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### Harley Davidson chain belt running jolty

I am building the Harley Davidson Fat Boy from Creator Expert (10269) and when installing the chain belt that connects the engine gears to the rear wheel I noticed that it runs quite jolty, with the ...
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### String thickness comparison

I am currently working on a project which uses a massive array of strings linking little levers. I am currently using the "thin" type string as it is the only type I have, but I am running into ...
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### High Torque Subtractors

I would like to use a subtractor in my next RC LEGO tank, as it enables the vehicle to turn on the move, as opposed to stopping and then turning. Unfortunately, the subtractors I have tested so far ...
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### How do you make a triggered counted ball drop?

Is there any solution on making a drop of a counted number of balls when one ball passes through the system? For example: One ball falls into a hole on the top and ten balls (plus/minus (not ...
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### Difference between Linear Actuator vs. Linear Actuator Mini

I'd like to know the difference in terms of usage between the standard Linear Actuator: vs. the "mini" version: Both of these parts provide the really fun mechanic of translating rotational energy ...
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### Is it possible to build a decimal to binary converter (binary counter) with LEGO?

I have seen many papers on logic gates built with LEGO, but I want to make a decimal to binary converter. There should be a counter as an input, with each press of the counter, the output 8 block ...
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### How much tension can I expect to get out of a lego chain before it starts to give away?

Assuming I am using the technic chain links to make a chain, how much force can I expect to be able to get out of the chain before it breaks? Suppose I am using a 16t gear to directly drive a 24t ...
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### How to design ackermann steering with lego wheel bearing front?

I wanted to use a steering system based on the 11949 part: But I am not sure how to use it in an ackermann system - I would like to be able to have drive and suspension on the wheel, and this piece ...
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### Two-state clicker button

For no particular good reason, I think it would be interesting to build a Lego button that behaves somewhat like the button on a click pen: as you press it, it alternates between a "down" state and an ...