Faculty Advisor

Orr, John A.


The purpose of this Major Qualifying Project is to demonstrate a proof-of-concept for the DigiBlox. The DigiBlox are similar to "Lego" construction blocks and uses an algorithm to determine their assembly configuration and then transmit that information to a PC where it would be used to render a 3D model of the assembled blocks in a virtual environment. Structures were built using the DigiBlox to test if the calculated assembly configuration sent to the PC was accurate. The tests showed that there was a bug in the code embedded in the microcontrollers of the blocks. Though the proof-of-concept was not attainable in the time frame of this project, further work to eliminate this bug would determine whether this algorithm would work in a multi-processor system or not.


Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

January 2011


Electrical and Computer Engineering

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project



Advisor Department

Electrical and Computer Engineering