Techniccrack

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    LEGO Technic Turbo Polyp / Kraken

    Update! Mechanical programmer Last few days worked on the programmer. its a mechanical device with a hub that is going along a slider. the hub will active different switches. The program sequence will be: 1. Stagelights on 2. center cilinder start rotate 3. model starting to spin slowly (step 1) 4. model going faster (step 2) 5. lights on model activate 6. lift activation 7. model going slower (step 1) 8. smoke coming through the floor(at the center unit) 9. model going full speed 10. light on model turns off 11. stage lights turns off 12. stroboscope turns on 13.lights on model turns on 13. model going slower (full speed to step 2 to step 1) 14. model comes to complete stop total running time: about 2,5 minutes to be continued
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    LEGO Technic Turbo Polyp / Kraken

    Something like that. but i have also the round 1x1 tiles between the cilinders
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    LEGO Technic Turbo Polyp / Kraken

    thnx A little update here a small video of 1 strobelight. Now this strobe flashes with a second delay, but all 4 strobes flashing together in 1 sequence, (a typical way of connecting) Building the stage update The model is now ready to go. Here a picture of the whole model with the floor, strobelights and a part of the spiderweb background: to be continued!
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    LEGO Technic Turbo Polyp / Kraken

    Update + video Floor Floor is finished. the blue plates are added. looks nice i would say Lights Near from finished the strobelight stands. Activated by switch manually or mechanical Fifth test video Heres a small new test video of the whole system, complete with the rotating crosses. the crosses are still a little bouncy but that will be solved. Next will be the model complete with the floorplates and stagelights enjoy! To be continued!
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    LEGO Technic Turbo Polyp / Kraken

    thnx! Little update Building the stage I almost finished 2 stagellight masts. On top there will be the lightboxes with the strobelights and flashing lights. In between another spiderweb with the name of the ride "Turbo Spider" Also 2 spiders will be added in to the 2 webs. The spderweb :"wires" will be lightend with lightswires A small update but thats it for now..more to come!
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    LEGO Technic Turbo Polyp / Kraken

    Thnx for the comments Update! New floor The setting for the floorplates is almost complete. every plate has a little tilt so i had to adjust it. here the picture of how it looks: Background stage dressup I removed the previous backstage. Every lighttower will get spiderwebs on them. i thought it will be nice. Simple but effective first impression: Lighting progression Very busy adding the light wiring: The eyes of the spider on the head will be lightened also: a small impression: Thats it for now. to be continied...
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    LEGO Technic Turbo Polyp / Kraken

    Thnx for the comment Update! (small one) New floorplates Last few days i worked on the ligjting of the seats and arms. Pictures later on. For now i have finished the new floorplates. I removed the cutted plates. Here is a photot of the "alignment" of the plates. The spaces on the plates will be filled with blue plates The supports of the plates is also changed Thats it for now to be continued...
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    What motivates you guys to build Technic?

    For me personal is: "build the creative mind" If you are full of ideas no matter how technical difficult the idea is, and you are beable to build it in Lego Technic, that was and is always my goal. And second reason: Interest of the the technological real world. From early age i was fascinated by technical mechanical things. When i saw a schoolbus, i want to build my own schoolbus, when i see a car, i want that car for my own and started to build it. When i see a amusement ride that is mechanical difficult, i want to build my own ride. Its my drive to go further and further and solving the problem from the real deal into a scale model. Its something that always has been and still is a part of me.
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    LEGO Technic Turbo Polyp / Kraken

    A little update The floor cutted plates are removed and replaced by normal plates and wedge plates. The color of the floor will be black with a little blue lines in them(to suggest a bit of a "big spiderweb". Also the back screens i changed. Also spiderweb parts combined with light towers and a few grapics. it looks better. Still work on putting it together, so thats for later. Now i have a little update of the spider on top the models head. Old model is taken apart. new spider is added. The spider will be lightened also, but thats for later here some pictures: to be continued!
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    LEGO Technic Turbo Polyp / Kraken

