February 16, 2004


February 2004: This is a reproduction of the Armored Personnel Unit (A.P.U.), the notorious Zion Gatekeeper robot from the Matrix movies. It is a biped that […]
April 16, 2004

LEGO MINDSTORMS RCX output Multiplexer (MUX)

April 2004: I developed a simple yet effective motor multiplexer for RCX, to raise the number of motors it can drive from 3 to 6. It’s really […]
April 16, 2004


April 2004: With this wonderful device, you can connect up to 8 active sensors to one single RCX Input port. It works bad only for Lego […]
June 4, 2004


June 2004: A LEGO rotation sensor for RCX is not so easy to find, and not at all cheap. In many cases it’s not the best way to […]
July 17, 2004

LEGO MINDSTORMS analog proximity sensor (RCX)

July 2004: This is the first custom proximity sensor I made for the RCX, fitted in a box made by two 2×4 bricks. It returns a […]
August 1, 2004


August 2004: After many trials, here’s a smooth weight shifting biped walker, powered with a single motor. The legs mechanism let it swing side to side while walking. […]
October 5, 2004

Yellow Dwarf

October 2004: Compact, smooth, and powered by only two motors, this little biped robot uses a standard Lego Light Sensor as proximity sensor, using signals emitted […]
December 17, 2004


December 2004: This is a walker biped, shaped as the famous chicken walker of the Star Wars movies, the All Terrain – Scout Transport (AT-ST). It can […]
March 17, 2005

Little Johnny 5 (RCX)

March 2005: This little cute LEGO replica of Johnny 5 robot has working treads, poseable head, neck, eyebrows, hands and laser gun. It’s built from a single LEGO […]
September 1, 2005

LEGO MINDSTORMS on/off proximity sensor (RCX)

October 15, 2005

Hexapod walker (RCX)

This small LEGO MINDSTORMS RCX hexapod robot can walk and turn in place. It has three motors: Two motors move external legs forward and backward. A […]
October 16, 2005


Here’s another biped robot, in the shape of a standing owl. I used only RIS 2.0 parts, plus a rotation sensor. This is a weight-shifting biped walker. It uses 2 […]
April 17, 2006

NXT Turtle 1.0

April 2006: This robotic pet features an autonomous behavior modelled using a state machine. It walks around, and when it’s scared by someone approaching or by […]
May 17, 2006

Mine Sweeper

The Mine Sweeper robot scans for black bricks on flat light surfaces, collects and stores them in its large compartment. This robot is described in my book […]
March 17, 2008

Q Learning robot snail

May 1, 2008

The first NXT LEGO Rubik’s cube solver

Spring 2007: During February, March, April 2007, I’ve been very busy preparing University exams. The one which certainly caught my attention most was AI (artificial intelligence), that taught me about […]
September 26, 2008
a LEGO horse racing game built withLEGO MINDSTORMS NXT with free building instructions

Horse race

September 13, 2009


November 10, 2009

Audrey II – People Eating Plant

April 26, 2010

Resonant biped robot

August 1, 2010


August 2010: It seems like yesterday when I started building LEGO MINDSTORMS Robots! Yet, according to my personal archive, this is the 100th invention. Each idea […]
September 26, 2010

Serious NXT Soccer Game

During 2010, Mario Ferrari and I joined the efforts to make a fully autonomous soccer game system using MINDSTORMS NXT. It was a great honor for me […]
September 26, 2010

Making of NXT Soccer Game

During 2010, Mario Ferrari and I joined the efforts to make a fully autonomous soccer game system using MINDSTORMS NXT. Here’s some picture from the making of […]
June 1, 2011
a working LEGO industrial model of a warehouse showing simulation of a logistic process

Industrial plant model

December 2, 2011
freelance LEGO designer Daniele Benedettelli with his robot Cyclops


February 10, 2012
A robotic turtle made with LEGO MINDSTORMS NXT 2.0

NXT Turtle 2.0

February 17, 2012


February 2012: The Tripod is built after the alien invaders of the War of the Worlds movie. Its unique way of walking allows this monster to […]
March 2, 2013
LEGONARDO is a LEGO portrayer robot


August 28, 2013

RCX creations

My RCX creations (2004-2006)  
September 2, 2013

New exoskeleton prototype

I am developing a new exoskeleton to control the upper limbs of Cyclops mk 3. This time, I’m using my dear old wooden puppet Molla as a […]
September 5, 2013

NXT2WIFI – LEGO WiFi module

September 13, 2013

Ball and Plate 1 (NXT)

