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  1. Ifilin: Beautiful pictures! Where did you get those lamps?
  2. I recently attempted to upgrade my NXT to the newest software, after I clicked download it located the brick then began installing. However, a couple seconds later the NXT screen went blank and a gentle clicking noise started. I left it plugged in for about two hours and when I came back it was still making the clicking noise and no further download progress was made. I have heard of the notorious "clicking brick syndrome" before, so I followed the steps to attempt to fix it. However, each time I try to re-install the NXT firmware it fails to locate the brick. Anybody have any idea on how to fix this? Also, it should probably be noted that the laptop I am currently using is running Windows 10, could that be the problem?
  3. When I incorporate it into a loop, yes.
  4. As RohanBeckett said, the tread link fit snugly in the hole, it would take quite a bit of more weight to cause them to slip out.
  5. After a long delay, I finally found the time to finish up the building instructions for this project. The LDD is available for download: http://www.mediafire.com/download/il6ng7mzn543q9j/gbc_ski_lift.lxf Just so you know, there are a couple parts that don't appear to fit correctly in LDD, however they do in fact fit correctly in real life. Also, the L motor apparently hasn't been added to LDD, so I wasn't able to include that either. Other than that, everything should be pretty self explanatory. Let me know if you run into any issues. Enjoy!
  6. nxtstep101

    F1 Car

    Utterly amazing! It rides very smoothly, and is very well designed both aesthetically and mechanically.
  7. Nope. I did have to fine-tune the mechanism to work so well, since the first version would drop a ball here and there.
  8. It would probably need to be changed after a couple hours of constant use. I did actually consider using the larger ones, however, like you said, they changed the scale too much.
  9. Thanks everyone! :) I would, however, this is going to be incorporated into a loop with other GBC modules. I manually added the balls to demonstrate how the module works. Yep your right. However, I'm not really planning on bringing it to any conventions, since there isn't any near where I live. So I'm not really concerned as much with conforming it to all the GBC standards. 100, including the black tread links.
  10. Hey everyone! Here is my new GBC module, designed to operate similar to a ski lift. It uses a single L motor to operate the chain movement. The balls are loaded automatically into the chairs as they rotate around. The hopper can currently only hold five balls, but can be configured to hold more. Here is the video, the building instructions and a link to some additional pictures: Building Instructions: http://www.mediafire...bc_ski_lift.lxf Additional pictures: http://www.brickshel...ry.cgi?f=555913 Enjoy!
  11. Very nice! Love the clean look and smooth movements.
  12. Awesome module! The mechanisms all work so smoothly.
  13. Well since it is the "MINDSTORMS community" I think it would be appropriate for them to only allow creations that include MINDSTORMS. Also, in the rules it clearly states that you can use older versions of the MINDSTORMS (e.g. RCX and NXT) if you'd like.
  14. Congrats to all the winners and contestants! You all did an outstanding job!