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#1 bbqqq

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Posted 28 October 2011 - 03:36 AM

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Beta version. Auto setup spare. Full automatic. String rope type. Fast operation.
Will build V1 type bowling alley / lane and ball return later.
Ball detector can be same as V1 (light sensor).
Strike detector use ultrasonic or light sensor maybe.
Use one Lego NXT 1.0 set.
For previous string-less version V1 please see my YouTube channel.





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#2 treeboy

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Posted 28 October 2011 - 05:05 AM

Sweet, now we're getting somewhere. I like it!
"When some wild-eyed, eight-foot-tall maniac grabs your neck, taps the back of your favorite head up against the barroom wall, and he looks you crooked in the eye and he asks you if ya paid your dues, you just stare that big sucker right back in the eye, and you remember what ol' Jack Burton always says at a time like that: "Have ya paid your dues, Jack?" "Yessir, the check is in the mail."

#3 Sokratesz

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Posted 28 October 2011 - 08:50 AM

One question: how is it able to select the exact pins that you hit the first time and withhold them the second time?

#4 bbqqq

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Posted 28 October 2011 - 10:39 AM

Update program tune to V3.1. New YouTube video on post#1

View Posttreeboy, on 28 October 2011 - 05:05 AM, said:

Sweet, now we're getting somewhere. I like it!
Thanks for always like support me. :classic:

View PostSokratesz, on 28 October 2011 - 08:50 AM, said:

One question: how is it able to select the exact pins that you hit the first time and withhold them the second time?
After set the pins make strings become loose (curve).
When some pins fall down their string bcome straight.
Insert an axle between to seperate them.
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#5 Sokratesz

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Posted 28 October 2011 - 12:13 PM

Hmmm do you have some pics of that? :)

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Posted 28 October 2011 - 12:18 PM

wow thats ingenious!!!  I am very impressed by the programing and also the physical build to.  nice job!

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Posted 28 October 2011 - 12:37 PM

Great MOC. If I had enough money, I would buy NXT myself as well and try to build it.

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#8 Jurgen Krooshoop

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Posted 28 October 2011 - 06:48 PM

I never saw a Lego-Bowling track before, I like it a lot !! :thumbup:

#9 teflon

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Posted 28 October 2011 - 08:06 PM

Bowling alley looks great. And I especially like the very clever idea with the string. Great!

#10 bbqqq

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Posted 29 October 2011 - 03:03 AM

This is first bowling pinsetter V1 I made, post on the date 10-10-10 :tongue: . Sting-less type with sweeper, 6 pins only.
After throw twice have to use a jig to manual reset all pins.
It's very difficult to auto reset all pins. Maybe more than one set of NXT can make this possible.




View PostSokratesz, on 28 October 2011 - 12:13 PM, said:

Hmmm do you have some pics of that? :)
V2 lifting up fall pins and setup for spare throw. Will make more different angle video when finish re-build the alley.
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View Posttimr, on 28 October 2011 - 12:18 PM, said:

wow thats ingenious!!!  I am very impressed by the programing and also the physical build to.  nice job!
tim
Thanks, the program of pinsetter is not hard and very short (same job, loop), but it takes some time to trial and error to make it work better.

View Postgrohl, on 28 October 2011 - 12:37 PM, said:

Great MOC. If I had enough money, I would buy NXT myself as well and try to build it.
I wish you will have your own soon, Perhaps a much more powerful NXT 3.0 set :classic: .

View PostJurgen Krooshoop, on 28 October 2011 - 06:48 PM, said:

I never saw a Lego-Bowling track before, I like it a lot !! :thumbup:
Thanks, I love both real bowling and Lego.
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View Postteflon, on 28 October 2011 - 08:06 PM, said:

Bowling alley looks great. And I especially like the very clever idea with the string. Great!
Thanks, I tried a few methods before and this one is most simple and fastest so for.

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Posted 29 October 2011 - 04:46 AM

This, like I said, is looking good. But, I think a more utilitarian project would be to convert this into a diaper changer. If you would like I could give you the dimensions of the kid. He's just an infant so we can start small.
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Posted 30 October 2011 - 07:41 PM

That is one of the first things I have seen that I go, how the hell does that work, fantasic model and functions really well

#13 bbqqq

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Posted 31 October 2011 - 05:48 AM

Lego Bowling Ball Return Hood and Rack(Tray), Alley, Gutters
Prototype, final version will be a totally underground(under alley floor) return tunnel, holds more balls, full automatic.


View Posttreeboy, on 29 October 2011 - 04:46 AM, said:

This, like I said, is looking good. But, I think a more utilitarian project would be to convert this into a diaper changer. If you would like I could give you the dimensions of the kid. He's just an infant so we can start small.
:wacko: Did you mean something like Mouse Trap.?

View PostBurf2000, on 30 October 2011 - 07:41 PM, said:

That is one of the first things I have seen that I go, how the hell does that work, fantasic model and functions really well
Thanks, I learned how the real things work from internet.

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#14 bbqqq

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Posted 01 November 2011 - 07:01 PM

Realistic Lego Bowling Ball Return System, Hood & Rack(Tray), Alley, Gutters

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Posted 03 November 2011 - 01:13 PM

Fantastic achievement. But I would lreally like to have a closer look at the mechanism! Especially how the spare throw is set up!
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Posted 06 November 2011 - 07:43 AM

Absolutely amazing!  That's a very clever solution to something I would have thought impossible.  Very much looking forward to seeing more details of the mechanism working...

#17 bbqqq

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Posted 09 December 2011 - 08:53 AM

V4 Lego Bowling Pinsetter NXT, high reliability, full-auto, 10 pins, with ultrasonic strike detector

If ultrasonic detect a strike throw. the pinsetter will skip spare set up procedure.
The NXT 1.0 light sensor use as both ball detector and warning LED light.
With NXT 2.0 color sensor, maybe can use both red and green LED light colors.


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#18 AussieJimbo

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Posted 09 December 2011 - 10:49 AM

Great update, bbqqq.

Very clever how the pin fall detection and setting for the spare is all done mechanically.

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Posted 09 December 2011 - 01:22 PM

That is a truly ingenious method to mechanically detect fallen pins, really clever.

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Posted 09 December 2011 - 01:52 PM

This really is a great piece of, well..., lego  :laugh:  The way it detects the falling pins is really creative!
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Posted 09 December 2011 - 02:33 PM

Thanks for nice comments. :classic:

Hope one day someone can make an auto scoring Lego pinsetter.
Maybe with NXT 3.0. or working together with computer software and webcam.
To compare the webcam images to count the falling pins (same method as some real pinsetter).


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#22 bbqqq

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Posted 03 January 2012 - 12:17 PM

Ball return from underground test. I don't have PF motor, smaller tank tracks or motobike chains. This should be better when I have them.


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#23 Ramacco

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Posted 03 January 2012 - 04:20 PM

That's a very cool project! Great mechanism you showed us there.

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Posted 03 January 2012 - 08:37 PM

this is such a fun moc! made all the more enjoyable by the progress reports.

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Posted 03 January 2012 - 10:48 PM

wOw that is a great mechanism!

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