This is what I have.. enter image description here

Would like to connect the long "thing" to the square base.. not sure which part will give me a angled elevation In case you are wondering what I am trying to do.. this is what I am trying for the same exact purpose http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4PcL6-mjRNk

  • You are going to have to explain a little better than that. If all you are looking to do is connect two neighboring pieces, you can use something like bricklink.com/catalogItem.asp?P=43857 or bricklink.com/catalogItem.asp?P=32140
    – Nick2253
    Commented Sep 14, 2014 at 6:33
  • Hey, Nick tks for responding back. if u look at the youtube video I want the long thing to be elevated but also connected to the square base... something like TitanFall (video game) orbital shooting cannon..kind of setup.. I think the youtube video pretty much sums it up...
    – JackyBoi
    Commented Sep 14, 2014 at 7:04

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This may call for a bit of re-designing. I don't think there's a special piece for angled elevation, because you can mimic the effect with a gear.

Use a 24- or 40-toothed gear, and attach your "arm" to it. This has the advantage that you can connect it to a servo or motor using a few more gears - I assume you want to mimic the ball-throwing device in the Youtube clip.

You can connect the gear to your base in a number of ways, although personally I'd build the base from "normal" technic beams (e.g. the 16x1 types), If you insist on using your current base, you'll have to add a construction that you can put the axle through.

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    Yep, and if you use a worm gear you'll have a built in locking mechanism. Commented Sep 16, 2014 at 11:06

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