Sunday, October 5, 2014

Whew, made it to Brickcon! - MCK-Y the Lego Mouse Droid

We should probably write a little more later, but I wanted to make sure there was at least a decent picture of MCK-Y the Lego Mouse Droid.  (My friend L3-G0 is in the background)
This was after a couple days of running around and getting tired in general.  There's even a missing brick (not sure if you can find it ).  My builder's promised she'll replace it.  Soon I hope.

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

MCK-Y "Picture Frame" Test (Lego Mouse Droid)

Some video (it's not that exciting, and the YouTube channel isn't pretty yet). But the chassis works and drives! least until the wheels fall off.

It sort of needs an RC chassis (it's a bit much for Lego Mindstorms, though it could probably be done, but we'd have sound and other problems that rule out Mindstorms).

To try to keep it looking Lego, we mounted Lego wheels onto the RC axles, by printing hubs. The printed hubs also get the right widths. Unfortunately our pins aren't secure enough. We know how to fix that (different pins, and maybe Kragle), but for the moment it's odd.

Had a fit with the electronics. They're being hyper, but I overcame the last hurdle, so now it's just a matter of shoving them on the board.

Supposed to get to Brickcon on Friday....  Hmmm....

Sunday, September 14, 2014

What do we build next?

Now that we've built L3-G0, what do we do next?

How about a Lego MSE-6 "Mouse" Droid?  (You know, the one Chewie scared on the Death Star). 

Here's the thinking so far:

He'll be a lot smaller than L3-G0, about 2000 bricks.  Lara's doing most of the building, Shawn's looking at electronics.