Lego mindstorms ev3 forklift building instructions
My first idea to build skidder failed due to too small wheels. Then I've begun creating articulated wheel loader that finished same as skidder. When I was creating jib and bucket I found out it prety difficult. I can't remember how many variants of it I had to build till I've found first that worked well. Then I finally went through telehandler to skid steer loader. You can see its first prototype at picture bellow.
It's just combination of main elements of model to verify their functionality, proportions and scale. Those elements are jib with bucket, gearbox inspired by the one from main model, chassis with front and rear axle steering inspired by the one from alternative model of set and outline of cab.
When I proved that everything works well I've begun main building process. I've dismentled prototype, put together solid chassis and frame of superstructure and installed all gearings inside. Finished model features these functions: Forks are such bonus built out of left over parts and they even feature adjustable width and are supplemented with one pallet where you can put some load.
There are more pictures of this loader in gallery. While I was still working on alternative model for set I also dealt with building alternates out of set I appreciate this set very much because it offers excellent collection of part for building various animals.
I've got inspired by colour scheme so nobody was surprised that first model was penguin with fish. I like its head most because you can move it in any possition thanks to ball joint. Killer whale is another black and white animal I've built out of set I've created its first prototype at workshop in Billund, Denmark and I've brought it to excellence after my arrival home. It combines smart use of SNOT studs not on top technique with many movable parts - tail, flippers and maw. I think this is the best alternative model I've ever built out of Lego Creator set.
Building instructions for penguin and killer whale are here. Next model is lawn mower built out of set This little tractor was supposed to be the first of many alternates built out of set but now it looks like it will stay as the only one.
I've found out this set doesn't offer as many possibilities as I've expected and building alternative models is very difficult. Finally small propeller plane built out of set is last model I'd like to indroduce you today.
It whirls its propeller when you're moving it around and it also shows extraordinary use of propeller blades for creating wings. Its building instructions are placed here. At the end I'd like to mention one little adjustment in way of issuing building instructions. Based on results of survey I've decided to publish them in pdf only. I also plan to extend description of models by adding ratings of their solidity, stability, difficulty to build and playability.
April 27, - Workshop and new Creator models On March 28 the first workshop where I've shared my hints and experience of building alternative models took place in one pub in Prague.
It was focused on building out of Creator and after short presentation we've begun creating alternative models out of set eagle. About seven builders have attended it and they've made for example excavator, sailboat or crayfish. I've also started building my own creation - it was wild boar that you can build with help of these instructions now too. Due to its great success I plan to repeat this workshop again in future.
Alternative models built out of set are another interesting deed. This set contains about 50 pieces packed in plastic bag and there is only one official model built out of this set - transport plane. Building alternative model out of such a small amount of bricks was great and difficult challenge.
It took me pretty much time to make the first alternate - helicopter. Another model of yacht wasn't piece of cake either but then it has become easier and I've expanded number of alternative models to five helicopter, yacht, fish, plane and chicken during next few evenings.
I like chicken and plane most. It is nice to see that you can build so much even out so small amount of bricks. Building instructions for these mini-models are placed here. And what about other models? Nowadays I "fight" with alternative model out of set So far I've just found out I'm not able to create skidder as I planed due to very small wheels.
It's more probable I will make some kind of loader or forklift truck. Finally I'd like to add little bit more information about new way of supporting buildinst. As you may have noticed there is new button with link to PayPal under menu. You can send your money to support buildinst development via it.
If you are in Czech version you'll be linked to payment in Czech crowns and if you are in English version you'll be linked to payment in euros. I plan to buy new sets for building alternative models with help of this money and also to partly finance reprograming of this website to offer you some new features like voting for next alternative models and sets and to make me easier to update and enlarge its content. March 14, - Great challenge You may ask what "challenge" are you talking about?
Let me explain it. If you don't know who he is, he works for Lego as community manager for whole Europe and Asia. Jan has liked that my models show basic idea of Lego - when you bring Lego set home you haven't got just one, two or even three models that you can build following instructions in box but you've got lots of different models that you can find and build with help of your imagination. And then challenge with possibility of future co-operation has appeared: Other set Jan sent me is much bigger - it is container truck Nowadays I have three ideas of alternative model skidder, mobile crane and multicar so I'm courios about result of building Anyway I'd like to thank Jan for this challenge once more.
I'd also like to mention two exhibitions where you could meet me. The first occured in Brno on March 1st and 2nd and another will occur in Boskovice on Saturday March 15th. You could see my latest models like tyrannosaur and duck, pull-back tractor and brand new grader built out of set there.
