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by ShootyMcExplosion
Wed Jun 20, 2018 12:55 pm
Forum: Antweights
Topic: Shooty's Ants
Replies: 1
Views: 288

Re: Shooty's Ants

Some videos of it working as well:

Lifter test: https://youtu.be/rczsrfceC00

Drive test: https://youtu.be/PTIZycdzzYE
by ShootyMcExplosion
Wed Jun 20, 2018 12:30 pm
Forum: Antweights
Topic: Shooty's Ants
Replies: 1
Views: 288

Shooty's Ants

So a long time back I built an antweight front hinged flipper called Sioc (link to build diary here: http://robotwars101.org/forum/viewtopic.php?t=2547). I was happy with how the build turned out, although so far Sioc's accomplishments only really include flipping around a few rolls of tape, and mos...
by ShootyMcExplosion
Tue May 01, 2018 6:19 pm
Forum: Antweights
Topic: Team Ucalegon's ants
Replies: 44
Views: 7108

Re: Team Ucalegon's ants

You deserve mad props for going into Robogames with a flipper and winning fights. Nice work man!
by ShootyMcExplosion
Mon Jan 29, 2018 8:30 pm
Forum: Antweights
Topic: ALDI vice & calipers this week
Replies: 2
Views: 536

Re: ALDI vice & calipers this week

Just got one of the clamps for €9, cheers for the heads up!
by ShootyMcExplosion
Tue Sep 19, 2017 7:44 am
Forum: Antweights
Topic: Kosmos Build Diary
Replies: 30
Views: 4195

Re: Kosmos Build Diary

Nice to see more front hinged flippers! Just be careful when designing the flipper that you leave enough room for the servo to fit and to allow the machine to self right, for my ant it was a very small window indeed!
by ShootyMcExplosion
Sat Jun 10, 2017 5:56 pm
Forum: Antweights
Topic: New to Ants, and Robots
Replies: 6
Views: 1378

Re: New to Ants, and Robots

This all sounds great, but I think what everyone wants to see here are pictures! do you have any to post?
by ShootyMcExplosion
Wed May 31, 2017 8:40 pm
Forum: Antweights
Topic: "Sioc" Build Diary
Replies: 20
Views: 3429

Re: "Sioc" Build Diary

Cheers man! With the kits, I find that building a basic antweight is more of a design challenge over an electrical one. It's a great feeling to be able to control something you built.Wishing you the best of luck with your first antweight!
by ShootyMcExplosion
Tue May 23, 2017 7:36 am
Forum: Antweights
Topic: "Sioc" Build Diary
Replies: 20
Views: 3429

Re: "Sioc" Build Diary

Cheers man, although since I'm living in Ireland, I'll probably wait until I have at least one more antweight built before I can justify going to an event, to get the most out of one as possible.
by ShootyMcExplosion
Sun May 21, 2017 6:31 pm
Forum: Antweights
Topic: "Sioc" Build Diary
Replies: 20
Views: 3429

Re: "Sioc" Build Diary

Well, I've left this build alone for far too long, but I finally decided today to finish Sioc. Here's the completed ant!: http://i.imgur.com/24albEz.jpg I got the look from simply printing out an ice texture and sticking it to the inside layer of the polycarb, which gives it even more of an ice-y fe...
by ShootyMcExplosion
Wed Apr 05, 2017 12:38 pm
Forum: Antweights
Topic: Invertible, expandable, double bar spinner, wheeless brushbot called Vibrant.
Replies: 13
Views: 2836

Re: Invertible, expandable, double bar spinner, wheeless brushbot called Vibrant.

Man this thing looks awesome! Would love to see it in action!
by ShootyMcExplosion
Wed Mar 29, 2017 9:04 pm
Forum: Antweights
Topic: "Sioc" Build Diary
Replies: 20
Views: 3429

Re: "Sioc" Build Diary

Hi there, just a quick update (wow I'm terrible at updating this). Sorry for no pictures this time. The robot is now driving in a straight line, so that's my greatest problem done. I've added bulges to the sides of Sioc so that it can self right from any angle. The flipper arm has now been completel...
by ShootyMcExplosion
Tue Mar 07, 2017 5:19 pm
Forum: Antweights
Topic: "Sioc" Build Diary
Replies: 20
Views: 3429

Re: "Sioc" Build Diary

Well the time between these posts is becoming far too long, but here's the next update: So the best piece of news right now is that Sioc drives and self-rights! I've included a video showing both off below: https://youtu.be/uTgT_wc-waU I've also included a link to an album detailing what the machine...
by ShootyMcExplosion
Wed Feb 15, 2017 8:59 pm
Forum: Antweights
Topic: "Sioc" Build Diary
Replies: 20
Views: 3429

Re: "Sioc" Build Diary

Again sorry for the delay, life had me busy for a moment, but here is another update: http://i.imgur.com/vieE5lA.jpg Here is Sioc as of now. It's actually been like this for close to a week, I just haven't been able to upload my progress until now. http://i.imgur.com/gCyxO7t.jpg Here are the wheels,...
by ShootyMcExplosion
Fri Jan 27, 2017 9:41 pm
Forum: Antweights
Topic: "Sioc" Build Diary
Replies: 20
Views: 3429

Re: "Sioc" Build Diary

Thanks. Also, to clarify, the 5V line you're talking about is the red wire on the servo? I still have a lot to learn on the electrical side of things.
by ShootyMcExplosion
Thu Jan 26, 2017 7:12 pm
Forum: Antweights
Topic: "Sioc" Build Diary
Replies: 20
Views: 3429

Re: "Sioc" Build Diary

Sorry for the length between posts, but I finally have progress made that I feel is worth uploading. I've finally cut and bent the polycarb pieces into the shapes I want, and besides two little cuts I still have to make at the back of the top plate, the frame seems to have fallen into place. http://...