Lasse D

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  1. Lasse D

    Instructions: Paper vs. Digital

    That's odd. Let's take it from the top: Permo said paper does not "radiate" and does not "attack the eyes like a monitor does". I found this statement odd, looked it up and found only CRT's "radiate", while LCD and LED screens did not. This is where my source comes into the picture, and my response was the rather blunt: "Paper actually does "attack" eyes in the same way as a digital screen since it reflects light...". I made the assumption that when Permo said "attack the eyes", they meant in the sense that the eye would take damage due to this attack and I based my searching on this. All the results I could find regarding damage on eyes from screens were as I described in my previous post. This is also where we seem to be at odds and you seem to hinge on the "attack" angle rather than the "damage" angle which is what I am referring to. In hindsight I should not have used the word "attack" given how you have locked onto it, but I wanted to use the word from Permo. Now you have given me a reference that finds how blue light can cause damage. I thank you for this and find it interesting. Clearly LED screens shine blue light directly given how they are constructed, but what about LCD and paper? How much blue light do they emit that has a negative impact on eyes? From your first response to my initial comment my guess is that reflective light from LCD screens is worse than from paper, so if you have a source on that as well, then this would be interesting to read up on.
  2. Lasse D

    Instructions: Paper vs. Digital

    That's very interesting. I looked into this topic before I made my post and followed the citations provided here: https://www.news-medical.net/health/Does-looking-at-a-computer-damage-your-eyes.aspx The problems stated there all seem to be caused by sustained close-up visual activity, which would not be relevant here as you would be performing frequent changes in focus as you change from screen to the physical pieces. This was what I used to support my argument that with modern screens your eyes would not receive a worse impact than when using paper. Do you have citations behind how paper affects the eyes differently, and how that can have a negative impact? I know you say it is technical, but I am willing to learn.
  3. Lasse D

    Instructions: Paper vs. Digital

    I would prefer to have the choice of purchasing paper instructions as add-ons to sets. The environmental impact of printing all these millions of almost-single-use booklets cannot be trivialized. I'm not happy with the arguments put forth in this thread, so I will try to counter some of them: This is a false equivalence. The electronic devices are not single-use. Displaying building instructions will be just one among many, many other usages of these devices. Just because the individual does not have many building instructions does not mean that the environmental impact is trivial. I would like to see the numbers: What is the environmental impact of one instructions booklet vs. the power it takes for a device to display the same instructions. Funny. Whenever my power has been out, I have only been able to build digitally since my phone and laptop run on batteries - my lights for seeing the bricks do not... Digital copies can easily be copied - easier than paper, so I would say the argument is reversed. Unless your screen is a CRT, there is no "radiation" of concern. Paper actually does "attack" eyes in the same way as a digital screen since it reflects light... I fail to see the argument that refresh rates has on this argument.
  4. Thanks. You are not the only one to make that comment, and I will try to make the windscreen on the convertible transparent as it does not need side windows. I have now made a video of the model showing how it is constructed. The building instructions introduce a new feature: Choose your own color. And unlike on other websites, the color change here is free :) The free building instructions are here: https://brickhub.org/i/492
  5. Thanks for the feedback. I am thinking of how I can show a Targa version with the interior visible. This will require a different approach to the windscreen. But first. The engine: The middle section had to be rebuilt to make way for the engine. The changes have primarily been on the rear window surrounds, where it works best with the section built upside-down. Unfortunately this is a goodbye to the grilles, but square holes are also fairly true to the original A new detail has also been added to the top with the rear view camera.
  6. This is my take on the new C8 Corvette which was released recently. It is the first mid-engined Corvette and is going to retail for less than $60k in the US. With the performance numbers it is putting out, it might become one of the greatest disruptions we have seen in recent times. Characteristic for this model are the side scoops which you can option with contrasting colors (I have had a lot of fun with the online configurator), the mid-engined proportions and hard angles, such as at the engine cover, rear wing, nose and headlights. The most challenging part of the model was to get the nose and headlights right. This is how I started out: The headlights on the real car have LEG strips on the sides, but I was simply unable to fit them into the space available. The nose was also a bit too tall and I wanted to include the winglets in the side intakes. It took me a day, but I was able to make the updates to the front: Other changes from this version to the one you see in the top include new side intakes, updated windscreen and other minor improvements. Now. Would you like to see a fake engine and transparent engine cover?
  7. And that is really the best outcome we could hope for: ldconfig.ldr will not be restricted by legacy software and all programs (at least in the AIOI) will work as expected.
  8. I don't think the use case you mention is acceptable and I can understand the frustration, so I have raised the concern in the thread. While I was the one to initially mention the incompatibility with MLCad, I chose to stay out of the discussion and simply updated all of my own software which also broke due to this change. In fact, I used 10000+ to indicate 'edge colors', so this was a particularly annoying change
  9. Those 10000+ colors do not work with MLCad and it was a deliberate decision. See this thread: https://forums.ldraw.org/thread-23434-page-7.html I am also still using MLCad, but we are encouraged to switch.
  10. Lasse D

    GBC General Discussion

    Yeah the tipper module should be run at low speed for optimal throughput. 1 or 2 works the best with M and L motors, while XL motors can run at 3-5 on a train regulator. The tipping bird module is brand new and trust me. If I made a video, you would chuckle at the failure of its current state.
  11. Lasse D

    GBC General Discussion

    My pump module has turned out to be quite popular as a "behind the scenes" kind of module, being used in some wonderful GBC modules where the pump is just a cog in the machine. I have made some improvements to the module which makes it easier on the motors, more interesting to look at and with a better balancing of the anti-jamming mechanism: My dipping bird module is currently a complete failure. I will give it another go, though.
  12. Lasse D

    [MOC] WIP Eunos Roadster/Mazda MX-5/Miata

    The level of detail in this model is astonishing! Very, very well done! It is also interesting to see you have modeled the drivetrain rather than the exhaust. It is often the other way around. Bonus points for all the half-stud offsetting and for modeling the triangles of the rear suspension.
  13. Thanks for the reminder. I have just added the Fürth and Nürnberg skylines from the Eurobricks event to the list of MOCs as well - no reason for not bringing them along.
  14. Much later than the end of April, and the instructions are now complete for all three cars including stickers: Car #7: https://brickhub.org/i/428 Car #8: https://brickhub.org/i/353 And car #9: https://brickhub.org/i/429 Please tell me if you have any issues with the building instructions. I understand older versions of Internet Explorer and Netscape don't render the pages correctly. I am looking into this issue. The stickers are made using normal paper and wood glue. See the video in the first post for more information.