Enhanced Motion VehicaLEGO   3 comments

Enhanced Motion Vehicle Created in Lego Technic

A great peice of engineering, no? These are the actual drawings by WDI. I will refer to these drawings in this post.

I’ve been trying to create the great EMV for a very long time. The ride system has always amazed me. So after looking over the diagrams of the ride systems, I began my quest to create one. I came very close one time. The only problems were the size and the lack of actuators to allow the roll motion (figure9).

A decided to revisit the idea yet again (mostly by accident). This new design starts with the axles on a horizontal turntable. This allows the main chassis to rotate as the wheels remain static. The motor allowing the rotation is situated inside of the rotating chassis.
On top of this rotating chassis is the actuator allowing pitch motions.
This system, though unorthodox and very unlike the real EMVs, works very well. With full remote control over the motions, it’s fun to play around with.

There are a few limitations to the motion on this version. While the actual vehicle can move the entire shell up and down (figure8), mine is limited to either front up/rear down or rear up/front down(figures6&7). As well, the size prohibits me from installing the battery pack and the drive functions on-board the vehicle. In fact, there are no drive functions. But, the next time I attempt to create an EMV, these set ups will be applied as I also attempt to squeeze in control over the driving and the power supply.

Here’s a video of it in action:  http://s1016.photobucket.com/albums/af281/Imagineer2017/?action=view&current=fc1356e6.mp4

Well, that’s this week. Just wanted to share that with everyone. Don’t forget to follow me on twitter @Imagineer2017, and to check out the D History Podcast.


Posted July 24, 2011 by Imagineer2017 in Attractions, Uncategorized

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  1. Well done! I could never get this stuff to work for me and you’ve done a fantastic job.

  2. Great job on the LEGO EMV. I’m not very ambitious in regards to creating things with LEGO’s. Glad that someone else is!

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