I just bought the new Big Ben Lego set, which is a scale model (not completely, two towers on the houses of Parliament are missing and the position of Big Ben is wrong). Despite the shortcomings, it is very beautiful and very detailed.
Besides the astonishing similarities and the beauty of this set, it has challenges enough for people interested in automation. I can find many improvements I can make. I have many Lego robotic bricks, ranging from the first RCX, over the NXT to the EV3.
For example the clock, make it a real working one which is on time. Sounding the clock like Big Ben. Lighting the rooms inside by switching on the lights when it gets too dark.
I can do this all with any of my Lego robotic bricks and surely with Arduino too. I am wondering if any of the Xojo enthousiast come up with other ideas.
This is not a promotional or advertising thread. In my scarce free time I like Lego building, mostly Technic but from time to time the creator sets very much. Believe me, I am a Lego freak from my childhood and I can open a Lego shop myself. My creativity is my limit!
I let a few of my ideas to improve this set out, just to see if somebody else also come up with it. To give a hint, Xojo does not only Raspberry, there are other features you can use to improve this model.
By the way, Big Ben is actually named the “Elizabeth” tower. Just to set the record straight.