Grader is the second alternative model that I've built out of this set weeing dog was the first. When I was building it I had to use some extraordinary building technologies to handle great lack of pins.
In the end I'd like to say you can look forward to new alternative model I plan to build out of set cat and mouse. It should be penguin due to black and white color scheme. I was too impatient to wait till its end so I've begun improving website in accordance with its current results.
You can read it here now. About half of you would appreciate lists of parts for each model. I've solved this issue by adding one more line with number of pieces to description of almost all models I plan to add it to rest of them in nearest future. This number works like link to Rebrickable where you can find list of parts you have to scroll little bit down.
So I'm gonna place description of my technique here soon. I'd also like to mention three new models that I've built during Christmas time. Mammoth built out of set is first of them. I've created this model especially for December alternative build competition organized by Rebrickable.
Mammoth is relatively big it ate most parts of set and features posable trunk, extremities and tail. I have to admit that tusks and front legs are little bit fragile so I don't recommend giving mammoth to little children. Building instructions for mammoth are available here since Christmas day. Other two models are built out of set This set doesn't have any official alternative model you have to use both and to build dragster so I've challenged myself to build at least one worthwhile alternative model.
At first I've created some kind of sports car and then I've begun building something more original - tractor. Both models feature pull motor and detailed interior with steering wheel and seat. Building instructions for them will be available soon and you can try to build tractor with help of pictures in gallery. November 24, - Early Christmas This year I've decided that buildinst gives you Christmas present one month earlier.
This has two results for us: From last report several things which should be mentioned have happened. I'd like to begin with exhibition at Lipno that almost 57, visitors visited between June 1 and October If you don't visit it this year don't worry you'll be able to visit it next year.
Due to great success exhibition will be repeated and even twice bigger in ! Several new alternative models I'd like to talk about have appeared here on buildinst during exhibition and after its end.
Hot rod build out of set is the first of them. Mostly it's just modification of original hot rod. Main changes are design of radiator grill and narrower mudguars. You were able to see this new version of hot rod at Lipno exhibition first time and now you can see it here too.
Snow groomer built out of set is the second model. It's the best alternative model I've built out of this small set so far. Building this model was like another fight with lack of pins and axles. In the end all fell in place excelently and groomer has got two features: You can build this snow groomer by following this building instruction.
Last model I'd like to introduce today is new bulldozer built out of set Originally I was building another snow groomer instead of bulldozer. When I almost finished design of snow plow I've changed my mind and I've begun building bulldozer.
This bulldozer is special because it's my first model using simple transmission that switches output between lifting blade and ripper. Blade is lifted by pair of large linear actuators and ripper by one small linear actuator. Cab also features adjustable driver's seat. It's interesting that it took me two weeks to build this bulldozer but it took me about one month to create instructions for it.
Finally I'd like to ask you once more to fill this little survey if you haven't done it yet. Your feed back will help me to improve buildinst in way you prefer.
Those of you who were visiting it on first day were also able to participate in attendant program and meet builders and even Lego group representatives Jan Beyer and Milan Reindl besides watching lots of excellent models.
I've contributed to exhibition by two little expositions of alternative models. First consists of animals: Who haven't visited this exhibition yet they can do it till end of September. I'd also like to introduce you my latest alternative model - helicopter built out of set This helicopter was about third and so far only successful attempt on alteranate built out of this set. My objective was to build helicopter that features something more than just moving rotors even despite its small size.
Retractable landing gear became this extra feature. I hope you'll like it and you'll enjoy building it. May 1, - Our menagerie is proliferating Today I'd like to talk little bit about the latest increase in animals.
All have begun with set I've built rabbit out of this set right after dismantling eagle. I don't know if it is some kind of abberation: This one is even able to move its ears and you can build it by following this instruction. It's interesting that it took me two weeks to build this bulldozer but it took me about one month to create instructions for it.
Finally I'd like to ask you once more to fill this little survey if you haven't done it yet. Your feed back will help me to improve buildinst in way you prefer.
Those of you who were visiting it on first day were also able to participate in attendant program and meet builders and even Lego group representatives Jan Beyer and Milan Reindl besides watching lots of excellent models. I've contributed to exhibition by two little expositions of alternative models.
