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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


Dec
17
comment Protecting a minifig from wear
Yep, I have to say I've resigned myself to replacing my keychains every year or so as they tend to lose their hands and printing.
Dec
17
comment Linking two blocks
@PhilB. It's tagged nxt there's nothing else to say that this is using EV3s.
Dec
16
comment Starting a wholesale LEGO business
And also What's the most cost effective and efficient way to buy bricks?
Dec
15
comment How can I prevent my train from derailing?
Thanks for letting us know what you tried :)
Dec
12
comment Can I Conect 2 NXTs so that they work together?
You might also find How can I use more than 3 motors with one NXT brick useful :)
Dec
8
comment Cracked LEGO torso
This is fundamentally the same as Minifigure Torso Cracks. While waiting for your replacement, you may find the answers to Repairing LEGO minifigure torso damage helpful to minimise further damage :)
Dec
6
comment The program downloaded from the education ev3 programming software has a error “VM program validation”
Hmm, I assume you've tried deleting it from the EV3 and re-loading it?
Dec
5
comment The program downloaded from the education ev3 programming software has a error “VM program validation”
Do you get this for all Programs you try to run, or just this one?
Dec
3
comment What pieces are used to create this Djembe MOC?
The 3L was used in the Dwarf Warrior minifigure as I recall - his axe handle was shorter than the classic light saber/Harry Potter wand.
Dec
2
comment What pieces are used to create this Djembe MOC?
I'm guessing a small rod (Bar 3L) or similar? Possibly trimmed/halved.
Dec
1
comment Parts/Step not fitting ( technic / gear not aligning)
Cheers for letting us know you solved it :)
Nov
27
comment Mega blok vs lego bases
Hi Charlene - you might find "In what ways are LEGO and MegaBloks Incompatible?" useful as well.
Nov
18
comment Programming sensor to follow light
I've moved your image into your original question for you.
Nov
15
comment Which is faster: M motor or XL motor?
@TaylorGarrett L and M motors have the same unloaded rotation speed (380rpm) which is faster than the XL (220rpm), however they both have lower torque, which means that they will stall under lower loads than the XL.
Nov
13
comment Are coloured bricks used by Set Designers recycled to make black bricks?
Great work Zovits, thanks :)
Nov
13
comment Direct control of EV3
In relation to both these questions, I'm guessing the main issue is the Rack and pinion nature of the steering - you really need to use a servo motor for the steering, where it only travels between a limited number of degrees, and can return to "home" when you release the control.
Nov
7
comment What is considered the most valuable LEGO set?
On the basis that this question appears to be devolving into a list of people posting their one or two set suggestions, and user23 has sadly moved on, I'm going to turn this into a Community Wiki and merge some of these answers.
Nov
4
comment EV3 RMIregulatedMotor Regulation Problems
Pair programming for the win - often it just needs another pair of eyes ;)
Nov
4
comment EV3 RMIregulatedMotor Regulation Problems
Perhaps if you moved the calls to stop out of the while loop, then the motors would keep running until the colour id was 7.
Nov
4
comment EV3 RMIregulatedMotor Regulation Problems
Looking at your code, you're telling the motors to go at a speed of 300, then pause execution for 500ms, then you're telling the motors to stop, before continuing around again. Due to delays in communication you'll probably find that this will cause a stuttery motion that you might not notice when running it on the device.