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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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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 ;)
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
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
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
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
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) ;)
Oct
21
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 ;)
Oct
21
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).
Oct
21
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."
Oct
20
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...