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rotating platform

I am trying to build a batmobile ramp that elevates and rotate but could not figure out a mechanism that will work.   I tried many different approach and can't solve the issue of rotating while elevating using the same power source.  Any suggestion will be appreciated.


  • WesterBricksWesterBricks Member Posts: 968
    edited August 23
    Following, that's an interesting proposition.  Are you talking about the giant #76139 the 1989 Batmobile, or one of the smaller ones?  If it's the big boy, I imagine rotating and elevating simultaneously will be super tough.
  • Switchfoot55Switchfoot55 Member Posts: 3,485
    Although many of them have moved on, I feel like one of our GBC builders would be a great resource for solving this mechanical issue. I'm hopeless when it comes to making things move. 
  • davee123davee123 Member Posts: 864
    I think you might need some additional details-- the size is certainly an issue.  I'm guessing you want a minifig-scale Batmobile, but you might also mean something that's microfig or UCS scale.

    I'm also assuming you want something that's a circular platform, as opposed to a rectangular platform that rotates (say).  And, for that matter, are you essentially looking for a solid cylinder that extends, or is a lifting platform supported by a mechanical arm/pillar sufficient?

    Other questions I know I would have are:  how far should it ascend/descend?  And how much should a full rotation be?  180 degrees?  90 degrees?  270 degrees?  If it's expected to rotate 90 degrees over a height of 20 bricks, that might be very different than rotating 270 degrees over a height of 4 bricks.

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