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by voorsk
Fri Sep 13, 2019 8:47 pm
Forum: Antweights
Topic: Team BLEEP build diary
Replies: 123
Views: 76140

Re: Team BLEEP build diary

but it's meant to hit the floor!

well.. not the floor, preferably, but if the front gets pushed up, like while being wedged into a wall, then i want it to hit whatever's pushing it. i got a few free hits that way before. :)
by voorsk
Fri Sep 13, 2019 9:04 am
Forum: Antweights
Topic: Team BLEEP build diary
Replies: 123
Views: 76140

Re: Team BLEEP build diary

*redacts rant about wife* So, I'm not going to BotFest 3, after all, which means no more roboteering for the rest of the year. :( I'm still gonna finish the bots, though. It'll save time for the next one, whenever that will be. Curious Custard (the thwackbot) might be a bit of a dead end in it's cur...
by voorsk
Thu Sep 12, 2019 10:22 am
Forum: Events
Topic: BotFest 3 (14th September 2019)
Replies: 7
Views: 12562

Re: BotFest 3 (14th September 2019)

I was so hoping I could make this event, as I can't make AWS 59 due to my son's birthday, but it looks like I'll have to ferry my wife to the opticians instead, as they have crap hours and don't open Sundays. I had nearly 3 bots ready, too! :(
by voorsk
Wed Sep 04, 2019 11:29 am
Forum: Antweights
Topic: ESC Sanity check
Replies: 20
Views: 17869

Re: ESC Sanity check

The big cap came attached. That's like a top-up tank for the battery, isn't it? Evens out voltage sags during sudden load, or something. I think I need space more than I need to worry about voltage sags, so I'm gonna lop it off. :)
by voorsk
Wed Sep 04, 2019 10:45 am
Forum: Antweights
Topic: Team BLEEP build diary
Replies: 123
Views: 76140

Re: Team BLEEP build diary

Better, but still not quite right... https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48676443526_1b7e09cd22_c.jpg It's now using 50:1 motors, and has the axe shaft mounted vertically. The shaft is threaded M3, so I can add almost anything as a bludgeon. I thought polycarb might crack after repeated hits with th...
by voorsk
Wed Sep 04, 2019 8:47 am
Forum: Antweights
Topic: ESC Sanity check
Replies: 20
Views: 17869

Re: ESC Sanity check

In case anyone's interested, there is also a 3-way version of the ESC: https://www.aliexpress.com/item/32946648379.html Mine arrived yesterday, and I'm gonna try sticking it in my axebot to control drive and the axe, rather than the DasMikro and Vex29 that it currently has. Should save a bit of spac...
by voorsk
Mon Sep 02, 2019 3:30 pm
Forum: Antweights
Topic: ESC Sanity check
Replies: 20
Views: 17869

Re: ESC Sanity check

Here be photos! https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48665266198_c9cf625fb5_c.jpg Chip in the bottom-right is a STC 15W204S https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48665612086_19b48df25d_c.jpg I did try getting a wire through to the other side, but couldn't seem to manage it. I was running out of time be...
by voorsk
Mon Sep 02, 2019 12:27 pm
Forum: Antweights
Topic: ESC Sanity check
Replies: 20
Views: 17869

Re: ESC Sanity check

I'm using the 1.8A version in a thwackbot. Seems okay so far, but I'm not exactly stressing it out. I was hoping the terminals on the PCB had holes through the board, for sausage-fingered soldering, but they seem to be single sided. :( edit: huh.. kyro's 3A board appears to have holes through the bo...
by voorsk
Mon Sep 02, 2019 12:22 pm
Forum: Antweights
Topic: Team BLEEP build diary
Replies: 123
Views: 76140

Re: Team BLEEP build diary

pat bot you say? this is a perfect opportunity to have a little hand as the weapon so you can slap other bots... :) *unplugs eyes* YES! :D I got the wheels here: https://shop.pimoroni.com/products/moon-buggy-wheels-pair Plus, someone linked a narrower variant earlier in the thread: https://www.alie...
by voorsk
Mon Sep 02, 2019 9:57 am
Forum: Antweights
Topic: Team BLEEP build diary
Replies: 123
Views: 76140

Re: Team BLEEP build diary

Before I post this, I'm sticking my fingers in my ears.. er... eyes? I'm not listening to advice! I like to make my own mistakes. :) With that in mind, here's a new project that's wrong on soooo many levels; Curious Custard! https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48664318557_fc2f622ed3_c.jpg It's an an...