Lego Technic Rope Braiding
November 29, 2016 12:01 AM   Subscribe

Use Lego Technic for all your rope braiding needs (SLYT).
posted by Harald74 (10 comments total) 25 users marked this as a favorite
 
You know, I'd have an easier time building this or another braiding machine in Lego than actually braiding rope myself.

This doesn't say much about my survival post-apocalypse... unless it's a robopocalypse I suppose.
posted by rokusan at 1:19 AM on November 29, 2016


this is mesmerising, thank you
posted by Sebmojo at 2:17 AM on November 29, 2016


That would have very much changed the friendship bracelet scene in my middle school.
posted by danep at 3:24 AM on November 29, 2016 [6 favorites]


Can't wait to show this to my Lego fan. Thank you!
posted by MonkeyToes at 5:20 AM on November 29, 2016


The machine itself is elegant and fascinating, but the resultant product shows issues with consistent tension. Nice idea, fun to watch, but only as an exercise in design. For now I shall continue to rely on my trusty old Acme 1000 Tabletop Cord Braiding Machine for my present braided cord needs.
posted by kinnakeet at 5:31 AM on November 29, 2016 [1 favorite]


I don't really need one of these to braid carbon fiber strands together...
posted by RolandOfEld at 6:23 AM on November 29, 2016


I don't really need one of these to braid carbon fiber strands together...

I came across my knitting mushroom the other night and played around with paracord. The result was an excellent toy for the kittens! Now I am wondering how that might work with Technic...
posted by MonkeyToes at 7:18 AM on November 29, 2016


What I really want is for there to be cowboy minifigs on the reels and Square Dance music played over the video.
posted by Joe in Australia at 1:17 PM on November 29, 2016 [3 favorites]


Regarding cowboys...
My horseshoer (and cowboy) friend makes rawhide lariats, hobbles, and other items, as well as braided horsehair ropes and reins. He does it with a self-feeding setup that draws material through a circle of wood, and the whole thing is powered with an electric drill. I'm not very good at describing how he does it, but it's cool to watch. (He put it together himself--it works pretty slick!)
posted by BlueHorse at 7:21 PM on November 29, 2016


Oh man. Reinventing the industrial revolution in Lego is coooooooool.
posted by Eyebrows McGee at 7:56 PM on November 29, 2016


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