Arduino-Powered Testing Proves That a LEGO Brick Wears Out in 37,112 Clicks

Arduino-powered LEGO brick tester (screenshot from YouTube video)

Arduino-powered LEGO brick tester (screenshot from YouTube video)

Phillipe Cantin started with the question “How many times can I assemble LEGO bricks before they wear out?” From there, a little ingenuity and some Arduino expertise soon led to a mechanical testing rig that would provide an answer.

The entire story is summarized over at Phillipe’s blog. As well, Ars Technica has an excellent extended writeup on the project.

The best quote from Phillipe was this: “Don’t try this at home. It’s long, noisy, and cruel to LEGO bricks.”

Check out Phillipe’s video to see how his brick destroyer works…

Roy Wood

About Roy Wood

Father of two, fan of open source software, outdoor enthusiast, eater of pie.

Roy Wood

About Roy Wood

Father of two, fan of open source software, outdoor enthusiast, eater of pie.

Leave a Reply