>2011 Central Florida Scout Show – Pics from the Scout Show

>My boys & led the design and operation of this years Pack 6 booth at the Central Florida Scout show.

Given that we are self-proclaimed geeks & gear-heads, doing a booth about gears seemed only natural.
I’ve previously posted about our adventures building a 3-speed Lego NXT robot-based transmission with clutch, building a mini mobile billboard, and laser-cutting some souvenir gears– now for some pics of the big day…
Get out a camera, and watch what happens…this is the view from the backside of our view. Candy is playing treasurer for all the fundraising cards & my older son and our Pack’s Committee Chair are hanging a banner…

He’s crossed over into the Troop, but he was HUGE help to the Pack (and ME!) at the Scout Show

Big dude showing off the transmission…

Little dude showing off the transmission…

Big dude has a future in sales…

Big dude answering questions…

My younger son doing his part to demonstrate the different kinds of gears…he even noticed that one of the gears was a combination  helical and spur. He was so proud when he ran over to tell me!

The transmission ran CONSTANTLY that day. I finally gave up on the rechargeable batteries and wired it to my bench power supply that I’d grabbed on the way out the door.

This bent binder clip saved the day when I decided to ditch the batteries and run the NXT transmission off the power supply. I _should_ have pre-built this, but luckily I made it work at the show. Thanks to Paul for having a binder clip!

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