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On this blog you'll find all of my Knex creations! Here I'll have my models, plus updates of any major projects. I made this blog in June 2009, when I began construction on Cataclysm.

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Saturday, July 11, 2009

Construction on Cataclysm Continues

It's been about 2 months since I started building Cataclysm, and I still haven't finished the lift system yet! The picture below is what it looks like now. So far, the car gets onto the elevator, and it goes up very slowly. A counterweight on the other side (which is tied onto the elevator in 4 places with fishing line) is the exact weight of the elevator. The car only has to lift up its own weight. The whole thing is only powered by one motor, which is on the car. The gates on the elevator (which are under repair) are attached to a lever at the end. When one goes up, the other goes down. The car doesn't go down yet. Click here to see a video of the lift in action.
I still have to do lots of things to get it to work. I have to build the track that the car will exit from the elevator. Somehow, I'll have to find a way for the eleva
tor to stop at the top when the car is exiting.

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