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Just a guy from Germany who dreamt about being a software engineer since he was a child.

Time flies, and now (for a few years) he is...


Dec
3
comment Mechanical auto-unblocking mechanism
@Joubarc: I'm using a Worm Screw to drive it because i wanted it to be slower so it's easier to see how it works exactly.
Dec
2
comment Mechanical auto-unblocking mechanism
@Joubarc: I updated my answer - i got a Differential today so i was able to built a smaller prototype.
Nov
30
comment Mechanical auto-unblocking mechanism
how much degrees should the axle turn back at least and how long should this status last? is a simple "tap" (just a few degrees lasting ~0.1 seconds) enogh to unblock?
Mar
11
comment Alternative products compatible with LEGO
sorry for reading over your commet, zaph. this should indeed be community wiki - and now it is.
Jan
2
comment Will my LEGO bricks discolor in indirect sunlight?
I never said bricks don't change color, sure they will do by aging - but that wasn't the question here and can't be avoided, aging always happens.
Dec
30
comment Where do I find Mindstorms building plans?
too bad, sorry. but i'll leave my answer here for future visitors who might look for this.
Dec
22
comment What are all the different accessories that I can get for an NXT?
Added IR Receiver, IR Seeker, Gyroscopic Sensor and notes to clearify that the Servo Motor also is a sensor (rotation).
Nov
28
comment Can Lego soccer (football) parts be used for anything other than soccer?
@Ambo100: as you can see on the photo in the question, football-sets include black and white ones.
Nov
2
comment What does SNIR stand for?
wow, that looks amazing :-)
Nov
1
comment How can I easily remove a jumper plate without a brick separator?
for me this works better because you only need a bit pressure and can pull very easy. when using a pillar like you suggested, you'll have to push relatively hard to avoid to slip of.
Oct
31
comment Under what conditions are the Lego boardgame dice unfair, and by how much?
i've chosen to compare 2x2 against 4 1x1 because that was one of the things asked ("a full studless plate on one side and four 1x1 studless plates on another"). the difference in this cas eas also much more interesting as the dice gets filled quickly and as long as there are empty sides its obvious the weight-difference is much higher.
Oct
30
comment Has anyone made LEGO fly?
...wich is what i wrote: "looks like [it] flys [...] but is suspended by wire"
Oct
29
comment How would you make a good pivot-arm suspension?
+1 you solution using round plates on a axle sounds really nice (the 1 axle- or peg-solution is so easy i can't belive pcantin hasn't thought of it himself)
Oct
29
comment Has anyone made LEGO fly?
just take an airsoft-gun with you and shoot the ballons if it goes to high ;) - everything comes down sooner or later.
Oct
28
comment What are the dimensions of a LEGO brick?
+1 for Lego Unit is 1.6mm - thats the important part, everything else is based on this.
Oct
27
comment What tool can get two 1x2 plates apart without damaging them?
would be nice to know why i'm getting a downvote for this. without a reason, a downvote seems pretty senseless.
Oct
27
comment Do any programs exist that allow you to build your own LEGO manuals?
+1 nice idea, but looks a bit overpowered - the LDD seems to be axactly what i was looking for.
Oct
27
comment How can I build an (automatic) Mindstorms charging-station?
+1 thanks for your answer - sadly i can only choose one as accepted so i let the votes decide
Oct
27
comment How can I build an (automatic) Mindstorms charging-station?
+1 thanks for your answer - sadly i can only choose one as accepted so i let the votes decide
Oct
27
comment Are companies producing custom molded LEGO pieces legally entitled to do so?
This topic about LEGO-Alternatives might be interesting for you, too. There are a lot, so it seems to be legal (but i'm not a lawyer).