Let's Make Robots!

management model

IMHO:

The Decepticons robots are far superior to the Autobot robots. Their only real problem is the management model applied by Megatron.

The Autobots have weaker and less agile robots, but still manage to outmaneuver the Decepticons by Optimus Prime's abillity to forge the Autobots into one co-ordinated unit.

ROBOT-IN-THE-SUN-WEEK

Here's my entry to the robots in the sun.

If anybody would donate some small plastic gears for my toy competition entry, feel free to contact me, OK

 

Here's a link, if the embedding doesn't work 

instructables robot competition

Instructables is running a competition for bot-makers. It seems quite simple: Upload your HowTo on their easy to use website, and tell them it's for their competition. The only restriction is that it has to be robot related, mark the word related!

Automatic transmission

I never thought i would be possible, but someone has actually made an automatic transmission out of Lego Technics.

The input shaft is connected through a pump to a valve that will change gears if the pressure gets high enough. Quite genious actually...

Here a direct link, but if you wanna see everything this guy has made, check http://legorides.simtv.co.uk/

 

GM10 motor strength

I've ordered th GM10 geared minimotor from solarbotics.

link: http://www.solarbotics.com/products/gm10/

I know some of you have used it before.

Mine haven't arrived yet, so I'm still dreaming about it.

Here's a quick question for those who know it;

How big a wheel can I connect directly to the output shaft on the GM10 without any significant loss of power. I see they ship it with an optional 25mm wheel, is that the biggest recommended diameter, or can I go bigger without gearing it down further?