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Difference between Linear Actuator vs. Linear Actuator Mini

The biggest difference I can think of that would impact my choice would be that the standard linear actuator is much more sturdy. The standard linear actuator has a metal pole and is very rigid. The ...
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Difference between Linear Actuator vs. Linear Actuator Mini

The large linear actuator extends 5 studs (from 11 retracted to 16 fully extended) The small one extends 3 studs (from 7 retracted to 10 fully extended) That's a large functional difference.
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Harley Davidson chain belt running jolty

Okay, it seems I indeed made a mistake during building, which I solved afterwards: When assembling the rear mudguard, I noticed that the rear wheel had quite a bit more variability in its sideways ...
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How do you make a triggered counted ball drop?

I've seen this done in a GBC module that counts the balls that pass by. It worked with scales that eventually tipped over, each scale representing a decimal of the total number of balls that passed by....
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High Torque Subtractors

It sounds like you need a stronger differential. Might I suggest this design by Nazgarot: If you make two, you can build a big and sturdy subtractor like this (probably customizing the gear ratios ...
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How much tension can I expect to get out of a LEGO chains before it starts to give way?

TL;DR (or Executive Summary, if you like): Between 620 and 1420 grams of mass (6.2 - 14.2 Newtons of force), depending on the pieces and their age. Long version So I decided to give this a shot and ...
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Vertical motion for a power burst bar

I've created an initial prototype. I found the "axle with stud 1 x 5" pieces allow me to cross from an axle to a bar type piece such as a fountain.
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Vertical motion for a power burst bar

I have an idea which was actually from JKbrickworks. Here is the MOC that uses it and here is another MOC of his that uses it. Here it is step-by-step: First, we have a plain old technic brick. Now ...
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How do you make a triggered counted ball drop?

I don't know if this is practical, and I can't test it as I don't have enough compatible balls to build GBC type mechanisms, but what comes to mind is: Have the balls run down a trough. The trough ...
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Any other Technic parts with a pinhole slot like part 18940?

After scanning the relevant Technic part subcategories (plain Technic, Connector, Gear, Disk, Figure Accessory, Liftarm, Panel, Plate, Steering) on Bricklink, I'd say there is at most one such part ...
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Is it possible to build a decimal to binary converter (binary counter) with LEGO?

Yes, of course, you can As jncraton mentioned in a comment: The answer to whether this is possible is definitely "yes". NAND gates can be built, and the required logic can be implemented using ...
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