A Ball and Plate system is a device that attempts to balance a ball on a plate. It is a well-known feedback control exercise for engineering students, […]
September 13, 2013

Creating Cool LEGO MINDSTORMS NXT Robots

September 16, 2013

Color Sorter (4DOF arm)

September 17, 2013

LEGO Forklift with Linear Actuator

September 17, 2013

NXTAPOD – NXT hexapod walker

September 17, 2013


This is a LEGO AT-ST walker (All Terrain Scout Transport) from the Star Wars saga. It walks and turns using just two motors. This LEGO MINDSTORMS biped […]
September 17, 2013

Low cost smart wheelchair

This page is not strictly about robots. It tells the story of a kid, and his mom. I am accidentally part of this story. The aim […]
September 17, 2013

Portrayer robot

September 2008: This LEGO MINDSTORMS portrayer robot was a preliminary study for LEGONARDO. It is a SCARA robotic arm that can draw any image. The steps to get […]
September 18, 2013

My LEGO Rubik’s cube solver story

 First trip: Luxembourg My LEGO Rubik’s cube solver (result of the LEGO Rubik Utopia project) started travelling on 22 September 2007, to be shown at the […]
September 23, 2013

Cyclops mk III

Cyclops mark 3 is a complete redesign of my previous LEGO mecha. I developed a new two-motor walking core that I am reusing in my latest […]
September 30, 2013
EV3 Biped robot that serves tea, as ancient japanese karakuri

Tea serving EV3 robot (Karakuri ningyō)

October 7, 2013


December 22, 2013

EV3 Animatronic Heads

December 2013: After having designed this creepy animatronic head using the LEGO MINDSTORMS Education EV3 core set 45544, I adapted it to be built also with […]
January 29, 2014

The Education version of The LEGO MINDSTORMS EV3 Laboratory

June 26, 2014

Danny’s Lab T-shirts

At some LEGO event and TV interview, I was wearing my EV3L hoodie, and many people liked it a lot. I also made some really cool t-shirts with Cyclops printed […]
June 26, 2014

LEGO Duck Maker (Pick-a-Duck)

August 28, 2014
LEGO electric guitar


February 10, 2015
Preview of the alternative LEGO Creator instructions 31014

Alternative models for LEGO Creator set 31014

February 16, 2015
LEGO Wall-e made with EV3


March 20, 2015


April 20, 2015
Build a LEGO robot with set 10692

Build a LEGO robot with set #10692

May 20, 2015
LEGO analog clock built with EV3

Analog Clock

June 30, 2015


August 31, 2015

Brick-a-Braille (modular teaching system)

December 1, 2015
Pick and place robot arm that sorts gears in a mysterious way

LEGO MINDSTORMS EV3 Mysterious Gear Sorter

December 17, 2015
LEGO Car Factory built with LEGO MINDSTORMS EV3 and custom electronics

LEGO Car Factory (CEA LIST)

February 3, 2016
Chip & Dale are LEGO mecha built with Edu and Retail set


July 10, 2016

LEGO robotic cell model for ABB press automation

August 18, 2016

LEGO Lenticular Mosaic

December 30, 2016

EV3 Animatronic Head

July 31, 2017
A LEGO MINDSTORMS Education EV3 Turtle

EV3 Turtle (set 45544)

January 9, 2018
A LEGO MINDSTORMS EV3 animatronic head built with Education core set 45544

EV3 Animatronic Head (Education)

February 9, 2018
LEGO MINDSTORMS EV3 Biped robot (education set 45544)

EV3 biped – tea serving karakuri

March 9, 2018
EV3 tricycle robot that can smoothly follow lines on the ground

EV3 Tricycle

April 9, 2018
SNABPBOT is a LEGO MINDSTORMS EV3 robot based on modules that can be combined in more than 100 ways


May 22, 2018
A LEGO MINDSTORMS EV3 robot that can build LEGO ducks

Duck Maker 4

May 29, 2018
TIC TAC TO3 is a LEGO MINDSTORMS robot with artificial intelligence


June 22, 2018
LEGO automaton that can play programmable tunes on a xylophone

LEGO musical automaton

July 25, 2018
A simple LEGO swing built with Simple & Powered Machines set 9686

Swing (9686)

July 31, 2018
LEGO WeDo 2.0 line following robot uses a special mechanism to drive and steer

LEGO WeDo 2.0 ZigZag

September 6, 2018
A race car built with LEGO WeDo 2.0 that can drive and steer!

