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Ben Duguid works in London, UK as Head of Back-end Development for Hugo & Cat, mostly delivering web sites on various Microsoft based platforms.

He has run internal training sessions helping other developers get up to speed in the technologies he knows about, and tries hard to get others to do the same.

For what it's worth he is an MCPD in ASP.NET 3.5, and is currently a Pro-Tem Mod on LEGO Answers


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comment A Faster LEGO Train Motor?
You also need to remember that there are really two scales at work with LEGO trains: One is the true "Minifigure" scale, and the other is the actual train build scale: Most real world trains are wide enough to fit two sets of two seats in a carriage (four people and an aisle), while LEGO trains barely manage 1 seat wide. The gauge of the track does not match the scale of the people.
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revised Unlimited engine option does not work
Tweaked to be more "answer" like in lieu of additional details from the OP.
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comment Unlimited engine option does not work
Are you able to summarise your program or post a picture of it?
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comment We would like to stick lego bricks to metal - best glues please
It's a self answer - Amanda tried a couple of suggestions, but found that Araldite Rapid to be the best solution to the problem ;)
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revised We would like to stick lego bricks to metal - best glues please
Emboldened the solution.
Oct
28
comment How can I remove permanent marker from a LEGO brick?
You need to be careful with Acetone though, as it will melt the ABS used to make the bricks if left for too long.
Oct
28
reviewed Close software for lego nxt 8527
Oct
28
reviewed Looks OK Mindstorms crashes when connecting to EV3 with Bluetooth
Oct
28
comment Mindstorms crashes when connecting to EV3 with Bluetooth
There appears to be a known issue with the Bluetooth stack in Yosemite. Until this is resolved, you won't be able to pair the EV3 with a Mac.
Oct
28
reviewed Leave Closed Realistic floorplan for a Lego castle
Oct
28
comment Realistic floorplan for a Lego castle
It's still a very broad question that as Mσᶎ points out basically comes down to "could you find me pictures of small castles" - we have a few heroica questions that might point you in the right direction for some additional rooms (beyond those that come in the sets). If there's a specific feature that you need help with, that makes a better question :)
Oct
25
awarded  Yearling
Oct
22
answered How many ways can six 8-peg lego blocks of six different colors be combined?
Oct
22
reviewed Reviewed How many ways can six 8-peg lego blocks of six different colors be combined?
Oct
22
revised Gearing down a PF XL
Pulled in the image.
Oct
22
comment NXT brick not executing programs correctly
Does it behave in a similar way if you use different ports for the motors?
Oct
22
revised NXT brick not executing programs correctly
Split the question up a bit to aid reading.
Oct
22
revised Gearing down a PF XL
Explicitly called out the required RPM based on comments.
Oct
22
comment Lego EV3 doesn't respond to direct command
Hi, as Kramii states, it would be really beneficial for everyone if you can accept Davids answer (click the little check mark below the vote count) - David and you will both get some rep, and other people will know what worked for you :)
Oct
21
comment Are there any lego base plates that are compatible with duplo?
@gev "First" is dependent on the sort order (Active/Oldest/Votes) ;)