It takes time & certain amount of failed ideas to design anything. Ideas rarely come in a box, they require slow birth rather than rapid unpacking.
B: “What would you build if I gave you a coin counter?
I: ”Any purpose?”
B: ”Yes, to make a machine so the visitors put money in.”
I: ”hmmm… a Jukebox? … hmm with dancing Ducks…”
STAGE 0.2 Learning
I have decided to build prototype of an automaton from Lego Technic. There were plenty sets & I have never had an opportunity to play with those… ehhh Lego <3
Day 1: some basic Lego models from booklets
Day 2: big bulldozer started – learning Lego
Day 3: BREAK sorting bricks day… too hard too find elements anyway.
Day 4: BREAK DISASTER element needs to be ordered online
Day 5: BREAK unsuccessful at building part replacement from other bricks
Day 10: part arrives 😀
Day 11: model is finished… gears aren’t working
Day 12: disassembling 🙁
Day 13: Here we go again!
Day 14-15: It works! – Lego lvl Advanced reached.
Day 16: Time to upgrade!
Day 18- 28: BREAK – Dublin Maker
STAGE 0.3 3D printing Lego Bricks
Day …XX(lost count, but it’s today) First general Lego Piece was 3D printed 🙂
SUCCESS 3D printed Lego piece fits with regular bricks!
SHORT TERM GOALS:
- Build automaton
- Design Lego Bricks in a shape of Ducks
- 3D print Ducks
- program Bulldozer (why not its almost done!)
- find manual for coin counters…
Latest decision – to add Arduino & remote controller to Bulldozer 😀