Enantiomeer

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  1. Enantiomeer

    42100 Liebherr R9800 Excavator

    Yesterday they send an e-mail confirming the new shipment date; week 40 (30/9 ~ 4/10). This is completely as expected. Their little mistake in putting the set online too soon effectively created a pré-order situation for those people who put in an order. For me this is no issue; I'll still get the set at the earliest possible date.
  2. In the 42099 Off roader the L motor is used for steering. During startup of the app/model this function is calibrated by moving the position to the maximum possible right & left positions. Does anybody know how those positions are detected? Is it by comparing comparing the rate of rotation to the applied power? Or could it be by torque encoding? Could you incorporate such a calibration routine into the control of these motors?
  3. Enantiomeer

    Powered UP to Power Functions adapter

    Yeah, exactly what I was wondering. Well, hopefully in the future the plugs with connecting strips will become available. Then it's just a matter of finding or modifying a crimp tool.
  4. Enantiomeer

    Powered UP to Power Functions adapter

    I found the PU plugs, but what would be the right type of connector pins for that and where could you find the right type of crimping tool?
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    Powered UP to Power Functions adapter

    I think I figured out a way to use the PU LED light cable but without ruining it. Instead of using a 2*1 Dupont connector on the PU/Control+ side of the connector I'll use a 4*2 connector using following (all female) pin assignment: The extra M/F are just male/female connectors which are not connected to anything. They're just there to make sure you can only connect it in one way to it's matching counterpart on the other part of the cable with the LED lights on it. Using this connection scheme you could also fabricate cheap extension wires for any of the PU/Control+ devices using a 6 strand AWG26 wire. For the PF/9V connector I'll use a 3*2 Dupont connector with the following (all male) pin assignment: On this connector I'll connect the 4/5 pins and 3/6 pins to each other so the PU/Control+ hub recognizes it as a train motor. This connector can then be connected in two ways to the PU/Control+ side of the connection which enables switching the motor direction in case it's not what you want.
  6. Enantiomeer

    42100 Liebherr R9800 Excavator

    When I placed the order (21 August) I did get an order confirmation with an indicated shipping date of 30/31 August. As was to be expected nothing happened today/yesterday. What will probably happen is that they'll just hold my order back until they are allowed to start shipping. So, it's effectively become a pré-order and I expect to get it the first day of the official release.
  7. Enantiomeer

    Powered UP to Power Functions adapter

    Would this also work for connecting the old 9V motors from the 90's with the Control+ Hub/App? I have a bunch of micromotors which I'd love to be able to use in one integrated control app.
  8. Enantiomeer

    42100 Liebherr R9800 Excavator

    I actually ordered it. When I now try to access this order on their website I get an error "Order niet gevonden. In verband met een technische storing kunnen we geen informatie weergeven over deze order. Onze excuses voor het ongemak.". Translation: “Order not found. Due to a technical malfunction we cannot display information about this order. Our apologies for the inconvenience.”. Since they took down the set from their site they'll probably ship it the moment they are allowed to. One interesting thing about Conrad's site is that they show actual amount of stock of all items. And it mentioned something like > 40 available. That would suggest that it's already in their warehouse. There are also other shops that claim it will be available August 30 (but without being able to order it yet). So, I'm still hoping that they'll ship it tomorrow so that it arrives here on Friday. Probably that's a bit silly of me, but I don't care.
  9. Enantiomeer

    Electrical wire for lego contacts

    The original LEGO wires were 24AWG. If you use that thickness you should be fine. Especially since the original LEGO wires were made from Aluminum, whereas these are made from Copper, which is a much better conductor.
  10. Enantiomeer

    42099 - 4x4 X-treme Off-Roader

    They are now available on the Pick-a-Brick site. Price is fairly high; Male CV joint € 1.58, Female CV joint 1.45 €, Planetary hub € 7.93.
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    42099 - 4x4 X-treme Off-Roader

    You're absolutely right. I do hope that won't take too long.
  12. Enantiomeer

    42099 - 4x4 X-treme Off-Roader

    New parts are never on the Pick a Brick site until after the release of the first set in which they are used. 42099 was released last Thursday and the new parts (CV ball joint, wheel hub with planetary gear, all the new Bright Light Orange parts and Control+ Hub and motors) are not on the TLG Pick a Brick site yet. I expect the those will be released within a few weeks; this seems to be normal time between release of first set and release of individual parts (same was the case for the new gears in the 42083 Bugatti). On the other hand I wouldn't be surprised if it takes much longer before the Control+ Hub & motors become available individually. Releasing those separately could hurt 42099/42100 sales.
  13. Enantiomeer

    Replacement String

    For the polyester string that TLG uses, I use this: https://www.jewelryandfindings.com/polyester-cord/778-1-1-2mm_1549-polyester_1830.html?time=1564861693912 Available in several different thicknesses and colors. For the cloth string that TLG uses, I use this: https://www.partydeco.nl/bakers-twine-uni-linnen-zwart-45m/ Available in several different colors.
  14. Enantiomeer

    42099 - 4x4 X-treme Off-Roader

    My thought exactly. With the 3-axis gyro it should also be possible to program self balancing systems such as gun stabilisation on tanks or battleships. Or more challenging; a self balancing unicycle. Though in that case you might also need the output of the accelerometer sensors to keep such a meta-stable system balanced.
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    42099 - 4x4 X-treme Off-Roader

    According shop.lego.com (https://shop.lego.com/en-NL/product/4X4-X-treme-Off-Roader-42099) the smart hub includes 3-axis gyro and 3-axis accelerometer sensors. Of course, the gyro ability was known from the videos that TLG issued, though at least for me it wasn't clear this was 3-axis. The added accelerometer sensors mean that in principle you could build an inertial guidance system for your models.