I see some pictures but not instructions. I'm sure they exist...just not at that link (yet).Christopher
The vidio is awsome. I got to go build one of those.
Too bad Steve doesn't have a third hand ;o)
Cool remote. Is this the first NXT Killough's platform?
I do have the building instructions. I sent the LDraw file, but it appears they didn't post that. I'll have to create the step-by-step images and submit those.Steve (who is trying to build a third hand)
Steve, can you give the part number for the wheels? I was trying to find in the BrickLink catalog and I couldn't tell by the picturesIt would be great if lego made some holonomic wheels!
It would seem from some pictures I have to be bricklink part # 3482c02. But you need a lot of them... more than I have, at the moment.Steve demonstrated this at NI Week, and it was fun to watch. I need to think up some "macros" for moving it with a more standard remote controler (to decouple the movement in the plane from the rotation of the platform). Watching the spectators react when the paddles "pushed back" was the best part.-- Brian Davis
nxtgord, if you accept non-LEGO solutions the FXA308 Transwheel can easily be used on LEGO axles with a slightly shaved bush pushed in wheel hole.
> Steve (who is trying to build a third hand)Great.Once the third hand is finished, you can make a fourth one by using the three hands. ;-)M. (anxiously awaiting the building instructions (not for the hand ... well, would be nice to have them also))
The parts inventory on Steve's page showed that you need thirty-six (36) wheels to make it. Other than that though, it is not a very trying inventory.
Thanks Brian for the part number - I'm not sure how I missed it in the catalog. It looks like there are a few folks with more than 36 for sale.I've ordered some of the FXA308 wheels, they're less than $4 each. Thanks for the recommendation Philo.
Well, I do have the advantage of a good picture and having seen it in person:http://www.brickshelf.com/cgi-bin/gallery.cgi?i=1960708There are certainly other ways to make such wheels as well, but Steve's is one of the simpliest I've seen, and works particularly well in this application.-- Brian Davis
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