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by bot_bandit
Fri Sep 16, 2016 10:03 am
Forum: Antweights
Topic: Bot Building Questions!
Replies: 35
Views: 5882

Re: Bot Building Questions!

Thanks to you guys I've successfully reversed a servo! May not be a lot to you guys but an achievement for me. I bought that 5 pack of Tower Pro MG90s off eBay that Peter mentionned at some point and they were orettt easy to take apart and change.
by bot_bandit
Thu Sep 08, 2016 7:59 pm
Forum: Antweights
Topic: Bot Building Questions!
Replies: 35
Views: 5882

Re: Bot Building Questions!

Can't thank you enough for taking the time to write such an in depth and eloquent run down on servos. This answers any questions I could've had and more. I'm looking to have two running in opposite directions for a flipper/lifter yes.
by bot_bandit
Thu Sep 08, 2016 2:17 pm
Forum: Antweights
Topic: Bot Building Questions!
Replies: 35
Views: 5882

Re: Bot Building Questions!

[quote="peterwaller" If you are not modifying it to 360 operation you also need to swap the outer connections on the pot.[/quote] Thanks for the advice everyone! Being new to all this I'm not entirely sure what the above quote is referring to however? could you rovide a little more detail Peter? tha...
by bot_bandit
Thu Aug 25, 2016 6:49 pm
Forum: Antweights
Topic: Peter Wallers Robot Ramblings
Replies: 744
Views: 106891

Re: Peter Wallers Robot Ramblings

I recall that conversation which is why this question came to mind. Was wondering people's thoughts on the 'reverse' side of this situation!
by bot_bandit
Wed Aug 24, 2016 1:51 pm
Forum: Antweights
Topic: Peter Wallers Robot Ramblings
Replies: 744
Views: 106891

Re: Peter Wallers Robot Ramblings

The idea of the drive module is fantastic. can see this working especially well in schools but don't see why it couldn't be competitive too! It brings to mind the question whether two robots would be allowed to share one of these modules given that everything else stayed the same? It would allow for...
by bot_bandit
Wed Aug 24, 2016 1:43 pm
Forum: Antweights
Topic: Bot Building Questions!
Replies: 35
Views: 5882

Re: Bot Building Questions!

It's me! back again with more questions! Originally I was asking about a claw bot, however after consideration I've had a change of plan! I'd like to try something a bit different and more challenging (perhaps more effective in battle). I'd been thinking about a sort of lifter bot. Either with a sco...
by bot_bandit
Mon Aug 22, 2016 12:11 pm
Forum: Antweights
Topic: Meet Killer-Wolf
Replies: 25
Views: 4897

Re: Meet Killer-Wolf

Thanks Alex, logged in and the images have now shown up! I would recommend imgur too.
Great to see a reflection on design after AWS and seems like with improvements this could be a fantastic bot. Looking good!
by bot_bandit
Mon Aug 22, 2016 11:52 am
Forum: Antweights
Topic: Meet Killer-Wolf
Replies: 25
Views: 4897

Re: Meet Killer-Wolf

None of the images in this thread will show up for me either on mobile or PC1 I'd love to see this bot though. Is anyone else having the same issue?
by bot_bandit
Sun Aug 21, 2016 9:17 am
Forum: Antweights
Topic: Tashic's ants
Replies: 32
Views: 9045

Re: Tashic's ants

These bots look fantastic! And the engineering and construction behind them is some of the best I've seen on here. In a way I am glad that you live in Italy as you would beat many of our UK bots! :P
by bot_bandit
Sun Aug 14, 2016 2:58 pm
Forum: Antweights
Topic: Bandit's Bot-Building Bonanza
Replies: 19
Views: 3315

Re: Bandit's Bot-Building Bonanza

Thank you! :D hopefully soon it'll have some real battle scars.
by bot_bandit
Sat Aug 13, 2016 9:02 pm
Forum: Antweights
Topic: Bot Building Questions!
Replies: 35
Views: 5882

Re: Bot Building Questions!

Yeah I think that's most likely the best way forwards. Haha well it would squash around any shape so not such a crazy idea!! I'll keep you guys updated on anything I do of course, but not sure if there's time to get another robot built before I'm back to uni. May have to be a project for the Christm...
by bot_bandit
Sat Aug 13, 2016 4:15 pm
Forum: Antweights
Topic: Bot Building Questions!
Replies: 35
Views: 5882

Re: Bot Building Questions!

Titanium is definitely still an option. I could do with some better scissors anyhow as I don't want to keep blunting all the ones in the kitchen.. I'll have to get myself a pair! One concern I had was that when grabbing onto a robot the servo could try to tear itself out, which is which I was wonder...
by bot_bandit
Sat Aug 13, 2016 3:09 pm
Forum: Antweights
Topic: Bot Building Questions!
Replies: 35
Views: 5882

Re: Bot Building Questions!

The plan was to have a long and slightly angled wedge at the front.. just enough to get under the bot and get their wheels off the ground (hopefully), with the battery, wheels servo etc all being at the back. However this would involve some good driving to get them from either the side or the back. ...
by bot_bandit
Sat Aug 13, 2016 2:15 pm
Forum: Antweights
Topic: Bot Building Questions!
Replies: 35
Views: 5882

Re: Bot Building Questions!

I'd barely hit send and you've already replied Alex! Thanks again for the advice. The thin armour shouldn't be too much of an issue as it's on top of 1.5mm polycarb giving 2.5mm armour total. It was more to add weight and to make the bot look cool than any serious protection (although it will help)....
by bot_bandit
Sat Aug 13, 2016 2:01 pm
Forum: Antweights
Topic: Bot Building Questions!
Replies: 35
Views: 5882

Re: Bot Building Questions!

So after reading about the difficulties had with Ti I went for 1mm aluminium which cut more easily than polycarbonate did! I just used a regular pair of scissors. Anyway, I'm back with more questions! I'd like to build a vertical grabber robot next. I was wondering what servo is recommended here? As...