Jim

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  1. No thanks! Happy to see new Mindstorms enthusiasts You can create a topic per model/project, but feel free to post questions in this topic as well.
  2. It's a personal preference. I find it useful to start with a digital build and then turn it into a physical one. And re-iterate from that. Some people prefer to build physically right away.
  3. Hi, Welcome to Eurobricks. Actually, this site is for 18+, but we do make exceptions. If you will be reading along with him, I am more than happy to see how it works out. I am all in favor of kids learning cool stuff It kinda depends on what you (or he) want to accomplish. It's probably best to decide on a new project and go from there. Get the sensors if you need them. Get the extra motors if you need them. They are costly, so I won't buy them unless you need them. Getting a set like the 42082 will give you a lot of bang for your buck. And it's mainly black with red, which works fine with the Mindstorms set. I don't know if you have ever considered getting some Rotacaster wheels? They are great to make cool robots.
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    Instructions: Paper vs. Digital

    I absolutely love digital stuff and I frequently use digital building instructions. However, when you buy a building toy, it needs to have paper building instructions....period. Otherwise, it's useless for people who don't have access to digital building instructions, for whatever reason. Digital only for the B-model is fine by me.
  5. Recently, I stumbled upon this project. Might be interesting: https://github.com/mvanderelsen?fbclid=IwAR2ErqrTH3USMyAXTtQ9x3e83q87C5Md59LQRNLQYPO6IB1Lb8sr0PeSKmE
  6. Great Ball Contraption (GBC) - General Discussion and Index This is a topic used for GBC general conversation, questions, hints, tips, etc. This first post will be used to maintain an Index of GBCs here on Eurobricks or other websites. Eurobricks topics LEGO GBC 8 + Building Instructions (5 modules - 2 motors) New Akiyuki GBC Instruction Index Other sources Greatballcontraption.com
  7. Here's a topic for asking questions about building scale models.
  8. I have literally zero experience in building/designing a supercar. However, I do have experience designing software. Therefore, I would use a similar approach when building/designing a supercar. Break down the build in smaller parts and combine the parts to construct the whole. For example, start working on the rear suspension and the front suspension with steering. Think about a gearbox and combine it all on a chassis. When you have finished, start thinking about the bodywork. As an example, I can highly recommend building Nathanael's modular car chassis. It might not look as cool as some of the supercars, but it will be very useful to learn how to think in different modules within the build.
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    Mindstorms and C#

    I need some spare time to test your stuff. Just a friendly message that I haven't forgotten about it
  10. Maintenance work is scheduled for our servers host system on Wednesday 16/Oct/2019, between 2300h and 0900h (CEST) on the next day.
  11. Recently we have seen quite a few PF Controllers popping up. Some more interesting than others. This project was launched on Kickstarter today and I think it's worth sharing. Since we are not fond of people promoting their Kickstarter or LEGO Ideas on Eurobricks, I have taken the liberty to promote this project myself. Kickstarter description A compact, high performance remote control system for LEGO® models. With embedded battery, precise servo control and huge power. Technical information BuWizz is a four channel high performance controller for LEGO® Power Functions, with embedded battery and a Micro-USB charging port. Paired over Bluetooth with smartphone or tablet, BuWizz is compact yet powerful. BuWizz: has 4 channels can be charged with any Micro-USB charger - even with a powerbank while you drive your model.- has several speed modes: in fast mode, the motors receive 2x more power than other solutions with LEGO batteries - enables great speed or better obstacle climbing - in slow mode, the PF servo motor can move very slow - for realistic motion of railway crossing gates, convertible roof, etc. can drive 2 XL motors on each channel in high speed mode- delivers 8 times more power (4 channels combined) than any solution with LEGO battery- is compact: 8x4x3 bricks size, 2x IR receivers footprint replaces battery box + 2x IR receivers can be embedded deep into your model - all you need is access to Micro-USB charging port powerful enough for large models, yet small enough to build a very compact model Dimensions It has the same dimensions as the rechargeable battery, which is quite convenient. Controls Example implementations Kickstarter Check out the project on Kickstarter Reviews Sariel has received a copy and he is quite enthusiastic. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cdPduWEk7H4 I will receive a copy soon, after which I will share my thoughts.
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    The Robot Solving Maze

    Sorry, I meant a picture (or image in general).
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    The Robot Solving Maze

    +1 I have absolutely nothing to add to this post @pasquentmax Can you add a screenshot to your first post, so I can do some promotion
  14. That is some bold planning by the store, expecting to only sell two copies close after launch
  15. Technic General Discussion Welcome to the Technic General Discussion topic. Here you can post small questions or comments about Lego Technic which don't need a topic of their own. This way we will keep the number of topics limited. Examples Has anyone built vehicle x? Where can I find this or that? I missed this set on eBay...darn!
  16. What does this have to do with the topic?
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    42100 Liebherr R9800 Excavator

    Approval doesn’t take long and if you want you can even plan the actual release date (taking approval time in account). So you can plan an exact date, like TLG has done for the 1st of October. Anyway, maybe it's indeed time to close the discussion and carry on with the actual set discussion. Guilty myself. Sorry about that, but I always get a bit annoyed when a simple solution can solve a unnecessary problem.
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    42100 Liebherr R9800 Excavator

    We are not talking about ourselves, but about consumers who purchase a 400+ euro set which cannot be controlled like advertised.
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    42100 Liebherr R9800 Excavator

    Like I said earlier; this problem is easily solved by releasing the app the moment you ship the set. We can discuss all we want, but it's not more complicated than that.
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    42100 Liebherr R9800 Excavator

    Enough experience to know that sets will hit the stores before app release date, even if it has just been a year. The shopkeeper should know better and not put the set on the shelves. They should be well aware that the app is not available. Especially when it's a LEGO Brand Store.
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    42100 Liebherr R9800 Excavator

    The stores should take responsibility and not put it on the shelves before the 1st of October. Again, it's not the consumer's job to know that the app is not available yet. We are not talking AFOLs here. We're talking consumers, with expectations....buying a 400+ euro set.