Lego Mindstorms NXT 8527 Crane

This is a simple crane made using only the 8527 Lego Mindstorms set (except the container). It consists of only two motors and is reasonably easy to make. It has a turn table so it can turn roughly 100 degrees but not 360 because the motor is in the way. It can hold up to roughly 2kg, it could carry more but the turn table motor hasn’t got the power to turn the weight around. Due to only three functions able to run on a NXT one made it go up so many rotations, one made it go down the same amount of rotations and the other turned is round 0.125 of a rotation every time you pushed the orange button. It is possible to make a crane that had a claw that opened and shut but my prototype couldn’t hold that much weight and you couldn’t have the turn table working because you needed more functions. I am slightly running out of ideas at the moment so please do send comments in for ideas of what to make, and who knows, Icould be making your design! Please rate, comment and subscribe!

4 Responses to “Lego Mindstorms NXT 8527 Crane”

  1. Giacomandfan86  on April 30th, 2012

    Do a Machine Gun!


  2. patton446  on April 30th, 2012

    try giving it an automomus program


  3. KingsOfLego  on April 30th, 2012

    Good! I aim to make videos that inspire you guys at home to try and make them yourselves. I will point out that you need a strong base that wil hold your turn table because if you don’t when there is too much weight on the end it pulls the gear up and it cannot touch with the motors gear so it won’t turn. Tell me how it goes!


  4. hybridtheorist  on April 30th, 2012

    I’m gonna try this


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