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.
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.
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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.
As mentioned in the article about the “Plans for Lego World 2015″, the switch mechanisms will be upgraded to the modular version. We use the L-motors since we have plenty of these left. This is how it looks:
We have four of these mechanisms: three for the marshaling yard and one for the delivery station.
We have made new plans for Lego World 2015 and partly with a new team. The group now consists of 9 programmers, including a specialist in Linux programming. Find out what he is doing in a Microsoft .NET expertise group…