learned your lesson, never publish anything you dont like, they’ll just end up in publicity!
    Bring a nice multi-functional vehicle to the picnic.

  12. Sam
    April 22nd, 2010 at 08:02 | #12

    This proves it. You’re a genius. No-one else could have made something like this just to fill time…

  13. Sariel
    April 22nd, 2010 at 07:05 | #13

    @icanhaslego
    Why is everyone telling me this? 😛

  14. icanhaslego
    April 22nd, 2010 at 00:41 | #14

    take the finished reventon to the picnic event. dont forget your controller this time 🙂

  15. Sariel
    April 21st, 2010 at 23:19 | #15

    @lewis
    Whoops, you’re right 🙂

  16. lewis
    April 21st, 2010 at 22:46 | #16

    i thought MOC stood for my own creation 😛 glad you made it to the paper!

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