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Project Progress / Thunderbird 1 - WIP
« on: December 15, 2018, 01:06:25 am »
Hi guys,
I know I've been absent for a long time. I hope the video's #1, #2 and #3 about some ideas I have over time, showed you that I'm not dead yet.
Here's two other pictures of my latest project, although also that has been on a break since october. Hope you'll like what I'm building. (Banana for scale)

Any other spaceship requests? I don't do Avengers stuff -_-'  I'm thinking about the Whizzing Arrow 2/3 from Oban Star Racers :D (or another ship from the series in that matter)

But say K'NEX would introduce this piece, which colour would you like it to have?
I think I'd be happy to see a yellow or grey flexi-rod.

There's no use for a green flexi rod... so this is understandable. But a red one... I mean, why not? curious.

Wow, I never realized until you brought it up!
But also this is a part that I never felt was missing... unlike so many other parts haha.

Project Progress / Re: K'nex Sports Car
« on: April 29, 2018, 08:15:24 pm »
It's look pretty cool ! THis is the type of model that K'nex industrie should sell in their shops ! Next to this, The Plants vs Zombie or others models like that are totally naught...
Yeah and the size is not too big. I think there are about 200 pieces in there right now? Perhaps 250 when complete.

Project Progress / Re: K'nex Sports Car
« on: April 29, 2018, 12:16:35 pm »
During Kingsday I found the rare yellow 3D connectors... 4 of each. This motivated me to yellow-ize the Sports Car. You can see the result so far below. I'm thinking to make the interior in yellow too.
The yellow steering wheel fits great :) Only I'm not happy about the window-stiles.

Project Progress / Re: K'nex Sports Car
« on: April 12, 2018, 11:01:07 pm »
Not yet :)

You guys have the right to see me more active. I hope I can bring you instructions for three models (AT-ST, Y-Wing and updated Lambda) and this one soon.
As the weather is getting nicer, It's easier to take pictures and videos of my models. Pictures means instructions... and so on.

I'm not dead yet!

Project Progress / Re: K'nex Sports Car
« on: March 16, 2018, 07:51:53 am »
That looks amazing! But what is Hand of God steering, and is there any motor?

Hand of God steering means that you (God, compared to your miniature car) can drive your car around with your hand, when the steering wheel is easy accessible by hand (on top of the roof in this case). Otherwise you'll have to reach in the passenger space to turn the wheel (like in my 4x4) which is less ergonomic.
No motor, pushed by hand. It's fun enough and otherwise I couldn't get it so small.

G, I'm always surprised by the new ways of connecting pieces you discover. Never thought of checking if the tan clips fit into the holes of the blue hinge connectors like that. Brilliant!

Really nice design as well. I'm impressed with how compact it is. Keen to see what different colour variations you come up with. Seems to me a yellow version could work due to the amount of metallic yellow connectors?

That looks amazing! But what is Hand of God steering, and is there any motor?

Notice the grey gear in the front steering system? It means he can steer the car while moving it by rotating that gear. Almost as if a 'hand of God' wear reaching down and steering the car. through the gear.

^That's correct. I added my own explanation :)

Thanks for your comment :) The blue hinge-tan clip is about the smallest linear hinge you can get. It works perfect in this configuration and it's so simple.
The small size of the model makes it accessible for more people :)
Yeah I thought so too. And the red and orange won't hinder the main yellow colour. I also have some yellow 4-way pieces to throw in, to replace the black ones. The rest can stay silver/grey.

Project Progress / K'nex Sports Car
« on: March 15, 2018, 06:19:39 pm »
Long time since I made something that actually works...

This sports car may be small, but features HOG-steering (Hand of God, as seen in many LEGO models). I came up with this idea pretty spontaneously. The rear axle also has a stiff suspension system, featuring a blue flexi rod.

I'm thinking of making the model Yellow/Orange/Red, due to the flexi rods in the front.

Other Discussions / Re: Contest Suggestions
« on: February 21, 2018, 09:04:42 pm »
Agreed. I like bridge building :)

Also I thought of a rubber-band car. I thought: well but not everyone has the same rubber band. True, but the judge can use the same one all the time. Rubber band: those thick ones the post-delivery uses (in holland at least).

Project Progress / Re: The Cutlass - K'nex Swinging Ship (Update: 18/02)
« on: February 19, 2018, 07:45:10 am »
Great ship, great model! Really curious about how you will drive the model (the motor to the rocker part)
Keep it up! Scenery finishes it greatly!

Other Discussions / Re: Contest Suggestions
« on: February 19, 2018, 07:40:37 am »
Like the ideas coming from you guys. I'm sure we can organize smthn again, keep the ideas coming

Awe that's a shame. I'm planning to make a video of the event/exhibition, because it's the first time I have so many models built at once.

I'm going to take:
- Millennium Falcon
- Slave I
- Lambda Class (Improved version)
- Sebulba's podracer
- X-Wing
- Snowspeeder
- Y-Wing (New!)
- AT-ST (New!)

Project Progress / Re: Homemade knex robotics building system project
« on: December 10, 2017, 05:56:38 pm »
This looks pretty promising!
Don't forget that a motor can draw several mA's... if drawn directly from your microchip, the chip will not like that! Best if you switch the motor on/off with a transistor. Speed you can regulate with PWM (Pulse Width Modulation). The Arduino has this on several outputs.

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