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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


Jan
26
comment What is the male:female ratio of gendered minifigures?
In a rather cheeky way, I refer the honourable gentleman to this question "My daughter loves to play with LEGO sets but she is really wants to play with pink or 'girl' LEGO", while we all do our best to educate our kids some things seem to get ingrained :(
Jan
26
answered What different series are or have there been designed primarly for girls?
Jan
26
revised What different series are or have there been designed primarly for girls?
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Jan
26
revised What different series are or have there been designed primarly for girls?
Corrected "there" added tags
Jan
26
awarded  Enlightened
Jan
25
awarded  Nice Answer
Jan
25
comment Can we program Nxt2 in C++ under Visual studio 2010?
@muntoo Happy to get your take on this on meta - Are questions about programming NXT on-topic?
Jan
24
comment How can I store LEGO bricks as long as possible?
Yep, I can safely state that my LEGO bricks had been stored in a collection of cardboard boxes in both my parent's and then my own loft and are now enjoying a new life with my kids :) The only things that have not survived are the rubber bands and some of the older pneumatic tubes.
Jan
24
comment How do the train wheels turn so smoothly?
I recall in my school CDT classes we'd make bearings by drilling a hole through solid nylon and pass a fairly tight fitting metal axle through that which would tend to spin quite freely. I also have some old trains axle bricks that are clearly made of at least 3 parts - a black outer shell, a clear base, and then red "tubes" inside that the axles locked into. It's possible that the tubes are made from a slightly different plastic with a lower CoF than standard bricks (which use friction to lock).
Jan
24
revised How should I store unused stickers?
edited tags
Jan
24
revised How do the train wheels turn so smoothly?
Slight rewording to emphasise the axle part of the question
Jan
23
revised What glue should I use for permanent LEGO construction?
Fixed wording in a couple of places.
Jan
23
answered What glue should I use for permanent LEGO construction?
Jan
21
awarded  Announcer
Jan
19
revised How can I blow a stream of air for up to two minutes at a time?
Added note on Pneumatic Switches.
Jan
19
comment Do LEGO bricks float?
True - the fact that they aren't water tight was demonstrated very well by James May when he built his LEGO house, complete with wine glasses that leaked red wine everywhere ;)
Jan
19
awarded  Announcer
Jan
18
comment How can I blow a stream of air for up to two minutes at a time?
@Ambo100 by "a more mechanical solution" do you mean that you're happy to toggle switches, or that you want to build the equivalent of a music-box cylinder?
Jan
18
revised How can I blow a stream of air for up to two minutes at a time?
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Jan
18
answered How can I blow a stream of air for up to two minutes at a time?