Technic Kit 853 and Technic Kit 854 - Old school LDRAW Files
In a recent fit of prgramming, I wrote my first C# program, a LDRAW CAD file viewer. For testing it, I used ML-CAD to recreate two LEGO models from my childhood: the Technic kits 853 Car Chassis and 854 Go Kart.
The program and C# source code are available on my software page.
NEW! The Lego Screensaver on the software page is a much improved piece of code. Get it now :)
Here are images rendered in my program (click each for a larger view):
Technic Kit 8421 - Mobile Crane
It's been a while since I doodled with Lego, and recently I bought Technic Kit 8421 - Mobile Crane off Ebay.
First off - the kit is huge. The box was quite large, had 1884 pieces, but was pretty sparse packing inside.
After 8 hours of work, this is what I had: (click for large version)
And here is the mandatory low quality high speed video of me building it (16MB AVI).
Here are my Lego Mindstorms creations:
A clock with hour, minute, and second "hands". Click picture to
Some pictures are PNG so your browser should support them. This is also the first image I added rendered using the converter software I wrote in C++ (see below for more details)
I plan to add a zipfile of my legOS build system under Windows XP - it works quite well.
Realsoft 3D Plugin
Allows one to convert MLCAD files to a text file, and then import it into Realsoft 3D rendering package. I did this since POVRAY is extremely slow to render, and the quality should be better eventually using Real3D. Click here for details!