First consists of animals: Who haven't visited this exhibition yet they can do it till end of September. I'd also like to introduce you my latest alternative model - helicopter built out of set This helicopter was about third and so far only successful attempt on alteranate built out of this set. My objective was to build helicopter that features something more than just moving rotors even despite its small size. Retractable landing gear became this extra feature.
I hope you'll like it and you'll enjoy building it. May 1, - Our menagerie is proliferating Today I'd like to talk little bit about the latest increase in animals. All have begun with set I've built rabbit out of this set right after dismantling eagle.
I don't know if it is some kind of abberation: This one is even able to move its ears and you can build it by following this instruction. After rabbit greater challenge has come to me - set When I was thinking about what to build out of lots of red panels I found out fish that changed into shark later. If you wanna see what shark is able to do, take it for ride. It has three wheel chassis and its rear axle drives mechanism that moves its tail and opens its maw.
I've used modified mahj's mechanism from his Da Vinci flyer for shark tail. Model is also ready to be motorized with set In such way it moves by itself on base built out of battery box.
I was surprised how fast I've built this model - it has taken just one week. Building has run in this way: Rough structure of head and body was next phase.
Then I've worked on linkage between head and tail and finally I've finished its design. It was mostly about finding best places for remaining panels. You can see result best on this video. Last animal for this time is dachshund built out of set again. He can also lift his leg same as my weeing doggie built out of set to relieve himself. I've used our new family member - dachshund Jessie as model for this creation. At the end I'd like to mention two exhibitions that I've visited as exhibitor and where you were able to see me.
The first exhibition was in Boskovice on February 16th and another was in Brno one week later. Next exhibition where I'm gonna show my models will begin in Lipno point on June 1st and end on September 30th.
If you visit it first day, you'll be able to meet me and other builders and participate in attendant program for visitors during day. December 28, - PF At first I'd like to wish you good luck, health, love and lots of lego bricks in new year Speaking about future of this website I have two news for you - one good and another bad.
Bad news is I have less and less time for designing new models and creating instructions so number of updates will be bit smaller than now. And good news is I'm still going to develop this site by adding new instructions and functions - currently I'd like to enlarge gallery by adding more pictures of new models so those of you who are more skillful will be able to build new models before instructions are released.
In further future I plan to convert whole website into php and make it more interactive. November 5, - New hot-rod with remote control Few weeks ago I finished my first car with remote control and I bring it to you with building instructions. It is another hot-rod that attracts your attention by V6 engine with moving pistons while going. Car is relatively tough, fast and with good handling as you can see in this video. It is easy to remove battery box by disconnecting power cable and removing right door.
You should be careful during driving to prevent hitting obstacles by front wheels because easily it can cause leaping gear on rack and failure of return to center mechanism. If we speak about parts that I've added to set all remained as I mentioned last time - 2 M-motors, 1 IR receiver and controller, 1 battery box and 1 little rubber belt I've used that one from set I hope you'll like new hot-rod and you'll enjoy a lot of fun during building and driving it.
Another model which I'd like to introduce you is forklift truck built out of set Forks are lifted via M-motor connected with winch with thread this is only part that is not contained in set and mast is tilted via hand-operated linear actuator.
Truck is able to lift load at least g heavy. Crossing of steering axle and linear actuator driving axle without using gears is the greatist structural trick that I've used in this model. It also features easy baterry box removing, rear axle steering and many small details like adjustable seat, panel with joystick for operating forks, rearview mirrors etc.
August 26, - Development of remote control car Regular visitors probably noticed that nothing has happened here almost three months but don't worry buildinst goes on. As I wrote in last report I've begun working on new remote control car built out of set It will be built only out of this set plus two PF medium motors, one battery box, one IR receiver and controller and one small rubber belt. Presently I've finished two chassis prototypes - first with fake-engine in back and another with fake-engine in front.
Both chassis uses one M-motor for drive and another for steering with return to center function. They features good performance and handling. Just I've got stuck in bodywork design - I can't build it tough and attractive. So it isn't clear yet what kind of car it will be - sports car or hot-rod or pick-up. I hope I overcome this soon and I'll be able to share instruction for this car with you. By the way I have new piece in my collection - tractor and it means that you won't have to wait first alternative model built out of this set long.
June 3, - What can you expect in nearest future? I've decided that time to realise ideas I'm keeping in my head just come due to fact I haven't built anything cool for long time. Next creation should be new alternative model built out of set I don't tell you what exactly it will be but it won't be garbage truck that I mentioned before Finally I plan to build something really special - bucket-wheel excavator.
