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!
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