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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).


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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/…
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comment Identifying Lego kits from unopened bags for library
Without pictures, there's not really a whole lot to go on.
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comment Will they ever make LEGO The Amazing Spider-man 2 sets?
This is just speculation. Do you have any sources to back this up? Also, please try cleaning up your grammar and spelling.
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comment How many ways can six 8-peg lego blocks of six different colors be combined?
This might be a question better suited for Stats.SE or Math.SE.
Oct
22
comment NXT brick not executing programs correctly
Without more information, it seems like one of the following is to blame: bad ports, bad motors/devices, bad wires, bad power, or bad NXT. The easiest way to test these would be to create simple programs and test things one at a time.
Oct
21
comment Gearing down a PF XL
Do you mean less than 1-2 RPM? As written, you're indicating greater than 1-2 RPM.
Oct
20
comment Removable glue for LEGO models
According to the LEGO group store, Duplo is the preferred toy for 3-4 year olds.
Oct
18
comment Removable glue for LEGO models
Actually, Elmer's is in fact a PVA-based glue.
Oct
17
comment Removable glue for LEGO models
Standard LEGO brick are probably not the right toy if you need to glue them. I would look at LEGO Duplo bricks, which are specifically designed for younger kids. Then you wouldn't have to glue them.
Oct
17
comment Can I pitch an idea to LEGO?
It looks like that was a special thing. An article on Gizmodo (lego.gizmodo.com/…) refers to Matt, the winner of this years "2014 Mini Model Build contest". I'm assuming that this may be a one-off (or at best annual) competition, not a venue to submit ideas.
Oct
15
comment Can I pitch an idea to LEGO?
I'm very familiar with the monthly mini builds, but I can't find any source that says they are designed by fans. Do you have a source for that?
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
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
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
Jun
6
comment Is this antenna a LEGO piece?
I can confirm that this is, in fact, a Mega Bloks piece.
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.