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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


Mar
23
comment Bluetooth communication between computer and nxt using RobotC
Are there any other steps to this? Ideally we're looking for substantial answers that provide a bit of detail - possibly mention libraries or API calls?
Mar
23
comment What are the largest Technic-compatible tires on the market?
While not as big as the ones in the accepted answer, these may be more available due to the larger number of sets they appeared in.
Mar
19
comment How can I use bluetooth on my phone to run a program on the EV3 brick?
Hi Emily, which phone are you using?
Mar
17
comment How can I rotate an EV3 motor an exact number of degrees using RobotC?
Also - can you post an example of what you have tried - RobotC should support sending specific angles to servos assuming you've configured them correctly...
Mar
17
comment How can I rotate an EV3 motor an exact number of degrees using RobotC?
Is this a duplicate of your previous question - or have you switched from NXC to RobotC? Are you using the interactive servo motors or the medium/large servo motors?
Mar
12
comment Quick way to inventory parts
Hmm - if you're willing to take the time though surely this is a prime candidate for machine learning as well: you train it with some known bricks first and let it build its understanding of different bricks from there ;)
Mar
12
comment Way to build LEGO spaceship with regular bricks
It depends on the scale and how "rough" you're willing the final product to be - here's a Sailing ship built purely from 2x4s
Mar
9
comment How much is my large minifigure retail display worth?
Hi Logan - any chance you could include a currency in your answer - 400-1500USD is fairly different to 400-1500GBP and is very different to 400-1500DKK ;)
Mar
6
comment Set missing all the Minifigures and a few other parts
Yes, it certainly seems that they do err on the side of believing everyone's honest :) Which is a pleasant and nice thing.
Mar
6
comment Set missing all the Minifigures and a few other parts
@CreationEdge The page has been updated since I last used it properly (some 10 years ago - and this question and my answer are also quite old) and is probably now covering the "I want to buy a piece" but there used to be an upfront disclaimer that there may be charge if certain limits were hit - conceivably ordering over half a set might be considered rather excessive ;). Going through the process now, although most of the figure parts are out of stock there was no indication that I'd be charged for it.
Feb
26
comment Buy an specific set of bricks
Also take a looke at: "How can I minimize the number of merchants for given set of requested bricks?"
Feb
22
comment Where did “LL 928” and “LL 929” come from?
Good point Joubarc, I've updated accordingly :-)
Feb
18
comment Are BanBao bricks compatible with Lego?
At first glance they look like a pretty standard LEGO clone ;)
Feb
16
comment Cost of different works in a LEGO set price?
Good catch @Ron1 - I've updated the figures - however the percentages haven't really changed.
Feb
16
comment What are the biggest one piece wheel?
See also the related question: What are the largest Technic-compatible tires on the market? - although that is specifically asking for tires.
Feb
16
comment Best system for lifting things without pistons
Hey Gev, perhaps you could add some of the notes from these comments into your answer to make it a little fuller? Thanks.
Feb
12
comment 1998 World Cup limited edition soccer figure
Do you have a picture by any chance?
Feb
9
comment Connect 39k3 powerpack to 417j3 motor
Hi Joetest - I assume the powerpack you're referring to is 4506078: Batterybox 4X11X7 - but I'm not sure which motor you mean - where did you get the part numbers from? In which case, it's probably a duplicate of How to use Power Functions with Mindstorms EV3?
Feb
9
comment How to use Power Functions with Mindstorms EV3?
Just to confirm (as auselen's link to the FAQ points out) this is the LEGO approved way of connecting PF Mindstorms parts.
Feb
9
comment Programming the LEGO Mindstorms T-Rex
Are you referring to the EV3 T-Rex from The LEGO MINDSTORMS EV3 Laboratory or a different robot?