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Sep
22
comment Convert 3rd party NXT programming language code to NXT-G program?
possible duplicate of Is there any other way to program the Lego Mindstorms NXT other than the provided software?
Sep
19
awarded  Commentator
Sep
19
comment What plastic do Quatro blocks use?
I don't have an exact answer for you, but if you are willing to perform a little destructive testing, you can probably get your answer. This page (boedeker.com/burntest.htm) explains how to determine a type of plastic based on burning/melting it.
Sep
14
awarded  Excavator
Sep
14
revised What's the sight of the ultrasonic sensor according to the distance of the object?
Updated answer to include information from linked website.
Sep
14
comment What part can I use to get the connection
You are going to have to explain a little better than that. If all you are looking to do is connect two neighboring pieces, you can use something like bricklink.com/catalogItem.asp?P=43857 or bricklink.com/catalogItem.asp?P=32140
Sep
14
suggested suggested edit on What's the sight of the ultrasonic sensor according to the distance of the object?
Jan
14
awarded  Yearling
Dec
21
revised Buying Individual MiniFigures
Corrected spelling, grammar
Dec
21
suggested suggested edit on Buying Individual MiniFigures
Jun
6
comment Is this antenna a LEGO piece?
I can confirm that this is, in fact, a Mega Bloks piece.
Jan
14
awarded  Yearling
Jan
12
answered How to improve the range of an IR receiver?
Sep
19
comment Connecting to NXT Brick via Processing over Bluetooth
Are you in close proximity to a wireless device (2.4 GHz)? Both bluetooth and wifi use the same frequency spectrum, so a conflict between the two may be a reason why you're having connectivity difficulties.
Sep
18
comment How many hours of travel does it take to wear out LEGO monorail tires?
As far as the official LEGO monorails go, I don't think I've ever worried about replacing the tires because of wear. The load on the tires is really low (LEGO bricks don't weigh that much, after all). The bigger problem is age. LEGO's rubber doesn't age that well (I find), so depending on how you care for them, you may have to replace them once every few years. Other people may have different experiences.
Sep
18
comment How many hours of travel does it take to wear out LEGO monorail tires?
Are you talking about brick-built monorails, or the official LEGO monorail?
Feb
9
comment How hard is it to convert the new(ish) RC/PF trains to 9V?
Ahh, I understand. It should be a fairly simple drop in. Like I said, a little rebuilding might be needed, but not much. If there is a particular set you are looking at, then you could get the instructions on BrickSet. That would give you a good sense of compatibility with your 9V motors. For reference, most PF trains use this motor: bricklink.com/catalogItem.asp?P=x1688a, which is nearly identical to the 9V one.
Feb
8
comment How hard is it to convert the new(ish) RC/PF trains to 9V?
Maybe I'm just being dense, but I see no reason why you can't just interchange them. I feel like your question is something like "Can I convert a Stanley Phillips screwdriver to be a Black & Decker Phillips screwdriver?" They are two completely separate things that both perform the same functions. They fit on the same tracks (obviously the 9V trains need the 9V track, but the dimensions are the same) and they take up more-or-less the same brick space. You might have to do some minimal rebuilding to make them fit, but it shouldn't be substantial.
Feb
8
answered Are there any theoretical works about possiblity of self-replication of LEGO systems?
Feb
8
comment How hard is it to convert the new(ish) RC/PF trains to 9V?
When you say 9V train motors, what do you mean? Are you talking about these motors: bricklink.com/catalogItem.asp?P=590 If so, then what do you mean by "convert RC/PF trains systems over to 9V motors"? The PF train motors and the 9V motors are basically two completely separate and distinct parts the perform the same function.