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MOC (My Own Creation) Showcase / Re: V-8 motor
« Last post by Brkian on June 29, 2017, 09:00:56 pm »
I like it. Nice job. I'm always drawn to functional builds.
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MOC (My Own Creation) Showcase / Re: V-8 motor
« Last post by Evan Koblentz on June 23, 2017, 10:01:56 pm »
Responding to myself. :)

I learned in the past couple of months that, nope, nobody's going to be impressed by a simple "Expert Builder"-era V8.

So I decided to take it up a notch.

I have the complete circa-1987 Dacta TC robotics kit / 9700 Control Center (part of my demo for this weekend at ToyCon). Sometime this summer I will attach the kit's counter wheel and optical sensor to the axle emerging from the rear of the motor. With that I can quasi-scientifically measure the V8 speed in any unit I like -- miles per hour, feet per second, or whatever. I also plan to program a joystick (again, this is using a 1980s eight-bit Apple II computer) to work as a gas pedal. Rather than just being binary on/off, the V8 will acceleration linearly as you move the joystick handle from bottom to top.

Maybe that'll earn me some LUG newbie cred. ;)
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MOC (My Own Creation) Showcase / V-8 motor
« Last post by Evan Koblentz on May 09, 2017, 07:27:30 pm »
Hi,

Not sure if this will impress anyone in an AFOL club but I thought it was cool: I built a little V-8 motor from leftover parts in my stash.

Here's a video of it: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B5thK4McllfJVDFqaEw5bXJRZk0/view

If I have time, then I'll include it as part of the robot.
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Public Announcements / Meeting - Saturday, May 20, 2017
« Last post by JBricks27 on May 06, 2017, 04:46:39 pm »
Sorry guys but I cannot make it, having the baby shower that day. Seems like I always miss the "good" meetings with the giveaways


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Public Announcements / Meeting - Saturday, May 20, 2017
« Last post by dminetti on April 25, 2017, 01:09:06 pm »
We will be having a meeting on Saturday May 20th, in the Clark Public Library at 1:00pm.

This will be our annual "LUG support" meeting where each full member (dues must be paid to participate) will be allowed to fill a 1-gallon zip lock bag with parts!!
There will also be some sets given away at the meeting.

Hope to see you all there,
Dario
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MOC (My Own Creation) Showcase / Re: Collaborative Star Wars Diorama - Large
« Last post by Disco Duck on March 26, 2017, 06:21:55 pm »

Do you guys need more storm troopers?
I've got a bunch to donate


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Public Announcements / Re: Meeting - Saturday, February 25, 2017
« Last post by dminetti on February 23, 2017, 01:33:15 pm »
Meeting Topics

   Forum Usage
   Greenberg March 2017
   Glen Ridge STEM Fair
   ToyCon NJ
   Lugbulk Update
   Lego Set(s) giveaway!!
   Dues will be collected $20/year
   Part Swap - 41311: Heartlake Pizzeria

Of course, anyone is welcome to bring up any topics they'd like to discuss.

Thanks,
Dario
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Public Announcements / Re: Meeting - Saturday, February 25, 2017
« Last post by dminetti on February 20, 2017, 09:09:18 am »
Part Swap set for Saturday's meeting will be 41311: Heartlake Pizzeria - 289 pcs, 2 Mini dolls $29.99
Please bring 1 of these to the meeting if you'd like to participate in this activity.

Thanks,
Dario
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Public Announcements / Re: Meeting - Saturday, February 25, 2017
« Last post by dminetti on February 15, 2017, 10:02:21 am »
Voting on the part swap set ends Saturday... Only 6 votes so far. Please vote on a set to use for the parts swap if you plan on coming to the meeting and participating (in the part swap).

I also have a couple of sets to give away :)
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Public Announcements / Meeting - Saturday, February 25, 2017
« Last post by dminetti on February 10, 2017, 01:53:11 pm »
Our next meeting will be held on February 25, 2017 @ 1:00 in the Clark Public Library.

Dues ($20) will be collected from anyone wishing to be a full member.

Poll added for part swap set. Please vote if you plan on attending the meeting.
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