GBC module: Ring with deer scarer
Posted 22 April 2008 - 09:57 PM
Here is my contribution to the GBC-layout.
(Those space ships are made by Sir Bugge from Classic Space forum - the red Z-fighter is new and contains some superb building- and SNOT techniques. The white tower is also a GBC module and the builder brought enough extra modules to complete a circuit)
The big ring lifts the balls up and it's random whether they fall through the first or last hole. The first leads directly to the glass tower while the last guides the balls into the deer scarer (Shishi odoshi in Japanese).
I don't have a video camera, but I was able to make this little movie using my regular camera:
The module has a self-feeding mechanism so it can work alone and is remarkably reliable. Anyone who has seen my previous modules would be surprised. If the wheel gets blocked, the big PF motor will try to budge it free. It drops a ball now and then - that is my trademark
Posted 23 April 2008 - 06:47 PM
It took quite some time to work out most of the ways it can jam and throw balls away. I think it has reached an acceptable compromise now.
The others will kill me if I introduced yet another space theme. I will rebuild this module and build as many modules as possible until the next LEGO Fan Weekend in Skærbæk. There was a great display last year and I'm sure it can be even better if the Bellug people show up again.
By that time I should also consider getting a video camera...
Here is how it got connected to the other modules:
Edited by Lasse D, 23 April 2008 - 10:18 PM.
Posted 30 April 2008 - 03:00 PM
I'm not sure how it's supposed to scare deer though.
I really like this build too.
I think the deer will run away when it's turned on. Must be quite noisy when running, with all the balls jumping around.
Posted 17 July 2008 - 10:09 PM
I'm finally back from vacation and here is a new video where I show some issues with this module... and another.
I have also made a scissor- and a "chain flow" module, but no vids yet. Only pictures:
Posted 18 July 2008 - 05:34 PM
Posted 18 July 2008 - 09:04 PM
The Shovel module has building instructions for a good introduction to the "theme". I have not built this module, but I know a guy who has, and it works well.
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