Moday, 08-12-2003

08:00
A lot can happen in a week...
I've beek building a work station (out of wood!) to use for my Lego building endeavours, it pleases my wife that we no longer have a Lego mountain in the lounge :)

I've also received a fair bit of Lego over the last couple of weeks and have to put some time in sorting it out.

J5 now has a better arrangement for the head piston mounts, however the neck piston mounts are proving to be a pain (in the neck... lol)

I now have a solution to grabbing stills from Short Circuit 2... a new video... and will be making some drawings of Johnny 5 to get the proportions of his body.

I found a small pneumatic piston in some Lego I got last week... an ideal solution to making the eyelids flap open and closed, the main rotary movement of the eyelids will come from 2 9v technic mini motors connected to an RCX... I'd also like to make J5's eyes have some movement.

13:00
I've done some drawings of Johnny Five from the still frame capture images.
To make the drawings, I imported the images into Corel Draw and traced around the edges of Johnny Five. Once traced, the original images were deleted and the outlines were left.

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J5's tracks are going to be massive and a real challenge to acheive with Lego... and the rear dolly wheels need to be big aswell.

Time to go and sort some Lego... and try to think of a way of building J5's lower neck.

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This page is part a diary of the design and build of my Lego Mindstorms robot J5 (based on Johnny Five from the film short Circuit.
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