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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.


Oct
31
comment Is there an official LEGO terminology for the features of basic pieces?
See this question: bricks.stackexchange.com/questions/214/…
Oct
7
comment Homemade methods for interfacing a Servo with LEGO bricks
@Joubarc Yes I'm talking about the physically attaching servos and LEGO bricks together. I'll clarify and add a image to help.
Aug
26
comment Lego Mindstorms RCX RIS 2.0 IR tower Windows 7 / Windows XP driver
Do you also have a PC with a Linux install? That is how I'm using my old RCX 2.0. If you do I'll put up an answer with the Linux info.
Jun
17
comment What LEGO wheels would look like the three types used on the JPL Mars Rovers?
I'm only missing 1 wheel (2x 64711) for the MSL rover so I'll order that online. It won't slow me down too much since I'll start with the small rover and build my way up. I'll probably document the build (or show the result) on my blog.
Feb
9
comment How do I make my own LEGO stickers?
For complex shape I use a Swivel Craft Knife (see the picture in the edit). It's really good for details and curves.
Jan
30
comment Bluetooth will not connect Error code: -142016
Are you running Win7 64bits?
Jan
18
comment Can an axle be removed from this 'brick paradox'?
@craigmoliver That would probably break/bend the tip. Try it! :)
Jan
17
comment What LEGO wheels would look like the three types used on the JPL Mars Rovers?
This reminded me of an old BrickVista post where that guy build a Sojourner wheel out of Technic pieces brickvista.com/features/roverWheels/roverWheelsHome.html
Jan
15
comment What LEGO wheels would look like the three types used on the JPL Mars Rovers?
Thanks for the links. I'll dig around on Brinklink to see if I can find the right combination of sizes(ratio) and of looks. I'm also interested in the full wheel-tire BTW (not only the wheels).
Dec
19
comment How do I make my own LEGO stickers?
Varnish/Finish is mentioned in the 'previous answer' regarding Water Decals.
Dec
12
comment Firmly connect bricks in a triangle
A drawing would be nice
Dec
1
comment Is there a reliable way to determine what minifigure is in a LEGO Minifigures series package?
That's what I call dedication.
Nov
23
comment How do I print images onto minifig body parts?
This question is about 'How to add an image to a LEGO minifigure'. @HaydenStudios covers paint, printing and stickers in his question. I guess if you need to know specifics about stickers and not transfers-decals you could ask that question, but your original question didn't sound like that (to me a least).
Nov
23
comment How do I print images onto minifig body parts?
They are decals (transfers). the same stuff used for scale models.
Nov
23
comment How do I make my own LEGO stickers?
@Ambo100 the water decals are 'stickers' . It's not a way to print directly (like a printer would). It's a form of stickers. Like sticker sheets you can buy it in plain sheet (white or clear), print your design on it and stick it on your subject. The advantage of the water stickers is that they will conform to the surface (it will look like it's painted on, but it's a sticker)
Nov
23
comment How can I make a working pin tumbler lock?
@Ambo100 thanks!
Nov
23
comment Is 'plate between studs' SNOT supported by one of the LEGO building software?
Thanks @Zhaph I'll try LDraw then
Nov
23
comment Is 'plate between studs' SNOT supported by one of the LEGO building software?
...or it's Photoshopable :)
Nov
23
comment Is 'plate between studs' SNOT supported by one of the LEGO building software?
@Ambo100 I'm looking for a virtual building software (like LEGO Digital Designer or LDraw). Your link (even though I didn't know it and it's really cool) seam to be a SNOT technique listing
Nov
23
comment How can I create a visually appealing Castle wall from one colour?
Great... now I want to build a castle