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[GBC] The Akiyuki Project (2010 - 2020)

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2 hours ago, 9v system said:

interesting, thanks for the update, did you happen to make a file for the invisible lift by any chance? i would love to see a video of your one running

When I gat chance I'll set it up and film it - might try and do it this weekend if I can find time.

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On 3/9/2021 at 4:19 AM, plingboot said:

I did and it works 'ok', but I found that just moving it around is enough to cause issues (ball dropping on the lift). Really careful timing set-up seems to be so crucial to my particular version of the build. I think I could probably get it working really well if I had time (lots of hours) to sit and fettle it. But at this moment its sitting in a cupboard with a 90% complete ball factory, a 20% complete pneumatic ball factory and other modules in various states of chaos. 

I'd really like to get it all finished and working, but simply don't have the free time unfortunately.

As an aside this kinda reminds me that I was going to post up the work I'd done in Bricklink Studio to try and reverse engineer the pneumatic ball factory. THIS and THIS

Again, I ran out of free time to fully complete this, but if anyone wants to use my files as a stating point for a community effort to get the modules working and plans ready to share - that would be good with me.

…and finally has anyone done any work on reverse engineering THIS chaps modules - some of them are quite amazing. I've asked him if he'd sell instructions, but I've never had a reply. It's not like I have time to build them, but I'd like to at least have the instructions in my file and an excuse to buy even more technic bricks.

 

@plingboot I would love for someone to do the @Quanix-Germany version 3 of the pneumatic ball factory. I built the Ver 2 of Akiyuki's and I also built the "framed" version3 by @Berthil. Both performed well. I also built the Invisible Lift but it is not totally reliable. Right now I would dismantle everything and reuse all the parts for the Ver 3 pneumatic ball factory if somone could reverse engineer it and create instructions. That is way beyond my capability. Do you have a link to your files on this project. Maybe I can take a look. I don;t know how to import a model or where to even get a model to import into Stud.io

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FernandoQ reverse engineered it, provided and released the instructions.

I hope you enjoy watching it. Special thanks to FernandoQ.

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Does anyone have any recommendations for aligning/tuning the Fork to Fork module?  I completed it but it doesn't seem to work properly.  Not sure exactly what I'm doing wrong.

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10 minutes ago, ixodie said:

Does anyone have any recommendations for aligning/tuning the Fork to Fork module?  I completed it but it doesn't seem to work properly.  Not sure exactly what I'm doing wrong.

a short video of your issue would might help us identifying your problem.

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On 3/11/2021 at 4:58 AM, Innocity said:

FernandoQ reverse engineered it, provided and released the instructions.

I hope you enjoy watching it. Special thanks to FernandoQ.

@InnocityWhere can the instructions be found and downloaded? I can't find them. Thank you

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This is not a GBC module, but was designed by GBC master Akiyuki.

I completed this a long time ago, but I uploaded a running video of it.

Thank you for watching.

You can purchase its building instructions here.
(https://akiyuki.jp/works/1767)
You can download my Falcon io file(stud.io) for free here.
(https://bricksafe.com/pages/ajhstyle/micro-falcon-)

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It's a GBC module with six birds pecking balls.
Even without timing setup, there is no problem with running this module.
It just changes the order in which the birds peck the balls.

Original movement sequence: Black→Red→Pearl Light Gray→Yellow→Blue→Lime→Black......
Repeated in sequence.

Shaft angle: 0°→180°→60°→240°→120°→300° Sequence assembly

One of the six heads is Pearl Light Gray bricks, not Light Bluish Gray bricks.
Of course, you can save money by replacing them with LBG bricks.

You may feel despair in the process of inserting the six heads if you assemble as directed in the building instructions.
Because you have to force them to be crumpled.
When you assemble technic beams, gears and axles, it's good to insert them in advance.

Bricks reinforcement is required in the lower frame of the output box.
This is because the bricks are separated when carrying this module.

Bird's tongue: Blackbird used 6538b bricks, Akiyuki used 59443 bricks
Blackbird's output hopper is 6 studs narrower than Akiyuki's, and the output ramp is also 2 studs narrower, with a slightly different design.

Each of the six heads peck on 2X2 plates of the same color as the head. And they arch the neck backwards and push the ball with their tongue.

