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.

4 comments:

Nico71 said...

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

Jarren 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 : http://technicbricks.blogspot.com/2008/02/week-techvideo-2008-06-chain-precession.html

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 : http://www.setechnic.com/Forum/topic3080.html)

Conchas 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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