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by Dazmund
Wed Aug 29, 2018 1:49 pm
Forum: Antweights
Topic: The adventures of an antweight robot building nerb
Replies: 16
Views: 1589

Re: The adventures of an antweight robot building nerb

I've got the parts for building my next robot called Watta Doze, and it's simply a Pololu Zumo track-bot chassis with a static polycarbonate scoop. It should be a lot easier to put together than Flipper the Priest. I've got a transmitter and receiver (GoolRC TG3 3-channel), a 180mAh LiPo, 2 300rpm 6...
by Dazmund
Thu Aug 23, 2018 6:19 pm
Forum: Antweights
Topic: Best NanoTwo alternative?
Replies: 7
Views: 729

Re: Best NanoTwo alternative?

This one? https://www.arc-robotics.org.uk/product ... ontroller/

It's made by another UK robotics team and regular AWS hosts, and though you need to have a separate receiver, you can get that from them too.
by Dazmund
Mon Aug 13, 2018 10:11 pm
Forum: Antweights
Topic: Team Antiquarian build diary
Replies: 27
Views: 1496

Re: Team Antiquarian build diary

Nice work so far! I just wanted to ask if you're sticking to the 4 inch cube rule on the size of your robot? I'm asking because you actually don't need to have the robot sit square in the cube. My own robot is 4 inches wide, 2 inches high, but 5 inches long, but it'll still fit in the cube if I laid...
by Dazmund
Sun Aug 12, 2018 5:04 pm
Forum: Antweights
Topic: Advice on using a pistol grip transmitter
Replies: 2
Views: 247

Re: Advice on using a pistol grip transmitter

Thanks. I'm starting to make sense of it all. Just ordered a DasMikro with channel mixing, so I guess I have to follow instructions... or come here to ask for further advice.
by Dazmund
Sat Aug 11, 2018 10:09 pm
Forum: Antweights
Topic: Advice on using a pistol grip transmitter
Replies: 2
Views: 247

Advice on using a pistol grip transmitter

I'm building a simple pusher robot with a Zumo chassis with a static scoop and no active weapons, and I was thinking of using a fairly cheap pistol grip transmitter with receiver (looking at a GoolRC TG3 with 3 channels) to drive it, and I'm looking to use the DasMikro speed controller for the motor...
by Dazmund
Sat Aug 04, 2018 9:44 pm
Forum: Antweights
Topic: The adventures of an antweight robot building nerb
Replies: 16
Views: 1589

Re: The adventures of an antweight robot building nerb

It's been 4 months since I posted anything here, but Flipper the Priest was finally completed last month. https://itsaneverydaystory.files.wordpress.com/2018/08/20180804_221547.jpg?w=680 After sorting out the soldering (because I didn't have the time to do it since the last post) it's now properly w...
by Dazmund
Fri Jun 15, 2018 9:21 pm
Forum: Antweights
Topic: T_Y's Build Log
Replies: 91
Views: 5354

Re: T_Y's Build Log

Hello World! looks absolutely gorgeous. I always wanted to build a front-hinge flipper (or a Lightning-esque side flipper) once I finished my other antweight (still have to do better soldering on it), and this is what I wanted it to look similar to! The use of a motor to power the weapon is unusual ...
by Dazmund
Mon Apr 23, 2018 8:40 pm
Forum: Antweights
Topic: First time builder question - is a three week build possible?
Replies: 13
Views: 890

Re: First time builder question - is a three week build possible?

I was thinking of using HDPE to screw pieces of armour together, but then I used small pieces 1mm polycarbonate. It is much easier to bend than 1.5mm, and hell of a lot easier to cut than HDPE. As for the flipper hinging, that varies between many a builder here. I made a hinge by cutting a strip of ...
by Dazmund
Thu Apr 05, 2018 7:31 pm
Forum: Antweights
Topic: The adventures of an antweight robot building nerb
Replies: 16
Views: 1589

Re: The adventures of an antweight robot building nerb

Cheers Paul. I am around 10-15 grams underweight, but I won't bother putting wheel protection for now as it has been too much of a faff to put this thing together! Too much time to make little adjustments right now and I'll have to learn to keep my front end facing my opponents. Besides, I'm not ent...
by Dazmund
Wed Apr 04, 2018 4:45 pm
Forum: Antweights
Topic: The adventures of an antweight robot building nerb
Replies: 16
Views: 1589

Re: The adventures of an antweight robot building nerb

Well, it took a while, but I finally had time over the past week to finish up my robot. I didn't bother with epoxy in the end and used glue and double-sided tape to hold panels into place while I bolted them on. It's wonky, over-designed for a first robot, the soldering is bad and the internals are ...
by Dazmund
Tue Mar 27, 2018 8:52 pm
Forum: Antweights
Topic: The adventures of an antweight robot building nerb
Replies: 16
Views: 1589

Re: The adventures of an antweight robot building nerb

While I'm sticking with 2mm nuts and bolts to hold things together, as well as the epoxy bonding (along with super glue to temporarily hold things in place), is it possible to weld/melt polycarbonate together using a soldering iron? I just bought cone tips for mine for precise jobs.
by Dazmund
Sat Mar 24, 2018 6:54 pm
Forum: Antweights
Topic: The adventures of an antweight robot building nerb
Replies: 16
Views: 1589

Re: The adventures of an antweight robot building nerb

After plenty of trail and error, I have managed to cut the pieces of my polycarbonate armour and plan to put them together using Araldite epoxy and joining with screws and 1mm polycarbonate pieces. I just wanted to ask out there how do you paint polycarbonate? Acrylic? Spray paint? Specialist paint?...
by Dazmund
Sat Mar 17, 2018 10:57 am
Forum: Antweights
Topic: Yet another new guy!
Replies: 20
Views: 1423

Re: Yet another new guy!

Nice work. I've noticed the red wire of your servo is linked between the battery and receiver. How did you link it up and how's it working for you? My own antweight is going slowly but I'm getting used to cutting polycarbonate straight now with the right tools.
by Dazmund
Mon Feb 19, 2018 12:07 am
Forum: Antweights
Topic: Yet another new guy!
Replies: 20
Views: 1423

Re: Yet another new guy!

Do you think thats the problem? The 0 on my stick is 50% for the servo?! Exactly. Also, BeligerAnt is right about turning on the transmitter on before the robot is switched on/plugged in, hence the sudden servo movement. By the way, when I mentioned the left stick being all the way to 0, I meant -1...
by Dazmund
Sun Feb 18, 2018 5:36 pm
Forum: Antweights
Topic: Yet another new guy!
Replies: 20
Views: 1423

Re: Yet another new guy!

So it moves up when you switch it on? First off, check if the channel it's connected to is set to zero. For instance, mine is connected to the throttle as I'm using the NanoTwo, and the left stick is all the way down. If it is, you have to unscrew the plastic horn from the servo and then position it...