Mechanix - mechanical blocks mod suggestions thread

#1
Hi Besiegers!

I am currently working on a new mod that will add some different types of mechanical blocks. I have a short list that I am currently modeling but I would like to hear from the community what people want in their creations. Please leave any suggestions below and a picture or diagram helps. Thanks!

Timeline: Once the TGYD Block Loader is updated to v0.3 I will try to release the first version with some basic wheels, gears, and maybe the universal joint within the week.

Planned
  • Gears
    • Rack
    • Pinion
    • Sector gear
    • XL gear
    • Worm gear or screw gear - maybe
    • Right-angle gear
    • Bevel gear
    • International gear
    • Torsen gears - maybe
  • Wheels
    • Fat wheel
    • Fat large wheel
    • Small roller
    • Small wheel
    • Omni-directional wheel hub
  • Movement
    • Actuator
    • Universal joint
    • Screw joint - maybe
    • Cylindrical joint - maybe
    • Chain/belt - maybe
    • Clutch - suggested by smpstech
  • Other
    • Differential housing
    • Small wheel extension
 

Von

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#3
Good to see you working on something again Phantom! Looking forward to seeing the fruits of your labor!
 
#4
A clutch. Something like a gear where you can send power to it through the gear teeth, but the center does not spin/does not disengage until a button is pressed. Maybe an option to make it a one way clutch.

A self contained differential. Right now you can make a differential but you need some sort of building tool to be able to and it winds up being very bulky.

Bigger wheels. Something that is 1 or 2 blocks taller than the current large wheels. I know a few people have made these already, but they haven't been updated in a while.
 
#5
If you need help modeling, send me a box that is the maximum of all dimensions (bounding box basically) and i can probably make a fair looking model! :D id love to see this mod in my creations!
 
#8
I haven't decided if I am going to use the existing gears theme or a new one for better physics. Iron gears are possible I will have to see.
 
#13
Hello! ive been looking for ages for something to do with gears, mainly one that can have more than one contact point (on either side), but rotate like a Bearing (with external teeth or internal for a gear)
 
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