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About JopieK

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  1. JopieK

    Applications for printing.

    Of course you can, I know, I am a software engineer so I could even program some tool for it, that is not the point, Word and Powerpoint are office tools. Why make things more difficult than they are.
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    Applications for printing.

    @MAB I don't agree, the software does matter. Powerpoint might compress your images. Word and Powerpoint are also not meant for graphics. GIMP (Open source), maybe Paint .Net and Photoshop are better. I always use vectors though, they stay sharp no matter what (Illustrator / Inkscape): eps / svg.
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    Fan stickers for trains

    Great job! There are some differences between (original) versions b.t.w.
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    The Robot Solving Maze

    Does it use the 'finger to the wall' algorithm? Very nice job! I hope one day LEGO will also release those omni-wheels, would be great for First LEGO League etc.
  5. Amazing work Sariel, really neat!
  6. Looks really great! Now we need to find students that fall for it (getting credits for building with LEGO who wouldn't want that, but the competition with other projects is fierce I understand :)). Indeed without the Pi would be best as we want to focus on what is possible with LEGO for simulation / automation. Of course I know also of those great factories from LEGO World etc but time is too limited to do that for those students, the akiyuki one is a really great starting point!
  7. Hi guys and gals, a colleague and I have been asked to develop some project with LEGO: we work in an Engineering school (university of applied sciences). We have decided split it into two themes (two groups of 2-3 students), factory automation and domotics. For factory automation the EV3 seems to be most appropriate at least for the basics. Maybe something towards GBC or something. Themes around it include Digital Twin, factory automation, etc. The research question (that other colleagues defined, but they don't have the time to work things out) behind the project was "is LEGO Mindstorms also appropriate for Higher Education teaching". Of course the answer is yes we AFOLs would say, but with the new Bluetooth sets we should not limit it even to Mindstorms we think, so it would be great to try the same for domotics but maybe more with the Powered Up / Boost / WeDo 2.0 / Control+. As others will also need to use it for now the idea is to stick to genuine LEGO products although we could add a Raspberry Pi or something as a main controller. Do you guys have any experience with connecting multiple devices already? I know it is possible using Bluetooth. We would prefer graphical programming, but Python or something would be also doable I think. The budget for parts is at least 2500€, the only thing is that my colleague and I are very busy so although I would like to also find out more about things myself (and even revamp by Powered Up app, due to work / research projects we are unable to dedicate a lot of time apart from coaching to the project). Any input / ideas appreciated!!!
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    Removing a broken arm from a torso?

    Can you reach it from the other side with a drill or something? Otherwise try to drill this side little bij little from the central hole of the arm remnants and carefully try to pry out trough that hole.
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    Mallard a4 steam train

    Welcome to Eurobricks. I have moved your topic to Train tech. Also not we have a search option. @Bricksmith is the Mallard expert in here! This is what I found:
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    Physical guide for applying stickers?

    You could use some soapy water to apply them. Another option is masking tape as a way to transfer the stickers.
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    Am I new here? Not exactly...

    Welcome mern, great to have you here finally ;)
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    Rotary Dump (Tippler)

    I took the liberty to fix an image, it also points to the video. Very nice Terry, and welcome to Eurobricks and the Train Tech subforum.
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    Area 51 in Lego city got also raided...

    Hilarious! Great work Arjen.
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    Bookshelf Library progress so far

    Stunning, you did a great job in improving it!
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    FEC #153 4-6-2 Pacific Locomotive

    Looks very nice @brickbuilder711. I think basing it on the EN is a smart thing to do!