After a lot of time, an issue occurred in my module:
Some heads do not reach exactly where the ball lies, so the heads push it away.
I replaced the related bricks with new ones, but it does not work correctly at high speed.
Perhaps it is due to the slight deformation and warping of certain bricks while the module has been stopped for a long time.

GBC layout appearance :2013, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019

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i finally finished my new invisible lift build, it works very well once timed correctly.

i set this little layout up today to test  along with the v2 stuck ball lift and Berthils ball factory v3.

im also testing some lego compatible motors from GOBRICKS/ mouldking and im please to report they are fantastic and even better than lego pf motors.

 

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@9v system That is an outstanding layout. I might do the same. I have all the components. Just need to commandeer my wife's dining room table.

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28 minutes ago, rskamen said:

@9v system That is an outstanding layout. I might do the same. I have all the components. Just need to commandeer my wife's dining room table.

thanks, i build all my modules from new parts only, so it took a while to get it running smoothly

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@Ankoku are you still updating the front page of this project? its a little bit out of date now, the compact spiral lift has instructions which are ready to put up

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greetings all, i have been given permission to update the front page, if you have any modules you think should be added let me know, i plan to ad a section for @Berthil and @FernandoQ modules as i feel they were very inspired by this project

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This module is called the Step Module because the balls go up the stairs.
It consists of 3 parts: Spiral Lift unit, Step unit, Output hopper unit
In V1, which is a prototype, chains are used, but in V2, counter weights and output hoppers are added without using chains.

Akiyuki mainly used transparent colored bricks in this module.
He said that as he bought a lot of lego technic sets, the transparent Technic Engine Cylinders stocked up.
Perhaps that is why he built Spiral Lift using Technic beams 15L(Trans-Clear) and cylinder bricks(Trans-light blue).
Blackbird&Jesuskyr provided and released building instructions using technic beams 15L(Black) and cylinder bricks(Dark Bluish Gray), which are more easy to obtain.
Personally, I preferred the clear color of the original, so even though it costs a lot, I made it like the original.
It's very difficult to get ultra-rare black technic pins instead of the common blue technic pins(43093).

 PART 2850a: Technic Engine Cylinder with Side Slots-Trans-Clear
As the rod pushes the ball up, the stair part splits from side to side and the ball reaches the next stair. If the timing is not right, the ball will jam.
And when the balls fall on the output hopper, it comes down on the slope of the yellow side, but it is interesting to slide down zigzag on the slope of the black side.
The technic frame under the input hopper and output hopper has been reinforced compared to the original.
In one of them, the technic beam is not firmly fixed.

This module doesn't have a tricky timing setup.
When the ball reaches the first step, if you set the timing for the rod to push the ball up, it runs smoothly.
Even if you don't do that, there is no problem with running it.
At speeds 5 and 6, this module sometimes fails to push the ball up at once due to its high speed. This module runs best at speed 4.
I made the output hopper assembly process fun and not boring. The yellow arrow is a structure that is inserted between the bricks without being joined by a stud. This module is huge, and the clear color of the module is brilliant enough.

GBC layout appearance : 2012

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i have added some more modules today including the Ball factory V3 on the front page of this project, i will keep working on more instructions and add them as i go

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Akiyuki explained the driving principle of this module in the following words: "It is a device that moves the arm only when the ball comes in. 
When the ball enters the hole, the force to reciprocate the piston is lost, so the arm is lifted. "
He also said. At first, there was no partition between each lane, and it was more fun because the ball moved freely. However, the stopper did not work well, so it changed to its current shape.

The principle is not easily understood, but it is not difficult to build and run this module.

The total number of parts is 1068pcs, but the size is small and its size is similar to that of Catch and Release.

GBC layout appearance: 2013

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15 minutes ago, Innocity said:

 

Akiyuki explained the driving principle of this module in the following words: "It is a device that moves the arm only when the ball comes in. 
When the ball enters the hole, the force to reciprocate the piston is lost, so the arm is lifted. "
He also said. At first, there was no partition between each lane, and it was more fun because the ball moved freely. However, the stopper did not work well, so it changed to its current shape.

The principle is not easily understood, but it is not difficult to build and run this module.

The total number of parts is 1068pcs, but the size is small and its size is similar to that of Catch and Release.

GBC layout appearance: 2013

very nice, this is  one of my favorite modules and i always take it to all the shows i go to

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