published by Volker Wegert on 1. January 2016 - 14:47
Assembling this model is fairly easy, but getting it to work took some time. Tuning the spring mounting as suggested by the instructions didn't work for me - I had to actually lower the left-hand part of the tracks by 15 mm for the marbles to be able to reach the top of the ramp.
published by Volker Wegert on 31. December 2015 - 15:41
I made two mistakes while building this model: I misplaced a few parts (that was fixed rather easily) and I misjuged the overall height of the model when setting up the camera. Hence, in the timelapse, unfortunately you can't see the top of the model being built.
published by Volker Wegert on 30. December 2015 - 17:19
This model was relatively easy to assemble, but there's a catch - literally: Unless all of the parts of the stair slide smoothly past each other, the push rods will start to bend, which is obviously not good.
published by Volker Wegert on 30. December 2015 - 10:13
When building the second "standard" model contained in the Dynamic XL kit, I made a slight mistake with the wheel at first which resulted in steel marbles flying all over the place. Obviously I didn't film that...
published by Volker Wegert on 29. December 2015 - 21:11
Among the presents this year was a huge box of plastic stuff (fischertechnik Dynamic XL). Since I haven't built something with fischertechnik for some time now, I'm going for the "standard" models from the instruction booklet first. Here's the first model - a relatively simple chain conveyor: