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  1. 1. What is your prefered color for SBrick?

  2. 2. What will be your primary LEGO theme used with SBricks?

  3. 3. Which feature of SBrick do you like most?

    • Stairtop design
    • Works in sunlight
    • Big range
    • Controllable by smartphone (via Bluetooth)
    • Remote control from the Internet
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My apologies if this has been covered before, but is it possible to control more than one SBrick from within the same profile?

Many thanks.

Edited by Hod Carrier

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It's necro time again :laugh:

I've ordered two Sbrick units to couple with my half-dud (atrocious BT lag) BuWizz units. I have a couple of questions:

1) How do I get the BuWizz to run on Normal or Fast through the Sbrick app? If I use the BuWizz app and then run the motors using IR receivers, the BuWizz unit reverts to Slow within a matter of seconds.

2) How many motors can a single Sbrick receiver handle efficiently? And how many per channel? My model is driven by 4 L motors and 2 servos. It's not designed for speed but I don't want the motors to be underpowered.

Thanks :blush:

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I’m thinking of dipping into the world of 3rd party Lego and thinking of an Sbrick and have a specific model in mind that I might use it on.

i found a link the other day for a uk reseller and just wanted to know if this is real and official ?

thanks

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6 minutes ago, Seasider said:

I’m thinking of dipping into the world of 3rd party Lego and thinking of an Sbrick and have a specific model in mind that I might use it on.

i found a link the other day for a uk reseller and just wanted to know if this is real and official ?

thanks

Actually including a link or name might improve your chances getting an answer.

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Sorry for bumping a thread but can anyone confirm that the website above is an official uk reseller of Sbrick 

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6 minutes ago, Seasider said:

Sorry for bumping a thread but can anyone confirm that the website above is an official uk reseller of Sbrick 

Seems that way. They also have a Facebook address and I see lots of resources pointing to them.

https://www.facebook.com/TechBrickUK/

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2 hours ago, Jim said:

Seems that way. They also have a Facebook address and I see lots of resources pointing to them.

https://www.facebook.com/TechBrickUK/

They are also selling TrixBrix Lego compatible track products including the double crossover at £40 plus £10 p&p.

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Ok me again. Having watched the Buwizz competition entries I’m now considering should I go buwizz instead of Sbrick.

im not concerned about super quick cars but I do like the idea of BT control. I’d want to use it for a range of models not just cars.

So ignoring price is one system “better” to the other ? Or is one system prefered and got more longevity interms of development over the other 

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@Seasider i have both for some time now and here is my 2 cents:

The app for the sbrick is way better and versatile, programmable sequence buttons, built in controller connectivity, stuff like that, the buwizz app only allows you to add, remove or move sliders and buttons. but the brickcontroller app imurvai created can help the buwizz slightly in this department.

The 2nd big difference is the battery of course, if you want to build small and fast, the buwizz is the answer, with the s-brick you will use a extension wire and a battery box. Using the battery box has some pros and con's compared to the buwizz, most battery boxes are limited at around 800mah meaning the sbrick cannot exceed this limit (the sbrick can easily handle it but the battery box is the bottleneck here) so fully powering a buggy motor without the lower voltage Lego LiPo is out of the question for example. The buwizz has no such issue with the built in battery, but it does have an issue with the current limiter tripping to easily at standing starts with high loads. Also a concern of mine is: How long will the built in battery last, or at least remain usable, the sbrick has the advantage here.

In the end i enjoy the buwizz the most, because is just that much more powerful than any battery box can provide, including the Lego LiPo because of the lower voltage. If you are looking for the best BT experience go sbrick, if you are looking for the best RC experience, go buwizz.

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@Marxpek thanks for the comparison review. As I said I’m not after speed and I don’t own any buggy motors (or plan to). I’ve got a range of PF motors and both the standard and rechargeable Lego battery packs.

i think from your comments the Sbrick is still most probably the way for me to go then. Thanks

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Hi Everyone,

I've only had experience with Lego PF parts and would like to give the more powerful(and smaller) Sbrick controller a try, mainly because of its compactness, range and LOS.

I understand most people like the BT interface on a smart device, but is there anyway to control the Sbrick from a physical remote(similar to the good ol IR receiver) so that I can continue using the IR transmitter (instead of a smart device) to control the Sbrick? 

Edited by fongalv

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I like that the communication is open standard and I can use imurvai's BrickController app to control it with a physical controller.

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