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I'm a long-time MINDSTORMS enthusiast. I played with LEGO MINDSTORMS from 2003-2013, and during that period dreamed of becoming a mechanical engineer. While I still find engineering fascinating, and LEGO MINDSTORMS will always have a special place in my heart, I believe that my future lies with computer programming.


Jul
15
comment How can I find the analog output of a color sensor?
Sorry to break it to you, but the block you linked to for NXT-G doesn't work. If you try to import it via the block import and export wizard, it won't import. The author of the block even acknowledged this and apologized, and said that he probably wouldn't fix it since he has way to many different versions of things on his computer. I would cite my source on where he said this, but that forum seems to have recently gone down...
Jul
14
comment Is the NXT forward compatible with EV3 sensors and motors?
5 months late but... I would argue that this is not a duplicate since the question linked to asks about the EV3 being backward compatible with NXT sensors and motors, whereas this question is vice versa; it asks about the NXT having forward compatibility with the EV3 sensors and motors, which is addressed in neither the linked question nor its answers. I went ahead and edited the question to be more clear, as well as nominated this for re-opening.
Jun
28
comment As of November 2011, should I buy the NXT 2.0 now, or wait and buy the NXT 3.0 later?
I apologize for posting this really late, but I feel that I need to post this for posterity. Prior to January 2013, LEGO didn't specify what their next kit was, people just assumed it was an NXT 3.0 since rumors of such had been floating around the past 3 years. But it turned out that it was announcing the next generation, the EV3, not a newer version of the NXT. So my prediction was correct that the NXT 2.0 would be the last NXT kit.
Mar
23
comment How do I print images onto minifig body parts?
Ah, that's nice. But it doesn't have quite as much customability as I would like.
Jan
13
comment How can I create synthetic imagery (rendering) of LEGO models?
While the blender script sometimes works, the technique of importing an LDraw file into LeoCAD, then exporting it as either an obj or 3ds file and importing it into Blender has been MUCH more reliable from my experience. In the python script, bricks often get left behind, lack all of their verticies, or simply don't get imported. A massive contrast from the LEOCAD technique provided by PeterDC.
Nov
20
comment NXT screen either flickering or blank, what do I do?
@Joubarc No, I have two NXTs. Sorry, I should've said "one of mine" Instead of "mine". And now I understand better what you're saying.
Nov
20
comment NXT screen either flickering or blank, what do I do?
I disagree. Mine recently gave out when I was right in the middle of making a robot. I wanted to get back to building my robot as soon as possible, so I soldered it. It only took about ten to fifteen minutes to heat it up the soldering iron, disassemble the NXT, solder the capacitors, slightly reassemble it the NXT, test it, and finish reassembling it. It's really not that risky if you know what you're doing. I much prefer soldering it over having to wait a week or so.
Nov
20
comment What's the most cost effective and efficient way to buy bricks?
Oh, ok. Well, I never found that to be a problem.
Nov
20
comment What's the most cost effective and efficient way to buy bricks?
craigmoliver Great! Glad that you've seen the light! @muntoo What do you mean?
Nov
2
comment How can I make custom LEGO packaging?
Thanks, this is a very good answer as well. Not sure if I'm going to change this to the accepted answer though...
Nov
2
comment How do I create manuals in the same style as Lego instruction manuals?
I thought there was a way to vote to reopen a question. Is there? Cause I'm not seeing one.
Nov
1
comment What is the difference between the NXT and the RCX?
@Kevin Cathcart: I stand corrected. I have never actually used the RCX with other programming languages before, but I really thought someone said on the MindBOARDS that you needed different firmware for NQC. Maybe it was just that there is an optional enhanced firmware like with NXC. Oh well. Anyway, that's besides the point. The point that I was trying to get across to Pubby was that there are alternate programming languages for the NXT as well. P.S. Would that "forgotten" programming language to which you are referring be LeJOS?
Nov
1
comment What is the difference between the NXT and the RCX?
@Pubbuy The NXT most certainly can use other programming languages, some of them even let you do it with the original firmware unlike the RCX! :)
Oct
30
comment How do I create manuals in the same style as Lego instruction manuals?
Ah, would you be talking about getting the right type of paper and printing and assembling it? If so, then this is certainly not a duplicate. :)
Oct
27
comment How are the LEGO instruction manuals made?
Alright, agreed. Not a duplicate.
Oct
26
comment How are the LEGO instruction manuals made?
possible duplicate of How are Lego sets designed
Oct
26
comment What are these Technic “Zapfen” (“stoppers”) called in English?
I can't bring myself to edit this, so I'll just critique. I have more often seen those refered to as "pins" than "pegs". Just a suggestion.
Oct
26
comment What's the most cost effective and efficient way to buy bricks?
@craigmoliver Alright. Well, the interface shouldn't be too hard to get used to. It only took me about a month to settle into it. Again, the people in the chat room are very helpful.