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MilitaryDuckJock
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Einsteiger Iain Hendry
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Link zum Beitrag #137867 Verfasst am Montag, 28. März 2005 20:03
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Hi guys and gals!

As you may know, I like building stuff out of LEGO and I've also got a huge interest in following the progrses of the worlds' first HUSS Topple Towers going up this year. I'm coming along fairly well with a LEGO version that I started a few weeks ago, so I thought I'd post a few "construction" photos!

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Here is the ring of seats. I've used a "Hailfire" wheel to make up the ring. It is a hubless ring, so the ring and seats rotate while the structure supporting it stays in place. That's different from the real thing but was the only way I could realistically do this project in LEGO.

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The close up of the drive engaging the ring.

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This was one of the harder parts to get the spacing just right.

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Now you can see the gearmotor for driving the ring rotation, and a bit of the counterweight/controller.

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The very first test with the counterweight is a success!

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The counterweight is 2 RCX's with several blocks of steel.

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This is the base turret module. It houses the drive for the rotation of the base and will also support the main axle and drives.

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After testing the drives and proving the toppling action would be good, I removed them and mounted the tower assembly on the turret...

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...and added my own little decoration to the top. S

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I'll keep updating this thread with the progress I make. Hope you enjoy! S

-Iain
Wheels: 2006 smart fortwo cdi + Cagliari G1A
El Quinte
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Einsteiger Toon Kockx
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Link zum Beitrag #137872 Verfasst am Montag, 28. März 2005 20:10 Relax
Oh my god! You really do like the topple tower don't you S
Very nice!
Intamania!
Fishbone
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Aufsteiger

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Link zum Beitrag #137888 Verfasst am Montag, 28. März 2005 20:46 Relax
Wow,
a wonderful model!
Are you able to make a video of the model?

Greetings,

Fishbone
Diddi
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Einsteiger Stefan

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Link zum Beitrag #137889 Verfasst am Montag, 28. März 2005 20:52 Relax
thats just CRAZY! S
nice work!
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SupremeC
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Aufsteiger Benjamin
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Link zum Beitrag #137963 Verfasst am Montag, 28. März 2005 23:20 Relax
woah, awesome, dude. S

how about putting some small ppl in those seets and makin a little video clip or something? :>
MilitaryDuckJock
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Einsteiger Iain Hendry
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Link zum Beitrag #138131 Verfasst am Dienstag, 29. März 2005 14:06
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Thanks for the kind coments, everyone!

Last night I wrote a simple test program to check out the toppleing action coupled with the rotations. Here we go:

Movie Clip - 834k, MPEG

The two toppeling drives are coupled to a 15:1 gear reducer and position is monitored by a rotation sensor.

-Iain
Wheels: 2006 smart fortwo cdi + Cagliari G1A
NaLogo
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Onrider Michael Beckers
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Link zum Beitrag #138154 Verfasst am Dienstag, 29. März 2005 14:44 Relax
MilitaryDuckJock Thanks for the kind coments, everyone!

Last night I wrote a simple test program to check out the toppleing action coupled with the rotations. Here we go:

Movie Clip - 834k, MPEG

The two toppeling drives are coupled to a 15:1 gear reducer and position is monitored by a rotation sensor.

-Iain


Nice work, Mr. Stengel...S

Regards,
Michael

Gruß, Michael
Wenn man lang genug nach einer Limo schreit, bekommt man sie auch einestages!
Fishbone
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Aufsteiger

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Link zum Beitrag #138178 Verfasst am Dienstag, 29. März 2005 15:48 Relax
MilitaryDuckJock Thanks for the kind coments, everyone!

Last night I wrote a simple test program to check out the toppleing action coupled with the rotations. Here we go:

Movie Clip - 834k, MPEG

The two toppeling drives are coupled to a 15:1 gear reducer and position is monitored by a rotation sensor.

-Iain


The model works great!
Thank you for the video!
Fantastic!

Greetings,

Fishbone
SupremeC
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Aufsteiger Benjamin
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Link zum Beitrag #138186 Verfasst am Dienstag, 29. März 2005 16:18 Relax
woah, the video is amazing. makes me wanna play with lego again. :>
Lord Dreadnaught
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Einsteiger

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Link zum Beitrag #138189 Verfasst am Dienstag, 29. März 2005 16:25 Relax
Wow!!!
That reminds me of former times. When I was younger, I also used to play with Lego.
Have you thought about sending some pictures of the tower to Lego? It really looks like it could be produced and sold in masses.
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