sqiddster wrote:The problem with these things is that you have to turn them on and off every use, (which uses more energy than just pressing the lever) and, unless you are only using it temporarily, you have just wasted $250 on a toilet flusher.
Don't get me wrong, it's a cool concept, just not practical.
You wouldn't need to switch it on and off if you have a battery pack and charger Problem solved!
sqiddster wrote:Exactly, nxtreme, that was my whole point. Typically long use, useful robots are not a job for lego. Of course there are exceptions (It's mindstorms after all) but this is generally the case from my experience.
nxtreme wrote:Cost aside, regular Lego/Technic pieces just aren't made to stand up to long term use either. Several creations I've made for display at science fairs and such have run for an hour or two and by then any moving piece is coated in ABS plastic dust.
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