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by voorsk
Sat Mar 23, 2019 10:05 pm
Forum: Antweights
Topic: A Hotel, constructed of Limas, for Ants: A Build Diary
Replies: 32
Views: 1138

Re: A Hotel, constructed of Limas, for Ants: A Build Diary

i use flickr, so I'm afraid I'm not much help. apparently you can generate bbcode from imgur if you're on their desktop site; https://help.imgur.com/hc/en-us/articles/115003264766-FAQ-for-Forum-Users- edit: just tried it on one of your images. viewed, went to desktop mode, a tab appeared called 'emb...
by voorsk
Tue Mar 19, 2019 10:11 am
Forum: Antweights
Topic: Team BLEEP build diary
Replies: 104
Views: 8823

Re: Team BLEEP build diary

4 days to go before Botfest. Quite looking forward to it, as it's a lot nearer than any of the AWSes get, so I don't get a stressful 4 hour drive either side, and it's also more relaxed generally. :) I've been very slowly upgrading the bots in readiness, and both are a tweak or two away from complet...
by voorsk
Thu Mar 07, 2019 9:47 am
Forum: Antweights
Topic: Botbitz 10 amp ESCs for weapon
Replies: 10
Views: 266

Re: Botbitz 10 amp ESCs for weapon

Out of curiosity is overvolting a servo just a really bad idea? I kinda figured that as we don't tend to massively stress our servos it'd be relatively fine? As far as I know (ie: I'm probably wrong), overvolting a servo doesn't work very well. The motor alone could probably take it, but the circui...
by voorsk
Tue Feb 26, 2019 4:51 pm
Forum: Antweights
Topic: Team BLEEP build diary
Replies: 104
Views: 8823

Re: Team BLEEP build diary

the 2s balance connectors have gotta be better than the Pico connectors. I'll stick with them to see what happens, with a lipo bag close to hand. :P
by voorsk
Tue Feb 26, 2019 4:28 pm
Forum: Antweights
Topic: Team BLEEP build diary
Replies: 104
Views: 8823

Re: Team BLEEP build diary

Pretty cool! I just remembered another option that I used while making the front flipper version; HDPE brackets with self-tapping screws. It worked quite well, but cutting HDPE at a small scale was a bit tricky - I had nothing that would hold it in place. Another option was threaded clip thingies , ...
by voorsk
Tue Feb 26, 2019 11:02 am
Forum: Events
Topic: Antweight World Series 58 - 29th June 2019
Replies: 23
Views: 1010

Re: Antweight World Series 58 - 29th June 2019

Nothing in my diary, so count me in unless the wifey says otherwise. :D
by voorsk
Tue Feb 26, 2019 10:00 am
Forum: Antweights
Topic: Team BLEEP build diary
Replies: 104
Views: 8823

Re: Team BLEEP build diary

I usually like L-shaped polycarb as brackets, as I used that method on my first bots. It seems a bit trickier with a mostly enclosed bot with no parallel panels. I've tried several ways of doing it with tabs, and have the papercraft models to prove it. :) Aside from some very rounded edges, which I ...
by voorsk
Mon Feb 25, 2019 8:11 pm
Forum: Antweights
Topic: Team BLEEP build diary
Replies: 104
Views: 8823

Re: Team BLEEP build diary

BLEEP-ing immune system! I was really looking forward to AWS, even tho my bots were possibly even worse than at Antfreeze, but a cough turned into a chest infection, and I had to spend the day coughing at home instead. :( Sprouting Potato wasn't even close to finished. The pad fell off the original ...
by voorsk
Sun Feb 24, 2019 7:15 pm
Forum: Antweights
Topic: Team Rocket. Updates and Reports
Replies: 39
Views: 1579

Re: Lukes ramblings

great writeup!

i wish my wife would get into bot fighting, instead of moaning about it. :P
by voorsk
Fri Feb 22, 2019 5:36 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: AWS 57 (February 2019)
Replies: 47
Views: 3413

Re: AWS 57 (February 2019)

I'm gonna have to pull out due to illness and unfinished bots. :(

at least you'll all finish a couple of minutes earlier! :P

have fun!
by voorsk
Wed Feb 20, 2019 2:28 pm
Forum: Antweights
Topic: Team BLEEP build diary
Replies: 104
Views: 8823

Re: Team BLEEP build diary

It's only a 50:1, so probably not powerful enough to do any lifting, especially with a long arm taking away all the power. It's an interesting idea, tho.. Thanks for the offer of the axe head - sounds like you know what you're doing! I think I'll stick with the razor blade, tho. Partially coz the id...
by voorsk
Wed Feb 20, 2019 11:24 am
Forum: Antweights
Topic: Team BLEEP build diary
Replies: 104
Views: 8823

Re: Team BLEEP build diary

Time for a progress report, I reckon! After AntFreeze, I decided to re-wire everything, and started with the worst offender; Sprouting Potato. I'd done its wiring the last spare night before AntFreeze, at about 3am, and it showed! Wires were shorted in at least 2 places, and it's a wonder I didn't b...
by voorsk
Tue Feb 19, 2019 9:41 am
Forum: Questions (and answers)
Topic: Wiring N20 motor terminals
Replies: 3
Views: 261

Re: Wiring N20 motor terminals

I do like the little 1S connectors. Another two terminals snapped off at the hole last night, just before I was going to remove the old single core (terrible idea) with some flexy 24 AWG wire (lovely stuff). I think I managed to salvage the motors by using shims and soldering them onto the stumps, w...
by voorsk
Fri Feb 15, 2019 8:51 pm
Forum: Antweights
Topic: Team Rocket. Updates and Reports
Replies: 39
Views: 1579

Re: Lukes ramblings

great looking bots, as always. :)

i especially liked dusty's chunky new look at antfreeze. reminded me of Onslaught from RW
by voorsk
Sat Feb 09, 2019 5:59 pm
Forum: Questions (and answers)
Topic: Wiring N20 motor terminals
Replies: 3
Views: 261

Wiring N20 motor terminals

Hi chaps! I've recently deconstructed my bots for the fourth or fifth time, and some of the motor terminals don't appear to be enjoying the abuse of being soldered and desoldered over and over, so I've got a few questions: Are there any connectors that fit the motor terminals? What wire would fit th...