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  1. legotownlinz

    Lego 10277 - Crocodile Locomotive

    Got mine today
  2. legotownlinz

    Browsing Studio - Plaigiarism Alert

    What are you talking about?
  3. legotownlinz

    Is it worth it to get into 9V trains now?

    No matter if there will be third party 9V tracks available in the future or not, the rational answer to your question is NO. Plastic tracks give you much more choice and will be less expensive.
  4. legotownlinz

    Powered Up - A tear down...

    The reconnection issue on Windows only happens with a hub between PC and Bluetooth dongle. I could reproduce it with these two dongles, both work fine without hub and do not allow reconnections with hubs: ASUS USB-BT400 Bluetooth 4.0 USB Adapter (0B05 17CB, BCM20702A0 Broadcom Corporation) DIGITUS Adapter tiny USB Bluetooth V 4.0 (0A12 0001, Cambridge Silicon Radio Ltd)
  5. legotownlinz

    Powered Up - A tear down...

    Thanks for your library, which is very clean and elegant. Do you have plans to use the default Windows Bluetooth stack instead of WinUsb/noble? Sharing applications is difficult if the end user has to replace drivers.
  6. Makes sense, you're probably right.
  7. What's the reason for the open studs?
  8. legotownlinz

    Powered Up - A tear down...

    Has anyone used the node-poweredup library? I've tried it on the Raspberry Pi 4 and succeeded to clone the repo, install node.js, install Visual Studio Code, install the NPM packages, compile the library, run sudo apt-get install bluetooth bluez libbluetooth-dev libudev-dev sudo setcap cap_net_raw+eip $(eval readlink -f $(which node)) and finally run the LED sample, but all I get is: pi@raspberrypi:~ $ cd node-poweredup/ pi@raspberrypi:~/node-poweredup $ node examples/leds.js Looking for Hubs... The hub's LED turns white and blinks every few seconds but does not change the color. The hub cannot be turned off while the program is running. I've tried the same LED sample on Windows and it works with an ASUS Bluetooth dongle. Besides the installations mentioned above for the Raspi, I had to replace the Bluetooth driver. However, the hub connects only once, if I turn it off and on again, it doesn't connect anymore until the LED sample application is restarted. As far as I understand the code, it should connect again. Or did I miss anything?
  9. legotownlinz

    Powering 2 Horizon Express Trains

    My Horizon Express uses Power Function motors at both ends. I've reversed the polarity of one motor. I've done the same for the Powered Up passenger train as well. My instructions on how to do that are available here and here. I like the idea that there is no visible mess inside the engines. Everything can be build as described in the instruction and the remotes can be used as usual, too. The Power Function receivers may run out of sync if one side of the train has no connection to the IR transmitter, but this rarely happens and if it does happen you'll not notice it if the difference is small. And if you notice it, either go to maximum speed or stop and the receivers are synced again. Powered Up has no sync issues as long as the remote is close enough to the trains (approx. < 10 meters).
  10. legotownlinz

    Lego 10277 - Crocodile Locomotive

    But wouldn't speed control instead of on/off be better for cars, too?
  11. legotownlinz

    New England BrickWorks: 3rd party curves and switches

    No matter what products you'll offer, please pay attention to details. If we should take your efforts seriously, there shouldn't be obvious mistakes like the tie distance in your recently posted image. If the design is not ready yet, don't post it. Take your time to review it before going public.
  12. legotownlinz

    Lego 10277 - Crocodile Locomotive

    Any rumors if there will be a firmware update for the hub that allows speed control with the Technic motors and the train remote?
  13. legotownlinz

    Lego 10277 - Crocodile Locomotive

    Nowadays it is used in front of passenger trains.
  14. legotownlinz

    Lego 10277 - Crocodile Locomotive

    Preferably 7-wide, using parts in production...
  15. legotownlinz

    New England BrickWorks: 3rd party curves and switches

    The tie distance of r72 looks way too large, why didn't you add another tie, or even two? Bricktracks and Trixbrix have one additional tie for r56. From a customers perspective, I wish that all tracks are compatible. The pin holes are useless imho.