Friday, November 9, 2007


Do you have ideas to create TECHNIC models, but don't know exactly how to do it?
Or don't know how does things work in real life?

Just take a look at HowStuffWorks!

A great website where you can find comprehensive details about working mechanisms, for many of those things you cross everyday, but don't know inner details or how do they really work.

Would like to highlight the auto and engineering sections, but of course there is much more that you can find there.

See here, just a few great examples:
- How Differentials Work
- How Car Engines Work
- How Car Steering Works
- How Brakes Work
- How Helicopters Work
- How Gear Ratios Work
... and many more.

It's good to build. Build Well!


Alex Campos said...

It's always nice to have an explanation on how things work, but nothing is more educational than actually building the thing and seeing it in motion...
However, I've built 5-speed gearboxes three times (twice for the 8448 Super Street Sensation, once for the 8466 Off-Roader), and I still can't fully understand the cramped sets of gears!

TechnicBRICKs said...


I took me also a lot of observation time and playing to understand it.
Really cool, this LEGO solution!

Now my challenge is to build a 5-speed gearbox sequential, that I can easily command electrically.

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