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by EpicentrE
Mon Aug 08, 2016 9:14 pm
Forum: Antweights
Topic: Ofsted/my friendly uncle/I don't know
Replies: 92
Views: 7855

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: 1063

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: 80
Views: 10421

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: 7451

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: 1308

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: 2576

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: 2576

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: 8747

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: 147
Views: 21563

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: 147
Views: 21563

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: 2576

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, a...
by EpicentrE
Tue Jul 05, 2016 1:51 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: AWS 50- 23rd July- Basingstoke
Replies: 124
Views: 8747

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 :).
by EpicentrE
Tue Jul 05, 2016 8:34 am
Forum: Events
Topic: AWS 50- 23rd July- Basingstoke
Replies: 124
Views: 8747

Re: AWS 50- 23rd July- Basingstoke

Do you want access to stream it on twitch.tv/antweightworldseries Will? Seems to make sense to try to consolidate our streams onto one channel :).
by EpicentrE
Thu Jun 16, 2016 11:31 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Engineering as a career
Replies: 4
Views: 1306

Engineering as a career

Hi guys, Long story short, I'm pretty fed up of IT, and desperately want a career change. Engineering has always been a passion of mine (as evidenced from the fact that I do this hobby!), and I would have probably ended up going into it after school if the educational system hadn't entirely failed m...
by EpicentrE
Fri May 27, 2016 8:15 am
Forum: Antweights
Topic: The smart ant's and flea's
Replies: 52
Views: 8564

Re: The smart ant's and flea's

Very impressive! The gyro and accelerometer functions look very interesting indeed. What's the specs of the motor drivers? Think you might sell them with a receiver pre-attached? Can the pins on the underside be easily removed to save space?

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