CNR 2014: Lectures: LEGO® Group (DNK): Marc-André Bazergui (CAN): How a movie poster changed his life, one brick at a time
Jump back 2006... He discovers the LEGO® MINDSTORMS® Robotic Invention System from LEGO via this thing called the internet and decides to buy one. He is officially out of the dark age!
Jump back to 2008... he now owns an NXT and just got the brand new Technic Motorized Bulldozer 8275 featuring some very cool new LEGO parts. Jump to when he is walking back from the grocery store and he sees this poster on a bus stop for an upcoming Disney/Pixar animated movie called WALL-E. He thinks it looks like LEGO, he turns his bulldozer into a WALL-E. It's 4am he uploads a prototype on YouTube.
"Little did I know, I was about to embark on the greatest adventure ev3r" Marc-Andre reflects.
Born in Montreal, summer of '67, Marc-André is an excellent facilitator of science and technologies. He is passionate for LEGO and MINDSTORMS robotic. Besides LEGO, his other hobbies includes graphic design and digital photography.
Since 2009 Marc-André has been part of the
MINDSTORMS Community Partner (MCP) program and later joined the
LEGO MINDSTORMS Expert Panel. Today he leads the group and assist
LEGO in their interaction with the community. He is the Admin
of the EV3 MINDSTORMS Facebook group counting nearly 4000
Marc-André has traveled the world participating at a variety of events aimed at inspiring kids with the wonders of MINDSTORMS, events like LEGOWORLD, World Robotics Olympiad (WRO), FIRST (FLL), the LEGO Festival in Greece and some activities with LEGO Foundation in places such as Abu Dhabi, Kuala Lumpur, and Jakarta.
He is known online as bazmarc or the guy who makes WALL-E replicas out of MINDSTORMS. No wonder when LEGO asked him to design one of the bonus robots for the EV3 set he came up with a WALL-E lookalike he named KRAZ-E.
Recently he designed another pop culture inspired robot he named R2-EV3. This is one of the many creations you will be able to see and interact with at this year's Cafe Neu Romance.
[image source: Marc-André Bazergui]
[source: Vive Les Robots!]
"Marc-André Bazergui is an
excellent facilitator of science and technologies. Recently he
designed another pop culture inspired robot he named R2-EV3. This
is one of the many creations you will be able to see and interact
with at this year's Cafe Neu Romance.
LEGO MINDSTORMS presentation by
The Canadian LEGO MINDSTORMS Robot Mak3r Marc-André Bazergui will talk about his LEGO MINDSTORMS works at Cafe Neu Romance on the 27 November 2014 at IIM.
IIM (Institute of
Hall H25 at FEL CVUT
160 00 Prague.
Note for the visitors of IIM: Go first to the info-desk at Galerie NTK, Technická 6, to get an entrance badge.