October 1, 2007

Sales and Deals at Garage Sales

Look carefully at garage sales! I was able to get the Technic Quad Bike for $5.00 at a garage sale. Yes, it did have a few missing pieces but what it did have was worth it.

Mickey Mouse

May 28, 2007

Bug fix in the blog!

When I saw my previous post I saw that it didn't show the whole "screen" of the YouTube video. So I edited the HTML and now it shows the whole screen of the YouTube video, this fix will be good to have for further posts with YouTube videos in them.


LEGO Autopilot is finally airborn!!

This is a fully automatic UAV built of LEGO's and is currently the only you can get your hands on for under $1000! Even though it took almost one (1) and a half (1/2)
monthe longer then they said to make it airborn, I love it. It has a compass sensor and an acceleration/tilt sensor from HiTechnic.com + a small camera with two (2) axis control (X, Y) using two micro servos controlled by a second RC remote. I have said it before and I say it again, this is one heck of an awsome UAV!


PS. Here is my previous post about this LEGO autopilot.

May 12, 2007


Hi! It has been a while since I made a post now so I thought I just could make one now when I actually have time for it. I am having three exams now in May. One in Norwegian, one in English and one in math. It's not the final exam like the ones we get in 10'th grade, it's some kind of "pre-exam" to prepare us to the final exam. I'm also busy making my own songs in a program called FL Studio.


May 5, 2007

New Contributer

Hello, I have been asked by Andy to come and join. (BTW, thanks!)

And although this may be a technic blog, I am mostly going to focus on the NXT.

well, a little about myself. . .
Unlike a lot of you guys, I just recently got into both legos and mindstorms. I had never owned a RCX, or even legos before I got the NXT.
The reason I was interested in the NXT, is because it had always been a want of mine to build my own robot. Well, I got it, and has had fun with it since!

My current project is top secret, but I can say that it "morphs" with the terrain.
In my free time (almost forgot the meaning of the word) I play a few sports, and flyings and modding RC's such as planes.

April 29, 2007

Technic Building Question

Hi, Technic Builders! Recently, while I was building a NXT robot, I realized I kept needing to build studless beams parallel to each other, like you would stack two studded beams, when I found there was no piece for doing so. My only improvisation by linking a 'Technic Axle Joiner Perpendicualr Double Split' with a 'Technic Axle Joiner Perpendicualr Double,' and using pins two hold the beams together. A problem is that I have very few of these pieces. So how do other people do this?

Robolab 2.9

April 25, 2007

New Post Icons!

I was getting tired of the post icons, and decided that we should have some technic post icons. I got onto Lego Digital Designer 2.0 and took a snap shot of a friction peg (black) than did the same with the non-friction peg. I then fiddled around with Photo Shop Elements for about 10 minutes and got it all set up for uploading. I then put a red "X" on the non-friction peg for locked topics/forums. Feedback is welcome!


April 22, 2007

Chat Room Added!

On the Technic Builders' forum I added a chat room for those who want to chat with each other without the whole wide world that don't have accounts from viewing it. It allows the emoticons and is in a whole new window so you can do everything else while still chatting. Feedback about this installment would be appreciated. Thanks!


April 20, 2007

New Contributer

Hi, I am a new contributer to the Technic Builders Blog. First of all, I want to thank Andy for inviting me. I was recently chatting to him, and he invited me.

I am aware this is Technic blog, but I focus mostly on the NXT.

A little about me: I, like many of you, own both the RCX and the NXT. I got interested in Robotics when I was invited to be on my school's FLL team. I soon recieved my RCX. Since then, I have been an avid RCX user. When the NXT was announced, my intrest was renewed.

My current project is designning a robot for next year's FLL season. I am also working on a robotic arm that plays ping-pong...

When I have free time, I practice the clarinet and play ping-pong (table tennis)

I am also a contributer to the NXT Step Blog.

I hope to provide useful posts and comments to this blog,
Robolab 2.9

April 14, 2007

Forum Online!

Well, after about 5 days Free Power Boards has finished their transfer, so feel free to post away or if your not a member join!


April 11, 2007

The forum is off-line!

I have some sad news, the forum is down and we don't know when it will come back on-line again :( The reason for it is done is that FreePowerBoards are upgrading theire server once again. I hope that we will come back on-line again sometime today. Thank you for your patience!


Blog update! Once again...

Well, as the title says, I have updated the blog. I finally managed to remove the "Welcome to the" header and it is all thanks to Laurens (one of our readers)! I did'nt completly understand what he ment (look at the other post about the blog update and read the commentts) but I took the hint from the comment and finally I managed to remove the header. Thanks Laurens!


Lego Technic Dragster

I was doing my usual, searching for a good creation to post, and I found one that was more than worthy: This has some amazing length, and some really cool back tires. Notice the large length of flex cable, which makes it even look cooler. Also if you look behind the seat way in the back you will see a large engine with 8 exhaust pipes (red). This baby would be sticking hard on the ground in a drag race because it has both front and back spoilers. NOTE: look closely and you'll notice it even steers! There's a little rack and pinion unit in the front of the dragster. Enjoy!


