dr_spock

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  1. Sounds like the battery pack inside may have reached the end of useful life. Open her up and measure the voltage of each of the cells. You could rebuild it with a new set of LiPO batteries of the same size. Be sure to read up on safety protocols for LiPO handling if you are not familiar.
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    Legonino + ESP32 + Arduino

    Wifi and Node-RED maybe?
  3. Nice and shiny. Don't have to fret if it didn't work.
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    LEGO Trains 2022

    I think animals could do well with a Friends train. Friends do have an animal rescue sub-theme with different modes of transport like boats, helicopters, and ATVs. Mia can be the main character in the set, she loves animals.
  5. 1 ouf of 6 isn't that bad, is it? One good thing about the AA or AAA size is they are readily available. Forgot the charger one time at a convention and was able run over to the hotel gift shop to buy some AA batteires.
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    Hello from Calgary

    Welcome aboard, fellow ex-Montrealer.
  7. Samsung coped by doing a major product recall of the Note 7, if I recall. Don't lithium battery fires produce HF gas?
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    Looking to build a small model railroad

    Flex tracks aren't pretty. But they'll have to do for my group of purists. Luckily for me, they didn't notice I 3d printed wheels on my camelback steam engine running over their flex tracks.
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    Looking to build a small model railroad

    The LEGO track packs come with flex track pieces. I think you could use some of them to angle the straights so that curve is a bit more in from the corner edge?
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    Unpopular Opinions about LEGO

    Is to that the Older Than Dirt Club? I am forever at PU version 3.6.0 on my tablet. I had problems before where the update version would not maintain a stable Bluetooth to hub connection on my tablet. Not so good as I had to do a virtual event demo. Then with the next release update, the app Bluetooth connect was rock solid again. I don't have to use PF clones. Cheaper to pull the GBC fried can motors out of the PF casing and put in new can motors. The hard part will be removing and pressing in the 11T 0.4M pinion gears. Lost in Space? Danger, danger, Will Robinson. You'll need a new Robot to work with this app. ATH0
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    Looking to build a small model railroad

    You could use double-sided tape to hold the baseplates to your custom table surface. You could also add a slightly raised trim edging around the table to hold in the baseplates. Having nail heads on the baseplate can get in the way of putting LEGO pieces on top of those spots.
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    Unpopular Opinions about LEGO

    My fears have come true. I am now obsoleted.
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    Has anyone glued Trixbrix switches together?

    I used epoxy to glue wires to my 3D printed ABS PU and PF connectors. Epoxy can also fill in gaps. Acetone is a solvent that can dissolve and fuse ABS together. It is volatile and flammable, so no open flames when working with it.
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    Technic Pub

    Happy New Year! Thanks. It's a small compressor I originally bought for working on my car. Impact wrenches are great at breaking rusted nuts loose. My wife won't let me add a motor with PWM control to her Singer. Thanks. Next on my list is the upstair hallway. I think my carpeted stairs are going to be difficult. Did you have to put in new treads and railings for your stairs? I might leave my LEGO space carpeted since LEGO pieces don't seem to bounce quite as far away when dropped on carpet.
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    price increase in Europe

    Pirate Ship has a lot of reddish-brown pieces. We all know how well reddish-brown likes to break. Maybe to cover their customer service piece replacement costs?