Of course it will not be easy and just one set will not contain enough pieces for building it but I am intented to reach this goal and then share building instruction with you. There were many visitors there and most of them were children in age under 10 years so it was not surprise that remote controlled cars that they could control were most favourite attraction. You can see how it looked like there on picture under this text.
Revealing of winners of "To sail the Technic sea" contest was another significant event. Those who watch eurobricks know that water strider has won 1st place and my motor boat was placed on 4th place - it is great success for me. I was very surpriced by new green tractor that will be released this summer. I didn't expect it could be so good. It is smaller set with nice models both main and alternative and many useful parts. I was as interested in this set as I tried to build main model in accordance with available pictures in LDD Lego digital designer.
April 11, - News for last two months I was too lazy during last web updating to write few lines in blog so I'm gonna make it up for you now.
Let's start from the beginning. Who still hesitate to build snow cat or not they will welcome this video on youtube. Surely you've noticed that two new instructions for models built out of set were already added at the end of February.
These two models are snowmobile and tracked dumper. Set number is my smallest Technic set nowadays and it is rather difficult to build anything meaningful out of it. My snowmobile was created just thanks to many compromises that caused for example need for fixing track.
Development of tracked dumper was quite different. I found original model created by Captainmib on eurobricks and I liked it as much as I decided to build it according to pictures. When I finished model I was disappointed by result - it was too fragile. So I took it apart and rebuilt it into model you can build with help of instruction placed here on buildinst. I also tried to build something else out of this set but I wasn't much successful Another story lies beyond evolution of motor boat built out of set I got idea to build boat out of this set right after I had finished propeller plane but I didn't have time to build it.
Only announcing "To sail the Technic sea" contest gave me impulse to begin. Engine with lifting and steering mechanism was the most complicated part of model so I chose it as first step of development. When I finished first prototype of engine long perriod of lessening and improving was begining. Creation of boat and its design was last step of process. This video shows you how finished motor boat works. Later I added rear frame with rope and water skier to make it more interesting for contest.
I will also attend this exhibition and show my models there. February 17, - Snow cat with remote control I've dealt with development of tracked vehicle that features more than drive for long time. Originally I planed to create some kind of machine with grab that would be able to move such things as cup or glass from place to place. After few failed attempts and incoming snowfalls I decided to build snow cat.
You can judge result on attached pictures or build your own snow cat with help of this instruction. Snow cat handles well and you can control it with just one IR control. When you want to switch between drive and lifting snowplow you just change channel from 1 to 4 or opposite. If you want to make snow cat moving faster or slower you can replace 16 teeth gears for one 12 and one 20 teeth double bevel gear during assembling chassis.
I've also got idea to create another version of this snow cat using parts only out of set and attach snow groommer on it or to use just chassis for attaching grab that I spoke about above. This is just music of future Now I plan to focus on water world and building model for contest To sail the Technic sea opened at eurobricks. January 25, - New alternate built out of set I've read somewhere that is the worst set ever in Lego Technic series and it should had been released in Racers series.
This writer pointed out few functions and weak design with lots of stickers. So after formula new cool hot-rod is coming. Chassis, gearings and whole concept of rear wheel drive with engine in front are inspired by official alternative model.
This hot-rod features opening hood with support bar, opening doors and trunk, steering, even 2 seats official models offers just one and of course V8 engine in big nose.
December 24, - PF November 25, - News on buildinst As I said last time I've prepaired few new features for you on website. Gallery of alternative models is the first of them. You can access it easily by clicking on link in heading of this page. Gallery is working in trial run with limited number of pictures now. I'm gonna supplement more pictures in future.
Links to forums where you'll be able to discuss all around buildinst and where you'll find notices for updates are another new feature. You can find these links in heading of this page and they refer to Eurobricks forum in English and to Kostky forum in Czech and Slovak. Last new feature is possibility to download building instructions for selected models in PDF.
PDF offers easy way of downloading whole instruction with new front page in one step. Unfortunately instructions in PDF have little bit worse quality of pictures due to reducing file size. On my channel is all most popular lego series such as Chima, This is a proof of concept version of my current project: The creation has four functions steering, front axle drive, tilting and elevating fork that can all Francesco Yates Official Lyric Video link - https: Music by Benjamin Banger; go here to find his latest album: Fun Toy unboxing and building of Engineering Check back for part 1 for the assembly video: Blu Rays, statues, Action figures review videos plus Gaming streaming all here with the occasional other stuff thrown in!
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