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Links for Friday - LEGO

Long-time readers of this blog know that I like to collect and share links that are of interest to me. With the blog’s rebirth, I am resuming this practice. On some days I’ll just throw out random links. On other days I am going to try for a theme. Today’s theme is LEGO.

  • Crowkillers: Jennifer Clark’s JCB JS220 Track Excavator – “Now you can build the ultimate LEGO pneumatic model, the JCB JS220 tracked excavator designed by Jennifer Clark. This model has almost 1700 parts and features 13 pneumatic actuators and pumps, 5 motors, and all the functions you’d expect from a scale model of the real thing.
  • RobotC – A C Programming Language for Robotics – “ROBOTC is the premiere robotics programming language for educational robotics and competitions. ROBOTC is a C-Based Programming Language with an Easy-to-Use Development Environment.
  • SR 3D Builder – “ new way to create your Lego models with PC.
  • Gizmo’s Freeware: Best Free Lego Building Software – “Fancy clicking some virtual bricks together on your PC? Over the years, the Lego toy brand has become increasingly oriented towards prebuilt models making it more difficult to think outside the predesigned blocks. But on a computer you can let your fantasy rip without having to shell out for designer components. And Lego building programs are a spatially intriguing experience for youngsters of all ages.
  • The Great Ball Contraption – “Welcome to the Great Ball Contraption (GBC) website. Here you will find information regarding some of what it is and what some of us are currently working on. There are always several projects currently ongoing, and many of them are finished.
  • LEGO GBC Module: Ball Factory ver.2 – “I added some improvements to the ball factory module, because the former module didn’t support 1.0 balls/s.This new module can carry at 1.3 balls/s.
  • PV-Productions: GBC-8 Published – “It has been a while since my last GBC. But I have made a new one with new modules in it – See more at: http://pv-productions.com/gbc-8-published/