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  • Birthday 02/12/1983

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  1. Quarryman

    Event countdown 2019

    Apologies for (potentially) derailing the thread, but having been greatly annoyed by this problem I couldn't help it since the EV3 boot time really is the worst. That quote was new to me, but sounds very fitting, it's like they never bothered to just google "reduce embedded Linux boot time" and tried the most basic steps suggested.
  2. Those dates are complete no-go for me, with Easter happening the week after (yes, in Norway Easter is a week-long thing). Oh well, I'll see you in Billund next year then. Or in Skærbæk before that.
  3. Thank you! That is very useful to know, my knowledge about these things are, as I'm sure you understand, rather limited, so learning more is always good! Guess I'll have to at least check the power supply I bought closely, I wouldn't be surprised if the image on AliExpress doesn't match the one I got.
  4. Thanks for the feedback everyone, it's been very helpful. I knew some variation was to be expected, just not sure how much, so it's a relief to learn that 0.48V is normal and not something to worry about. I'll post a link later to the power supply I got, on my phone now so getting a link is a bit too much work. EDIT: this is the one I bought, but obviously there are dozens more like it available: https://www.aliexpress.com/item/9V5A-45W-AC-DC-Adapter-Charger-9V-5A-POS-machine-credit-card-machine-Switch-Power-Supply/32838762644.html
  5. I guess the title says enough, but anyway; I've been looking into powering an EV3 brick from external power supply and have bought one that was supposed to be 9V. Unsurprisingly when measuring the output with my multimeter I got a different voltage at 9.48V (that's what you get for buying cheap from China..). Obviously I don't want to fry my EV3 brick which is why I turn to you excellent people. Is 9.48V too much or not? And what is the safe range of voltages the EV3 can take anyway?
  6. Quarryman

    EB Xmas Raffle 2018 - Your Santa MOC entry thread

    This year it had fallen on Anna to play Santa, but in her hurry she couldn't find her santa hat, just a tiny Christmas tree before getting on her skis and speeding away to Elsa's Christmas party.
  7. Quarryman

    Brickworld Fort Wayne

    All the relevant information is available at https://brickworld.com/brickworld-fort-wayne/
  8. Quarryman

    Billund 2018 trading post

    EDIT: the situation has been resolved. A very last minute request since I just discovered a BL seller has sent me too few, any chance someone can spare one of these in Trans-Red (as coloured): https://www.bricklink.com/v2/catalog/catalogitem.page?P=87606#T=S&C=17&O={"color":17,"cond":"N","reg":"6","rpp":"100","iconly":0}
  9. Quarryman

    Billund 2018 trading post

    While on the subject of long shots.. Any chance someone might be able to help me out with some of these? https://www.bricklink.com/v2/catalog/catalogitem.page?P=41769#T=S&C=2&O={"color":2,"minqty":"5","rpp":"100","iconly":0} https://www.bricklink.com/v2/catalog/catalogitem.page?P=41770#T=S&C=2&O={"color":2,"minqty":"5","rpp":"100","iconly":0} 41769 and 41770 Wedge, plate 4 x 2 Left/Right in Tan. I need up to 48 of each, but anything helps really. For some reason the Right version is much more expensive than the Left one on BL.
  10. But there's still so much time left, you'll both have time to build something! (I've barely started on mine)
  11. Quarryman

    Event countdown 2018

    Actually he deserves infinite points for having the patience to deal with all our nonsense in the countdown threads year after year after year.
  12. Quarryman

    Event countdown 2018

    And disregarding colour it appears in 4 sets in 2018 (so far).
  13. Quarryman

    Event countdown 2018

    It's nice to see that this year's countdown is less of a steamroller affair, three different people have scored the three points so far. And a bit of a stretch (or a yank perhaps, since it's a chain), but the first year that part was released it was included in 8 different sets in Dark Gray (seems I missed a set where it was included in Black, making my answer worse ) with normal distribution (10 sets in total, but one's a duplicate of another, and one is a Dacta set so not something most of us would see in a store).
  14. Quarryman

    Event countdown 2018

    10 studs long axle?
  15. Quarryman

    Billund 2018 trading post

    I should definitely be able to get you that torso, and I think I have at least 4 of those trans-clear slopes that are not too yellowed, have to check those this weekend and get back to you.