LEGO Beer Opening Machine Gives Me a Nerdgasm



I loved tinkering with LEGOs as a kid.   I used gears and pulleys and axles to make some neat stuff, some of which were pretty resourceful feats of kiddie engineering. Look mom, the helicopter blade AND the tail rotor spin when I turn the handle!  I’m totally a genius!

Well, looking at the video above, I now realize I was more like a cavekid proudly showing his cavemom how he could break one rock with another rock.  Oog mom, one rock now two rock. Nandor ugh geeenus!!

What you see in the video above is the work of a grown up who goes by the tag Nxt1engineer, who is obviously a little obsessed with LEGO Mindstorms, which features programmable motors and switches and…stuff.

In true nerd engineering fashion, Nxt1engineer has spent months of his life assembling thousands of dollars of LEGO gear to achieve something I can do a 10 seconds using a $4.00 bottle opener.  But that’s not the point here – this is nerd porn of the highest order and I salute it.

Check out NXT1engineer’s youtube channel if you want to see more footage of the components of the beer opener as well as some of his other LEGO creations.

Now if he could just snap together a Mindstorms Fembot…




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9 Comments on “LEGO Beer Opening Machine Gives Me a Nerdgasm”

  1. March 14, 2012 at 10:35 am #

    Countless men are tearing up their marriage license.

  2. johnking82
    March 14, 2012 at 10:52 am #

    I have the same concept at home. I just ask my wife (nicely), who is an engineer, to grab me a beer. Simple as that.

    • March 14, 2012 at 11:12 am #

      Does she give you a nerdgasm?

      • johnking82
        March 14, 2012 at 11:23 am #

        She’s the nerd, but a hot nerd.

        • March 14, 2012 at 11:27 am #

          I have one of those at home as well. 🙂

        • Dave
          March 14, 2012 at 5:25 pm #

          Where does one find these hot nerd women? Can you trade up, kind of like a car?

          In Search Of …

          Single Nerd Female, Must be Hot; however, don’t necessarily need to be nerdy. No children preferred, but may make exceptions. Reply to Dave. 🙂

          P.S. Must know how to open and poor beer properly.

  3. March 14, 2012 at 2:56 pm #

    That’s all well and good as a nerd demo, but a person could die of thirst before this thing was finished!

  4. ScottG
    March 14, 2012 at 6:38 pm #

    1) Why put ALL THAT EFFORT into opening a lousy Heineken? For that particular swill, said inventor should invent a machine to simply break the bottle and use it in a bar fight, as intended.
    2) Less (or better yet, no) Lady Gaga. Nerd or not, no excuse.


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