MIT Students Play Hack Building to Play Tetris

MIT’s “Green Building” is the home of the departments of Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Science, and features a lighting system that makes each of the neatly arranged square shaped windows light up in different colors.  What would be the best thing to do with a building that has programmable lighting built into the side?  Why play a massive game of Tetris, of course.

What MIT hackers hail to be “the holy grail of hacks”, someone has programmed a playable game of Tetris into the illuminated window panels of the Green Building.  The massive game of Tetris features increasing difficulty levels and changing colors.  Check out the one of the world’s most epic games of Tetris ever played on the video below!


You Can Now Print a Robot that Kills You

MIT has decided that the best course of action for designing robots (that kill us) is to make ones that you can literally print out.  The concept was to make something that most people could design and produce within 24 hours, to help around the house or whatever.  While the concept might have started as something to try and make robotics more accessible to the average person, I am sure that is just what SkyNet wants us to think before it kills us all.

The term “printable” probably means that these things are vulnerable to fire, which is good because most robots just walk right through that stuff, so the people at MIT might be thinking a little ahead when they were making this.  The problem starts when there are so many of them that they form swarms that can quickly outnumber/over take us all.  The only solution, of course, will be to fire bomb entire cities that have been claimed by those terror creatures.  So while it might have started out with a good idea it is going to end with everything being raised to the ground in a blind attempt to gain control again.  Thanks for that, Staples.

Source: MIT (via Technorati)