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Top new questions this week:

How to build an automatic Lego train system?

I was wondering if anybody has ever tried using the IRLink NXT sensor to make an automated train system and if so, what kind of setup did you have to make it all work? I have been working on a train …

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asked by Stefanos Koutsoukos 4 votes
answered by matega 2 votes

Is there a time mechanism that can be added to an NXT program?

I wanted to create a system where an NXT block would be set into function at a certain time of day (maybe 5:00 and then 5:10 and so on). I would want the timing function to be embedded into the NXT …

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asked by Stefanos Koutsoukos 2 votes
answered by David Lechner 3 votes

How much does the NXT brick weigh?

I am working on a project that involves LEGO Mindstorms bricks but for some tasks I want to know the weight of the NXT brick, so I would be pleased if anyone can help me. Thanks.

asked by Ahmed Mesbah 1 vote
answered by HaydenStudios 1 vote

How to make NXT bricks communicate information?

Is it possible to connect, in some way, two NXT bricks that has program functions running on both. For example, Brick one would tell brick two that it is okay to start a program. Are there any sensors …

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asked by Stefanos Koutsoukos 1 vote
answered by David Lechner 2 votes

Where can I buy engraved LEGO bricks?

What is the cheapest site to buy engraved LEGO bricks? I am searching for the cheapest site to buy engraved 2X4/2x6 bricks so that I can put names on them and send them to people. Any insight is …

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asked by Isa Leri 1 vote
answered by Josh King 5 votes

Greatest hits from previous weeks:

Is there any other way to program the Lego Mindstorms NXT other than the provided software?

I'm curious to know if there is any way to program the NXT other than the provided software. I don't necessarily have any issue with the software. Does the program created by the software translate …

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asked by Jasarien 30 votes
answered by Joubarc 15 votes

What are some examples of advanced train layouts possible with the PF train sets?

I recently got my first train set, the Constitution Chase, and it has sparked my imagination for building train layouts. My 3-year-old son has a small collection of wooden trains and we enjoy building …

asked by Mr. Shiny and New 安宇 7 votes
answered by jncraton 8 votes
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