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by AntRoboteer
Wed Jul 04, 2018 3:30 pm
Forum: Questions (and answers)
Topic: Increasing numbers
Replies: 17
Views: 473

Re: Increasing numbers

Really good idea starting this thread now before the situation occurs and great to see all of the positive thoughts on how to work things. My thoughts would be as follows: Option 1 does sound moderately fair (although a little harsh of course to those who see the event later than others) and the eve...
by AntRoboteer
Tue Jul 03, 2018 5:53 pm
Forum: Questions (and answers)
Topic: Rule Debates
Replies: 66
Views: 1897

Re: Rule Debates

Thanks Dave, really good of you.
by AntRoboteer
Tue Jul 03, 2018 4:01 pm
Forum: Questions (and answers)
Topic: Rule Debates
Replies: 66
Views: 1897

Re: Rule Debates

I would say that ROBOX was legal in comp via a loophole in the rule as currently written, yes. But I also believe that what 2b is supposed to mean is pretty widely understood by everyone and that, in this case, it is being exploited away from intended meaning. Thanks very much Dave. Could you pleas...
by AntRoboteer
Tue Jul 03, 2018 3:08 pm
Forum: Questions (and answers)
Topic: Rule Debates
Replies: 66
Views: 1897

Re: Rule Debates

As I've said before, sir, I (and many others) believe rule 2b makes ROBOX against the rules. We are currently in the process of accessing that rule to clear up the loophole used and make it as explicitly clear as possible. Thanks Dave. I'm afraid I don't quite understand that. I do not believe what...
by AntRoboteer
Tue Jul 03, 2018 2:52 pm
Forum: Questions (and answers)
Topic: Rule Debates
Replies: 66
Views: 1897

Re: Rule Debates

Thanks for your input Dave. I really appreciate the work you put in to ensure that the AWS is a fair competition; very admirable indeed. I do take sticking to the rules very seriously so I am upset to see that you believe Robox to have been against the rules on the point of entry into AWS 55. I pers...
by AntRoboteer
Mon Jul 02, 2018 8:51 pm
Forum: Questions (and answers)
Topic: Rule Debates
Replies: 66
Views: 1897

Re: Rule Debates

After the rule debates about expansion at the weekend with Team Effort and Team Antivate, I was told that it didn't say in the rules that an expanding robot (or any robot for that matter) had to start in the configuration in which it fits within the four inch cube size limits. It most certainly doe...
by AntRoboteer
Sat Jun 23, 2018 5:58 pm
Forum: Antweights
Topic: Peter Wallers Robot Ramblings
Replies: 699
Views: 78625

Re: Peter Wallers Robot Ramblings

Wow, that looks excellent Pete. Great job getting those so small.
by AntRoboteer
Sun Jun 10, 2018 9:33 pm
Forum: Antweights
Topic: Team Shakey Build Diary
Replies: 292
Views: 44035

Re: Team Shakey Build Diary

Ah, I see, well that's pretty cool. Good luck with it!
by AntRoboteer
Sun Jun 10, 2018 9:18 pm
Forum: Antweights
Topic: Team Shakey Build Diary
Replies: 292
Views: 44035

Re: Team Shakey Build Diary

Just what we needed, another way for you to make huge discs... :roll:

Looks incredible Alex; I know you'll have some big plans for it so excited to see the use it's put to. :)
by AntRoboteer
Sun Jun 10, 2018 5:21 pm
Forum: Antweights
Topic: T_Y's Build Log
Replies: 68
Views: 2724

Re: T_Y's Build Log

That looks really amazing; looking forward to seeing it! :D
by AntRoboteer
Sun Jun 10, 2018 5:12 pm
Forum: Questions (and answers)
Topic: Walker rule clarification? Unusual design.
Replies: 30
Views: 641

Re: Walker rule clarification? Unusual design.

@Antroboteer Thanks Dave, not meant to be a definitive opinion; agreed I could have worded that better. Thanks for pointing that out. Some great comments have been posted and I think it has been agreed the rule isn't clear and is open to interpretation. Therefore, I guess what I am trying to say th...
by AntRoboteer
Fri Jun 08, 2018 7:02 pm
Forum: Questions (and answers)
Topic: Walker rule clarification? Unusual design.
Replies: 30
Views: 641

Re: Walker rule clarification? Unusual design.

it simply should not get the extra wight because a bristle bot mechanism would require less wight than just having wheels. even with a 2 sided system to have control, a tiny offset wight on a small fast motor and a tooth brush head seems like less wight and less effort than putting wheels on the en...
by AntRoboteer
Thu Jun 07, 2018 9:11 pm
Forum: Questions (and answers)
Topic: Walker rule clarification? Unusual design.
Replies: 30
Views: 641

Re: Walker rule clarification? Unusual design.

The final output would be the contact surface with the arena. Wheels are the contact surface of any roller and rotate more than 360 degrees. Legs are the contact surface of most walkers and they rarely rotate, merely move up and down (although you could class as an approx 90 degree movement of the f...
by AntRoboteer
Thu Jun 07, 2018 8:25 pm
Forum: Questions (and answers)
Topic: Walker rule clarification? Unusual design.
Replies: 30
Views: 641

Re: Walker rule clarification? Unusual design.

Without the bristles in that scenario, there would be no movement from the robot; the bristles are the moving legs. It's like saying walkers like Drumbledore aren't walkers because they use a motor which rotates more than 180 degrees spinning a cam shaft which would not make sense. I would classify ...
by AntRoboteer
Mon May 28, 2018 5:08 pm
Forum: Antweights
Topic: Peter Wallers Robot Ramblings
Replies: 699
Views: 78625

Re: Peter Wallers Robot Ramblings

All looks fantastic Pete! Looking forward to seeing that drum spinner. Has it got a name yet and will it feature at the AWS?