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How can I make my robot heavier?

Weights: The 2 x 6 x 2 weight elements are pretty good. Boat Weight Train Weight Magnets: Train Magnets are also pretty dense, though not very large and are now rather pricey. Rubber: Any solid ...
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How much does the NXT brick weigh?

Without batteries installed, the NXT brick weighs 159.3 grams, so that's about 0.351 pounds. Do take into account the added weight of what ever batteries you have installed, though, as that will ...
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What is average weight of booklets (instructions) in %?

Bricklink has this information for most sets. If you search for the set number, you get several entries. The top one is the entire set, and has the weight for the full sealed box with parts and ...
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What is the fastest way to estimate the number of pieces in a large collection?

What a tricky (bricky!) question. Let's estimate... By Weight So, can one estimate the number of bricks in a bag or box by weight? In fact, they do weigh bags and boxes over at the factory to make ...
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How can I make my robot heavier?

A second EV3 with a battery pack is one of the best things you can add to the existing design, provided your robot has space to conveniently house it (but sumo robots typically do). It is actually ...
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How can I make my robot heavier?

Another alternative could be the mindstorms EV3 steel ball, it's fairly small and heavy. https://www.bricklink.com/v2/catalog/catalogitem.page?P=99948#T=C Possible downside is: it is almost ...
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How much does a LEGO brick weigh?

LEGO Scale (approximately 1:40) 1 stud = .318 in (~5/16 in) 3 studs = 0.95 in 4 studs = 1.27 in. 3.18 studs = 1 in. 11 studs = 3.5 in. 16 studs = 5.09 in. Dimensions = .96 cm ht x ...
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What is the fastest way to estimate the number of pieces in a large collection?

If the parts came from sets then you can search bricklink.com for the sets, and it will then tell you how many parts is in each set. It is then just a matter of summing them up. If the parts are not ...
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