Ankoku

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  1. Ankoku

    [GBC] Akiyuki Ball Factory

    Creating a 3D model isn't as bad as I had imagined. Although I look forward to seeing how his twisted hoses look for the spiral lift. Instructions are a task in tedium. Not fun at all. To be honest, it would probably be best to have the instructions for the module as is and then a separate one and parts list for a return loop addition.
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    [GBC] The Akiyuki Project

    This is my issue: I think it goes like this: Bricklink -> LEGO Soft = Hard Hard = Extra Hard Normal = Pre 2002 Shock Absorber.
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    [GBC] The Akiyuki Project

    Are the springs in the Invisible Lift old ones. e.g. on the LEGO site, all the soft springs seems to be Yellow. Or is it a labelling thing? Is Hard on LEGO site the same as Medium on BrickLink?
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    [GBC] Akiyuki Ball Factory

    Nice to see some of my reverse engineering corrections made it in.
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    [GBC] The Akiyuki Project

    Currently sorting out parts for the Ball Triggered module. Some of the piece colour choices are interesting. So here, we have two elements. One is the Technic, Axle and Pin Connector Toggle Joint Smooth in Black. The other is Technic, Liftarm 1 x 7 Thin in Light Bluish Grey. The black one makes sense. If you want it in Light Bluish Grey, it costs over £3 in the UK on Bricklink. That said, the light bluish grey element, is over £2 in the UK. So it feels weird that one piece is changed due to cost, but the other isn't. The last date for both pieces was around the 2012-2013 time and the instructions were 2015.
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    [GBC] Akiyuki Ball Factory

    I feel as though you work in the Intel Chip factory. Talk about a dust free environment! Very impressive.
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    [GBC] Akiyuki Ball Factory

    I think the worst jam is where the ball unloader fails to pick up the bucket. It doesn't like that.
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    [GBC] Akiyuki Ball Factory

    I want to see a photo of the LEGO dust created after 7 days :P
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    [GBC] Akiyuki Ball Factory

    I would honestly create a new thread for the release of the final video. I think it deserves it. So that basically, when someone clicks on the thread, boom, the final video is there first. Either that or edit the opening comment on this thread and place the final video at the top. Great work in record time!
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    [GBC] Need some help please

    Couple of points. A shorter arm for the buckets should have them returning fast. That said, that would take a complete redesign. If you are trying to make it GBC compliant, but the module can't do 1 ball per sec, even with them grouped in 2s, then, as part of the grouping mechanism, have an overflow, which bypasses the buckets. With a module like that, slower may be way more pleasing to watch, so don't let the 1 ball per sec spoil the overall joy of watching it.
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    GBC General Discussion

    I was watching it yesterday. It is amazing how much work goes into making something GBC event ready. I cute module: The ramp back to the start I have seen before, but it is very aesthetically pleasing. I like how the yellow, black and grey module with the black liftarm works. Seems rather reliable and smooth.
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    [GBC] The Akiyuki Project

    Sounds like you can destroy it in a single day! :P Been fiddling with colours. Finally replaced the net at the bottom with the old style one and swapped the red 2L axle with a black one. Also swapped the brown Technic, Axle and Pin Connector Triple with a black one round the back. I still needed to add a lot of white tiles and I think I will replace the red Technic, Liftarm 3 x 5 L-Shape Thick with an orange one and replace the hoop ring at the bottom with an orange one too. Makes it all a bit more coordinated.
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    [GBC] The Akiyuki Project

    Not sure I am going to bother with this one. I like a few of the mechanisms, but it is going to be over £60 just for the train bits from LEGO. I did a BrickLinks costing and it was over £300 :P Obviously, you can do it for way cheaper than that.
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    [GBC] The Akiyuki Project

    New Akiyuki module:
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    [GBC] Akiyuki Ball Factory

    It is a shame you can't @ link her on that comment! :P Yeah, Bob was certainly the main contender for needing work in the original.