Lego Rotary Engine / Wankel Engine 轉子引擎

The Reuleaux Triangle was designed by the German engineer Reuleaux in the 19th century.
After that, the mathematics community extensively studied its utility. By the twentieth century, it was cited in mechanical engineering,
The most famous example is the application in pistonless engines, Volkswagen Beetle, Master Mazda RX7,
Both use this new design of the engine (Rotary Engine / Wankel Engine).

Unexpectedly to study the Lego Rotary Engine built by Japanese engineer Akiyuki,
It will be related to Ryosuke Takahashi’s Mazda RX7 from “Initial D”.
This sports car is really cool, in addition to the appearance of the body,
The main reason is that its exhaust pipe will spit fire during competitions.
Unfortunately, the film of “Initial D” did not emphasize this point with the lens…
The rotary engine is the key to the fire-breathing exhaust pipe of Mazda RX7!

魯洛三角形 (Reuleaux Triangle)是十九世紀德國工程師Reuleaux的設計,
最著名的就是應用3在無活塞引擎,福士甲蟲車、萬士達Mazda RX7,
均使用了這款轉子引擎 (Rotary Engine / Wankel Engine)。

想不到研究日本工程師Akiyuki砌出的轉子引擎(Lego Rotary Engine),
會跟《頭文字D》高橋涼介的Mazda RX7扯上關係。
而轉子引擎就是Mazda RX7排氣管會噴火的關鍵!

魯洛三角形 – 第一型
Lego Reuleaux Triangle – Module 01

魯洛三角形 – 第二型
Lego Reuleaux Triangle – Module 02

魯洛三角形 – 第三型
Lego Reuleaux Triangle – Module 03

LEGO Sisphus Kinetic Scuplture 西西弗斯活動雕像

In Greek mythology Sisyphus was the king of Ephyra (now known as Corinth). He was punished for his self-aggrandizing craftiness and deceitfulness by being forced to roll an immense boulder up a hill only for it to roll down when it nears the top, repeating this action for eternity. Through the classical influence on modern culture, tasks that are both laborious and futile are therefore described as Sisyphean. (Info from Wikipedia)

LEGO Strandbeest 搖控仿生獸

Strandbeest is originally designed by Dutch artist and engineer, Theo Jansen. This Lego set is a Lego MOC set. It is operated by 2 Lego M motors and can be played with Lego remote controller. The action of the legs is similar to the galloping of the horse.

仿生獸源於荷蘭工程師兼藝術家Theo Jansen的設計。這套LEGO並非官方的設計,由兩個中型LEGO摩打,附以IR紅外線接收器控制。而這套仿生獸腳部的行走動作,乃模仿馬匹的行走形態。

Lego Drawing Machine 機械繪圖機

For the preparation of the Lego exhibition, I prepare a Lego Drawing Machine to draw the pictures as a special gift for the visitors. This machine can draw over 20 different pictures if you change the position of the liftarms’ pivot point.