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d3lilley
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Lego parts in inventor

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11-08-2012 04:36 PM

I am designing a robot that combines lego gears/axles with many non-lego parts, and I would like to have everything drawn up in CAD before building it. I have spent my last hour searching google for pre-existing Lego parts compatible with inventor, but my search was not very fruitful.  Does anyone know if these parts exist?

 

Thanks!

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waynehelley
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Re: Lego parts in inventor

11-09-2012 12:52 AM in reply to: d3lilley

If you can't find the parts, why don't you try using iparts to generate the lego bricks.  If you make it so that your table can control the length of the bricks, the width of the bricks, the number of buttons along the length, the number of buttons along the width and the colour, you will be able to generate new variations very quickly.  You should be able to hollow out the bricks and remove the bottom face by using the Shell feature.

 

Wayne

 

 

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Message 3 of 14 (1,906 Views)

Re: Lego parts in inventor

11-09-2012 01:18 AM in reply to: d3lilley

http://grabcad.com/library/tag/lego

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Doug_DuPont
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Message 4 of 14 (1,877 Views)

Re: Lego parts in inventor

11-09-2012 05:56 AM in reply to: d3lilley

Here is a I-part Lego Brick. Not Mine copied from someone.

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Message 5 of 14 (1,871 Views)

Re: Lego parts in inventor

11-09-2012 06:02 AM in reply to: d3lilley

Here is a I-Part Lego Plate

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GSE_Dan_A
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Message 6 of 14 (1,866 Views)

Re: Lego parts in inventor

11-09-2012 06:08 AM in reply to: Doug_DuPont

Why did I have to see this thread?!?!? Now I'm going to be playing with virual legos all day instead of doing actual work! :smileyvery-happy:

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sp1n1mbus
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Message 7 of 14 (1,841 Views)

Re: Lego parts in inventor

11-09-2012 07:14 AM in reply to: GSE_Dan_A

Same reason I clicked the thread :smileysurprised:

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Message 8 of 14 (1,823 Views)

Re: Lego parts in inventor

11-09-2012 08:34 AM in reply to: sp1n1mbus

At least its Friday and my boss is a Lego FREAK! I should show him these... Ill probably get asked to build something for him with Legos!

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swordmaster
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Message 9 of 14 (1,792 Views)

Re: Lego parts in inventor

11-09-2012 10:40 AM in reply to: GSE_Dan_A

lets have a lego building competition

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Re: Lego parts in inventor

11-09-2012 10:52 AM in reply to: d3lilley

Here is another 

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