Carsten Svendsen

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About Carsten Svendsen

  • Birthday 06/21/1991

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    Auckland, New Zealand
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    LEGO (duh), Computer/computer games, Hardware and dolphins
    And I'm an electrician


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  1. LEGO Technic Turbo Polyp / Kraken

    It looks good, but I wish your pictures were bigger because I can barely see anything.
  2. General Part Discussion

    Remember that the reason bushes still exist by them selves and as a section of other parts is becuase the 24z gear will between 3 studs then.
  3. If you can make it, go for it, but I have my doubts. You will need a massive amount of LEGO and you will need a massive amount of NXT's, or you control it all from a pi or something instead. In any case, you will need a three-axis robotic arm with a vacuum to pick parts, and another arm for putting them in. I'm not sure if you fully understand the complexity a project like this takes. To program it, you would have to load the digital file into your program and have an AI figure out in which order to put it all together. Something not even LDD or any other automatic instruction creator can do properly. You would have to design your own software essentially. Maybe even your very own firmware for the NXT's if you go that route. An easier option would be to manually program XYZ cordinated for every single piece, but that would get tedious very quickly. Good luck
  4. [MOC] Audi Rally Car

    I honestly don't see the problem. The photos fits nicely on a 1920x1080 monitor which every living individual on this planet should have as minimum at this stage in time. Edit: I realized that I can click on the image which brings me to the host which shows me the original file size which is indeed, very much too big to fit on a screen. However, that doesn't matter as the forum software obviously downscales it anyway.
  5. I'm sure all of you have seen Akiyuki's train design by now, and I am building something that requires a similar spring system but it needs to be able to be affected from another function. Below is a crude representation of what I want to achieve. Note that all the things are in a fixed position except for the outside force Is this even possible? I don't care about the initial test setup, I will modify it to suit my build anyway, but I just need the basic how-to version. Thank you for your time. Edit: Nevermind, it's not gonna work anyway, I'll have to figure out something else.
  6. [LB-X18] Collaboration/Group Project

    I'm not a fan of the wheel arches. You might have to redesign that whole panel on the front so that it gives a more natural curvature to help the look of the 19L flexaxle. Also, I cannot testbuild it if you aren't going to fix the bodywork to anything. Thirdly, having a removeable bodywork that would come off in just a few seperate pieces would be cool, but not a requirement.
  7. [LB-X18] Collaboration/Group Project

    Oh I see how you want to fix it. Why not just use the 4x4 bent liftarms then? Not steep enough or? Also, you would need to fix down those "new simple parts fix" because it's still pivoting.
  8. [LB-X18] Collaboration/Group Project

    @Offroadcreat1ons The wing door seems to work alright, but remember that there is a limited area that you can use due to the wheels when turned. I know it's not the right wheel but the diameter is the same as the one you're designing for. Also, the amount it opens is determined by the two ½x2L beams as they touch each other when the door is opened (You can get a gist of that in the gif below) @TechnicRCRacer The spoiler is a different story. Either a 4-point system won't work or you will have to redesign it. I needed to put a spacer in with the LA at the bottom so that it wouldn't slide on the axle. Otherwise it's quite solid, it looks weak but it's not. First is a picture of the superpositions. Note that the LA is longer than the fixings and will extend backwards if raised too much. This causes the 12t bevel gear to catch on the black rack at the bottom.
  9. [MOC] Battery Drill with all the functions

    I wasn't trying to put more exposure, I was merely stating the fact that I was a bit disappointed with the community. I'm not that proud of the outer aesthetics of the drill, what I really wanted people to be impressed about was the mechanical aspect of it. That is why I posted LDD pictures of the inner workings. Sure it looks simple but there was a lot of space restrictions and most functions - especially the battery was quite ingenious if I say so my self.
  10. Attitudes and mindsets

