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Postby jediknight219 » Thu Apr 19, 2012 1:57 am

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Re: Round Doodle

Postby lord_of_orks » Thu Apr 19, 2012 2:02 am

very nice :) I can see this being use full for a lot of things.
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Re: Round Doodle

Postby mencot » Sat Apr 21, 2012 6:22 am

Whoa very useful for round designs, could it be build large in radius too?
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Re: Round Doodle

Postby jediknight219 » Sat Apr 21, 2012 2:34 pm

mencot wrote:Whoa very useful for round designs, could it be build large in radius too?


It's doable, but tricky. On the other hand, I've got a better design for this now, but it requires this piece: http://www.bricklink.com/catalogItem.asp?P=99207 Once I have enough of those, it will be much easier to make in a different radius.
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Re: Round Doodle

Postby footsteps » Sun Apr 22, 2012 11:21 pm

jediknight219 wrote:Image
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Fold that sucker out so that we can see all the innards!!!! What a cool design.
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Re: Round Doodle

Postby jediknight219 » Mon Apr 23, 2012 6:48 pm

I'm too lazy to pull out the camera at the moment. The innards are just more of what you can see on top.

As I said on flickr somewhere:
It is made up of 4 rings, more if you want it taller. The rings are identical and are made of 6 1x2 tiles, 6 hinge plates, and 6 brackets. You should be able to figure it out from the top ring in the picture. For the moment, none of the rings are connected to each other. Each layer is made of two rings, one of them is upside down. The offset is caused because there are some studs in the way. Right now the offset is the height of a stud. It can be increased to the height of a plate.
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Re: Round Doodle

Postby footsteps » Mon Apr 23, 2012 11:42 pm

Ah, now I get it.

I have a thought, but I don't know if I can explain it well. Assuming that the finished tower would have SNOT walls attached to the exposed studs, would it be possible to have the studs align if you used only three rings (for each rendition of the circle)?

From what you have in the picture, remove the two upside-down rings, turn one of them right-side up, and insert between the other two. Use plates etc to make the bottom studs of the middle ring align with the top studs of the bottom ring (and obviously, the top studs of the middle will align with the bottom studs of the top ring). Does that make sense? My motivation is conservation of pieces i.e. making them go farther.

Anyway, my two cents.

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Re: Round Doodle

Postby jediknight219 » Tue Apr 24, 2012 1:56 am

As it is right now, there's not quite enough room to flip one of the rings over and sandwich it between two others. The middle ring forces a small gap between the other two. I suppose if you only had the three rings(but not four or more) you could get rid of the gap, but the alignment isn't quite right. The studs are just a little bit too tall.

I think I understand what you're saying about saving parts. If you let the snot walls do some of the work of holding the thing together and/or covering holes, then there are all sorts of possibilities. You say three rings instead of four, how about two rings instead of three? It's easy to get the studs lined up if you just have one layer.

But:
My goal here was to get a structure I could cover completely with 1x1 tiles, which was inspired by this guy, especially by his comment over here. At this point I know what I want to do, but putting my hands on the parts is the problem.
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Re: Round Doodle

Postby footsteps » Wed Apr 25, 2012 12:53 am

jediknight219 wrote:But:
My goal here was to get a structure I could cover completely with 1x1 tiles, which was inspired by this guy, especially by his comment over here. At this point I know what I want to do, but putting my hands on the parts is the problem.

Wow, that's impressive stuff. Now I understand your motivation. But for me, it's too parts-intensive -- I'm always looking for the more(-effect) with less(-parts) approach. Budget considerations. ;)
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Re: Round Doodle

Postby jediknight219 » Sun May 06, 2012 2:31 am

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Re: Round Doodle

Postby footsteps » Sun May 06, 2012 6:25 pm

jediknight219 wrote:Image
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:o

Beautiful.

Absolutely beautiful.

And thanks for the detail pics too. :)
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Re: Round Doodle

Postby Medieval Guy » Sun May 06, 2012 8:05 pm

Nice job! You solved the offset issue, and it looks great. This certainly has potential.
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Re: Round Doodle

Postby AK_Brickster » Mon May 07, 2012 7:49 pm

This is SOOOO sexy! Finally, a use for all of those white brackets that I grabbed from the PaB wall a while back! I may have to go get some more now! :)
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Re: Round Doodle

Postby jediknight219 » Thu May 10, 2012 10:24 pm

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Re: Round Doodle

Postby Redav » Fri May 11, 2012 12:59 am

That's showing a lot of promise! I don't have any of those bracket bricks but I saw some on Bricklink the other day. Was tempted to get some but focusing on something else for the moment which is costing enough as it is!

Keen to see it decked out in a surface and built to height.
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