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by Rapidrory
Tue May 30, 2017 11:28 pm
Forum: Antweights
Topic: Team Coolspeedbot's robot builds
Replies: 123
Views: 8590

Re: Team Coolspeedbot's robot builds

Was shipped today, so should be with you tomorrow! Finally starting to catch up on orders again :roll:
by Rapidrory
Sun Apr 16, 2017 4:43 pm
Forum: Beetleweights
Topic: Shakeys Beetleweight Shed!
Replies: 1
Views: 225

Re: Shakeys Beetleweight Shed!

Needs more shed.
by Rapidrory
Wed Mar 15, 2017 8:37 am
Forum: Antweights
Topic: Peter Wallers Robot Ramblings
Replies: 637
Views: 59885

Re: Peter Wallers Robot Ramblings

Looks good! What's the fine pitch chip between the processor and the driver chips doing?
by Rapidrory
Fri Mar 03, 2017 5:43 pm
Forum: Resource Websites
Topic: PCB Manufacture
Replies: 7
Views: 455

Re: PCB Manufacture

Ooh, interesting!

I've been using this place recently, which is cheap and has an ~8 day turn around, but shipping is about £20 which is a pain. http://www.smart-prototyping.com/PCB-Prototyping.html
by Rapidrory
Wed Feb 01, 2017 4:11 pm
Forum: Antweights
Topic: TinyTwo Speed Controllers
Replies: 204
Views: 24525

Re: TinyTwo Speed Controllers

Progress is being made with the PicoTwos. Below is how I'm probably gonna be shipping them for use in ants, and the thinner wires would be for use in Nanos. They're a little harder and more expensive to build than the NanoTwos, and I don't want to make the NanoTwos redundant just yet so looking at s...
by Rapidrory
Sat Jan 28, 2017 7:56 pm
Forum: Antweights
Topic: "Sioc" Build Diary
Replies: 20
Views: 1508

Re: "Sioc" Build Diary

Yeah, put it between red and black servo wire.
by Rapidrory
Fri Jan 27, 2017 10:14 am
Forum: Antweights
Topic: Team Coolspeedbot's robot builds
Replies: 123
Views: 8590

Re: Team Coolspeedbot's robot builds

An unsupported 2mm plate will be fine, though these days I tend to fold the outer edges to ~45 degrees and have the folded edges sit outside the chassis in an effort to deflect spinners. Be aware though that the heavier the flipper arm, the more difficult it will be to selfright, so adding more mass...
by Rapidrory
Thu Jan 26, 2017 11:47 pm
Forum: Antweights
Topic: Team Coolspeedbot's robot builds
Replies: 123
Views: 8590

Re: Team Coolspeedbot's robot builds

Glad it got back to you and is working fine finally!
by Rapidrory
Thu Jan 26, 2017 8:42 pm
Forum: Antweights
Topic: "Sioc" Build Diary
Replies: 20
Views: 1508

Re: "Sioc" Build Diary

That's looking very neat! A cabletie works well for holding motors in.

As for the glitching drive, seems to be a problem with the new V2 controllers and those servos. Easily fixed with a 6.3v 220uF capacitor across the 5v line
by Rapidrory
Sat Jan 14, 2017 2:58 pm
Forum: Antweights
Topic: Team Coolspeedbot's robot builds
Replies: 123
Views: 8590

Re: Team Coolspeedbot's robot builds

Hmm, it's not a problem I've ever come across. If it's still not working, send it back to me along with the DSMX RX and I'll see what the problem is.
by Rapidrory
Fri Jan 13, 2017 12:22 pm
Forum: Antweights
Topic: Team Coolspeedbot's robot builds
Replies: 123
Views: 8590

Re: Team Coolspeedbot's robot builds

Just as an experiment, try it on the Aileron and Rudder channels. It may be that the DSMX lemons have a different output rate that the ESC is struggling with. If it works on Aileron and Rudder but not Aileron and Elevator then I can reprogram it to fix that.
by Rapidrory
Fri Jan 13, 2017 12:20 am
Forum: Antweights
Topic: Team Coolspeedbot's robot builds
Replies: 123
Views: 8590

Re: Team Coolspeedbot's robot builds

You got a pic of how you've set it up? It should be on the Aileron and Elevator channels of the RX
by Rapidrory
Mon Jan 09, 2017 5:06 pm
Forum: Antweights
Topic: Another New Antweight..
Replies: 450
Views: 37131

Re: Another New Antweight..

Bit of a while since I posted in this thread (Those blades WERE fun!). Just been doing a bit of testing of the PicoTwos, hadn't been able to until now as the RX I designed them around was dead so had to order more from china. But they arrived today and it's all working now. Fitted it in Harold just ...
by Rapidrory
Thu Jan 05, 2017 12:42 pm
Forum: Antweights
Topic: Spinner
Replies: 2
Views: 445

Re: Spinner

Have a look through this thread, it should have most of the info you need: viewtopic.php?f=1&t=2520
by Rapidrory
Wed Jan 04, 2017 4:59 pm
Forum: Antweights
Topic: "Sioc" Build Diary
Replies: 20
Views: 1508

Re: "Sioc" Build Diary

Looks good! I'm planning on getting a heat gun to bend the polycarb sheets into my desired shape You don't actually need a heatgun for 1.5mm polycarb, it folds very similar to stiff card when cold, and is how most of the polycarbonate robots are built. one motor takes longer to start than the other ...

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