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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
28
comment How do I print images onto minifig body parts?
I don't think BrickPrinter sells used Pad Printers - are you suggesting they should bulk order from them? Even second-hand multi-colour pad printers seem to be listing around £2,000+
Jan
26
comment Determining what set I have from a bag of lego pieces
Hi Ashley, and welcome to LEGO Answers. As oddTodd's mentioned, for general advice on identifying sets, we have a very good question already - for more specific help you should post some pictures of some of the more interesting pieces (minifigs, distinct colours, etc.).
Jan
25
comment Virtual LEGO / Technics / Mindstorms simulation environments
Robotic Virtual Worlds does support the building of your own environments through the "Level Builder" tool, but I don't believe it supports importing your own robots yet - although the RobotC team were talking about it in 2013.
Jan
23
comment Where can I find this lego piece?
This appears to be a duplicate of your original question - I'd be happy to organise merging your account if you'd like?
Jan
22
comment How can a brick/color combination exist but not be part of a set?
We had a similar question about Milky White with Sparkles bricks.
Jan
22
comment Lego RCX 1.0 problem with communication
What operating system are you running on your PC?
Jan
22
comment Some LEGO elements not attaching as usual
I've sometimes found that the larger plates (6x6 and up) have a tendency to warp slightly over time, meaning they often don't stick together well.
Jan
16
comment EV3 FLL Question “ outside the box ”
Are you able to provide some pictures of what you've tried so far?
Jan
16
comment How can a Mindstorms robot lift something very heavy?
The key factors are torque (using the techniques in VolleyJosh's answer) and counter-balancing - to ensure that your robot doesn't tip over if you're trying to "pick it up" with a crane or arm based robot.
Jan
16
comment EV3 FLL Question “ outside the box ”
Similar to: How can a lego-mindstorm robot lift something very heavy
Jan
13
comment I have an idea for a new kind of lego
We already have some pointers for contacting a designer and it's been pointed out that LEGO don't really take suggestions for new products other than through Ideas.
Jan
12
comment Is it possible to run more than two remote control trains on one track?
Are you able to add any more detail on how you've set up the trains and remote to work with three or more trains?
Jan
9
comment Which train motor is more powerful, 9V or 12V?
@LarsTech - any chance you could post that as an answer, possibly with a short summary?
Jan
8
comment Representing pregnancy on LEGO minifigs without a dome
Hmm, curious I'll have another go - I'm sure I've done something similar in the past...
Jan
7
comment Representing pregnancy on LEGO minifigs without a dome
I've removed the elements of the question relating to the pen/crib as they don't seem relevant to the main part of the question. I'm assuming that you're also looking for a sort of "easy access display area" to hold this minifig which might be better suited to a different question.
Jan
7
comment How is this brick attached to the pregnant minifig?
I'd hazard a guess at glue or Blu Tack...
Jan
3
comment EV3 T Rex problems
Is there any chance you could include a picture of the figure in question?
Jan
3
comment How to transfer my F# exe file to NXT brick
I realise that, but as far as I can tell from the MonoBrick site it is for the EV3 and not the NXT :-( The Communication and Remote Libraries let you control an NXT from your computer, but as you say the firmware one runs on the brick, and in that case it's targeting the EV3.
Jan
3
comment How to transfer my F# exe file to NXT brick
Have you looked at the Getting Started guide for the library? You don't say whether you're using Visual Studio or Xamarin Studio, so take a look at: monobrick.dk/guides/firmware-guides/… which clearly shows copying an .exe file. But again that is for the EV3 and not the NXT.
Jan
2
comment How to transfer my F# exe file to NXT brick
Is that the MonoBrickFirmware from MonoBrick.de that is designed for the EV3 not the NXT? Or is there one I'm missing somewhere else?