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comment How to straighten 32L axles?
I brought a bowl of water to a boil in the microwave, waited for it to stop boiling, then poured into a tumbler, then soaked the bent half of the axle in the water for 2 minutes, then "quickly" put the 32 cross-hole bricks on it and set it up as Jourbarc described, and let it sit for a couple of nights. The axle, while still noticeably bent, appears to be less bent than it was. After I've applied this technique to the rest of the bent axles, I may attempt a second application.
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comment How to straighten 32L axles?
I tried this, with 32 of those bricks, and left one of most egregiously bent axles in it for about 2 weeks. I couldn't tell that it made any difference. I'll try the hot water approach next.
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comment Can I use the WeDo USB hub with normal Linux distributions?
I think this would be better posted as its own question, rather than as an answer here...
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comment How to straighten 32L axles?
There's still value in getting them straight, even if it's just for the visual aspect. I might also try using them in a high-speed-low-torque application, or maybe put a bunch of worm gears on them to create a leadscrew or something.
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comment Can I use the WeDo USB hub with normal Linux distributions?
Yes please. A link to sources would also be useful...