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  1. I recently disassembled a Kek Powerizer (I am a big fan of the audio signals feature and wanted to record noises directly from the speaker) and discovered that there is a leftover sensor inside the toy! First of all, this is a pic of all the electronics inside the toy and how they connect to the back of motherboard. All of the sensors appear to be custom made by LEGO specifically for this toy. https://bricksafe.com/files/griffn29/kek-sensor/IMG_20181110_120941767_BURST000_COVER_TOP~2.jpg Close up of the top left corner. Notice how the tilt sensor section of the board has four soldered contacts for the tilt sensor, but where are the wires? https://bricksafe.com/files/griffn29/kek-sensor/IMG_20181110_120838843~2.jpg/640x714.jpg Flip around to the back to see the tilt sensor (a little black cube with dots on top) connected directly onto the board. Unlike the other sensors, this one looks like it was prefabricated https://bricksafe.com/files/griffn29/kek-sensor/IMG_20181110_121014637~2.jpg/640x501.jpg Behind another part of the toy there are these four cut wires poking out... https://bricksafe.com/files/griffn29/kek-sensor/IMG_20181110_121149384~2.jpg/640x429.jpg Presto! It is another tilt sensor attached to the center of the toy. https://bricksafe.com/files/griffn29/kek-sensor/IMG_20181110_121633775~2.jpg This tilt sensor is much larger than the one the Kek Powerizer actually uses and (judging by the revision date on the board it) looks like it is custom designed like the other sensors in this toy. I bought this figure second hand and the original owner had no memory of the toy being modified (in such a way that the tilt sensor was replaced second hand) so I think this was done at the factory during the manufacture process. Just something neat to find unused hardware still inside this thing. I don't know what this implies (if anything) about Galidor or LEGO during this time but it sure is interesting!
  2. Edit 7/15/2015: I've updated the file download link because that Dropbox link is long dead. It's now hosted on Bricksafe.com. I bought myself a GoPro camera recently in order to gain full HD capabilities for my YouTube channel. At some point I want to mount it on a vehicle, so I spent some time today building a pan/tilt mount for it. In theory, this setup should be able to rotate 360 degrees and tilt about 30 degrees off horizontal both up and down. While it's nice to finally finish a project that I started, it has some flaws which are beyond me to solve at the moment: - The tilting action has a lot of backlash. - The rotation action will make the platform tilt, as the drive shaft for the tilting action passes through the center of the turntable. This will cause it to lock up and skip gears after about a half-rotation. The LDD file [from Dropbox Bricksafe]: http://bricksafe.com/pages/Phoxtane/digital-model-files Due to LDD being... special, the model itself is at a weird angle, and the worm gears aren't in place. On the right-hand model they've been colored to show which axle they should go on. The left-hand model is a cutaway to show only the drivetrain. Comments, criticism, and whatnot is all appreciated!