The most important things in life I learned from my dogs. Most of the rest I learned by screwing up.
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Most of the MOCs here are working gizmos born of a fascination with gadgets and the science and engineering behind them. Technical LEGOŽ -- my term for building centered on Technic, Power Functions, and Mindstorms elements -- brings out my inner inventor/designer/engineer like no other medium.
Warning: Like this home page, my write-ups are way too long. I know it. I can't help it. So please feel free to look at any or all of the images and just ignore the verbiage.
As you'll see with my Little Black Tank (below), my UniStand, and even with the mining truck farther down, I also enjoy cooking up back stories.
Technical LEGOŽ gives me a chance to operate decent simulations of real machines (like the mining truck below) that my wife would never allow in the house or anywhere near it.
Hence, functional realism usually gets top priority, though with some attention to looks.
Much of 2014 went to designing and building fast, seaworthy Power Functions powerboats like Trident below. She's my 3rd fastest and most improbable boat, the fastest being Nadine.
Other recurring themes of late all seem to involve high-speed rotary motion. These include propeller-driven carts like MPC3 below, a 0.85 watt wind turbine, a wide variety of spinning tops, and a 2-DOF gyro. Coming soon: Flying LEGOŽ rotors.