Posts Tagged ‘NTX’

Brickvention 2011 Video

January 17, 2011

Check out this cool video from BrickVention 2011.

And this Love Boat created by my friend and LEGO’s newest Certified Professional Ryan Mcnaught that was unveiled at BrickVention.
The Love Boat

Side view

Ryan is known for his NXT powered Airbus A380 that he created last year and had on display at BrickWorld 2010. He said that he plans to bring his Love Boat to BrickWorld this year, so those of you heading to the Chicago LEGO convention will be able to see it in person. πŸ˜‰

NXT powered Airbus A380

January 26, 2010

RyanMugs has created this jaw-dropping Airbus complete with a very busy interior.

Now remember, it’s NTX powered too.

I used a Mindsensors 8 servo motor breakout card as well as 6 hitechnic sensors.
I hooked the NXT up via bluetooth using mindsqualls .net and wrote a simple touchscreen program to control all the functions.

Functions are:
Front landing gear door (hitechnic servo)
Front landing gear (NXT motor)
Two rear landing gear dorrs (hitechnic servo)
Both landing gears powered by one NXT motor.
Front Cargo Door (hitechnic servo)
Airbrakes on wing (Hitechnic servo)
Landing flaps (NXT motor)
tail fin an rear wing (hitechnic servo)
Engines (power functions with IR remote)
Landing lights (power functions lights)

Being as I am very tech illiterate, I don’t really know exactly how he did it, even with his explanation. πŸ˜‰

You can’t really appreciate the size until you see last week’s Australian Brickvention crowd around it.

You can see more of the plane interior on his Flickr photostream and join the forum discussion on Eurobricks.

Great job Ryan! πŸ™‚