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Two Technique Sketches

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Neither of these is a full-blown MOC, but I thought people here might find them interesting. We always need new uses for old Bionicle pieces.

 

First up, a way to drive a gear through an axle hole in a metru torso by using an antenna piece instead of a Technic axle:

 

https://www.flickr.com/photos/dp3/31633743645/in/dateposted/

https://www.flickr.com/photos/dp3/31633743135/in/dateposted/

 

Video: 

https://www.flickr.com/photos/dp3/31596751296/in/dateposted/

 

Second, a way to make something that opens and closes in a synchronized manner built out of Bohrok levers:

 

https://www.flickr.com/photos/dp3/31596761676/in/dateposted/

https://www.flickr.com/photos/dp3/31633740975/in/dateposted/

https://www.flickr.com/photos/dp3/31596760926/in/dateposted/

https://www.flickr.com/photos/dp3/31633740035/in/dateposted/

https://www.flickr.com/photos/dp3/31596760036/in/dateposted/

 

Video:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/dp3/31487030892/in/dateposted/

 

I think the next step would be to make something pop out from between the levers once they're opened up - but they're up here now, so let me know what you'd do with these techniques!

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I really can't imagine a proper reason to use the former. To begin with the build looks too big to ever properly hide, but most importantly, I don't see when one would need to drive antennae instead of axles through a metru torso.

 

The second thing does seem lovely. It doesn't seem to be usable as a trap door considering the gears would get in the way. Wouldn't know if it could work as some mechanism that has something pop out, considering the gears would yet again get in the way. But perhaps as some kind of catapult? Perhaps something to illustrate a steady looking floor breaking apart, like an earthquake happening?

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The Metru torso does have a gear-shaped indentation in there, as if they intended for us to be able to use it as a gearbox with that size of gear in that position. The axle holes around it, however, would normally prevent you from using that spot for a gear at all (unless it was still and purely decorative). This could be an artifact of how that part was designed, or maybe there's some complementary part I don't know about. This trick, however, makes it more useful as a gearbox in larger Technic creations. It also provides some cheap clutch functionality, since the antenna piece isn't a firm connection like an axle would have (although this would probably wear out the antenna eventually if too much torque were applied over time).

 

...admittedly, it's little useless if you actually want to build Toa, although I could imagine some weird side-kicking mechanism being built this way. 

 

Is there a smaller piece that has a ball like that antenna element?

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The Metru torso does have a gear-shaped indentation in there, as if they intended for us to be able to use it as a gearbox with that size of gear in that position. The axle holes around it, however, would normally prevent you from using that spot for a gear at all (unless it was still and purely decorative). This could be an artifact of how that part was designed, or maybe there's some complementary part I don't know about. This trick, however, makes it more useful as a gearbox in larger Technic creations. It also provides some cheap clutch functionality, since the antenna piece isn't a firm connection like an axle would have (although this would probably wear out the antenna eventually if too much torque were applied over time).

 

...admittedly, it's little useless if you actually want to build Toa, although I could imagine some weird side-kicking mechanism being built this way. 

 

Is there a smaller piece that has a ball like that antenna element?

 

Oh now I get it. You can still turn the gear whereas normally the axle would get stuck in the axle-hole.

 

have you tried using those minifgure-size lightsaber-blade pieces? Technically they can be inserted in axle-holes and turn, albeit with great friction.

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