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Delphi geek, prone to automating builds, testing and swearing.


Dec
2
comment Are there LEGO compatible CAD Files For Injection Mold Manufacturing?
Short answer: no. Look at SBrick on kickstarter, for example, who are currently jiggling dimensions to get molded parts to fit with Lego pieces. There's lots of "a few microns off and try again" going on. Or hit shapeways and see all the lego-compatible parts there, maybe even throw your designs on and get some printed to see.
Dec
1
reviewed Edit Where can I get LEGO bricks to build a life size wall?
Dec
1
revised Where can I get LEGO bricks to build a life size wall?
Fix grammar, formatting
Nov
27
comment Why aren't alternate configurations on the back of modern boxes?
Almost all the Technic sets still have instructions for a second model (online rather than printed). I suspect the problem is that sets and parts have become more specific so it's harder to make a decent B model, especially with the smaller sets. 100 parts, half of which are minifigs, just doesn't give a set designer many options.
Nov
27
comment Can anyone identify this strangely shaped piece (1970s?)
Sadly those rough spots are where plastic pins used to stick out but they're been broken off your parts. Those were part of the support/tipping mechanism on the train model.
Nov
10
revised Please help me identifying these spaceship parts - big sloping ring
edited title
Nov
9
comment Looking for a Basic Lego set with mostly large bricks
isn't this exactly what the question was trying to avoid - most of the bricks in that set are 2x2 or smaller
Nov
9
revised Looking for a Basic Lego set with mostly large bricks
added 21 characters in body
Nov
6
comment How can I tell which LEGO minifigure I found?
@JustinCase to some people the point of Lego is that you can mix and match the pieces, and that's how they use it. Not everyone just buys it, assembles it according to the instructions, then displays it.
Nov
6
reviewed Approve How can I tell which LEGO minifigure I found?
Oct
29
reviewed Approve What set does this minifigure head come from?
Oct
24
comment Identifying Lego kits from unopened bags for library
I suspect that the intention is that the exact sets don't matter, and they may even vary between kits. Because those pieces are going to end up really mixed very quickly, so either you're going to spend a lot of time policing and sorting, or you'll end up with one big pile of pieces. Personally I would resign myself to that now and move on...
Oct
23
comment How many ways can six 8-peg lego blocks of six different colors be combined?
@Bonifer people connect simultaneously in much simpler ways than Lego bricks (Sam knows Bob or not) and in much more complex ways (Sam has heard that Bob is not very nice, but from someone Sam thinks is unreliable). There's not a good match to the Lego "one stud to the left" relationship modelling.
Oct
9
reviewed Approve Help identify this 70s or 80s lego space set
Oct
6
comment Strain Gauge on Lego Bridge
A pure mechanical strain gauge seems more in the spirit of Lego. And more likely to work and be robust. I suspect you could make a simple "spring balance" type gauge quite easily using a rack piece and an 8T gear, with either rubber bands or suspension print parts. Add a cardboard circle as backing and "calibration" just consists of adding weights and marking points on the dial.
Sep
30
awarded  Explainer
Sep
17
answered Lego Motor for cycling a tool
Sep
14
awarded  Custodian
Sep
14
reviewed Close Direct command lego ev3
Sep
14
reviewed Approve What's the sight of the ultrasonic sensor according to the distance of the object?