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I'm a engineer with people skills. I enjoy politics, English language, mathematics, and programming. In my free time, I build with LEGO bricks, I dance, and I break things (generally in order to fix them again).

I have a B.S. in Engineering, and I work as an IT Project Manager in the Transportation Industry.


Oct
31
comment How many ways can six 8-peg lego blocks of six different colors be combined?
@Mr.ShinyandNew安宇 is right. It's difficult to guess how many different brick configurations are radially symmetric. However, it's safe to assume that the number is fairly low, because the only possible configuration would have to be 90 and/or 180 degrees rotationally symmetric. 90 degree symmetric sets would have 1/4 as many combinations, and 180 degree symmetric sets would have 1/2 as many combinations.
Oct
31
comment Chinese Knockoffs?
Also, depending on the laws in your area, you could be complicit in the credit card fraud by accepting a package in this scheme. At the very least, you may owe the defrauded individual the value of the LEGO set you've obtained as a result of the fraud. As in, the full paid value of the set. And the only restitution you would have would be to go after the fraudster.
Oct
31
answered API for Android or iOS connecting to EV3 by bluetooth
Oct
31
comment Can I build a faster LEGO train motor?
The reason those cars can reach 12km/h is because they are ridiculously overbuilt. Imagine a car that looked like that in real life, and you'd get something like a dune buggy with 2-3 ft wide wheels. However, it would be really hard to reach that speed with a scale-accurate vehicle because you've got relatively imprecise (in-scale) LEGO tolerances to deal with.
Oct
31
comment Can I build a faster LEGO train motor?
@TaylorGarrett That train isn't going even remotely close to 10mph. I don't think it's going faster that 5mph, since it looks like I could easily out-jog that train.
Oct
31
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Oct
31
comment Can I build a faster LEGO train motor?
While that may be "smooth" from our perspective, that is incredibly tough from the trains perspective. The gaps and angles there are simply unacceptable for a train moving at 10 mph
Oct
30
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Oct
30
answered Can I build a faster LEGO train motor?
Oct
30
comment Can I build a faster LEGO train motor?
Even if speeding up the motor were possible (which I'm ambivalent on), I doubt that you'd be able to use it at that speed on Lego track. Once again, issues of scale come back to bite you. A small .1mm lip would be the equivalent of almost 4cm lip in real life. Which is well outside the rail specs and would put the train at high risk for detailing. Though Lego has very tight tolerance, I don't think they are tight enough for that speed.
Oct
30
comment Can I build a faster LEGO train motor?
10 mph means that train is going really fast. In scale, that's approximately 380 mph!!!
Oct
29
answered How do I make my logo/mascot into a custom LEGO model?
Oct
28
awarded  Necromancer
Oct
28
awarded  Revival
Oct
27
answered How to Decipher Lego Building Instructions Filenames?
Oct
27
answered Is it possible to create your own wheel?
Oct
27
answered LEGO TECHNIC CyberMaster Software
Oct
23
comment Identifying Lego kits from unopened bags for library
I did some research on the program, and there's a lot of material on the ALSC website, include, for example, this toolkit: ala.org/alsc/sites/ala.org.alsc/files/content/…
Oct
23
comment Identifying Lego kits from unopened bags for library
Without pictures, there's not really a whole lot to go on.
Oct
23
answered What adhesive can bond LEGO bricks to metal?