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Resource for basic technic and motorized help?

OldfanOldfan Chicagoland, IL, USAMember Posts: 645
I'm looking to incorporate some basic motorized functions in my builds (spinning radar dishes, elevator moving up/down, rotating platforms, etc.). Can anyone recommend a website that describes or discusses technic builds, where a neophyte like me can get assistance without being newb-shamed?  Things like what kinds of gear selection to keep on hand, best ways to match motors with gearing solutions, ways to miniaturize your builds, etc.  I will of course be checking out youtube videos, but I'd also like a way to ask questions and get answers if needed. Thanks for any advice you may have!
panchox1

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  • bandit778bandit778 Docking Bay 94. Member Posts: 2,104
    edited June 27
    Not sure how much this will help what you want to do but a couple of places you could try are...
     
    http://sariel.pl/ (has some books available on the subject as well as some guides on gear ratios etc).
    Or http://www.technicopedia.com/fundamentals.html which has some basic information on different gears and set ups.

    Failing that there's always E.B. Technic forums but they tend to be quite advanced on there so may not be what you looking for.
  • CCCCCC UKMember Posts: 18,567
    The Unofficial LEGO Technic Builders Guide is also great for suggest clever little tricks.
  • panchox1panchox1 ColoradoMember Posts: 359
    Oldfan said:
    I'm looking to incorporate some basic motorized functions in my builds (spinning radar dishes, elevator moving up/down, rotating platforms, etc.). Can anyone recommend a website that describes or discusses technic builds, where a neophyte like me can get assistance without being newb-shamed?  Things like what kinds of gear selection to keep on hand, best ways to match motors with gearing solutions, ways to miniaturize your builds, etc.  I will of course be checking out youtube videos, but I'd also like a way to ask questions and get answers if needed. Thanks for any advice you may have!
    thanks for asking this. I also and quite new and inexperienced in this and have no idea how to start.  I've been eyeing the Lego gadget book. it seems like it may be a good place to start and comes with several gear parts to get you started. But I haven't pulled the trigger yet. 

    https://brickset.com/sets/ISBN1338219634-1/LEGO-Gadgets

  • CCCCCC UKMember Posts: 18,567
    I've got an older version of that Klutz book. Although you get the parts, the builds are not that great and don't really teach you much either.
    panchox1
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