Lab on a LEGO

A team of MIT engineers turned to LEGO bricks as the basis of their new microfluidic design because of their precision and consistency. No matter where in the world they are found, LEGO bricks are guaranteed to line up, and snap seamlessly and securely in place.

“Because LEGOs are so inexpensive, widely accessible, and consistent in their size and repeatability of mounting, disassembly, and assembly, we asked whether LEGO bricks could be a way to create a toolkit of microfluidic or fluidic bricks,” Anastasios John Hart.

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Video: Melanie Gonick/MIT


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