Monday, May 17, 2010

Stilzkin Bridge Launcher

Name of Model: Stilzkin Bridge Launcher
Created by: mahjqa
Found at: and
Details: You may have already seen this elsewhere (I apologize if you have), but since this is really the biggest thing to happen in the Technic/Mindstorms world this past week, I'd be remiss not to feature it. This Power Functions-powered vehicle can deploy a bridge and fold it back up. You have to watch the video to believe it. I'm still not entirely sure how this armoured vehicle-launched bridge works - it looks like both linear actuators in the bridge itself are actually powered by the gearing inside of the bridge. The transmission of power through the bridge (which plugs into the vehicle) is an interesting feat in itself, but combining it with the rest of this turns it into an applied thing of beauty - which is probably why this is all any of us Technic fans can talk about now.

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