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Title: I got really bored on Friday
Post by: N.U. on December 02, 2009, 03:05:14 PM
so I broke out my Lego bricks and proceeded to make a fully functional trebuchet!

Bored and geeky, that's me.
Title: Re: I got really bored on Friday
Post by: CeeGBee on December 02, 2009, 04:44:14 PM
I assume you didn't simply build the pre-mixed set...

(http://cache.lego.com/images/shop/prod/7091-0000-xx-12-1.jpg)

I'm thinkin' about getting the nephew that, as he quite enjoys the drawbridge set
we got him....  Not sure how the Clone Troopers and Assassin Droids got to the
castle, but that drawbridge stopped 'em short...
Title: Re: I got really bored on Friday
Post by: Rob on December 02, 2009, 05:02:28 PM
Pix or it didn't happen!
Title: Re: I got really bored on Friday
Post by: yosmark on December 08, 2009, 10:32:49 PM
I made this car the other day to get it's impedance equivalent, I really need to buy some LEGOs & all the programable transductors/motors.

Look I named it Flamboyant, it was the fastest one around:

(http://i104.photobucket.com/albums/m184/yosmark/carrito.jpg)
Title: Re: I got really bored on Friday
Post by: slyvia k on December 09, 2009, 05:00:20 AM
so geeky  :love5: :love5:
Title: Re: I got really bored on Friday
Post by: yosmark on December 09, 2009, 03:27:59 PM
Syl, smart is the new sexy!

I want to buy the NXT kit & the mindstorms kit. I want my parents to buy me any of those for christmas or a new car.
Title: Re: I got really bored on Friday
Post by: N.U. on December 10, 2009, 02:28:49 PM
I assume you didn't simply build the pre-mixed set...

(http://cache.lego.com/images/shop/prod/7091-0000-xx-12-1.jpg)

I'm thinkin' about getting the nephew that, as he quite enjoys the drawbridge set
we got him....  Not sure how the Clone Troopers and Assassin Droids got to the
castle, but that drawbridge stopped 'em short...

no, mine actually throws marbles a goodly distance (around 10 feet). I don't have the correct counterweight to ammunition ratio, though, which should be around 133:1. I don't think the Lego can support a counterweight that should be around 8 lbs or so.

BTW, the catapult shown in this kit is actually a torsion catapult. I discovered that Lego cannot deal with the strains that come with a torsion device, at least at a scaled down size.
Title: Re: I got really bored on Friday
Post by: CeeGBee on December 10, 2009, 02:52:16 PM
I assume you didn't simply build the pre-mixed set...

(http://cache.lego.com/images/shop/prod/7091-0000-xx-12-1.jpg)

I'm thinkin' about getting the nephew that, as he quite enjoys the drawbridge set
we got him....  Not sure how the Clone Troopers and Assassin Droids got to the
castle, but that drawbridge stopped 'em short...

no, mine actually throws marbles a goodly distance (around 10 feet). I don't have the correct counterweight to ammunition ratio, though, which should be around 133:1. I don't think the Lego can support a counterweight that should be around 8 lbs or so.

BTW, the catapult shown in this kit is actually a torsion catapult. I discovered that Lego cannot deal with the strains that come with a torsion device, at least at a scaled down size.
No torsion mechanism, just a "counterweight" (i.e. a place to tap your finger and watch the
little far-too-light-to-break-anything plastic 'rock' fly.)
Title: Re: I got really bored on Friday
Post by: N.U. on December 10, 2009, 06:13:51 PM
I bet that's because Lego cannot deal with the forces due to a torsion device.
Title: Re: I got really bored on Friday
Post by: CeeGBee on December 10, 2009, 11:27:02 PM
I bet that's because Lego cannot deal with the forces due to a torsion device.
Actually, I suspect they have some sort of policy on the matter, as I don't believe any
of their sets have any "powered" components - spring loaded, or wind up or anything...

Are there still motorized lego sets?
Title: Re: I got really bored on Friday
Post by: N.U. on December 11, 2009, 05:48:33 PM
Heck yeah. The Mindstorm series is all about computers and servos.
Title: Re: I got really bored on Friday
Post by: CeeGBee on December 11, 2009, 07:02:07 PM
Heck yeah. The Mindstorm series is all about computers and servos.
Hmmm....  I may have to visit the OMG Want thread....
Title: Re: I got really bored on Friday
Post by: Half Mar on December 12, 2009, 09:57:10 AM
Aaah lego, I miss that in my life!