Thursday, 8 March 2018

Doctor Strange

Loved this film. I liked cumberbach in his Alan Turing role in The Imitation Game and this was equally great.

The film wasn't overly Marvel in its delivery although Stan got his guest role on the bus. It had elements of the unreal and reminded me of films like Inception with the bending of realities, or the beautiful images of Ecsher's repeating stairs and patterns.

I was absorbed from start to finish and I imagine it would be even better seen in 3d.

Tuesday, 6 March 2018

Lego Classic 1947 Harley Davidson Knucklehead

I wanted to create the look of a 1947 Harley Davidson 'knucklehead' and achieve a fully functioning lego technic with camshaft based on it's V-twin engine. It's not quite the same as JT's from Sons Of Anarchy on display in the clubhouse, but I like it.

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I could have added more lego to make it have the more distinct rocker boxes of the knucklehead but I didn't want to hide the view of the moving valves. The technic chain drive on the back wheel turns a series of cogs, camshaft and moves the valves up and down in the beautiful Lego Engine Cylinder parts (2850) angled at 45 degrees with it's cooling fins. See gif here:

I liked finding a combination of the right pieces to get the shape of the fuel tank looking right. For me it's a distinct feature of the early harley flatheads, panheads and how it sits on the engine.
I might tweak this knucklehead to make it look similar to it's successor the Harley Davidson Panhead like Opie's restoration from SOA, or the predecsssor the Flathead. I want to explore making the Indian Chief, or even Burt Munroe's land speed record one.

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I will aim to update, find pieces to add brakes, tweak the seat more, but I really enjoyed getting it to this point.. Help me reach my target by giving this a vote, and thank you for supporting me in my LEGO endeavours! Share on social media to your friends!
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Monday, 5 March 2018

Lego Drive-in Theatre

Lego and electronics, I had to combine them at one point or another. I have been working on something a while with the two together. This is just as good.

I had a raspberry pi 2 b+ (older model ) for a while and I noticed a Wave share capacitive touch screen was half price on amazon.

I intended it for another project but it ended up here where I built a lego frame around it to house the wires and boards.

I had to install some file's on to the micro sd that came with the touch screen. Attached a mobile phone power bank that can sustain it for a few hours.

Voila a lego drive in theatre. I add a nano wifi adapter attached so you could stream from your wifi a film.