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by EpicentrE
Thu Jul 26, 2018 8:44 pm
Forum: Questions (and answers)
Topic: What counts as a magnetic weapon?
Replies: 9
Views: 319

Re: What counts as a magnetic weapon?

What purpose would this serve in the robot? If you're doing something which could potentially be bending or breaking a rule, it's best to be completely clear and upfront with your intentions. The last thing you want is to think what you've built is allowed, then to turn up to an event and to not be ...
by EpicentrE
Sun Jul 22, 2018 5:30 pm
Forum: Antweights
Topic: Epic Robotics
Replies: 154
Views: 24463

Re: Epic Robotics

Yup! Smaller and lighter than an N20 on it's own, never mind that it's also a wheel. The parts were ordered from Shapeways; they are too thin to print well on FDM machines really. I did some test prints with my home printer and wasn't happy with the strength of them. The smaller of the pieces that e...
by EpicentrE
Wed Jul 18, 2018 4:15 pm
Forum: Antweights
Topic: Epic Robotics
Replies: 154
Views: 24463

Re: Epic Robotics

Phew, it's been a while since I posted here! After attending the last AWS my motivation has returned, and that coupled with Void being pretty badly destroyed means I've been working on the design for the new one. You may recall - or read, if you scroll up - that I was a good way through building a n...
by EpicentrE
Mon Aug 08, 2016 9:14 pm
Forum: Antweights
Topic: Ofsted/my friendly uncle/I don't know
Replies: 92
Views: 9638

Re: Ofsted/my friendly uncle/I don't know

The rules do not specifically restrict that, but if it was at my event I would not allow it, and I would imagine many would feel the same. I would insist on either having separate attachments for both, or if for example you only had a single spinner attachment, I would make you nominate which robot ...
by EpicentrE
Sat Aug 06, 2016 9:09 am
Forum: Antweights
Topic: ESC and Micro Motor Question
Replies: 7
Views: 1521

Re: ESC and Micro Motor Question

What are those ESCs, if you don't mind me asking?
by EpicentrE
Fri Aug 05, 2016 5:16 pm
Forum: Resource Websites
Topic: 3D printer supplies
Replies: 97
Views: 17775

Re: 3D printer supplies

I just came across these:

http://www.fiberforce.it/special-filaments-2/

Some very interesting filaments here, the most interesting of which is nylon reinforced with carbon fibres. Has anyone got any experience with any filaments like these?
by EpicentrE
Fri Aug 05, 2016 1:43 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: 20th August 2016 - The Oxford Games, Carterton
Replies: 80
Views: 10379

Re: 20th August 2016 - The Oxford Games, Carterton

I'm sorry to say I won't be able to make it. I've wanted to do an event like this for a while, but unfortunately this falls on the only weekend where I was able to book somewhere for mine and my partner's anniversary. I hope everyone has a fun day and I look forward to seeing the videos :)
by EpicentrE
Mon Aug 01, 2016 7:40 pm
Forum: Antweights
Topic: Smaller antweight drive?
Replies: 11
Views: 1652

Re: Smaller antweight drive?

Peter had some gearmotors that were this configuration, which might fit: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/1pcs-Flip-Typ ... 7pdq-mQzQA
by EpicentrE
Mon Aug 01, 2016 4:01 pm
Forum: Antweights
Topic: Cheap components for an antweight class
Replies: 19
Views: 4234

Re: Cheap components for an antweight class

Thanks Alex, that's great. I'll take this list to them later in the week and see what they think :).
by EpicentrE
Mon Aug 01, 2016 3:39 pm
Forum: Antweights
Topic: Cheap components for an antweight class
Replies: 19
Views: 4234

Re: Cheap components for an antweight class

Thanks for all the help everyone. I'm putting together a price list for this at the moment to be shown to the Fablab this week. I'm currently coming in at about ~£40 per robot including transmitter, excluding the bits we'll be making (wheels. chassis, etc). The only component I haven't decided on ye...
by EpicentrE
Sun Jul 24, 2016 6:01 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: AWS 50- 23rd July- Basingstoke
Replies: 124
Views: 11647

Re: AWS 50- 23rd July- Basingstoke

Thanks to Dan, Vicki, Dave, Gary, and everyone else who organised or helped to run the event on making AWS50 excellent. Huge congratulations to Rory; I'm really pleased you managed to snag the top spot, and you did it pretty convincingly, with a spinner, while breaking Stanley in the process. What m...
by EpicentrE
Thu Jul 21, 2016 11:30 am
Forum: Antweights
Topic: Epic Robotics
Replies: 154
Views: 24463

Re: Epic Robotics

Thanks! The springs are there to allow the grabber to clamp down without stalling the servo or breaking something.
by EpicentrE
Thu Jul 21, 2016 10:48 am
Forum: Antweights
Topic: Epic Robotics
Replies: 154
Views: 24463

Re: Epic Robotics

The central section of the new Void is complete. Unfortunately, I won't be bringing this to the AWS; it's quite heavy at the moment, and while I could probably get the side pods completed in time, I'd have to dismantle quite a bit to get to the areas where I need to save weight, and I don't have eno...
by EpicentrE
Thu Jul 07, 2016 11:30 am
Forum: Antweights
Topic: Cheap components for an antweight class
Replies: 19
Views: 4234

Cheap components for an antweight class

Hi All, We've just had a new "FabLab" open up in Coventry, and I've been in talks with the owners to run an antweight building class one day over the summer. The intent would be that people pay a fee, build a robot during the day, have a small competition with them at the end of the day, and then ge...
by EpicentrE
Tue Jul 05, 2016 1:51 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: AWS 50- 23rd July- Basingstoke
Replies: 124
Views: 11647

Re: AWS 50- 23rd July- Basingstoke

Well you have two and a half weeks yet to resolve that issue! We hope you're able to make it :).