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by MarkR
Sat Jul 06, 2019 10:30 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Antweight World Series 58 - 29th June 2019
Replies: 84
Views: 5349

Re: Antweight World Series 58 - 29th June 2019

Chris,

Was AWS58, "The biggest robot combat event, ever?"

According to Antlog there were 121 robots. This has to be some kind of record.
by MarkR
Fri Jul 05, 2019 9:35 am
Forum: Antweights
Topic: The smart ant's and flea's
Replies: 67
Views: 14414

Re: The smart ant's and flea's

Unorthodox was amazing at AWS58, please, tell us how the walking mechanism works?

Or is it a super trade secret?
by MarkR
Mon Jul 01, 2019 10:21 am
Forum: Events
Topic: Coping with the demand (An EO's perspective)
Replies: 24
Views: 651

Re: Coping with the demand (An EO's perspective)

I would certainly not be in favour of anything which discourages teams bringing joke robots, last-minute robots, or other kludgy things which are unlikely to win - they are certainly part of the entertainment. I didn't see any ducks on Saturday, but at least Diotant was there (when did Diotant stop ...
by MarkR
Mon Jul 01, 2019 9:55 am
Forum: Antweights
Topic: ESCs and channel mixing
Replies: 7
Views: 187

Re: ESCs and channel mixing

If the ESC doesn't have mixing built-in (if they are only one channel each, then they don't, there is nothing to mix) then either the transmitter or receiver will need to do mixing. I think that some of the fancier TXs can be programmed to do tank-mixing, but I don't have such a transmitter. I've pr...
by MarkR
Sun Jun 30, 2019 7:24 pm
Forum: Antweights
Topic: Peter Wallers Robot Ramblings
Replies: 741
Views: 102392

Re: Peter Wallers Robot Ramblings

Good stuff Peter, so we rate the rz7899 as "combat ready" ?

I also ran Stacie with the rz7899-based Malenki-ESC, and it ran nicely, it did a lot more heavy duty work in the kids' arena :) , and was still working at the end.
by MarkR
Sun Jun 30, 2019 7:10 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Antweight World Series 58 - 29th June 2019
Replies: 84
Views: 5349

Re: Antweight World Series 58 - 29th June 2019

Massive thanks to Chris and all, it was amazing. It was my first event bringing my daughter. I think she enjoyed it and I let her drive my new robot in the tournament. Good to see so many creative robots, opponents of note: * Mantis - it is even more impressive in the flesh than the videos I've seen...
by MarkR
Sat Jun 29, 2019 8:58 pm
Forum: Antweights
Topic: Esc and Receiver
Replies: 13
Views: 658

Re: Esc and Receiver

I used these from Hobbytronics:

http://www.hobbytronics.co.uk/slide-swi ... ord=switch

They're only rated 0.5A, so I'm probably exceeding that by quite a bit, but only while the robot is actually active not while switching, so it's ok I suppose.
by MarkR
Tue Jun 25, 2019 11:19 am
Forum: Events
Topic: Antweight World Series 58 - 29th June 2019
Replies: 84
Views: 5349

Re: Antweight World Series 58 - 29th June 2019

My robot Betsie has a Raspberry Pi in it, and requires ~ 2 minutes to boot-up before a fight :) I will try to pay special attention to the now & next screens. They partially worked at last year's event and were very useful. I almost forfeited a fight at Ant Freeze due to Betsie not being ready. (On ...
by MarkR
Fri Jun 21, 2019 8:12 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: What to bring to AWS (advise for first timers please)
Replies: 6
Views: 290

Re: What to bring to AWS (advise for first timers please)

Remember the transmitter :)

If you use a rechargeable transmitter, remember to bring the charger for it / charge it up. They probably last more than a couple of fights, but it's better to be safe than have it fail just before a bout.

Mark
by MarkR
Fri Jun 21, 2019 10:34 am
Forum: Antweights
Topic: Mark's Antweight build
Replies: 56
Views: 5785

Re: Mark's Antweight build

Just particularly shiny aluminium :)

Mark
by MarkR
Fri Jun 21, 2019 8:16 am
Forum: Antweights
Topic: Mark's Antweight build
Replies: 56
Views: 5785

Re: Mark's Antweight build

Pictures of Stacie in "final" configuration

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by MarkR
Tue Jun 18, 2019 12:48 pm
Forum: Antweights
Topic: Team Pompidou First Antweight Build/Questions
Replies: 34
Views: 2122

Re: Team Pompidou First Antweight Build/Questions

Alright I don't have a multimeter so maybe I should get one , I understand some bits of what you saying and some is abit confusing for me but I get what your saying , I have shortened the wires to the motors , would that be the problem? Yes, get a multimeter. Even the super cheap ones will help to ...
by MarkR
Sun Jun 16, 2019 11:41 pm
Forum: Antweights
Topic: Mark's Antweight build
Replies: 56
Views: 5785

Re: Mark's Antweight build

I have now got two robots which are potentially ready for the AWS58 event: * Betsie - has the same design and firmware as for Ant Freeze (with the Raspberry Pi, IMU sensor etc), but with the fault (voltage boost module failed!) fixed. I will also put some new tyres on and redo the flipper. It seems ...
by MarkR
Tue Jun 11, 2019 7:11 pm
Forum: Antweights
Topic: Peter Wallers Robot Ramblings
Replies: 741
Views: 102392

Re: Peter Wallers Robot Ramblings

Looks good, nice big rings around those through-hole pins, much bigger than the ones on the RX.

What design software did you use?

I am assuming it's a single-sided layout, IC3 and IC4 are the rz7899 ? I see the pads connect 5-6 and 7-8

Mark
by MarkR
Sun Jun 09, 2019 6:44 pm
Forum: Antweights
Topic: Team Pompidou First Antweight Build/Questions
Replies: 34
Views: 2122

Re: Team Pompidou First Antweight Build/Questions

Difficult to tell. Do you have a multimeter? If so, set it to resistance and measure the resistance of everything (powered off!) which should have resistance, check for short circuits. A N20 motor should have (idle / stalled) resistance of 6-20 Ohms (mine generally read about 12), if it is much less...