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I'm a Senior Software Developer. I strive to be a polymathic person interested in a range of subjects which positions me as an Innovator, Problem Solver and Solution Designer.

I gained a broad set of experiences by programming since 1993 in different fields of engineering application. With a speciality in computer vision & CAD, I’m also the inventor of a US patent-pending algorithm in the field of Facility Management.

My current technology focus is on Cloud Computing, mobile computing and HPC. At home I do math, robotics and sculpting.


Jan
15
comment What would be a simple trebuchet design at the Minifigure scale?
@Ambo100 No specific problem. I could build one and I could also design one for my kids. I'm looking for other design(s) and (most probably) get really good ideas out of them. My kids and I will build 4 or more and it would be cool to have different ones.
Jan
15
comment What would be a simple trebuchet design at the Minifigure scale?
@Joubarc Off course it needs to work. We have a castle to attack.
Jan
15
comment What would be a simple trebuchet design at the Minifigure scale?
@jncraton That's right. That gives more freedom for your design.
Jan
14
comment What would be a simple trebuchet design at the Minifigure scale?
@Zhaph-BenDuguid Good point. I'm adding this to the question. Thanks!
Jan
12
comment How to improve the range of an IR receiver?
Do you mean Truck instead of Trunk? And which motor are you referring to when you write "motors on the IR Receiver"?
Jan
11
comment Is the visual.ly infographic information about the minifigure reliable?
+1 for the epic research and answer
Jan
11
comment Is the visual.ly infographic information about the minifigure reliable?
The 'hole' statement, as far as I know, was true originally but the reasoning behind it must have been revised.
Jan
9
comment Is the visual.ly infographic information about the minifigure reliable?
Why would you doubt a source called retardzone? Sound perfeclly legit.
Jan
5
comment Displaying the Star Wars Super Star Destroyer in a small apartment?
It must be very impressive in person
Jan
1
comment Is there a way to remotely operate the push-button light brick?
Do you have any graphics to help understand what you're proposing?
Dec
30
comment How to speed up the 4x4 Crawler truck 9398?
'Crawler' is a good name then... :)
Dec
30
comment How can I motorize City-scale wheels?
In this case, an ATtiny13. I love working with this chip. I'm going to get some surface mounted ones to make even smaller projects.
Dec
23
comment Exact dimensions of studless Technic beams
+1 for mentioning the precision of the tool you used
Dec
22
comment Exact dimensions of studless Technic beams
What level of precision do you need?
Dec
21
comment Is there a way to remotely operate the push-button light brick?
Will all the lights be reachable by a mechanical path (i.e. through the hollow buildings) or will some lights be only reachable by a flexible wire (i.e. snaking a cable to them)?
Dec
21
comment How much usage can a LEGO piece take before it loses its 'clutch power'?
Good points but, for this one, I'm focussing on the mechanical wear instead of the ageing effects
Dec
21
comment How much usage can a LEGO piece take before it loses its 'clutch power'?
I have to say that, unless there was already data available, my plan was to build a robotic rig to test this.
Dec
20
comment Why does LEGO sell minifigures randomly?
I was also asking a theoretical question about this subject: bricks.stackexchange.com/questions/1724/…
Dec
20
comment Why does LEGO sell minifigures randomly?
You may find some extra info in this related question; bricks.stackexchange.com/questions/758/…
Dec
20
comment Is there a way to build a stronger LEGO ball than what was done by the Mythbusters?
I wish I had 500,000 bricks to test some theories