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Mad Max: Fury Road director George Miller probably didn’t realize the avalanche of discussion he set off when he first mentioned a black-and-white version of his award-winning film. We’ve chronicled the mystery behind this version of the film in the past, but now it seems like it’s actually happening.
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+Tringapore in fact, I think "bashing Apple" or whatever we'd like to call it is banned in that community's rules. It'd just get to be a spamfest without any payoff. "Trolls" etc.

FYI, I'm not picking on you at all here, btw... just in case I sounded that way. 
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Progress on my #Lego project. Friendly shout out to +Phaust Mesphistopheles for the helpful and patient conversation yesterday.
One brick at a time.
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My elevation beams (i.e. red bar in the left armature) are apparently too long. This causes a conflict of space when I placed a third armature on the dodecagonal base last night.

I need those elevation beams to ensure the 12 long thin grey hands at the top of the armature are of the same height.

Not really frustrated about that. Happy to have found the problem. Now I need to reduce the (Red) elevation beam length from the blue center axes. 
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Ahhh..The pleasure of a fresh haircut.

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A #Lego Antikythera Mechanism?! This is breathtaking when you start learning the math. ❤
http://acarol.woz.org/antikythera_mechanism.html
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Released 30 years ago today. Wow.

It heavily influenced my geekdom. Big shock. 
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+Evan Tapper shame it ain't signed by a star of the movie
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#Lego progress. But I still need some way to spin the blue/grey Arrays from the edge (aka the "Frisbee Drive" I've mentioned before).

This view shows how the existing grey arms will unfortunately not move/spin past the 9 remaining Array axes that have yet to be placed on the [yellow/black on red] feet.

Brainstorming...

There's a physical/mechanical alternative, although I don't want to do it because it wouldn't be nearly as neat. It would also compromise stability and make the machine more than 4x in diameter... I'd have to create 3 more sets of 3 Arrays each and place each set [more than 2x Distance from Center] than the previous set of Arrays. Doing so would prevent all arms from hitting any axes.

Grrr. =/
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+Phaust Mesphistopheles thanks. I'll pick it up the stacked/tower prototype tomorrow.

FYI, an Array = an Armature. That's one set of 12 long arms around the blue axis.

"Frisbee drive" is what I'd prefer. I'm calling it "Frisbee" because it would spin and stabilize each armature/Array only from the outside edge of each Array where no arrays ovlerlap.

That means that the Array in the 12 o'clock position would be spun from its furthest point from the center of the clock. 
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Class...when I was a nipper my mom always played percy
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Hey all. Does anyone know a means to grip and rotate a rather large disc by the edge? Slightly like gripping a Frisbee flying disc?

I'm working on reproducing a unique clock I designed and without this proposed "Frisbee" method of rotating the grey armatures, I think the central axes of the grey armatures might make this physically impossible. 
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+Mark Armour thanks. still miles to go, but this is a big step forward.

I still would prefer the "Frisbee drive" I was talking about, =/
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Designing something with a dodecagonal pattern on a strict XY grid can eat a bag of dicks. Especially if I want angular proofs. Grrr. #Lego 🐋⌚ #Mathishard
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A work in progress for a complex clockwork I've been developing over few years.

I haven't touched Legos for a very long time. Can anybody suggest a way to obtain a shorter 12 pointed armature? Thanks very much. 
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#Lego detail of my 7th revision of one of the arrays. The 12 longest arms to be at equal elevation, so 8 arms needed to be elevated to match the top set.
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