Friday, September 9, 2016

Lego Puzzle Box #2

I had a fantastic time designing this puzzle box, I was trying to make the most complex box of madness I can. This is what I came up with...


This puzzle is very complicated in the inside, but so I can show you how it works, the top and bottom can be detached easily.

This is how the top detaches

And the Bottom:
These are the parts that come off the top,
 Then you can see inside
(P.S. Some of the pneumatic tubes are not in there. Sorry)
The main things you can see from the top are the pneumatic pump (the blue thing) and the pneumatic switch

And the bottom:

One of the things on the bottom was the drive train for the pump, the long pole with the universal joints and the big tan gear transfer the power to the pump (in the top picture)

On the left there is a gear shiftier for the final door opening (much like the one on puzzle box #1).

Solution Video:

Build with Boston:

Here are the parts:

Now let's build it

Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Lego® Technic Puzzle Box #1

I love puzzles, these make me happy. So I thought I could meld my two hobbies and make a Lego Puzzle.
Power System: N/A
Motors: None
Parts: Below:
Click for full screen...
Main Video:

How it works!

Pushing this...

...lifts this piece.

one stud up to this position this hits a door making it open!

I took of the bottom of the puzzle box so you can see the inside!

This handle...

...shifts between 3 gears, only one of them does anything!

So when you turn this knob and the gear shiftier is set correctly... 

The door is hit slightly.

 So than it can be opened fully.

the next mechanism consists of a handle turning some gears...

 That turn more gears.

That open a door...

 ...where the energy core is found.


Build with Boston:
Click on the images for the full screen.

Now watch the video!

Monday, July 11, 2016

Lego Mindstorms Spy Bot

Click to view images in full screen.
Power system: Mindstorms with 6 AA batteries
Motors: 3 Mindstorms Ev3 motors
Parts: Look below at the build video section... lots of sets were used to make this! ( : (the drive train (bag 1) can be built with only 31313 (Ev3 Home Edition)

Main Video:

How it Works:
Firstly this cover can come off to allow maintenance to the main driving system!

A large motor opens and closes the front door. Behind that door is my phone, it can record video but it can also allow me to drive the vehicle remotely.
This is the main drive system - just two treads. (:

Special Video:
I like making videos that are interesting and don't just show the creation in great lighting. So I created the Mission:

Build with Boston:


Now Let's Build it!