Sunday, October 4, 2009

Week TechVideo, 2009 #40 - Closed loop pneumatic excavator

Still on the pneumatics mood, I've decided to bring this week, another fully automated pneumatic model.

It is a fantastic module for any GBC display. An automatic closed loop pneumatic excavator, built by Jetro (linmix), a veteran Hispalug member.



It is something I had the chance to see working live, during last December, at the 2nd Hispabrick in Barcelona, and which really amazed me!

Jetro has also some extra photos from his model, at this Brickshelf folder.

7 comments:

Al said...

That's brilliant thanks for posting!

Ricardo Oliveira said...

Indeed! That's functional and very compact and good looking!

Congrats Jetro! :D

I highlight the fact that Jetro is a very active AFOL. Besides the participation on his own comunity HispaLUG, he also has the kindness of feeding PLUG's forum. Thanks a lot! :-)

Jetro said...

Thank you very much! ... and there's more, but you'll find out in good time :D

Alban said...

Woah ! very good !

I made a NXT GBC Excavator here :

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Dyfvx2ogR4


But too slow for real GBC.

Conchas said...

Very nice too, Alban!

I'm sure you can make it move faster, anyway it should be enough if there aren't too much balls coming.
GBC specifications requires a 1 ball/sec rate.
You shouldn't be too far.

Jetro said...

I don't have the video handy, but I also made a MINDSTORMS GBC excavator module with the 8294 as base model and an RCX to control it. It was good fun but not half as much as the pneumatic model ;D

Jetro said...

Found it!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1WZtzdlYpu0
You can see the pneumatic excavator at around 1:50 and the RCX controlled version starting at 2:06

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