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bio website us.mindstorms.lego.com/en-us/…
location Georgetown, KY
age 17
visits member for 2 years, 6 months
seen May 9 '12 at 3:35

I am a young, but long-time LEGO enthusiast hoping to be an engineer when I'm older, and have committed to this site to help build a community.


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.