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Nazgarot

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    Bødalen, Buskerud
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    Lego (Technic), Martial Arts, Computers, Electronics, RC Vehicles, Mechanics

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  1. [Review] 8069 Backhoe Loader

    I use small plastic shims that can be found cheap on e-bay or similar places. If you can find them thin with the right outer diameter it's no problem drilling the inner diameter to fit Lego with a high speed drill. http://www.ebay.com/bhp/plastic-washers -ED-
  2. [Review] 8069 Backhoe Loader

    This set was at the time one of the most functional in it's price range, as well as being a very good parts source. I fully support the high score. It was definitely worth it. I still haven't seen many sets that can compare in that price range... If any of you have examples I would be very happy to check them out. There might have been some I've missed. -ED-
  3. Thank you very much! My sons will be very happy! -ED-
  4. Hi! I would be happy to receive it, and will do my best to pay it forwards! Thanks for doing this! Sincerely yours -ED-
  5. 9: 10 1: 6 10: 4 24: 3 5: 2 16: 1 -ED-
  6. Might I suggest using tubes like those on the 8868 "Air Claw rig to hole the hoses? That would tie them down, and at the same time look very realistic. Apart from that I see very little to improve... Pic of upper structure of the 8868: -ED-
  7. Test Poll

    Same here. -ED-
  8. I use them for spring loaded mechanisms to do a function like: tilting the cab of a truck, moving a function from one state to another - like the foils of an X wing where a two stud lever switches mode in a nice dampened mode, slowing down any motion by removing the spring... The possibility are only limited by your fantasy. -ED-
  9. Beyond Technic

    I do a lot more than "just" Lego/Technic. I have a ton of technical hobbies, from building/modifying electronics, Building/modifying/playing RC, restoring/modifying cars (real cars that is), playing/modding computer games, and of course building Lego Technic and MOCs. I often find myself viewing the Technic line as a bit backwards. There is no real innovation in how the steering angles are set up, how the gearboxes work, etc. But there always comes something that peeks my interest, like the 8275 Bulldozer that introduced PF remote systems, the 8110 Unimog that held so much promise and reintroduced Pneumatics (for me), the 42009 Mobile crane that finally let me have a large scale mobile crane model as I missed the famous 8421 mobile crane, the 42030 front loader that was the first wheeled full RC construction machine; the 42043 Arocs that was an amazing mix of stuff i wanted in a Technic model, and finally the 42056 Porsche. Common for them all is that in the end they disappoint, always falling just short of my hopes an expectations, like: 8275 - not using LA's to move the blade, and generally being a bit simplistic; 8110 - Having a terrible steering solution with completely wrong angles on the front axle and the portal hubs causing the turning point to be way to long from the wheel; 42009 - Not having any kind of suspension and the boom being a bit simple; 42030 - using a servo rather than small LA for steering; 42056 - Flawed gearbox and no real steering angles. The exception being the 42043 which is hands down the best set ever in my opinion. But don't misunderstand me, they are all great sets in their own right, and they are great sets to modify and improve, so they have a great value as inspiration. It's just that they could have been so much more... For me this is not a real problem. I mostly use them as sources for ideas and parts, and I have other hobbies for when I get bored with the limitations. There are however a few things I would like Lego to fix: - Build a super car with real steering angles, 4 WD and new hubs that gives the wheels a realistic turning point. - Make a new buggy and micro motor. - Make a longer and stronger LA, as this is often a limitation. - Make PF pneumatic valves. - Make Remote control with true relative control (analog control) The other things I wanted have gradually become a reality, and that is what makes me always come back to Technic, like; LA, longer pneumatic cylinders, PF motors, Remote control, new track system, etc. And even if I grow real tired with the slow evolution of Technic it is still great for testing concepts that are hard to simulate... To answer the OP: Yes, I feel the Technic platform is stagnating, but they renew it just enough to keep it interesting, so I'll still be here for a while. -ED-
  10. I'll buy those from you in an instant. PM me! I have two at the moment. -ED-
  11. That is a impressive looking model! I love the organic shapes of the bodywork, and the overall look of the model! -ED-
  12. Sorry for quoting myself, but I have some updates. Updates BuWizz No 1: Still no change with this. I haven't heard back from the BuWizz team, and I haven't managed to turn it on with out external power. I'll take it with me to my lab and dismantle it so I can do a test of the battery if I don't hear back from the BuWizz team during the weekend. If anyone have been having similar problems I would be very interested to hear their experiences. I'm guessing it is either a bad battery or a component controlling the battery doesn't work. If it's the battery that should be easy to confirm, but I have no idea where to start looking if it is anything else... Updates BuWizz No 2: I tried to reinstall the App on my mobile, but it still didn't work. With experience from the S-brick app still i the back of my head I borrowed my wifes mobile to test it, and it actually did the firmware upgrade on it, and after trying to connect it through the setup a number of times it finally worked. After this tip I did a reboot of my own phone and tried again. And it worked! No problems connecting, and the module works very well in my test model (MOC thread comming soon). No I'm just crossing my finger that I can make my BuWizz No 1 work as well... -ED-
  13. Hi Tommy B I also think you should solve the problem by yourself, but of course we can help you along the way. To get going you could follow these steps: 1: You need to make a sketch for what you want the design to be. 2: You should make a inventory of the available parts 3: It is important to know what motors you will be using, and how you are intending to power and control them 4: Start building as soon as possible. No plan survives first contact with battle i.e. you will have design ideas that won't work in real life... 5: If you want our help you should start by making a basic design and show us the results of 1 and 2 Best of luck with your project! -ED-
  14. Thanks for the tip. I haven't tried to reboot the phone. I'll try it ASAP! -ED-
  15. PFx Bricks

    For this use I think I would program a Arduino controller by myself. This would be much more compact and be able to use non Lego lights like standard LED of many sizes. For a pure lego build it might be an option, but not one that gives me enough to buy it. After all it's not pure using this... But I did like the software they showcased. -ED-