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Dual Container Grab Mechanism for STS Crane

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Over the last 8 months I have been working on Ship-to-Shore (STS) Bulk Container Handling Crane which is scaled to the LEGO 20′ Container that comes with LEGO Maersk  Train set. This Dual Container Grab Mechanism will hand two 40′ Containers, or four 20′ Container, or one 40′ & two 20′ Containers.

Mindstorms EV3 Container Handling Crane

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This is my LEGO Mindstorms EV3 powered Container Handling Crane. It also uses an Arduino Uno to control the lighting effects. This was a long term project, taking some three month of development before I had a reliable Robot capable of operating over long time periods without intervention.
​I began the build back in March 2015, but it was June before I had a reliable Robots. The first incarnation was controlled with an Arduino Uno powered EVShield from Mindsensors I was Beta Testing at the stage.

Drop Bottom Container for Forklift

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As mentioned in the previous post, I’ve been working on building my contribution to the May 2012, NXTLog Competition. I decided to build a ‘Line Following Forklift Truck’ for goods transportation to the factory. Here is the LEGO®  Model of the large open top, pallet type bins used to transport vegetables, such as potatoes, cabbages and pumpkins.

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