Thursday, June 24, 2010

Technicopedia Update

Eric Albrecht (Blakbird) has just finished a major upgrade to his Technicopedia website, adding a new year to the site, improving some of the available information and staring an exciting new section. Below is the full announcement:

Major Update

I've just finished posting a major update to Technicopedia which adds 1995 and introduces several new features.
  • Includes 1995 with sets 8210, 8225, 8235, 8280, 8412, 8422, 8440, 8460, and  8485.
  • For the years 1977 and 1978, I've added extensive coverage of all the alternate models, photos of the parts palette, and photos of the build process during construction.
  • I've added a beta version of a new feature called Technical Fundamentals which has tutorials on how various basic technical concepts work along with animations and parts lists. I don't have this section linked from anywhere yet because I don't know where to put it.
I was pretty burned out when I posted this update, so there are probably lots of typos in the new sections. I'll try to fix whatever is pointed out to me.


santi said...

Technicopedia is an awesome project. Keep up with the good work! Where do you get all the information and pictures though? do you actually own all of those models? [or the pieces to recreate them?]

blakbird said...

@ santi: Yes, I own all of these models and keep them all assembled at the same time. I take all of the photos and make all the images myself. CAD models of some of the models have been created and donated by other people who are credited.

Dornbi said...

Blackbird, your site is pure awesomeness. It must take a lot of work to photograph all the models and get all the raw material for the site.

Congratulations, keep up the good work!

Rohan Beckett said...

Great to see another update..

unfortunatly, I'm getting a lot of 403 errors... even on the front page now...


TechnicBRICKs said...

Eric has some traffic limitations, so that's usual to get such error near the end of each month, once the traffic limits are exceeded.

blakbird said...

FYI, I've upgraded my service so the site is back up and I should not run out of bandwidth any more.

Anonymous said...

It would be cool if the pictures of the individual parts on the technical fundamentals page linked to bricklink or that other site that just lists parts and the sets they are in. I forget what that one is called.

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