Does anybody knows what is the technology the DUPLO Action Bricks are based on?It is not any RFID or NFC because I printed out the white one on normal white paper which turns lights on/off. The symbol on brick is not important - even white paper with symbol of printed rain drop turns the light on/off. I'm not able to make coloured ones - blue, red, green or yellow. Is the exact color shade so important? If so, then how to make own Action Bricks?


It is about color and length

The Duplo action brick uses a color sensor, so you want to use the correct colors and it needs the length of the brick for the sensor to determine the color.

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As seen in this question there is a sensor below the train. This is most likely to be a color sensor which is how it detects action brick.

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