Thursday, January 3, 2013

Week TechVideo, 2013 #01 - Automatic Axle Sorter

This week the TechVideo arrived a bit earlier.

See this amazing LEGO Technic Axle Sorter made by the GBC master, Akiyuky (AS-L40A).
Although this is not a GBC module, it looks much like one and it uses many of the same principles he uses in his GBC modules (hence the tag I've labelled this post with).

As some (but not all) might have expected, one single motor, drives it all!
It is really amazing to see so many automation techniques, put into this single construction.

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Keano said...

it's a mechanical masterpiece, simply awesome !

Karol Ciszek said...

There is one part which I do not understand - how do the axles fall into the right boxes?

Philo said...

Increadible indeed!
@Karol: the staggered holes in the floor beneath the conveyor do the job. See it at t=2.27

Allanp said...

Wonderful, could watch this all day!

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Unknown said...

To Karol Ciszek: I wonder too.
On second play, I realized, that sorting is made by hole above each drawer, which is increasing in length. So "not hole" part is shortenning and axe (which is aligned to end) just do not fall if "no hole" is bigger then half of it's lenght. And fall just when "no hole" is smaller then half of lenght.
See 12:18-12:23.

Sorting is made from longer axle to shorter. Axle 2 have no "no hole" part.

Karol Ciszek said...

Thanks guys, now I get it!

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