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  1. Hi István, First of all thank you for your continued work on this fantastic app. I really like the changes you made to the UI and the new features. Also great to hear that there will be a version for iOS. Been playing with BrickController 2 0.71 on my two adroid phones. And I am running into some issues that I would like to report: - The most serious issue is that BC2 has a problem connecting to my Buwizz 1 on my new Xiaomi Mi A1 phone. That phone runs android 8.1.0 and bluetooth 4.2/HID. When I go to devices and look for new devices it will find my Buwizz, but when I want to connect to it, it will never establish a connection. I am not having this problem with my old Huawei G620S-L01 that runs Adroid 4.4.4. On that phone I can test and use the Buwizz without issue. - The second issue I am having is that a control profile can go buggy. And once it's buggy it won't start/play anymore. The only option is then to delete the control profile and make a new one. I've had this happen when trying to link several gamepad buttons to a single output. The old BC app 0.32 had no problems with this. - I also have a question if you don't mind. Does the new app support controlling a tracked vehicle by joystick, like the old app did? And if so how do you set it up? I've tried several things but the new app handles the joystick differently so the old scheme doesn't work anymore. And I can't seem to figure out how it works. Every time I try something the control profile will go buggy on me. Thanks in advance for your time and effort.
  2. It seems TLG is thinking the same thing as you are:
  3. Good info, thanks for making the video. Very curious to know why sariel's findings with the Power Up were so different...
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    How your building style has changed

    Very interesting topic! I think I gained a much better understanding of how LEGO works, in particular about the studless and snot techniques work. Also through building them, I've learned a lot about how certain vehicles work internally. My style has refined itself, I can now build things that amaze me. It's a wonderful experience. In about five years I went from this: To this:
  5. Well this new PF system seems very underwhelming, at least for me. 3-5 meter range outdoors is not much of an improvement over the old PF IR system. Also not impressed with that it only has two control ports. Unless I am overlooking something, it looks like I'll be sticking with my Sbricks and Buwizz. I'd really thought TLG would have come up with something a little bit more competitive.
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    42081 - Volvo Autonomous Loader

    Well perhaps not autonomous, I like to imagine a future where minifigs are still relevant. But other than that, those wheels indeed look sweet for an RC battrax ^^.
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    42081 - Volvo Autonomous Loader

    Looks like this set has a good part selection for this old Blacktron builder. I think I may get a couple of these.
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    I think the value of the Boost is good at the moment. But I do find Boost too limited for my needs. I got myself a second hand EV3 a while back.
  9. Looks nice and compact and some very good performance :)
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    [MOC] Blacktron Goliath Heavy Tank

    Ah now I understand. Well the hull is loosely modelled on the T-54 which also had some slack there I believe.
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    [MOC] Blacktron Goliath Heavy Tank

    Thanks, it was very nice to meet you as well. You are the first Blacktron builder I ever got to meet in real life. And I thought our MOCs made a very nice display. Thanks! :)
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    [MOC] Blacktron Goliath Heavy Tank

    Thank you! I will be releasing a video in which i will be talking about the technical details of this build. But I will also give you some answers here. It has a torsion-bar suspension. The magazine is powered by a simple rubber band. The shooting mechanism I used in this tank is one that was designed by Zack Macasaet, more specifically I reverse engineered it based on the videos of his t-34. I am not sure if I will make instructions yet. Thanks my friend, don't i will ever go fully contemporary though. Blacktron is sci fi and need to stay sci fi. That this machine looks contempory is a coincidence :P Thank you. Doing a little better now. It's all just software. As far as I know it's an undocumented function :). So what you need to do is have the control of both motors linked to the horizontal joystick uninverted and also have both motors linked to the vertical joystick but of these one needs to be inverted. However this all depends on the physical setup of your motors. it's possible that you will have to exchange what I said with the horizontal with what I said with the vertical depending on how your motors are placed in your MOC I couldn't understand what your concern is about, could you please clarify? Thanks Miha :) I can recommend both gamepads though the build quality of the Ipega 9077 feels a bit better. bought it for 14 Euro at gearbest bought it for 10 Euro also at gearbest
  13. I've asked István the same question and this is the answer I got. Works perfectly, although you sometimes have make the outputs on the vert joy opposed instead of on the hort joy.
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    [MOC] Blacktron Goliath Heavy Tank

    Thank you for all your kind comments, i've glanced over them. But unfortunately I am not able to answer them yet due to a severe cold.
  15. So this is my latest tank. It is a development of my previous tank, the Blacktron Liberator. The Liberator is very fast and fun to play with, but it also has plenty of shortcomings. With this build I tried to eliminate those shortcomings and at the same time be a little more purist: the only non-LEGO item in this build is a Buwizz brick. However this tank is not controlled by the Buwizz app. Instead I've tested @imurvai's BrickController app with this MOC (see video). And that proved to be a very positive experience. Ever since I've been playing around with Sbricks and Buwizz bricks one thing (well more than one thing to be honest) has bothered me, and that is the lack of any physical feedback. When I am playing with a MOC I am usually looking at it, not at the app on my smartphone. And so it can easily happen that my fingers lose touch with the controls without meaning to. This is totally not an issue when using a gamepad :). The MOC is powered by 2 XL motors for drive and 2 M motors for rotation, elevation and shooting. Functions: - Working torsion-bar suspension - Shooting; - Driving; - Turret rotation; - Gun elevation; Very roomy tank for minifigs :) Of course I've also made a video: Hope you will like it!