JopieK

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    Trains (12V), some 9V stuff, city.

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  1. JopieK

    The Morality of Leaks

    I don't think leaks are a problem if only AFOL's would be interested in them: we generally buy LEGO anyway. I think the problem are much more copiers from China. Maybe also some of the kids' parents that might not buy the current police station if they know a new one will come out very soon after the holiday season, on the other hand I don't think the latter is a large issue with LEGO as if predetermined to buy LEGO they will before e.g. Christmas and the moments of giving presents are more important than having a 'new' version of some set. For tech companies people holding back is much more problematic I guess.
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    Printing and laser cutting replacement cloth sails

    Looks very neat legoman666, great job!
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    [MOC] H. C. Andersen's Fairy Tales

    Very, very nice :) How heavy is it?!
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    [MOC] Train Cam Snow Plow

    Apparently it is called Sandite: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sandite
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    MOC: Lego Train Station 60050 XXL!

    Yups, and would also be nice to not revive a topic from 2014 for only asking for a lxf-file Feichti.
  6. Well good thing you've learned from it I_am_Groot, but please this is a LEGO and not a LEPIN forum.
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    Changing the polarity of Powered Up train motors

    I'll try to push my newest app version, I did work on it but lack of time. It also allows to reverse the motor and use two motors in tandem.
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    [MOC] Train Cam Snow Plow

    @dr_spock I don't think they have sanders, they are still in service and smell quite a bit in Autumn when the drivers now and then face slippery tracks. They are used as a sprinter (which basically says they halt at every stop). NS / Prorail is experimenting with some kind of gel they apply to the tracks though to get more traction.
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    Sorting Lego - A.I.

    "Now I'm interested in this stuff but I'm not a tech expert by any means - so I'm floating this idea here in order to get people's opinions on this." it is quite a challenge though, even with frameworks from Google. A student of mine just terminated his bachelor project last week on Machine Learning / Object detection and he is a fourth year Software Engineering student. IEEE is a respected source though, so that guy definitely knows what he is doing.
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    Sorting Lego - A.I.

    I would say AI / machine learning would be very suitable for sorting LEGO. Google has wonderful AI API's, but they have fairly recently chanced their policies and you must pay after a while. I think a better direction would be: https://www.google.com/search?client=safari&rls=en&q=opencv+lego+sorter&ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8 This one especially seems promising: https://spectrum.ieee.org/geek-life/hands-on/how-i-built-an-ai-to-sort-2-tons-of-lego-pieces. He does use a Google-based library (TensorFlow). The graphics card seems to be quite expensive though ;) (I guess from all those bitcoin miners).
  11. @Yevhen and @rm8 I hid both your posts, of course sometimes we can be angry at the people that rule our or other countries, but we'd better let that not influence the common hobby that we have and that proves to go beyond politics and other tiresome things.
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    [MOC] Train Cam Snow Plow

    The Dutch railways (your 17xx was inspired on that I think ;)) should use your idea. If there is a cm of snow in Holland all trains halt to a stand-still.
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    White Base Plates

    There are different options: https://www.bricklink.com/v2/search.page?q=white baseplate#T=A
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    How to motorize a Diorama?

    "Why lego does not create a good system for AFOL?" as with a lot of AFOL-only things: it is too niche for them!
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    A PUP (Power UP) question

    Well it should just work, maybe not with the LEGO train app, just test it I would say...