April 10, 2007

Gigantic Mobile Crane

I was searching through brickshelf and found a gigantic mobile crane! So, before going on heres the link. The design is probably the best I've ever seen for this size of lego crane, but the best part is (In my opinion) the extendable boom, which is a very difficult build to master. (I'm not going to continue on with my opinions cause you probably get the idea) The base is amazing, with 10 wheels and 4 wheel steering it's one of the most difficult-to-build parts of the base. It also has large, trusty outriggers which can extend out of the side. Just a quick note: if you look in the lower right corner of the board its on in this picture, you'll see a motor switch with which to compare to the actual crane. Enjoy!


April 9, 2007

Lego autopilot

This is an awsome autopilot for a RC plane made out of Lego Mindstorms and the useful HiTechnic compass sensor (that I'm going to order soon :D). It looks really cool and on this page you can read more about it. One thing that caught my attention is that they wrote that next weekend will they make it airborn! Enjoy the video!


April 8, 2007

"Rover Robot" made out of Lego Power Function elements

This is a cool "Rover Robot" made out of the featuring Power Function elements from Lego.

The featuring Lego Power Function elements is temporarily set to be released in August 2007.
These Power Function elements is something I absolutley would recommend for Lego fan's with experience, I would not recommend it for Lego "newbies" since those Power Function sets are pretty advanced. If you are pretty new to Lego and absolutley want one of the sets I would have recommended the Dino set since it is not so advanced as the ferris wheel and the bulldozer. I am planning on buing one bulldozer and maybe a second one for trhe parts another time. The reason I am planning on buying the bulldozer instead of the others is that it is the most advanced one of the Power Function sets so far and I am pretty experienced since I have built Lego's for over 10 years (between 10 and 12 years out of 14)

April 7, 2007

Minor blog update

The blog is now updated thanks to Laurens200! The update is that you can now post as an anonymous user and don't need to be a member of blogger. But you need a word verification though. Thank you Laurens200 for noticing me!


April 5, 2007

Lego Rollercoaster! Whoaa!

Check out this cool rollercoaster made out of the new snowmobile treads and the new Power Functions motors! That rollercoaster is absolute awsome! Once I get my hands on that Bulldozer and some extra treads I will try to make it my own. It is absolutley awsome!


April 4, 2007

Robotics Invention System Joystick

I was browsing on brickshelf for a good model to post when I cam upon a joystick made with Robotics Invention System. Now before I get into the design, heres the Brickshelf folder. The design has a really great good bracing system for the actual joystick. It's very similar to Philippe Hurbain's joystick. This was made by one of NXTasy's newer members, Laurens200. Good job Laurens200!


Lego Power Functions Bulldozer!

Shown to the left is the LEGO Technic Motorized Bulldozer: With a working piston engine and track, this bulldozer can drive, turn,and lift objects. The kit includes 1,355 pieces, including two motors, two XL motors, battery box, two infrared receivers, and remote control. For ages 11 to 16, it will ship in August for $149.99.


Lego Power Function's Ferris Wheel!

Shown to the Right is the LEGO Creator Ferris Wheel: This kit includes 1,063 pieces to build a ferris wheel, crane, or working drawbridge. Available in August for $69.99.


Lego Power Function's Dino!

Shown to the left is the LEGO Creator Monster Dino. Use the included LEGO's, battery box, two motors, remote control, and sensors to create this motorized dinosaur. He can walk, move his head, and roar. And if you're tired of building the dinosaur, the 792-piece kit also lets you build a walking spider and a crawling crocodile. Monster Dino requires 6 AA batteries to operate. For ages 9 to 12, build Monster Dino for $89.99, available in August 2007.


April 3, 2007


I would really like to thank the adBricks forum for inspiring me to make a forum and a blog with the same "topic". Michael and I decided that the "topic" would be Technic Lego and Mindstorms with a little bit off topic to chill out with and talk about things that is not on-topic.
adBrick, check it out, it is a really good forum.
Thanks to adBricks for inspiring me and Michael and thanks to you Michael for all the good help and support you have given me when we was making this forum and blog! We are almost done and ready for the official "release" of this blog and forum. And when that day comes will we start posting more on-topic then we are now. Thanks in advance to everyone!


Almost done!

We are almost done with this blog, we are trying to find all the bugs in our forums and the blog before officially releasing, thanks for you patience.

Michael, Blog Manager

April 2, 2007

Hi Everyone!

Hi and welcome to this blog!
We are currently working on a forum we are going to add to this blog in the nearest feature.
More links will also be coming so please be patient. This blog is under construction as you propably have realised and when we are done making the blog and forum we will start post more then we are going to do in the nearest feature. Thanks for reading this blog!