Monthly Archives: November 2013

LEGO Compatible Raspberry Pi Base    Send article as PDF   
Ever wished/wanted to use a Raspberry Pi as part of a LEGO Robotics Experiment, or need an alternative method to attach you BrickPI to a Robot you are building? Well, thanks to HansH and with the use of a 3d Printing Service you can have such a LEGO Compatible Raspberry Pi Base.

LEGO Technic Compatible Helical Gears    Send article as PDF   
The teeth on helical gears are cut at an angle to the face of the gear. When two teeth on a helical gear system engage, the contact starts at one end of the tooth and gradually spreads as the gears rotate, until the two teeth are in full engagement. This gradual engagement makes helical gears operate much more smoothly and quietly than spur gears. For this reason, helical gears are used in almost all car transmissions.

LEGO Mindstorms EV3 Alternative Wi-Fi Dongles    Send article as PDF   
Before I start on LEGO Mindstorms EV3 Alternative Wi-Fi Dongles, I came across a solution to the issue that arises with any Wi-Fi Dongle you use with your EV3 Brick. That is, any Dongle connected will stick out from the side of the brick, getting in the road of everything and allowing it to be easily to knocked from the EV3 Brick’s USB Socket.

Thick Technic Liftarms with Even Numbered Holes    Send article as PDF   
Ever needed Thick Technic Liftarms with ‘Even Numbered Holes‘? Well now thanks to the world of 3D Printing they are available thanks to a fellow Tasmanian’s ingenuity.

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