Saturday, January 29, 2011

Four Lego Flexpicker Project (Work In Progress)

Here is some really terrible quality video of my current project, Four Flexpickers.  I wanted to take some video and share this now because I am getting ready to partially take it apart to do some upgrades to get ready for Brickworld Chicago this year.


  1. Great, as if you look at a real production enviroment.


  2. is one of your mods to add a fifth picker? (listen to your wife! :p )

  3. I bet you have a Bricklink store that has the parts that I need, don't you??? Anything to make a sale... ;)
    I need about $200 more in sensors and parts to accomplish that.

    And don't worry, I have already spent a few hours going thru my inventory to see if I could make it happen.

  4. I really like your flexpickers ;)
    btw could you use some of my code?

    and I really really really need to buy more bricks when i look at this monster setup ^^

  5. Luke, Thanks. Flexpickers have been my focal project for a few years now, so I have hundreds of hours perfecting them.

    I have my code where I want it to be right now, but thanks for the offer. I use a kinematic formula to calculate the positioning and it works great, plus I have programmed the arms to move the end effector in a straight line which is tricky too.

    Actually, the problem I am having now is how do I keep 4 flexpickers busy. I have to put bricks on the conveyor belt really fast.

    I have been buying Lego for about 20 years now, so I have quite a collection. I hope you can find the pieces that you need.