    What annoys me the most is when you post a MOC that you've spent many hours and days on and the responses are nearly non-existent. Take for instance my battery drill. I had limited parts selection and I made it work anyway, though with a bit of a clunky design, and guess how many people posted a response? 1. Just one person. Surely it's not the greatest MOC out there, but I've seen MOCs that look like something pulled out of a 3 year olds bedroom and they get lots and lots of responses. I don't care if people just write "cool, seen it" or something similar but a little recognition should be deserved, no matter who you are or what you built. Usually when I see a MOC with near to no responses, it's usually not that great, and so I typically give some constructive feedback while trying not to sound too negative. I can handle big criticism, but I'm different and I'm sure that other people, especially ones like OP, aren't as fortunate.
  11. Which software did you use to make the instructions? I kinda want to make some too in the future. I only have enough parts to make one set of wheels for your MOC, and I'm afraid you will have to work a bit more on this. Putting that pin with pinhole into that rim, is VERY difficult (unless you're me), and so I would call this an illegal technique. The red 2L axles that I've highlighted will fall out on their own, I replaced them with 1½L pins, however this is rather flimsy The connection of the two parts with mickey mouse elements is very weak The bevel gears do not mesh together properly, as the construction is far from sturdy enough. Furthermore, it is impossible to connect ½ a bevel with another in a straight line. Even with two ½ bevel gears it's still far from reliable And even if it was sturdy enough and held together very well, it wouldn't matter anyway as the sprocket gear just slips on the threads The only positive thing is that the thread is being held in place properly and doesn't fall off. It is rather jerky though, you will need a very solid drivetrain to drive these. So yeah, I have not built any more, as I suspect you might want to fix this first, besides I only have enough parts for just one set of wheels. Good luck!
  12. Bugatti Chiron 1:8

    Normally I don't care about car MOC's but in this case, I am willing to do an exception. I love the fact that you can take it apart in modules so easily, it makes troubleshooting so much easier. I also like the idea of solving difficult angles with a steering wheel link, that never occured to me. Maybe because I don't own a 1L steering bar but still I don't care much for gearboxes in general. The really cool thing about this model is one switch for putting it in manual/motorised mode, and I cannot comprehend how that is possible with just one transmission ring. Please explain? I don't need to mention the Aesthetics as that is clearly what kept me reading through the post in the first place. 4000 parts, not bad, I'd buy that if it was a set.
  13. @Aventador2004 Bevel and spur gears does ring a bell, however, I also have knob and crown gears in there. @BrickbyBrickTechnic Under normal circumstances I would have already taken the CLAAS model completely apart when I went looking for parts in it the 3rd time. However, I am planning on building an even bigger version of this with bigger wheels so I kept it mostly assembled so that I can reference it for functions and astethics later on. @JonathanM I actually bought about half of what you see back when I lived in Denmark from I spent an eternity looking for something like the sistema system as my previous sorting was done with random size boxes and buckets from marmelade and ice cream. It was horrible. In an ideal world, I would also sort all of my crossblocks and connectors by type, however with 14 different types of each category, that would get out of control with the amount of boxes needed. I could have a drawer system, but then all of the drawers would be hanging all the time anyway and it cleaning up would become even more tedious. I used to have all varieties and colors of number 2,3,4 and fives in the same 5L box as they were small enough to tell apart easily on the go. I just found it hard to grab one axle as it would always sink to the bottom with my weight on top. Same goes for my bent liftarms. I like the system I have now, I might have to upgrade my sorting in the future again as I get more LEGO.
  14. I have moved quite a few times recently and only just now got a proper work area with lots of room. I used to buy almost every Technic set every year, however, I've been slacking off quite a bit for the past few years - since 2013 to be exact, with only 3 purchases since then, because of my life (I was short on money from 2013 and moved to New Zealand 2016 and it's been a wild ride during the past few years). Anyway, here are some pictures of my collection if you would like to see what kind of accumulation can be acquired over 20 years (I got my first LEGO set in 1998 which was 8482 Cybermaster) Here on the left side of the table, we've got all of the essential liftarms and pins On the right hand side of the table, we've got all of the axles, you could ever want - except 3 and 5 with stop, I really need to get some more... In the back there are boxes of panels, technic bricks, flexy stuff, various pieces and other essentials. In front of that is my main parts assortment. Most drawers hold 2 spaces while the bottom three ones are fully occupied by one type. Next to that are my boxes with gears - gears for going around cornes in one, and gears for going in a straight line in the other. In the assortment boxes, I've got black and grey bricks and also various pieces. My main drawers here contain all of my straight liftarms as well as connectors and crossblocks. Here on the floor I've got some yellow pieces that I use once in a while, as well as a bucket of small wheels that I dig through more often than you would think. I've also got a few big LEGO set boxes filled with bigger wheels stashed away somewhere but I rarely need those which is why they're not under the table. The two boxes under the table contain non-essential LEGO pieces that comes in handy once in a while. Note worthy mentions are: Engine parts Bionicle parts Stickers and stickered parts wheel hubs colored bricks shovels other colors of LEGO like orange, blue and green Older style panels Spare pins and old grey parts That's basically it, I've got so much that I can build anything I want - at least that's what I tell my self. Realistically, I haven't even finished one MOC for like 10 years. But I try and that's the important part. Right now I'm building something that attaches to a tractor, and it's almost done. You won't see it however until I've build the tractor too.
  15. The joint is fine, it might be a bit jerky though. Universal joints have a wide range of movement.