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    <p> Lego Technic is my favorite by far. I recently purchased 42055 (though this was a long time ago since I  haven 't buying much lego lately) </p>

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  1. BrickbyBrickTechnic

    large scale telescopic crane

    Your boom seems really flimsy, those beams will bend at any opportunity they get. Try reinforcing the sections maybe? More connection points could give you more options to reduce friction.
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    Ingmar Spijkhoven Passed Away

    I'm very sorry to hear this. He made some truly amazing models. My condolences.
  3. Hey everyone, I'm really really excited to share this one with you. It's a Lego Technic swerve drive! This is the first time I've truly combined both software and Lego. The swerve drive sports 2 EV3s equipped with EV3Python V2, along with 8 motors. 1 EV3 controls steering and the other controls driving. Both are sent instructions from my computer (or yours because the code is public) which runs a custom python SSH. The swerve drive can be controlled by a joystick (which is written in with the SSH) or it can run autonomously and detect objects (the 2 EV3s communicate through my computer (another SSH) and send each other instructions). The swerve drive is built with 4 identical modules connected together. It is super robust and runs at a 1:1 gear ratio, but there are 2 places (for each module) where the gear ratio can be changed. If there's one drawback, I'd have to say it's that this thing eats battery like crazy. Each EV3 has 6 batteries, and since they each power 4 motors, battery drops very quickly to unusable rates. This is most likely caused by the weight of the model but other optimisations could be made too. OK, I'll stop talking. There's a document with further explanation here. Here's the video! (The code is in the description of the video) Pictures: That's all from me. This project was a blast, so expect more (like lots more) EV3 soon. Thanks for reading! C&C welcome. BbBT Code is here:
  4. BrickbyBrickTechnic

    [TC16] Marsupial

    This really cool! One question though: the wheels will undoubtedly need to move outward and then inwards again when you're changing the ride height. How do you plan on overcoming the friction that 8 tractor tires induce?
  5. BrickbyBrickTechnic

    42110 - Land Rover Defender

    For me I'd argue that it's a bit of both. Overall they just don't fit the look of the model. There's the seams of the parts all around which look like real Lego... and there's the wheel arch which is complete and occupies the huge region of the model. It just doesn't fit the style so it sticks out in an ugly way.
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    42110 - Land Rover Defender

    Agreed. While I love the overall look, those wheel arches do detract from the model.
  7. BrickbyBrickTechnic

    42110 - Land Rover Defender

    I think this one was designed by Milan... it looks pretty great!!
  8. BrickbyBrickTechnic

    42100 Liebherr R9800 Excavator

    I think that's one of the new 28z gears rater than a 16z one. The teeth look similar.
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    42100 Liebherr R9800 Excavator

    This overlaps a lot with the mindstorms forum, but I wonder if the brick has a USB port or a microSD port so that an ev3dev-like image could be developed for it? That would absolutely be the icing on the cake because ev3dev makes the ev3 so much more immersive because there's so much more that can be done.
  10. BrickbyBrickTechnic

    Future Set Wishes and Speculation

    This is absolutely INSANE!! OH MY GOD!!! This is the dream for Technic. After a nearly 3 year slump, the amazing of technic is back in a much more interesting and refined package.
  11. BrickbyBrickTechnic

    [MOC] Crawler crane: 42055 C model

    I would agree. This was probably the hardest function to develop. There are very few leftover parts (like 400 only). I could use them to make cargo I guess... Thank you!
  12. Hey everyone, Presenting my latest MOC: the 42055 C model, a crawler crane. This build was probably my most anbitious ever, but it somehow went really smoothly as I encountered minimal problems while building it. The build has 5 power functions and numerous details: Winch Boom 1st stage Boom 2nd stage Expanding tracks Superstructure rotation The crane is a full 4 feet tall when fully extended (and thus requires lots of counterweights in the form of 3 battery boxes) Enough talk though, the video really explains everything! Well, that's all. I hope you like it! C&C are welcome! BbBT
  13. Any news on the daisy chaining issue? I am running into some serious issues which only it would solve.
  14. BrickbyBrickTechnic

    42099 - 4x4 X-treme Off-Roader

    This looks really good. Too bad we didn't get a view of the planetary hub, but for the first time since 2016 we're gonna have a good summer wave!
  15. BrickbyBrickTechnic

    42097 Spider Crane

    This is an absolutely brilliant model! Seems like a return to 2016-and-before Technic: all about the functions, and that's how I like it. I will get my hands on one of these as soon as I can (I hope).