Category: Miscellaneous

Lego Survey : The Results

Here are the results : Many thanks for your participation ! It is very useful for me to know what you want and what you need. According to the result, I have decided to develop the digital PDF sale shop, then the printed building instructions. Despite the large amount of people who are interested in complete package, there are not enough for paying 125%-150% of the Lego price. Because this is the real price for crafted sets (depends on the price of Bricklink). Consequently, I have decided to NOT release this type of product at the moment. Concerning the E-shop...

Shop : Survey

I am planning to start a shop with special lego technic product including building instructions and mocs. In order to know more about your needs and your expectations, please answer to this survey : LEGO Survey – done in 3 min or click on the picture : Some example : -Downloaded PDF building instructions -Printed and delivered building instructions -Complete package of moc including parts and building instructions. Thank you ! See the results : https://www.nico71.fr/lego-survey-the-results/

A new tool

A new tool has been added to the tools page : WinchTools. WinchTools is a simply software which calculates some useful date about winch and pulley system. The aim is to calculate the maximun load on the hook with the parameters of your construction, including : motors, gears, diameter of winch, pulley system, weight of hook… Efficiency of drivetrain is managed, the available torque is reduced when you use worm and knob gear (lost power). I hope this software will be helpful for the crane builders to calculate speed, load, torque and so on. Winchtools by nico71 – Current version :...

The HD is here

The HD is here

I have recently bought a Fujifilm S2000 HD, a camera with HD video. This device allows me to improve the pictures of my model, it’s more accurate and tolerant with low brightness than my old compact Pentax. It has also a wide-angle lens which permits me to take pictures with lot of details and no more backward. You can watch the  comparison between the pentax and the Fuji.

Octopod Walker

Octopod Walker

An experience ! To test ocotopod displacements. Two XL motors drive it. One for 4 legs on the right and one other for 4 legs on the left. Therfore, it’s based on differential driving. Designed in 2008