Thursday, May 10, 2018

Still building!

Hey Everyone,

It's been a bit quiet around here but I'm here to let you know that I am still building!  After BrickCan 2018 I had a lot of modifications to do to existing modules as well as breaking down several modules, and sorting all sorts of lego.  In addition to that we had a lot going on at home that I had to help take care of, so GBC time was limited over the last few weeks.

Module Modifications:
Upslide: Rebuilt and reinforced the Input Bin, added a necessary piece (rubber damper and axle) to ensure that the pusher returns at the correct position to push the next ball.

D.R.O.P. Changed the gearing from 8:40 to 24:40 increasing the speed of the module.  You can see how I rebuilt the gearing in these images.  (I plan on using shared power with this module in the future, no more dedicated M Motor)

Pumping Station: Disassembled (This double ball pump jammed frequently and also required holding onto 14-16 balls just to operate which made it expensive to run)

BB8-Loader Disassembled (Multiple jams and explosions made this much too unreliable for public use.) I did not use the exact build from the instructions so the blame is fully on me.  I know many people run this module with no issues.

I'm currently finishing up the decoration of my next module which I really need for my public layouts to handle the surge of balls that was destroying my modules.  It is a reservoir style module with it's own dedicated speed controller and I'm building it in the Minecraft theme.  I plan to run this as the first module in my line of modules in order to control the speed and surge of balls much easier.

I hope to have a video for this new module up sometime next week.

Have a great weekend everyone!

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