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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


Nov
4
reviewed Reviewed NXT Brick will not update firmware
Nov
4
comment NXT Brick will not update firmware
Cheers dino, and welcome to LEGO Answers. Sadly Rex states that he's already tried re-installing the firmware on the Brick in question with no luck.
Nov
4
answered How to close color Sensor properly?
Nov
3
comment How can I prevent my train from derailing?
Yes, that seems to be the considered opinion among other model train geeks - more so with the standard Hornby couplers where they are basically fairly thin loops pushing against each other ;)
Nov
3
comment How can I prevent my train from derailing?
Hmm, and it's not like a standard loco where you could flip the tender and loco around due to the massive cow-catcher...
Nov
3
comment How to close color Sensor properly?
Hmm, looking at your stack trace, it seems to be throwing at RemoteEV3.createRegulatedMotor rather than on your EV3ColorSensor - this doesn't appear to be called by the RemoteEV3 constructor, but something in your main block?
Nov
3
revised Help identify this 70s or 80s lego space set
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Nov
3
revised How to tell the different ages of pieces
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Nov
3
revised Was it once possible to put a 1x1 round into a minifig cup?
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Nov
3
revised What lego set is this? Possibly a pirate ship?
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Nov
3
revised Help with identifying lego sets
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Nov
3
revised identification of lego set by color and shape of inner box
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Nov
3
revised Identify bulldozer truck -probably from early 90"s
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Nov
3
revised Identifying Lego kits from unopened bags for library
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Nov
3
comment Identifying Lego kits from unopened bags for library
While I agree that Mσᶎ is probably right, there can be some value in having some instructions that can be made from the supplied kits so that the kids have something they can start from.
Nov
3
revised Can anyone identify this spinner with 1..5 and a skull?
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Nov
3
comment How to close color Sensor properly?
Yes, I got that part - I'm really asking if there's any more information on the error about where in your codebase the exception is being thrown - there are two possible lines that can throw that - in your pasted code these are lines 1 and 4 - I was hoping there would be stack trace (especially if this is happening on your Laptop rather than on the Brick).
Nov
3
comment How to close color Sensor properly?
Also - where are you seeing the error coming from - is it when you try and instantiate the EV3ColorSensor or when you instantiate the RemoteEV3? Both of these appear to be able to throw the error you're seeing. One other thing: according to this thread it might be more efficient to use the createSampleProvider method when dealing with remote bricks and sensors.
Nov
3
wiki created lejos description
Nov
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wiki created lejos excerpt