LEGO WeDo 2.0 Racing Car

October 5, 2018
LEGO WeDo 2.0 Sumo robot controled by remote joystick

LEGO WeDo 2.0 RC Sumo Bot

October 18, 2018

Fatti ritrarre da LEGONARDO!

December 1, 2018
The JAEG3R is a massive LEGO MINDSTORMS EV3 humanoid robot

JAEG3R – EV3 Humanoid Robot

February 6, 2019
LEGO WeDo 2.0 Sumo robot controled by remote joystick

WeDo 2.0 SumoBot

February 6, 2019
A race car built with LEGO WeDo 2.0 that can drive and steer!

WeDo 2.0 Race Car

February 6, 2019
LEGO WeDo 2.0 line following robot uses a special mechanism to drive and steer

WeDo 2.0 Zig Zag

April 17, 2019
A LEGO MINDSTORMS Education EV3 transformer robot that can turn into a bulldozer

Xdozer – transformer robot

May 26, 2019
A LEGO MINDSTORMS Retail EV3 transformer robot that can turn into a bulldozer

Xdozer – transformer robot

July 10, 2019
This is LEGO WeDo 2.0 four wheel drive car (4WD) that can travel across rough terrains

LEGO WeDo 2.0 4WD Car

July 20, 2019
This car can drive straight and steer going backwards. It's built with a single LEGO 9686 set

LEGO Steering Car (9686)

July 31, 2019
A spaceship arcade game built with LEGO BOOST set 17101

Spaceship Game (LEGO BOOST 17101)

August 21, 2019
A ballerina (dancer) built with LEGO WeDo 2.0

LEGO WeDo 2.0 Ballerina

November 28, 2019
Star Wars Astromech Droid R2-D2built with LEGO WeDo 2.0 set

LEGO WeDo 2.0 R2-D2

November 29, 2019
Batman Tumbler batmobile built with LEGO WeDo 2.0

LEGO WeDo 2.0 Tumbler

December 17, 2019
this LEGO BOOST plotter canwrite text and draw

Mobile Plotter (LEGO BOOST 17101)

April 16, 2020
The Three Little Pigs classic story staged with the LEGO WeDo 2.0 set 45300.

The Three Little Pigs (LEGO WeDo 2.0)

May 18, 2020
A working guitar built with LEGO SPIKE Prime


June 5, 2020
Custom LEGO BOOST model: LEGO WALL-E built with LEGO BOOST Creative Toolbox set 17101


June 18, 2020
LEGO Plastic Recycling Plant that simulates shredding, washing, sorting and injection molding

Plastic Recycling Plant Model

July 3, 2020
Whac-a-mole game built with LEGO BOOST Creative Toolbox 17101.


September 15, 2020
LEGO BOOST music sequencer

LEGO BOOST Music Sequencer

September 15, 2020
A functional LEGO Cash Register based on LEGO BOOST Creative Toolbox 17101.

LEGO BOOST Cash Register

November 15, 2020

LEGO BOOST Steam Train

December 15, 2020

LEGO BOOST Blaster Gun

December 15, 2020

LEGO BOOST Motorbike

January 3, 2021
A smooth LEGO BOOST walker biped robot that can balance on two legs and turn

LEGO BOOST Walker Robot

January 25, 2021
A LEGO airplane built with LEGO BOOST creative toolbox, with spinning propeller and moving ailerons


February 10, 2021
a cute LEGO BOOST puppy that walks, sits down, bark


March 9, 2021
A ping pong ball shooting turret built with LEGO BOOST creative toolbox 17101

LEGO BOOST Ball Shooter

May 27, 2021
lego boost plotter drawing robot can draw any image you want

LEGO BOOST Image Plotter

September 25, 2021
HugBot is a LEGO biped walking robot that can grab and lift objects

HugBot (Robot Inventor / SPIKE)

September 25, 2021
A LEGO robot bird, that you can train to sort bricks by color, built with the LEGO MINDSTORMS Robot Inventor set 51515.

Learning Brick Sorting Bird

October 7, 2021
Johnny 5 from Short Circuit movie built with LEGO BOOST Creative Toolbox 17101


February 4, 2022
LEGO BOOST T-Rex walking roaring dinosaur model instructions for download


May 3, 2022
With this LEGO BOOST Magic Box you can perform real magic tricks at the wave of your wand


June 17, 2022
CODIE is a LEGO BOOST robot that can be programmed on the fly



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