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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


2h
comment Are there any lego base plates that are compatible with duplo?
@gev "First" is dependent on the sort order (Active/Oldest/Votes) ;)
2h
comment Are there any lego base plates that are compatible with duplo?
While not meeting the request for a "baseplate" I think the Nilo Brick Mat could indeed be an answer if you're after a "one or the other" solution. That said, System Baseplates work nicely for both sizes, and will out-last your DUPLO interest ;)
9h
comment We would like to stick lego bricks to metal - best glues please
See also this question on Gluing baseplates to wood. The slight difference here is that neither of the surfaces are porous - (props to @Mr.ShinyandNew安宇 for the reminder).
9h
comment Removable glue for LEGO models
@Mr.ShinyandNew安宇 True, but they are aimed at 4 year olds: "LEGO® Juniors is designed to give children age 4-7 a great first experience with the LEGO® brick through iconic, fun and Easy to Build models."
1d
comment Any way to create a gear+chain, like for a bike?
I'd suggest that the Link Treads are probably a little wide for a bike, the Link Chain that Ambo100 mentions would be better, but rubber bands are easier to obtain.
Oct
18
comment Removable glue for LEGO models
Yes, I believe Glue-All is a PVA glue, but a number of their other products aren't (for example ProBond or Kragle I mean Krazy Glue)
Sep
22
comment Vision Command and Exploration Mars software for Mindstorms RIS 2.0
Would make sense as under the hood LEGO seemed to use the Logitec cameras for both LEGO Studios and Vision Command.
Sep
16
comment What part can I use to get the connection
Yep, and if you use a worm gear you'll have a built in locking mechanism.
Aug
31
comment How can I use 1 motor for grabbing/lifting and another for moving?
There are also some suggestions for this sort of thing on this question: bricks.stackexchange.com/q/646/56
Aug
29
comment Are the LEGO Friends Mini-dolls compatible with Minifigures?
Thanks Brian :-)
Aug
28
comment I need information on LEGO part #3001 in Milky White with Sparkles
If you have any additional information about where you came across this part, any pictures, etc. that you can include in your question (rather than in the comments to an answer), that might help others supply more information.
Aug
13
comment What is the easiest way to sell Lego sets for a good price?
@Kramii - I agree that this is very similar to How should I go about selling $3k's worth of unsorted LEGO, but I can't in good conscience close as a dup. with your excellent answer here ;) Perhaps if you were to include this in your answer there...
Aug
13
comment How can I remove permanent marker from a LEGO brick?
Without reading the existing answer from Grandpappy that also refers to Dry erase markers, I'm not sure what you mean?
Aug
8
comment What do factory markings on the inside of DUPLO pieces mean?
I think they are Mould Ids rather than "batch" numbers specifically...
Aug
6
comment Is there an XML format for Lego?
Actually, I stand corrected - LFXML does include a Building Instruction element, made up of one or more steps.
Aug
5
comment Where will the World First Lego League be held in 2015?
Hmm, just remembered that we removed Too Localised last year. This may well be closed as Off Topic at some future point when it's no longer relevant though.
Aug
5
comment Where will the World First Lego League be held in 2015?
Yes, but this question is specifically asking about 2015 - you've already pointed out that it was in different locations last year.
Aug
5
comment Where will the World First Lego League be held in 2015?
I fear that this is likely to be considered "too localised" as it's only going to be a valid question for the next few months :(
Aug
5
comment How to differentiate Cellulose acetate vs ABS LEGO bricks?
Just noticed this - "clear" bricks would never be made in ABS because it can't be made transparent ;)
Aug
5
comment Why does my RCX programmable brick have no power socket?
Hmm, indeed - the Wikipedia article now refers to the 1.0s as being without the power adaptor ("In version 2.0 (as well as later 1.0s included in the RIS 1.5), the power adapter jack was removed."). I'll need to check the one I've got at home - it's definitely a 1.5 set and I'm pretty sure it doesn't have a power adaptor and isn't marked 2.0