Tuesday, July 23, 2019

GBC Observer 👁 Week 31, 2019

It's week 31, and it's summertime in the northern hemisphere, so not a lot of building going on these days.  Having said that, there is a lot of convention activity still taking place and BrickFair VA is just a few weeks away.  Here are some Lego GBC videos that I thought were worth a look if you haven't seen them already!

Sawyer has built a pick and twist type mechanism in his latest GBC module.  The use of the knob gears to rotate the lift arms is well done!

I think I shared a video of this layout from Sweden previously, but this take is filmed well and narrated well, so it's worth another look.

And if you missed this last week,  Lawrie made an appearance on Adam Savage's Tested YouTube channel.  It's a great interview, and shows off a bunch of the GBC that appeared at Bricks by the Bay 2019.

Thursday, July 18, 2019

New Lego GBC Module - Tiny Stepper

Here is a 10x10x10 stepper.  It was actually a bit of a challenge to get everything to fit in the small footprint.  It meets most of the GBC Standard but can only take around 20 balls, a little short of the 30 ball batch.  Having said that, it can clear balls quickly.

It uses a Lego Power Functions M motor, and a simple stepper lift.  Be sure to watch to the end to see the module BATTLE!

Tuesday, July 16, 2019

GBC Observer 👁 Week 30, 2019

Welcome to the GBC Observer - Week 30 of 2019.  A lot of new Lego Great Ball Contraptions have appeared over the last week, here are a few of the videos that I enjoyed. 

Nonsense Wars brings us some footage from the GBC @ Bricks by the Bay 2019. There is a lot of interesting modules in here like the black train that seems to have it's own conveyor belt module onboard.

pg5200 has built a clean looking new stepper module. It has a recirculation function which I really appreciate.

Bananaman is back with a new module, and lift mechanism. I have not seen a module using a mechanism like this before!

Have a great week everyone!