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Software engineering manager for a large, publicly-traded for-profit institution of higher-learning.

Feb
28
comment How should I remove a Hinge Tile, especially in the middle of a plate?
You can flex the plate quite a bit before you do any permanent damage. I do this quite often when a piece is being stubborn.
Feb
14
awarded  Scholar
Feb
14
accepted How hard is it to convert the new(ish) RC/PF trains to 9V?
Feb
10
comment Can anyone find a photo of the “LEGO bricks, not LEGOS” insert?
Awww, you guys are gonna make me break out my catalogs from the '80's, aren't you? I'll see if I can find some time to scan an authentic copy of my own, I should have around twenty or thirty lying around in the Lego room.
Feb
10
awarded  Student
Feb
8
comment How hard is it to convert the new(ish) RC/PF trains to 9V?
BTW, I don't know if I made this entirely clear: I only want 9V trains, I don't want any trains powered by batteries, but the new PF train models are quite nice and I would buy them except they run on batteries and so I would convert them to 9V motors if it's not a big deal to do so. If I have to completely redesign the motorized car, it's a lot less appealing.
Feb
8
comment How hard is it to convert the new(ish) RC/PF trains to 9V?
I don't think you're being dense, but I don't think you're seeing my perspective... I've never even so much as seen a PF train in-person, so I have no idea how big the motors are. The question is mainly, will I completely have to redesign the motorized car, or is the 9V motor a drop-in replacement, or something in between. It's not like the screwdriver thing you mention, it's more along the lines of are Stanley drill batteries compatible with Black & Decker drill batteries, or is there some modification necessary to use one with the other (in keeping with the tools metaphor). :-)
Feb
8
comment How hard is it to convert the new(ish) RC/PF trains to 9V?
Yes, I'm talking about taking the new PF trains and making them run on those 9V motors and ditching the PF remote control thing and PF functions. I don't know the size of the PF motors, how they work, if the base of the train is sized appropriately for the 9v motor to fit, etc.
Feb
8
comment What is inside the “weight element” brick?
Makes sense that these would be galvanized steel since they were often used to balance the floating boats (e.g. 314, 4005, 4010, 4025, etc.) and could be reasonably expected to get wet and rust leaking out of the brick would look weird.
Feb
8
comment What tool can get two 1x2 plates apart without damaging them?
In about thirty years of Lego collecting I have never used anything but my hands. Perhaps I'm stubborn.
Feb
8
asked How hard is it to convert the new(ish) RC/PF trains to 9V?
Feb
8
comment Starting out with trains: PF, RC, 9v or what?
9V straight track is available in good quantities on Bricklink.com. It's a bit expensive, but it's definitely available.
Feb
8
awarded  Supporter
Feb
7
awarded  Teacher
Feb
7
awarded  Autobiographer
Feb
7
answered Technic axle corrosion? What happened here?