First successful run of the Candy Rotating Stock Branch mechanism

I have added a mechanism to the Candy Rotating Stock to move a container to the branch where the Candy Crane can pickup the candy. In the video below you see the first successful run to show how the mechanism works.

  1. If the chosen color of the candy (green in this example) is picked up by the color sensor (left in the video), the rotating stock is halted when the candy is in the bottom-left corner.
  2. The candy is lifted by an elevator and placed on the branch. The roof tiles make sure that the candy container is aligned correctly.
  3. A push mechanism moves the candy container from the elevator to the branch.

Meet us in Eindhoven (the Netherlands) at “Back to the Future”, March 29th 2015

For Dutch people only (or you must be so eager to come to the Netherlands): You can see a demo of our layout at the event “Hot-or-Not: The Next Generation – Back to the Future”. Featuring the real car from the movie and much more. The purpose of this event is to stimulate science for kids (unfortunately, in Holland the technical studies are not very popular).

More information can be found here:

Lego: Back to the Future

Looking forward to meet you all!

Connecting the NXT to the EV3: use the NXT as remote control for the EV3

In the post of November 11, 2013 (yes, that is quite some time ago) I announced the beta release of the application NXT to EV3 Connection Hub. This application makes it possible to use the NXT as remote control for the EV3.

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Successful run of Candy Transporter Mechanism

Hooray! Today I had the first successful run of the Transporter Mechanism. Finally, I succeeded in closing the square (literally) that the candy containers are circling around in the container storage.

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Work in Progress – Extending the Candy Crane

The base of the Candy Crane Extension (with the automatic loading mechanism) has been built. I have bought lots of extra brick to build the rotating candy stock (see article “”).

Below some pictures of the start of the work to extend the crane.

Extending the Candy Crane - 1 Extending the Candy Crane - 2

Extending the Candy Crane - 3 Extending the Candy Crane - 4

More photo’s and recent updates can be found at our Flickr page.

Proof of concept: Candy Transporter Mechanism

For the version of Lego World 2015, we are planning to have an automatic loading system for the Candy Crane. At the 2014 version, the candy had to be placed manually at the time the visitor requested a color. The video below is a proof of concept for the transporting mechanism.

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