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GBC module: Ring with deer scarer


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#1 Lasse D

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Posted 22 April 2008 - 09:57 PM

It has been a long time since I have presented a new MOC in here. I have been busy preparing for Klodsfest 2008 in Taastrup.

Here is my contribution to the GBC-layout.

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(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).
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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  :tongue:
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#2 Wilhelm screamer

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Posted 22 April 2008 - 10:00 PM

I have only one thing to declare:

HOLY SHIT, that ring is awesome!  How did you do that?
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#3 Asuka

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Posted 22 April 2008 - 10:31 PM

That´s pretty amazing and it looks just like something straight from a S.F. movie too.... you should try to recycle this into some
kind of Space MOC after the event....  :sweet:

#4 Lasse D

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Posted 23 April 2008 - 06:47 PM

View PostWilhelm screamer, on Apr 23 2008, 12:00 AM, said:

How did you do that?
One day of planning, two days to build the wheel (it has to be tightened over a longer span of time and it wasn't obvious how to build the buckets), a day to build the rest and a week for fine tuning and calibrating.

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.

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The others will kill me if I introduced yet another space theme.  :tongue: 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...

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Here is how it got connected to the other modules:

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Edited by Lasse D, 23 April 2008 - 10:18 PM.

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#5 Ickelpete

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Posted 28 April 2008 - 07:32 PM

Thats a great GBC module I really like the colour scheme :thumbup:

Lets hope you get a video camera soon I would like to see some more film of this :tongue:

#6 CP5670

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Posted 30 April 2008 - 05:14 AM

This is an excellent concept, and it's great to see it in action in the video.

I'm not sure how it's supposed to scare deer though. :wacko:

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Posted 30 April 2008 - 03:00 PM

View PostCP5670, on Apr 30 2008, 07:14 AM, said:

This is an excellent concept, and it's great to see it in action in the video.

I'm not sure how it's supposed to scare deer though. :wacko:

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.

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#8 Lasse D

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Posted 17 July 2008 - 10:09 PM

The deer will indeed run away because of the noise.

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:
http://www.brickshel...ry.cgi?f=315096

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#9 fugglewyg

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Posted 18 July 2008 - 05:34 PM

Wow that wheel is huge. I love gbc modules and don't see them on here often enough. I want to have a go at building some myself sometime. does anyone know of any site that show you how to actually build some of these so i get some ideas to start with. i have bought about 50 footballs ready but want to follow some instructions for the first time as my building skills are very rusty at the moment.

#10 Lasse D

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Posted 18 July 2008 - 09:04 PM

There is a great site for GBC references where you will find this page:
http://www.philohome.com/gbc/gbc.htm

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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#11 fugglewyg

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Posted 19 July 2008 - 06:02 PM

Many thanks for that Lasse.
Only had a quick look at the site so far but it looks really useful.
Thanks  :thumbup:



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