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platystick's Lego Technic GBC Ball Distributor


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#1 DLuders

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Posted 10 February 2012 - 02:43 AM

platystick is refining his Lego Technic GREAT BALL CONTRAPTION (GBC) Distributor module for metering balls at a rate of 1-2 per rotation.  On his YouTube video, he wrote:  "Latest version of the distributor of [Lego] balls, very small it is perfect to channel and manage the flow of the balls of the GBC. 1 or 2 balls per turn and functions in the 2 directions. Perhaps caused by the top to facilitate the placement on the plate of entry."

  

#2 freakwave

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Posted 10 February 2012 - 03:53 PM

Thanks for sharing that one! This looks very immune to balls getting jammed and it keeps moving the stock that balls keep coming.

Very nice!

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Posted 10 February 2012 - 08:59 PM

Nice find. It is a nice way to dispense balls downwards with a stable output.

I'm a bit worried about the stability of the first dispenser as it seems to move a lot, which might make it prone to failure at events.
The secodn one is much better.
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#4 DLuders

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Posted 10 February 2012 - 09:05 PM

Here is platystick's "Test 1" YouTube video:



#5 Tobbe Arnesson

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Posted 13 February 2012 - 03:38 PM

Neat! Can certainly come in handy!

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Posted 13 April 2012 - 12:04 AM

platystick has posted this YouTube video of his 7th Lego Great Ball Contraption (GBC) module.  He credits Akiyuky for the design idea:  





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