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The Cuusoo support page of LEGO GBC 8 is finally published!;)

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Hi there,

I previously posted the LEGO GBC 8 but now, after a week, the supportpage of the project is finally published.

So, support the project if you want. Thanks.

Click here to download the building instructions on my website!

Click here to watch the video on my website with more information about mechanisms, programms, buildinginstructions, music I used, etc etc :

Here's some information about the LEGO GBC 8.

To download the building instructions and watch the pictures, please visit my website: http://pv-productions.com/lego-gbc-8/

Bron: Geek.com

This is not GBC builder Philip Verbeek’s first outing with the concept — he’s on his 8th GBC build. Some of the past ones have included ball launchers, ramps, elevators, grabbing claws, and more. This time Verbeek has gone for a very ambitious build consisting of elevators, moving ramps, and a crazy undulating bridge. He’s also incorporated Lego NXT that allows him to track data about system performance and control the whole thing with an Android app.

This new GBC consists of about 2,000 pieces, which is fewer than some previous builds. The contraption is powered by 2 XL Legomotors — one for all the modules, and one for the airpump. The mechanical energy from the motor is transmitted to most of the modules via gears or a network of strings woven through the blocks.

Possibly the coolest aspect of this GBC is the Sinusoid ramp at the beginning. Watching it undulate while suspended by a network of strings its kind of mind boggling. It must have taken a good long time to get it timed correctly.

Verbeek has also been kind enough to give us a walkthrough of the design. You can follow along with the gallery above to see each module up close.

  • Stop-go mechanism 1: Stops balls and let them go by at the right time.
  • Sinusoid: Moves the balls by making a sinusoid motion.
  • Stop-go mechanism 2: Stops balls and let them go by at the right time.
  • Elevator: Lifts the balls to a higher level. Every time 3 balls can fit in the cabin.
  • Bridge: Leads the balls of yellow tower to the blue tower. When the elevator is down the bridge will go up and when the elevator is up the bridge is down.
  • Stop-go mechanism 3: Stops balls and let them go by at the right time.
  • Vertical pushers: Pushes the balls in a vertical way up.
  • Color sensor: takes measurements of the balls.
  • Ball pump: Pumps every time one ball. A new ball takes a place beneath another ball and then pushes them up.
  • Android app: Controls the LEGO GBC.

If you think you have the time and patience to assemble your own GBC with near-clockwork precision, Verbeek has made the plans available to download. It’s also on Lego’s Cuusoo page, if you think it’s worth supporting.

Maybe Lego will finally make one of the GBCs a reality? You can also track Verbeek’s projects on Facebook and his YouTube channel.

Website: http://pv-productions.com/

Facebook: https://www.facebook...206638589482664

Youtube: http://www.youtube.c...op?feature=mhee

Support site: http://lego.cuusoo.c...deas/view/51642

Edited by PV-Productions

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OMG 200 views and nobody commented! :(

I think this is awesome, and so envy those that can make GBC's. :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup:

I could watch these go round all day, haha. So many cool things, and different mechanisms. :wub:

Excellent documentation too. Great job! :grin:

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PV, may I ask which video-camcorder model are you using? Very good picture. Or, I'm pretty sure it is some DSLR camera.

Edited by AKM_76

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Great GBC, although I think pneumatics shouldn't really be used in things like GBCs, they're quite slow if automated.

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Hi PV-Productions,

It's really nice that your Cuusoo page is online.

I really like your work! However, I hate to burst your bubble, but TLG will not release GBC modules. There's simply too much wear and tear on all the parts.

At least you can make a lot of people happy by providing instructions, like you did :thumbup:

(when I find some time, I will update the GBC index with your work and add links etc)

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PV, may I ask which video-camcorder model are you using? Very good picture. Or, I'm pretty sure it is some DSLR camera.

It is indeed a DSLR. Namely the CANON EOS 550D.

http://www.canon.co.uk/For_Home/Product_Finder/Cameras/Digital_SLR/EOS_550D/

I used it in combination with a 18-55 mm lens.

Philip Verbeek

Hi PV-Productions,

It's really nice that your Cuusoo page is online.

I really like your work! However, I hate to burst your bubble, but TLG will not release GBC modules. There's simply too much wear and tear on all the parts.

At least you can make a lot of people happy by providing instructions, like you did :thumbup:

(when I find some time, I will update the GBC index with your work and add links etc)

Thanks,

Indeed, I also thought that, I think. And besides the fact that I will never get 10000 supporters. But it is still worth trying and it is also a great opportunity to spread the word around the LEGO GBC fans.

Philip Verbeek

Great GBC, although I think pneumatics shouldn't really be used in things like GBCs, they're quite slow if automated.

If you use, like I did, an airtank, the pnuematics work just fine I think.

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