Space probe recreated in Lego

In order to help students visualise the challenges and mission of the comet chasing Rosetta probe, a version of the device has been created using the computerised Lego Mindstorms system. This high tech equivalent to the plastic blocks of yore enables moving parts controlled by home PCs to be used in the demonstration. The full story of the education set prototype and videos showing it in action are here. One of the videos is shown below:

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