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by voorsk
Mon Apr 08, 2019 9:00 am
Forum: Antweights
Topic: Team Pushover's Ants Build Log.
Replies: 37
Views: 702

Re: Team Pushover's Ants Build Log.

weirdly, i did the same thing to a dasmikro, and it survived!

and then it survived normal polarity, which is just as risky. :P
by voorsk
Tue Mar 26, 2019 10:35 am
Forum: Antweights
Topic: Dual motor Axe bot
Replies: 12
Views: 440

Re: Dual motor Axe bot

GeorgeR's axebot is dual motor - there are pics in his build diary, so you can see how he did it. Using two motors means that they'll fight each other a little bit, so they have to be well secured. You also have to consider the torque reaction of the axe, as it's possible to make an axebot that flip...
by voorsk
Mon Mar 25, 2019 9:17 pm
Forum: Antweights
Topic: Team BLEEP build diary
Replies: 108
Views: 9977

Re: Team BLEEP build diary

ooh - actual damage? :D that was probably the other axebot, then. :P i did enjoy ramming stolen concept right in the gubbins with sprouting potato. even though it didn't achieve much, i think it was my favourite moment, as i just really wanted to ram a spinner to see what happens. :) the side armour...
by voorsk
Mon Mar 25, 2019 1:30 pm
Forum: Antweights
Topic: "What it says on the tin" N20s / Far from tacky tacho
Replies: 5
Views: 221

Re: "What it says on the tin" N20s / Far from tacky tacho

The only ones I bought from ebay were rubbish, so I never did that again. The rest came from either hobbyking or pimoroni, and were all as advertised. As they all look about the same, I labelled my motors using little bits of sticky label (the stuff for sticking printed addresses to envelopes) with ...
by voorsk
Mon Mar 25, 2019 1:21 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Botfest 2 (23rd March 2019)
Replies: 15
Views: 1176

Re: Botfest 2 (23rd March 2019)

I bet that means all the fights where I don't just drive into the pit are missing. :P Did you get the rumble on video?

I too really enjoyed it, and I'm looking forward to the next one. It so nice to have a relaxed competition where everyone's just there to have fun. :)
by voorsk
Mon Mar 25, 2019 12:48 pm
Forum: Antweights
Topic: Team BLEEP build diary
Replies: 108
Views: 9977

Re: Team BLEEP build diary

I was already using just the one hinge. The nylon ones were too flimsy, so I just added it as a fixed wedge in the end. Weight: 144g. Botfest was the other day, and it's a good event for testing or dialing in robots, as you get a lot of fights. I needed the testing, as I hadn't test driven either ro...
by voorsk
Sat Mar 23, 2019 10:05 pm
Forum: Antweights
Topic: The Hotel Lima, for Ants: A Build Diary
Replies: 93
Views: 3169

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: 108
Views: 9977

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: 385

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: 108
Views: 9977

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: 108
Views: 9977

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: 28
Views: 2191

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: 108
Views: 9977

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: 108
Views: 9977

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 Robotics Updates and Reports
Replies: 41
Views: 2138

Re: Lukes ramblings

great writeup!

i wish my wife would get into bot fighting, instead of moaning about it. :P