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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
18
answered How can I blow a stream of air for up to two minutes at a time?
Jan
18
revised How many minifigs have actually flown in space?
Added details of previous missions hailed as taking mini-figs to space.
Jan
18
revised How do I build a curved wall?
Added attribution of image.
Jan
18
reviewed Approve How do I build a curved wall?
Jan
18
awarded  Enlightened
Jan
18
awarded  Nice Answer
Jan
18
revised Do old LEGO bricks contain lead?
Added [tag:history] as question is about historical processes
Jan
18
comment How do I build a curved wall?
Cheers, that's a bit wider than I was looking for I think, and sounds a bit stressful for some of my older bricks.
Jan
17
revised Where can I find the LEGO fire dept. logo in high resolution or in vector format
Moved "k" of Bricklink into linked text ;)
Jan
17
revised How many minifigs have actually flown in space?
Combined answers in a way I was happy with.
Jan
17
revised How can I use more than three motors with one NXT brick?
edited tags
Jan
17
revised How can I get my NXT to turn on - all it does is softly click?
edited tags
Jan
17
revised How to fix Mindstorms Error Code 1003
edited tags
Jan
14
comment How can I create synthetic imagery (rendering) of LEGO models?
Yes, lots of references to it on EuroBricks, not much else. Although I think I could just make it out in one of the "behind the scenes" videos recently.
Jan
14
comment How can I create synthetic imagery (rendering) of LEGO models?
Yep, I was using the Arch and Design materials, and the rest, but had had some difficulty getting the model to a decent scale if I recall correctly.
Jan
14
comment Can you build accurate models using 100% LEGO elements by following Megablocks instructions?
Yep, you can just see a number of elements in the photo in my compatibility answer (bricks.stackexchange.com/a/754/56) that I don't believe have a direct LEGO counterpart, from the hollow "frying pan" that Harry's holding, the 1x1 angular SNOT brick (the LEGO one is much thinner, and doesn't have a stud on both sides, but a hole on top), the rounded double lights and even the sloped brick they are attached to. I'll try and dig the model out and see if I can photo all the different bits.
Jan
13
comment How can I create synthetic imagery (rendering) of LEGO models?
heh. True, but I'd rather spend the time working on my shaders and getting it to sit right on a photo background if I know others have produced a full set of models in something else ;)
Jan
13
accepted What are all the third party (unofficial) accessories I can get for an NXT
Jan
13
revised What are all the third party (unofficial) accessories I can get for an NXT
Added details of the majority of core sensors that are available from each company.
Jan
13
comment How can I create synthetic imagery (rendering) of LEGO models?
While I like the render, there's only a limited set of parts compared to LDraw lists, and things like MLCad/LeoCad etc. really help with lining up the parts properly, but I've yet to find a decent workflow that results in sensibly sized models in 3DS Max - the imports from LPub for example were always rather tiny :(