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Apr
21
comment How much usage can a LEGO piece take before it loses its 'clutch power'?
@Hakonbogen homemade to save $12. I have a post about it here: phillipecantin.blogspot.ca/2011/11/infrared-on-cheap.html
Apr
19
comment How much usage can a LEGO piece take before it loses its 'clutch power'?
@ulmangt This is definitely an option when I do the next test rig.
Apr
18
comment How much usage can a LEGO piece take before it loses its 'clutch power'?
I'm riding this wave of visitors for 3 days now. This story is going around the whole net (ArsTecnica, Make blog, Arduino.cc, ... ). The cool thing for us, is that it created a massive flow of hits on our LEGO SE. I hope that many people join us on this site. What a promotion.
Apr
15
comment How much usage can a LEGO piece take before it loses its 'clutch power'?
Because there was rotation in the movement, it worn for one position but sticks a little when turned 180deg
Mar
27
comment LEGO cleaning techniques and tools
This is ABS plastic. Wouldn't a buffing wheel (I assume being driven by something like a Dremel) melt the plastic?
Feb
23
comment What colors does the NXT Color Sensor support?
Thanks @ConradoPLG, I've edited the content.
Feb
17
comment How much usage can a LEGO piece take before it loses its 'clutch power'?
Tests are on the way... youtu.be/Tnb-LUM0yd4
Feb
4
comment What colors does the NXT Color Sensor support?
This simplification is probably is link to two factors: the sensors design itself and (most probably) keeping it simple for the target users. Do you need a wide range of color sensing?
Feb
4
comment I need help with a broken LEGO motor
What type of LEGO motor do you have? Also, what do you mean by 'it broke'? Does it turn slowly or not at all? Can you turn it by hand?
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... :)