A mouse can scare the cat away

Van Mensvoort
December 15th 2006

animatrix

Animal Nextnature! Using an animal as part of your lego creation. A 'behaviour block' can track the behaviour of the animal inside. This behavior is the nused to drive the Lego creation. This way the creation gets alive, and the animal can get enhance possibilities: a mouse can scare the cat away!

This augmented animal project was created by Joris van Gelder, Bas Groenendaal, Philip Mendels and Ivo Vos.

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4 comments

Hauw Nio
Posted 20/11/2010 – 15:25

Your 'next nature' resembles my grandson ornamism an development in the art of representing Nature.

D's Advocate
Posted 02/07/2010 – 18:18

FWIW the animal that is traditionally 'the prey' doesn't always know it's 'safe'. (For that matter I wouldn't leave my pet mouse in this thing unattended w/ a curious/hungry cat unattended. Is it REALLY safe?)
I have heard of scenarios like this where the prey animal dropped dead of a heart attack upon seeing its nemesis so close and being unable to get away.
Neat tho.

Anonymous
Posted 28/07/2009 – 05:12

I think this animal idea is very interesting. Where can i buy one of those? I saw an awesome LEGO piece at http://www.markowbridge.carbonmade.com earlier on to do with 3d printing. Lego has so many great purposes.

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