July 3, 2012

The new Power Functions elements reviewed by Sariel and LasseDeleuran

All the new Power Functions goodies from the 9398 Crawler nicely reviewed in this video by Sariel, it helps a lot to figure what possibilities these new elements have.

Also there's another interesting review by LasseDeleuran with nice speeds comparative.

The new receiver, the IR V2 is a good new, now it seems that we can ad motors to the receiver without break it like in the first version of it.

The servo is quite interesting, like nxt motors but controlled with both remote controllers (classic PF and trains PF) and with the battery box, nice for steering (of course) and other devices like valves, GBC modules, control pneumatic stuff, technic "sculptures", Victorian machines...

And the "L" motor seems stronger than the "M" but not as destructive as the XL, known as the "pin bender" 

Can't wait to have one 9398 crawler set in my hands.

Nico71's mechanical loom at Fanabriques 2012

Perfectly recreated loom machine, for sure this will be hard to build and harder to adjust...

From the video description:

"One year of development, weawing machine based on mechanical movement, only one motor ! Displayed at Internationnal lego exhibition Fanabriques 2012 at Rosheim the 29, 30 june of 2012. During 2 days : 30cm lengh of woven material for 70m of raw string !"

I also love the 3 digit-counter and I don't know what exactly the thing near it is..