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by JeffSergeant
Fri May 25, 2018 4:37 am
Forum: Beetleweights
Topic: Much competition?
Replies: 8
Views: 1508

Re: Much competition?

I'm working on my first beetle-weight at the moment! The facebook group I found was 'Beetleweight Robot Combat Discussion' which seems relatively active. If nothing else the 'Robots Live!' people seem to regularly have a beetleweight sideshow to enter; next one is at Grantham on the 23rd/24th June.
by JeffSergeant
Tue Feb 13, 2018 3:33 pm
Forum: Antweights
Topic: Hello.... and I need a smart person :-P
Replies: 5
Views: 449

Re: Hello.... and I need a smart person :-P

Why is it when you post on a forum the problem you're trying to solve magically solves itself... I kid you not its up and running now! :roll: You need to invest in a rubber duck as per https://rubberduckdebugging.com/ the process of organising your thoughts to ask the question quite often gives you...
by JeffSergeant
Sun Feb 11, 2018 6:15 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Non AWS event possibly August 2018
Replies: 6
Views: 594

Re: Non AWS event possibly August 2018

Probably, always hard to know where work's going to send me, but I'm much more likely to make it back there than down south!
by JeffSergeant
Tue Feb 06, 2018 9:20 am
Forum: Antweights
Topic: Team Dudge build diaries.
Replies: 79
Views: 5352

Re: First time building diary: Third Law

Ooh that was you! Hello!

Looked like you had the controls nailed to me. Sequel should be Asimov's 3rd Law, it might do what it's told :)

Got it on video during the lunch-time pusher rumble,

https://youtu.be/3Rr73B80tk4

The blue LED also looks awesome
by JeffSergeant
Tue Feb 06, 2018 9:04 am
Forum: Antweights
Topic: My second Antweight Robot: "mV"
Replies: 6
Views: 612

Re: My second Antweight Robot: "mV"

Survived Antfreeze 5, did so much better than expected, got lots of time in the arena. First round it wouldn't start, until I whacked the throttle to 100% and it did an awesome gyro backflip, still drove inverted and put up a good fight. Second fight, spinner was totally dead, I think I started it u...
by JeffSergeant
Sun Feb 04, 2018 11:02 am
Forum: Events
Topic: Ant Freeze 5 - 3rd Feb 2018 NEW DATE
Replies: 79
Views: 5262

Re: Ant Freeze 5 - 3rd Feb 2018 NEW DATE

My first event, what a great introduction to Ant Weights! My objective was to get there, so winning a few rounds was a great bonus; can't wait to see the videos. I might then actually have some idea what was going on! Only damage is 1 wheel that got explosively deconstructed, and a brushless motor, ...
by JeffSergeant
Thu Feb 01, 2018 2:57 pm
Forum: Antweights
Topic: My second Antweight Robot: "mV"
Replies: 6
Views: 612

Re: My second Antweight Robot: "mV"

Is it wrong to hope one of my spinners gets drawn against this? Bring it on! I'm totally open to the prospect of having a mangled lump of ex-robot to commemorate my first foray into Antweights; I was only supposed to be going along to watch, I slipped and accidentally made a couple of robots, just ...
by JeffSergeant
Thu Feb 01, 2018 8:47 am
Forum: Antweights
Topic: My second Antweight Robot: "mV"
Replies: 6
Views: 612

Re: My second Antweight Robot: "mV"

How easy is it to bend the aluminium and what did you use to do it? It's only 0.8mm, it bends with a stern look! I bent 3 sides with a bench vice and the last with a pair or pliers. are you already a robot builder for other weights or something? You seem to know your stuff My job is seeming to know...
by JeffSergeant
Wed Jan 31, 2018 10:29 am
Forum: Antweights
Topic: My second Antweight Robot: "mV"
Replies: 6
Views: 612

My second Antweight Robot: "mV"

Principle behind this one is to start with CAD/3D, the last one started with whatever I had laying around. So I did! and it looks remarkably like the plan. Mapped it out in Blender 3D; 'Unwrapped' the chassis mesh and printed it on a piece of paper; transferred that onto aluminium and cut it out. ht...
by JeffSergeant
Thu Jan 25, 2018 2:22 pm
Forum: Questions (and answers)
Topic: Harpoon as weapon?
Replies: 3
Views: 352

Re: Harpoon as weapon?

Bear in mind, if I'm reading the rules correctly, you'd only have 20 seconds to drag it around before the round was stopped and you were re-positioned.. and you'd never be able to drag them into a pit, although you could put them in the position to give them a good shove! I was wondering whether som...
by JeffSergeant
Thu Jan 25, 2018 2:15 pm
Forum: Questions (and answers)
Topic: Clarification on rule 5J. " only the driver or one of the designated officials may retrieve a robot..."
Replies: 1
Views: 226

Clarification on rule 5J. " only the driver or one of the designated officials may retrieve a robot..."

Seems common sense, but thought I'd best not assume. By "the driver" I assume this also includes anyone on the driver's team, is that correct? My friend might be bringing one or both of his kids along to an event with the plan for one of them to do some driving; but if he's driving a spinner that I'...
by JeffSergeant
Wed Jan 24, 2018 4:56 pm
Forum: Autonomous and Intelligent Systems
Topic: AutoBot
Replies: 18
Views: 2624

Re: AutoBot

You should give designing your own pcb a go it's genuinely a good experience and fun if your a nerd and are avoiding doing A level work. you can then use a microcontroller to do everything necessary for antwights with non of the unnecessary things that come on a pi zero such as hdmi and all that. S...
by JeffSergeant
Wed Jan 17, 2018 10:21 am
Forum: Antweights
Topic: Newbie to Ant Weight Questions
Replies: 9
Views: 650

Re: Newbie to Ant Weight Questions

[The servo] I was going to power separately using a voltage reg circuit and the wires from the receiver is this possible? If you mean, you VCC/+ and Ground/- for the servo will come from the voltage regulator, and only the Signal/PWM will come from the RX, this is perfectly possible; I've done the ...
by JeffSergeant
Tue Jan 16, 2018 9:34 am
Forum: Antweights
Topic: Hello! And some questions - And NEA Build Log of Sorts
Replies: 20
Views: 1338

Re: Hello! And some questions - And NEA Build Log of Sorts

So, NEA is nearly finished.. one more glob of hot-snot to go. Aluminium Chassis and Armour Soft steel flipper with thin plastic 'wedge' powered by 9g micro servo 2 x Pololu 100:1 Micro Metal Gearmotor HP 2 x Pololu Wheel 42x19mm Pair 2x Generic Brushed ESCs FrSky D4R-II 4 Channel 2.4ghz Receiver Les...
by JeffSergeant
Sat Jan 13, 2018 10:53 am
Forum: Antweights
Topic: Hello! And some questions - And NEA Build Log of Sorts
Replies: 20
Views: 1338

Re: Hello! And some questions

How have you secured your wheels? So far, friction and prayer! Once I've stopped fiddling I might just add copious amounts of glue. Annoyingly, it appears that even the teeny tiny flipper is overwhelming the ESC and causing it to cut out as soon as the servo encounters any resistance putting the ro...