Sunday, June 20, 2010

Week TechVideo, 2010 #24 - Marble Counter for GBC

Nico71 built a 5 digit marble counter, to integrate in the traditional GBC display at Fana'Briques 2010, that will happen in one week.

I've seen such a GBC counter before, done with one NXT, but never a pure mechanical one.

The image below shows how the series of 1:10 reductions were achieved in the gear train.

To read more about this Nico's model, please refer to his website, or visit Fana'Briques 2010 to see it in action.


Nico71 said...

Oh thanks conchas. I am ready for fanabriques, I hope my module will work good :)

Anonymous said...

That is so funny! Me and my friend were atending brickworld, and saw the GBC there, and we thought "how cool would it be to make a ball counter! Well, looks like someone beat us to it!

Nico71 said...

I haven't seen this :

Parax is very ingenious, My counter is really big and has analogic movement, his counter is very impressive. I think that could help me for my mechanical calculator project (you can see here but in french sorry :

TechnicBRICKs said...

Parax odometer was indeed the first construction I remembered when saw your GBC ball counter.

But because it was an odometer and the mechanism was quite different, I took the decision to not comment about in the post.
Now I see that probably I should had. :)

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