Tuesday, March 26, 2019

GBC Observer 👁 Week 14, 2019

With YouTube search currently disabled, the Great Ball Pit Discord Community has stepped up with a bunch of new GBC videos over the last week.  Click HERE to join in on the chat, no signup required. 

First up Rohan puts on a small show in Australia 🇦🇺

Next, Pinwheel and BigFoot from TwinLUG put on a small show at their local Science Center.

And Brian Bell from DixieLUG gives us a walk-around from BrickFair NC, both FakeSpaceSquid and Brian have modules in this layout.

Have a great week!

Monday, March 25, 2019

New Lego GBC Module - EV3 Counter

I've recently completed my EV3 Counter GBC Module that I will be using at BrickCan 2019.  I consider it a utility module so I decided to leave it rather plain looking.  I may return to it at a later date to make it look a bit "nicer".

It uses a Power Functions M Motor to power the conveyor which is using the new extra large sprockets (part #: 6253463)

Battery life is yet to be determined, but I'm pretty confident the 6AA should last throughout the weekend since the EV3 Hub is not driving any motors.

If it ends up being reliable at BrickCan 2019 I plan on releasing instructions and the EV3 program.