Tuesday, October 3, 2006

More on studless

Some things I noticed that I neglected to mention before:

Studless beams are in odd-numbered lengths. I originally thought it was really strange, but as I was playing with the parts it dawned on me why this is so:

Odd numbers have center studs. If you look at the NXT sensors, they have a place for one beam to nestle in the sensor's centerline. This is really convenient for building, as a central 'spine' can be built for a robot - even the NXT brick is an odd number of studs across.

This is probably why there isn't much done to make jumper parts to go between studs.

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