Sunday, May 13, 2012

Week TechVideo, 2012 #19 - Internals of Basket Shooter module, by Akiyuky

It was one week ago that Akiyuky revealed the secret's behind his Basket Shooter GBC module.

Although, I have some doubts this could be named a GBC module, as I don't see any means to deliver the balls into the next module in the chain. However it could be seen as GBContraption in its essence. There is a ramp below the basket that can feed the balls into the next module in the chain. I think the ramp can be turned to make the balls returning to the shooters in this model, making it work in standalone module (another brilliant solution from Akiyuky).

No doubt this video reveals once more, the ingenious mind of his author, as we have been able to witness in all his previous modules.


sqiddster said...

I don't see how there isn't a way to deliver balls into the next module. There is a tiny ramp below the hoop which siphons the balls out which made it into the hoop.

TechnicBRICKs said...


You're right! My bad!
I think it is switchable. Since most of the time in the original video the balls are returning back, I didn't retain that feature in first place.

Should reflect that in the post somehow. :/

sqiddster said...
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sqiddster said...

Ahh, that's what it is. This guy is a flipping genius, I'd love to meet him one day ;)

DanielM said...

This guy comes up with some of coolest GBC modules. I love his work!

Alex Campos said...

Heh, this is the kind of GBC module that positively, absolutely, has to run on AC power... or else you'll have to constantly calibrate it while the batteries lose power! Not to mention running it indoors only. ;)

It is just beautiful, both in concept and realisation. Congratulations!

Tom said...

It is a beautiful solution and like most of his designs inspirational.

@AVCampos How far the ball launches is completely determined by the spring tension. Batteries can run this and would just eventually run less balls per minute.

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