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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 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
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comment 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.
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comment A Faster LEGO Train Motor?
10 mph means that train is going really fast. In scale, that's approximately 380 mph!!!
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comment Realistic floorplan for a Lego castle
To second what Zhaph says: the best way I see for you to use Bricks.SE is to give us a specific feature that you need help building in bricks (or the correct scale, etc), and then we can help you with that. As is, your question isn't even about bricks as much as it is about castle layouts.
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
22
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.
Oct
22
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.