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by voorsk
Thu Nov 15, 2018 12:22 pm
Forum: Antweights
Topic: Team BLEEP build diary
Replies: 80
Views: 5457

Re: Team BLEEP build diary

Some progress made, but mainly in fiddling with Sketchup. I've been experimenting with wheels, and I think I now have a hub that can take a 30.4mm lego tyre. Took a while to get the 'D' right, and I've yet to print it. It may not end as planned. Speaking of which, I gave ABS a quick try.. https://fa...
by voorsk
Wed Nov 07, 2018 9:25 am
Forum: Antweights
Topic: Team 1202 Build Diary
Replies: 109
Views: 14268

Re: Team 1202 Build Diary

ooh - looks compilicated!

which way does it move? flat bit forward, or legs forward?
by voorsk
Tue Nov 06, 2018 11:54 pm
Forum: Antweights
Topic: Team BLEEP build diary
Replies: 80
Views: 5457

Re: Team BLEEP build diary

I finally tried using Sketchup in anger, and this is the result: https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4884/31884990678_cae29959fb_c.jpg Not bad for a first attempt, I reckon. :) The idea is to use the printed stuff to fix everything in place, and use polycarb for the top, bottom, and probably sides. I'm g...
by voorsk
Mon Nov 05, 2018 11:05 am
Forum: Antweights
Topic: Team BLEEP build diary
Replies: 80
Views: 5457

Re: Team BLEEP build diary

Another minor update.. Suspicious Houmous is not dead! I was gonna sideline it in favour of different bots, as I'd been having issues with it, but in the back of my head it feels wrong to ignore it. I mean.. it can do backflips across the arena! None of my other bot ideas can do that. There's one fi...
by voorsk
Sun Oct 21, 2018 7:46 pm
Forum: Antweights
Topic: Team BLEEP build diary
Replies: 80
Views: 5457

Re: Team BLEEP build diary

aw, fanx! glad you like em. :D mine are pretty rubbish, tbh. my pushbot can't push, and my lifter can't really lift, and i expect my hammerbot won't be able to hammer, and my launcher will probably launch itself.. it's all good fun, tho! a box on wheels sounds like a good place to start. i made life...
by voorsk
Mon Oct 15, 2018 10:56 am
Forum: Events
Topic: AWS 57 (February 2019)
Replies: 8
Views: 686

Re: AWS 57 (February 2019)

woo! I'll be bringing some bots. No idea which ones, as none of them exist yet, but I have plans! soooo many plans...
by voorsk
Mon Oct 08, 2018 7:29 am
Forum: Events
Topic: Ant Freeze 6 - 2019
Replies: 8
Views: 376

Re: Ant Freeze 6 - 2019

count me in! :D
by voorsk
Thu Oct 04, 2018 8:40 am
Forum: Antweights
Topic: Team BLEEP build diary
Replies: 80
Views: 5457

Re: Team BLEEP build diary

aah.. all ideas and no build.. last night I was pondering Deadlock, and the way it looks like it rotates when it lifts (well, I thought it did), when I had an idea. A tin can! Imagine, if you will, a tin can (or plastic pot or summat) with the top and bottom removed, and a quarter of the circumferen...
by voorsk
Mon Oct 01, 2018 3:09 pm
Forum: Antweights
Topic: Peter Wallers Robot Ramblings
Replies: 713
Views: 82084

Re: Peter Wallers Robot Ramblings

peterwaller wrote:
Sun Sep 30, 2018 10:08 am
I tried the yellow material above against a drum spinner and it failed quite quickly
That's a shame - that colour is amazing! 8)
by voorsk
Mon Oct 01, 2018 9:21 am
Forum: Antweights
Topic: Team BLEEP build diary
Replies: 80
Views: 5457

Re: Team BLEEP build diary

I guess there is kinda news for this diary.. The stringing I mentioned was bad. I tried everything to try and get rid of it.. retraction, retraction speed, print temperature, print speed, coasting, various z-axis moves, extra cooling.. nothing worked! In the end, the only possible cause was damp PLA...
by voorsk
Tue Sep 04, 2018 12:35 pm
Forum: Antweights
Topic: The adventures of an antweight robot building nerb
Replies: 16
Views: 1494

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: 89
Views: 4801

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: Team BLEEP build diary
Replies: 80
Views: 5457

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: 37
Views: 2189

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: 2587

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: