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Software Engineer, with a degree in Distributed Systems.

I went through Networking (protocols design, TCP/IP etc...), dev (ASM, C, C++), sys admin and maintenance (Solaris, Linux, Windows), web dev (PHP, JS, Macromedia stuff, AJAX), reconverted to video games dev (handheld devices) fo a AAA games company.

Now I am an independent iPhone/mobile/web dev.


May
2
comment Simplest approach for rail sets automation
I found that places with white walls work better for IR communication. The fluorescent lights can in some instances completely mess-up with the IR networks, but most of the time when there is no line of sight the signal is transmitted by reflection from the walls and ceiling. A solution a friend uses now is to setup a white ceiling over his installations in large open spaces. The ideal solution would be mirrors, but they are expensive and cumbersome. His preferred solution for shows remains a white waxed fabric. I hope this will help you for your future installations.
Jan
9
comment What is known of the capacities of the MINDSTORMS EV3 when it comes to interconnection with a network (WiFi, bluetooth)
WiFi Dongle? Great!
Jan
3
comment Simplest approach for rail sets automation
Thank you for the detailed answer. It brings material to explore and ponder over before making a choice. I will take the time to explore the options. Have you noticed the headphones hat makes your avatar looks like a demon?
Jan
13
comment Is this a fleur-de-lis hood ornament, or something else?
LOL, ok. PeterDC seems to be right... It's a feather ornament, it doesn't look like the ones on medieval helmets so it might be one of the tribal ones.
Jan
13
comment Is this a fleur-de-lis hood ornament, or something else?
It doesn't look like a fleur de lys...
Nov
11
comment Is there any application to keep an inventory of owned sets and pieces?
Personaly I would recommend SAP.
Nov
11
comment Is a N2 or CO2 paintball tank a viable power source for a LEGO pneumatic Engine?
@echoback I figured that out :)
Nov
8
comment Who is (or was) Susan Williams?
@LarsTech I feel like a legend just died.
Nov
8
comment What are the best options for building a LEGO RC car?
@pcantin I like the form factor! very efficient!
Nov
6
comment Is a N2 or CO2 paintball tank a viable power source for a LEGO pneumatic Engine?
Also currently this is more of an "academic" question as I don't intend to build one of these immediately... I might end-up buying one from LPEpower as I don't have the parts, the time, tools and experience of modifying the required parts to get one running properly. So before investing in parts that are heavily modified I want to make sure this is a viable/fun solution.
Nov
6
comment Is a N2 or CO2 paintball tank a viable power source for a LEGO pneumatic Engine?
Sorry I wasn't attentive yesterday :)
Nov
6
comment Is a N2 or CO2 paintball tank a viable power source for a LEGO pneumatic Engine?
I am not sure about CO2... On a few occasions I have noticed "snow" coming out of my markers. When the marker gets some liquid CO2 from the tank (or from condensation?) it tends to shoot pellets faster with white jets of CO2 coming out of the muzzle. The way CO2 is expelled in violent successive releases might be why it happens. I'm not sure about what would happen if the gas was released uniformly. That's why I really would like to have an answer from someone who tried that kind of thing.
Nov
6
comment Is a N2 or CO2 paintball tank a viable power source for a LEGO pneumatic Engine?
@Joubarc could, but it defeats the idea of running from a pneumatic engine if you need another engine and power source to power it.
Oct
27
comment What is this challenge to solve the Rubik cube as quickly as possible using LEGO bricks?
The Tilted Twister is great!
Oct
26
comment What are the best options for building a LEGO RC car?
Thank you! I have never heard of Arduino. After checking out the main website it seems to be a solution I would enjoy a lot. I will probably start with the LEGO Power Functions and as soon as I get one of the Arduino boards I'll start playing with that.
Oct
25
comment What are the best options for building a LEGO RC car?
You have the most interesting answer ATM, but do you know any good tutorials which could help me with the planning of such a project?
Oct
25
comment What are the best options for building a LEGO RC car?
Mindstorms and bluetooth? Do you have any links?