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


Apr
20
comment I have a 16x16 stud clear base plate. Where is it from?
It would be helpful if you provided more than just a link.
Mar
13
comment Do any programs exist that allow you to build your own LEGO manuals?
Now that there are other answers that mention LDraw I suggest deleting this as "not an answer".
Feb
26
comment Trouble finding plastic storage bins for MOCs built on 48x48 stud (gray) baseplates - Ideas?
You're welcome.
Feb
15
comment How to put LEGO together upside down
Technic bricks can easily be attached with the studs in different orientations. Or minifig hands can be used to attach plates back to back with no gap if you don't need a lot of stiction.
Feb
13
comment Please identify this broken LEGO Technic piece
since you started probably knowing the set number, a search for "lego 8070 part list" will take you to the brickset inventory very easily.
Feb
12
comment How make a 6x6 board rotate using LEGO technic parts?
A simple, brutal solution if you want motorisation would be a round plate that has an axle hole, attached to an axle attached to the motor.
Feb
12
comment How make a 6x6 board rotate using LEGO technic parts?
That's annoying. The Technic Turntables are in the generic Technic list: bricklink.com/… (there are small ones that also allow geared drive)
Feb
11
comment How make a 6x6 board rotate using LEGO technic parts?
There are several different turntables, the one linked is somewhat old and might be hard to find. Bricklink has a category list: bricklink.com/catalogList.asp?catType=P&catString=40
Jan
28
comment How well do LEGO assemblies hold water?
You will have less leakage with a double wall of 1xN bricks, but IME it still leaks (I've built boats rather than ponds, but the result is the same)
Dec
31
comment What is the purpose of the Technic Axle 6 in set 6847?
if they'd put a plate under those beams to keep them in place the vehicle would have no ground clearance (or possibly negative clearance). You could always build it and find out...
Nov
6
comment How can I create a simple steering mechanism for a car?
Sorry, I took pcantin's comment below over the OP's comment above.
Nov
4
comment How can odors be removed from bricks?
(note that the downvote here comes from a user who disliked my comment on one of his answers so has deleted his answer and downvoted several of my answers)
Oct
29
comment Has anyone made LEGO fly?
yes, but there's a giant counterweight so it's not lifting the weight of the model, which is what the question is asking for.
Oct
27
comment Best mini LED spotlight for Lego display case?
The PF lights are LEDs. They're just cast into a more stud-shaped form rather than the dome-shape that 5mm LEDs use.
Oct
24
comment Using motors to ring a bell?
do you want one bell ping per button press, continuous ringing while button pressed/switch on, or some other pattern? The answers vary. And what bell will you use, since Lego don't AFAIK make a metal bell. Or do you mean a piezoelectric buzzer (or similar)?
Oct
20
comment Strongest Lego beam
The tension at the bottom of the beam would probably be dealt with best by layered plates, and by extra layers of plates rather than any attempt to hold it together with vertical members. I think that trying to resolve those forces into bending moments on Lego pieces would be risky - ABS/Lego is not very strong, the whole idea is to use big beams. It's like the cardboard cathedral in Christchurch in that respect - the shock value comes from using an unusually weak material to build a house. The price you pay is very thick walls and floors compared to wood or steel.
Oct
17
comment What is the difference between 8T gears “Type 1” (3647) and “Type 2” (10928)?
While I remember, this is at least the fourth variant, the first three being fairly subtle and not significant. This and the new red sliding one are quite different to the first three.
Oct
11
comment How can odors be removed from bricks?
If you have kids (or, like Imbrium, pets) they will get dirty again. Over 20 years even if you only clean them every year or two they will end up getting cleaned 10 times. Assuming they survive that long.
Oct
9
comment How can odors be removed from bricks?
this will permanently affect the bricks via the "whitening" reaction, which is not what most people want when they're cleaning their bricks. What will they be like after 10 or 20 "cleanings"?
Oct
5
comment How to build a car that stops at a certain distance?
Ah, September, when the USA kiddies go back to school and start posting their homework questions.