Developers use LEGO robot to take 10,000 test photos

The Developers over at Pheromone Labs are working on a photography app for a client and one of their duties is to take ten to fifteen thousand test photos with the app. This is a time-consuming and daunting to task, so the developers came up with a creative solution: a picture-taking LEGO robot!

The idea was simple: build a set of arms driven by a motor. The arms would then simulate a user taking photos with the iPad. After discussing the idea with our resident rock star and creative genius Mathieu Savage, we located a Lego Mindstorm set belonging to our champion story teller and master of analytics Tom Boutet.

I love the creativity of this idea! However, I can't help but wonder how much time was spent designing and assembling the robot. Regardless, even if it was equal to the amount of time it'd take to manually snap 10,000 photos, this was much cooler.

Check out the video of the robot in action, below!

[Pheromone Lab via TUAW]

The Robot (English version) from Pheromone Lab on Vimeo.

Leanna Lofte

Former app and photography editor at iMore, Leanna has since moved on to other endeavors. Mother, wife, mathamagician, even though she no longer writes for iMore you can still follow her on Twitter @llofte.