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Technics & Mindstorms Compatible ‘MinuteBot Baseplate’

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I had a package arrive today from Soren Jensen, in Copenhagen, Denmark containing a pair of LEGO Technics & Mindstorms Compatible ‘MinuteBot Baseplates’. The [MinuteBot] Base is a thick, very robust base plate that is a must have for your Technics Models and LEGO Mindstorms Robots. The [MinuteBot Base] is a rectangular plate measuring 21 x 30 Technic holes.

The Ultimate LEGO Technics Crane Claw

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I’ve been working on-and-off for a couple years now on a reliable LEGO Technics, Crane Claws which will pick up balls reliably. Initially I started of with a two sided clamp type claw with a rounded cage to secure the ball, but this only worked reliably if the claw was directly over the ball. There had to be a better way!

Technics Mount for RC type Servo Motors

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I have tried a number of methods of mounting Radio Control type Servo Motors to Lego Technics models over the years. Non were overly successful, mostly due to alignment issues. Then in the wee hours this morning, whilst trying to sleep, the answer hits me. Out of bed I jumped (tip-toed), because finally there was a solution, thanks to Lego’s new new Part #64179: Gray Technic, Lift-arm with 5 x 7 Open Centre. 55gram RC Servo Motors fit tightly inside these new frames, accepting the Servo output shaft doesn’t align with the mounting holes in the 5 x 7Liftarm Frame. But this is a relatively easy fix that takes about 10 minutes, plus a day for the glue to reach full strength.

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