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« Reply #30 on: August 30, 2005 01:40:21 PM »

That's awesome!  I love Lego Mindstorms.  We use them at work to teach the kids about robotics (I work for a kids engineering camp). 

For those people who were looking at building them who don't have the right parts kicking around:  Lego stopped standard kits of Mindstorms a year or two ago, but they still sell educational kits and solo pieces through educational supply stores like Spectrum.  Keep in mind, however, that a kit costs a couple hundred dollars.  An RCX brick (the yellow "brain") costs close to a hundred on it's own, and the motor another twenty.

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« Reply #31 on: August 30, 2005 04:29:18 PM »

Soooo freaking cool.  I heart legos, and I just learned how to knit, so this makes me extra happy.   Cheesy
« Reply #32 on: August 31, 2005 02:16:27 AM »

CrazyBCJen is right, the parts are hard to get ahold of.  We tried contacting lego about them and they were no help, I'm not sure if the RCX is still being sold in the UK at all.  We ended up going on ebay but paid about 100 for the RCX, 15 for the motor, and 10 for the turntable so it's not a project for everyone.    However, if you already had the pieces on hand it'd be a great way to put them to use.
« Reply #33 on: September 01, 2005 11:17:56 AM »

Yes I love Lego Mindstorms!! they totally rock and so does this home made winder!! What a great idea! I was volunteering at a science camp this summer and they made lego cars..the RCX things are so fun! But the box sets are so expensive! your so lucky to own one!

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« Reply #34 on: September 01, 2005 05:59:45 PM »

My brother saw this and was like...what the hell...someone has too much time on their hands...why would you make a yarn catapult?

lol I explained it to him, it was great. Made my day.

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« Reply #35 on: September 15, 2005 12:54:20 PM »

That's genius!  Shocked  If only I had the legos instead of old computer parts.

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« Reply #36 on: October 01, 2005 12:41:17 PM »

That's insanely cool. Cheesy Tell him great thinking!

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« Reply #37 on: October 05, 2005 03:55:29 PM »

oh my I need to get me some legos!

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« Reply #38 on: October 08, 2005 03:14:52 AM »

im thinking about making a winder and i need to know a little somethin about how it works... which parts turn? does the part your yarn gets wound onto also turn while the arm is going around? i see a lot of gears and i guess i dont understand. ive only seen one in person once and i wasnt paying attention.


btw im gonna try to make mine out of a see n say....ill post if it works.
« Reply #39 on: October 21, 2005 07:19:24 AM »

Coming Soon: A movie demonstration of the winder in action.  Hopefully this will help people understand just how it works.
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