Engineering the new delivery station for Lego World 2016 – Part II

In the previous article, I explained about the new Delivery Station for Lego World 2016.  In this article, I will give an update about the progress.

Delivery Station for Lego World 2016

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Lego vacuum grabber for picking up the candy tickets

For Lego World 2016, we have planned to pickup and hand over the candy tickets using a vacuum grabber.

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Building a power chain system (for the candy crane)

When building the candy crane, I was able to test it without using the power transformer (art 45517). At Lego World, because of the power consumption, it was needed that we hooked up both EV’3 to a power transformer. The cables of the transformer sometimes got into the running wheels, causing the system to fail. So, we needed to add a power chain system like this:

Power Chain System

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Plans for Lego World 2016

 

Light Bulb

The Sioux.NET on Track team has made new plans for the layout that will be demonstrated at Lego World Utrecht in 2016. In this article, you’ll find a summary of these plans. Stay tuned this year for some nice buildings and of course, lots of programming!

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Lego World Utrecht 2015, an impression

Lego World Utrecht 2015

On day 1, our train has run about 100 complete rounds. Delivering the same amount of candy to the children. Everybody was impressed by the layout and the magic of our fully automated train, card reader, candy rotation stock, candy crane and the delivery station.

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Setting up the layout at Lego World Utrecht

Today, three team members of the Sioux.NET on  Track have been setting up the layout at Lego World in Utrecht. The system is fully up and running to welcome the visitors and to demonstrate what we have been doing in the past year.

In the photo below you see the system being setup by Otto Schellekens, Bob Duisters and Michael Beurskens.

Setting Up The Layout Collage

Sioux.NET on Track for Lego World Utrecht 2015

Sioux.NET on Track for Lego World Utrecht 2015

The last weeks were rather hectic. Finalizing our fully automatic train layout was just like a real project: strange errors, unreliable bluetooth, confused light sensors. We had it all. But we made it! Continue reading “Sioux.NET on Track for Lego World Utrecht 2015”