Anyway, I'll be updating this instructable as I make more progress on it. It won't be entirely done by the time the competition ends, but you should at least able to build the machine and control the axis (axii?)
There are 747 pieces total. The only non-Lego part is the drill bit.
- 2 lego NXT sets along with 4 touch sensors
- Various other lego parts, specifically the gear-track pieces and worm gears, and probably more
- A computer with LDD, or Lego Digital Designer
- A drill bit to sacrifice
- Some green floral foam
- A little bit of time
Anyway, on to the first step!
Step 1: Creating the parts from the LDD files
There are 4 parts total:
- Y axis
- X axis
- Z axis