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by voorsk
Tue Sep 04, 2018 12:35 pm
Forum: Antweights
Topic: The adventures of an antweight robot building nerb
Replies: 16
Views: 1404

Re: The adventures of an antweight robot building nerb

A handy image was posted by peter waller in a different thread: http://www.robotwars101.org/forum/viewt ... 312#p60299

(hope I got the link right - I have to access via the IP address, or else the work firewall blocks it)
by voorsk
Wed Aug 22, 2018 7:33 pm
Forum: Antweights
Topic: T_Y's Build Log
Replies: 77
Views: 3664

Re: T_Y's Build Log

sounds pretty cool! Hope it's not suddenly gonna become a theme, as I'm making a Lucky (not a bronco - i prefer Lucky's lifter motion) :D there's a few ways of doing the mechanism, and mine is on caterpillar tracks, so hopefully they won't be too similar. Mine's called Black Carrot, in keeping with ...
by voorsk
Thu Aug 16, 2018 4:17 pm
Forum: Antweights
Topic: Antescher Assault Systems build diary
Replies: 73
Views: 4638

Re: Antescher Assault Systems build diary

Hey, the wife didn't kill me! :D I haven't had much time to mess with the printer, what with taking a break from footling, and having a minor holiday and stuff, but I have had time to print a PLA test cube on BuildTak, and then two cubes yesterday on borosilicate glass. The first attempt worked real...
by voorsk
Thu Aug 16, 2018 8:27 am
Forum: Events
Topic: AWS56 - 13th October, Bristol
Replies: 7
Views: 783

Re: AWS56 - 13th October, Bristol

Yay!

Even tho I can't make it, I'm glad it got sorted out.
by voorsk
Fri Aug 03, 2018 3:45 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: AWS56 - Bristol
Replies: 41
Views: 2407

Re: AWS56 - Bristol

Hope not!

I couldn't make it to Brizzol, but if it moves to Warwickish, then I can make it. Must.. lose.. fights!! :roll:
by voorsk
Tue Jul 31, 2018 1:11 pm
Forum: Resource Websites
Topic: 3D printer supplies
Replies: 97
Views: 17761

Re: 3D printer supplies

Just dropping in to say a thanks for all the info! This payday has gotten me a Creality Ender 3, 300g of green ABS filament (used rigid ink), and some sample filament.

Can't wait to try it all out! :D
by voorsk
Mon Jul 30, 2018 11:06 am
Forum: Antweights
Topic: Antescher Assault Systems build diary
Replies: 73
Views: 4638

Re: Antescher Assault Systems build diary

So, I got nothing at all done on Friday night. It's the only day of the week where there's anything on telly, so it's the day I always spend vegging on the sofa with the wife, the cat, and a few cans of Guinness. :D So that left two mornings and an evening. I created the shell between 9am and 11am, ...
by voorsk
Fri Jul 27, 2018 3:51 pm
Forum: Antweights
Topic: Antescher Assault Systems build diary
Replies: 73
Views: 4638

Re: Antescher Assault Systems build diary

.. and now for Suspicious Houmous! The bot still exists, in bits, but those bits are too flimsy for lifting purposes. The lifting mechanism was interesting to make, but also not quite up to lifting accurately, and the axle used up so much room! So, new plan: Same rough dimensions. Gonna use the same...
by voorsk
Fri Jul 27, 2018 6:48 am
Forum: Questions (and answers)
Topic: What counts as a magnetic weapon?
Replies: 9
Views: 318

Re: What counts as a magnetic weapon?

ooh.. homing entanglement!
by voorsk
Wed Jul 25, 2018 10:28 am
Forum: Antweights
Topic: Antescher Assault Systems build diary
Replies: 73
Views: 4638

Re: Antescher Assault Systems build diary

erm.. that new plan for Sprouting Potato i mentioned.. well, i made it at work, without the original to look at.. the space for components was identical! :o even the base plate was the exact same size. i thought I'd left loads of room, too. d'oh! with a bit of rearranging, changing wire lengths, and...
by voorsk
Tue Jul 24, 2018 7:36 pm
Forum: Antweights
Topic: Flip Shape and Bristol Fashion - Build Log
Replies: 3
Views: 257

Re: Flip Shape and Bristol Fashion - Build Log (Help needed)

the wiring looks okay, so you've probably been hit by the dasmikro curse - some of them tend to self combust after a minute or so.

moan to banggood, and they should refund the cost. they don't all pop - it's just luck of the draw, it seems. :-?
by voorsk
Tue Jul 24, 2018 1:56 pm
Forum: Antweights
Topic: Antescher Assault Systems build diary
Replies: 73
Views: 4638

Re: Antescher Assault Systems build diary

gawd - not long to go before Sunday and the Botfest ! I entered (the now dismantled) Suspicious Houmous and the unbuilt Sprouting Potato. Sprouting Potato was supposed to be easy.. a 4wd pusher/rambot. Initially I designed it to use two motors linked to the wheels using gears to get 4wd, but changed...
by voorsk
Sun Jul 22, 2018 7:21 pm
Forum: Antweights
Topic: Parts For First Time Antweight Build
Replies: 4
Views: 274

Re: Parts For First Time Antweight Build

don't forget a receiver if you get a dasmikro ESC. it's built into the nanotwo, so you don't need one with that. hobbyking sell a tiny orangerx one that's good ( https://hobbyking.com/en_us/orangerx-r614xn-dsm2-dsmx-nano-indoor-diy-receiver-with-cppm-pwm-spektrum-jr-multirotor-quadcopter.html?___sto...
by voorsk
Thu Jul 19, 2018 3:37 pm
Forum: Antweights
Topic: New father/son builder team
Replies: 2
Views: 238

Re: New father/son builder team

Hi I'm still a noob here, so I didn't want to reply with any dodgy information, but it seems weird that no-one's replied, so I'll do it anyway! :P You might find it a bit tricky finding advice here, as this forum is mainly for 150g UK antweight (fairyweight) bots, and I don't think anyone has much e...
by voorsk
Tue Jul 17, 2018 3:00 pm
Forum: Antweights
Topic: Antescher Assault Systems build diary
Replies: 73
Views: 4638

Re: Antescher Assault Systems build diary

RIGHT! That's IT! I'm gonna buy a ruddy 3D printer, and be done with my inept fabrication skills getting in the way of my imagination. :P I've got until the end of the month to sell up stuff from my previous hobby splurges (lots of retro MTB stuff, and a modded Commodore Amiga A600), and to convince...