    Update! House renovation is complete after 2 long months . Wife happy, me happy because i finally could continu the project. I upgraded the main cilinder. The mechanism of the rotation of the arms was due to 2 connected arms with the main chassis. outside the cilinder the 4 other arms were connected on that 2. I came up with another (and better) solution. every arm is now connected separatelly. first i thought i didnt have the space inside the cilinder because of the 2 gears on the hubs: Now it looks like this (underside): And a nice look from top view of the whole system: every arm has 1 gear that is connected to the cilinder (more then enough) The benefit of this is the way how the arms are connected to the cilinder Before i was forced the use a gear with a axle hole on the axl where the arm is connected, because of the "drivetrain" to the crosses. The arms are heavy, and the friction that the connections are making is quiet big. That same axl is rotating for driving the crosses on the end of the arms. the friction was big Now i can use a gear that have no axl hole, but a round hole instead. so the gears have no "stress" due friction anymore: Lighting Last week ive been very busy to make the lighting on the model. 246 welding points are needed to make the the whole model "shine" The job is not finished, but in progress. I think next week i can add a photo here The crosses and seats are lightend also. because of that i must use a third party slipring for the crosses. (when does Lego make those) :) I found 7,9 mm sliprings, they work great, and the rotation is very very smooth The seats The seats are finished with the orange light wire. its turned out very nice.(the lit up version i show when all the lighting is compete, Smoke machine. I orded the smoke machine. way cheaper then i thought it was. so that will be a nice extra "bite" for the whole system. The smoke machine will be placed under the table. and hose will be connected to the underside of the model. Remote controlled, the smoke will be appear through the floor, in combination with blue light and strobosscope flashing, i will be awesome Ride Program Because the model will be shown at the Lego world exhibition, i want to program the full ride, but not continious (I want to save the motors) The ride will be about 2 minutes, and then stops for about 7 minutes . Not MIndstorms, Not sbrick and not EV3 or things like that. I will be a mechanical program cyclus. A chain with a hub is running continu around the model (or under), that will take about 6 or 7 minutes. Next the hub will go through a slit and will "touch" the switches to make the model spin. Also the lights, smoke, stroboscope lights and the music will be controlled by this system. Music? Yes, i am creating an mp3 track with the right music, funfair ride "sounds" and so on. the music starts playing by a switch (that will be controlled by the chainhub). Its a special trigger control mp3 player That is it for now. To be continued!
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    LEGO Technic Turbo Polyp / Kraken

    Hi. the weight of the arms is enough to let the ball joints move freely and not "stall" in the socket And i used a tiny drop of oil in the socket. I know what you meen, but the weight of 1 arm is 800 grams, so its moves very smooth. There is not one single piece that is glued. The middle structure is build in a way that the mechanism is perfectly balanced. the gears have not to much stress. Techniccrack Not yet. very busy to add the lighting. very tricky job. the model is now in 16 pieces in my workroom:)
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    LEGO Technic Turbo Polyp / Kraken

    Like i said earlier: patience is everything :) Project is on hold now for a few weeks. Abput the question to use motors in the arms: I dont use motors on purpose because: 1. I have to make a second slipring contact around the main cilinder and that is almost impossible 2. Micromotors are way too expensive. 3.M motors in the arms ary too heavy and i have to build in a receiver inside the cilinder = impossible due lack of space. 4. I really like to build a challenging model. To use gearconnections from the center up was a real challenge for me to build. To use motors is too "simple" in perspective of "Lego Technic" Battery cost? True, i for now i use the batteryboxes, but i will use 9 volt adapters instead to power up the motors. Techniccrack
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    LEGO Technic Turbo Polyp / Kraken

    Yep. Because there are an even number of joints between the two arms.
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    LEGO Technic Turbo Polyp / Kraken

    Very simple actually. 2 universal joints in between two arms on the outside of the main cilinder
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    LEGO Technic Turbo Polyp / Kraken

    Thnx for the comments. An update will be posted in a few weeks. Last month and this month we have a home renovation and a lot of work to do. The spider project is on hold right now. About the floor: ive made a LDD design of it with wedge plates and normal plates. It turned out very nice with no big gaps.So the floor will be rebuild but i have to order the parts. But it will be next month (Or maybe even later) before i can finish up the model) The exhibition is in october so patience is everything:) Techniccrack