Last one for Lego Dacta 1030 set and the 1031 instruction cards. Next weekend we move to Dacta 1032 set with the 1033 instruction cards.
In this final set of builds, the models demonstrate how a basic rack and pinion steering system works using gears and axles. The first model is stationary, the second which is featured on the back of the card is a simple but effective little car. Only the first model has instructions, so a little reverse engineering is needed to build the second.
Here are two quick pictures of the main model.
And here is the back of card #20, as I need to get the house ready for winter I could not get to this one.
Here is a link to this week’s instruction card (PDF file) Dacta 1031 Card #20. See you next week for Dacta set 1032!
One one more blog left for Dacta 1030, then I move on to a new set!
Here is this week’s Card #19, which demonstrates leverage and axles using two very common examples. The card features 3 models, of which there are instructions for 2 on the inside of the card. The first two models show a basic but effective example of how car wheels turn. The model pictured on the back of the card shows how an axle can be “bent” or “angled” using a fine example of a steering wheel.
Here are a quick picture of the first model, I decided not to build the second model on this one.
And here is a picture of the model featured on the back cover of card #19.
Here is a link to this week instruction card as a PDF file Dacta 1031 Card 19
Its week 18, which means there are only two more blogs for the Lego Dacta Technic set 1030 /1031 series. So before we get into this week’s blog I would like to mention that my next weekly blog series will cover the Lego Dacta Technic set 1032 / 1033.
This week our card features 2 models, each of a windmill but there is only instructions for one of these. The models demonstrate building technique, gear use, and wind power. One very nice feature of this build is the blades are tilted, adjusting the tilt on the blades allows you to control the speed of the blade as it spins.
The back side of this week’s card is shown below.
Sorry no pictures on this one, been a long, busy, and ugly week so just did not have the time. I did did turn the card scans into a PDF so here is the link Dacta 1031 Card 18. See you next time.
Wow only 2 more cards after this one for my Lego Technic blog on the Lego Dacta 1030 set with 1031 series cards. So lets get started with this week’s card, number 17. The card demonstrates the use of a water wheel along with gears and a pulley to move or lift objects. A quick side note, you don’t need water to see this model in action simply blow on the blades instead to get the same motion. There is also an alternative model which builds a device that “hammers” objects.
There aren’t to many water wheels around anymore so keep in mind the same mechanism is used today with modern electric motors, and combustion engines.
So here is a scan of the instruction card, and I have included a PDF file at the bottom of the blog with the full card.
A couple of pictures of the completed build.
Here are a couple of images for the model featured on the back of the card.
Well that is it for this week, oh wait here is the link for the PDF file Dacta 1031 Card 17. Take care!
This week’s blog on the Lego Dacta 1030 / 1031 set brings us to card #16. This time around the card demonstrates the use of pulleys and structure to lift a heavy weight from position below a fixed crane. There are two models on the inside of the card with full instructions, the first is fairly simple to build the second a little more complex. Both models function and demonstrate the principles taught with this card rather nicely.
On the back of the card there is a third rather complex yet very fun model to build and play with. Running the string for this model was a little tricky with my large fingers, only took about 3 tries to finally get all the pulleys done.
Below is a picture of the first model from the instructions.
Here is a picture of the alternate model from the back of the card.
And the complete instructions for the Dacta 1031 Card 16.
Welcome back for Week #14 of my Dacta 1030 and 1031 series blog. This week’s card features a model of a very common playground attraction, the Merry-Go-Round. Like most kids (well me, anyways) I have found myself as a child trying to make these things go as fast as possible… pretty sure I still have a few scars… anyways back to the task at hand.
This particular card gives us instructions for 1 model, with a second more complex model featured on the back of the card for those into a little reverse engineering. Both models are fun to build and to “spin up” so I suggest building both. So to get started here are your instructions:
Below is a picture of the completed model…
And next a picture of the the model from the back of the card…
Want the entire set of instructions for this week? Well just click here for the PDF of Instruction Card #14