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#1 2015-03-16 14:37:49

KenMerrifield
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Name: Ken Merrifield
Registered: 2008-02-21
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A brilliant specimen manipulator design

"Natural History Museum scientists have created a tool made from Lego to hold and manipulate delicate specimens such as tiny insects. The pinned insect manipulator (IMp) allows scientists to easily move the specimen into different positions and rotate it over two axes so that they can study the detail from many angles."

Formal publication-
http://zookeys.pensoft.net/articles.php?id=4667
Find out more at: http://www.nhm.ac.uk/discover/lego-tool … imens.html

Details on YouTube
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-voP-V7YcqA
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7_IQTVAOZoo

http://data.nhm.ac.uk/dataset/970e1266- … che__=True
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-voP-V7YcqA
Find out more at: http://www.nhm.ac.uk/discover/lego-tool … imens.html

(Lego site for obscure 'bricks'- Bricks and Pieces selection  https://service.lego.com/en-gb/replacem … #BasicInfo )

Last edited by KenMerrifield (2015-03-21 01:22:07)

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#2 2015-03-17 02:09:57

anymarks
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Name: Neil Marks
From: Norfolk
Registered: 2009-08-07
Posts: 93

Re: A brilliant specimen manipulator design

Hi Ken

Interesting piece of kit - just what I am after - so I thought I would give it a go. Downloaded the Instuction PDF and visited the Lego 'Pick a Brick' site. Unfortunately the majority of the pieces are not listed there.

I am a total ignoramus regarding the practicalities of Lego so, are there any 'Legolandese'  out there that might suggest a fix ?

Regards, Neil

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#3 2015-03-17 03:26:11

anymarks
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Name: Neil Marks
From: Norfolk
Registered: 2009-08-07
Posts: 93

Re: A brilliant specimen manipulator design

Further to my previous post.

I persevered and found the requisite parts are obtainable from the 'Bricks & Pieces' site, NOT the 'Pick a Brick' site - and I thought Tachinids were difficult !  Just one item is out of stock at the moment but will definitely give it a go when available

Neil

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#4 2017-11-24 00:55:16

KenMerrifield
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Name: Ken Merrifield
Registered: 2008-02-21
Posts: 222

Re: A brilliant specimen manipulator design

I now find the links in the original posting are obsolete
Perhaps
https://shop.lego.com/en-GB/Pick-a-Bric … ffiliateUK

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#5 2017-11-26 20:07:45

PhilC
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Name: Phil Collins
From: Essex
Registered: 2013-10-25
Posts: 29

Re: A brilliant specimen manipulator design

I think this one will be needed for most of the parts:

https://www.lego.com/en-gb/service/repl … parts/sale

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