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A regular LEGO base plate will work with DUPLO bricks. As demonstated in this question, the two systems are compatible in a number of ways. Here's an example of someone using system base plates with DUPLO bricks:
Is it possible that you are thinking of this goblet (2343)? This part was fairly common, and it was introduced around 1985, so it was probably in your collection. 1x1 round plates attach securely to the top as shown in this lamp from the Pet Shop:
To answer your question, no there is no such plate with DUPLO tubes on the bottom and LEGO studs on top. HOWEVER regular LEGO and DUPLO are completely compatible - as long as the regular LEGO bricks are at least 2x2 studs. Just cover the DUPLO table with regular LEGO bricks and you are done...(c; You could actually use regular LEGO plates too, however the ...
You can absolutely run RC and PF trains on 12V track. You can leave out the center conducting rail since it won't be delivering any power to the train, unless you are planning to run both 12V and remote trains. The main LEGO train sets have all used the same rail gauge, which is the main thing that matters. If you'd like to use both your 12V track and the ...
All LEGO train tracks have had the same gauge, so newer trains will fit old tracks, including 12V/4.5V. Since the wheels themselves are not exactly the same, you may run into some small issues at points, but it should be OK most of the time - and using RC track wouldn't fully prevent the issue anyway. (If anything, I suspect trains woudl actually derail more ...
Track As a general rule, the rolling stock from all LEGO trains will work with all types of LEGO track. So, the Caboose you've mentioned will work perfectly with the track supplied with the Cargo Train. There are a couple of exceptions to this rule: Duplo track isn't the same gauge as LEGO track, so you shouldn't expect it to work (although you can ...
I still have cups and 1x1 round bricks from the late 70's and I can ensure you these were never brickable like you suggest. In the 80's, another popular build from Lego was composed of a transparent cup on top of a transparent minight head. Here is a colored example of that build.
What you need is a Nilo brick mat. It's a rubbery mat that has standard (small) lego studs on one side, and dulpo on the other. You can buy them on Amazon, Ebay or straight from Nilo. http://www.nilotoys.com/acc.htm
B. Stay with OS X Mavericks. I can confirm that bluetooth no longer works with Yosemite. Spent two hours trying to make it work, but in vain.
You can use the EV3 bluetooth blocks in the blue tab of the programming software. One thing though: The two bricks have to have different names. Like "Kim" and "John". Check the EV3 help too.
You can do it using EV3 Bluetooth blocks. You can send integers, string or boolean using different "mailboxes" so the receiver just need to use the Block to read from a particular mailbox to get the data. Maybe I write a post where I detail all this more because LEGO documentation isn't helpful at all.
You can only control PF IR receivers with the PF remote controls. These are the normal (8885) or the speed control (8879). With the speed remote control you can also choose different speeds. And yes, the train motor from 7897 is compatible with power functions, as long as you use a extension wire (acts like adapter from the old 9V-system to PF, 8886 or ...
I have run the LEGO MINDSTORMS EV3 software successfully on Yosemite Beta for a couple weeks. The only problem I have had is that I cannot get Bluetooth to work. The bluetooth problem appears to be at the OS level rather than a software compatibility issue though. Update: I reported this to Apple via https://bugreport.apple.com. It was marked as a ...
It is mentioned in the previous answer that the feet are slightly oblong. I snapped a few photos to illustrate how this impacts the level of compatibility between the two figure types. A standard minifigure will easily be able to 'stand' within a 1 x 2 space. In most cases, this applies to a 'Friend' as well, unless the 1 x 2 space is recessed. The ...
The only camera capable of connecting directly to the NXT is the Vision Subsystem for NXT or EV3: With modified firmware, it is possible to send images from the cam to the NXT to the computer. But trying to stream video via this technique is impractical since each frame takes about 30 seconds to send to the computer. If you had a connection over USB, it ...
Short answer: you can use EV3 motors with NXT, but you can't use EV3 sensors on NXT. NXT sensors and motors work with EV3. Detailed answer: read Laurens Valk paper.
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