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by voorsk
Fri Jan 11, 2019 9:59 am
Forum: Antweights
Topic: Team BLEEP build diary
Replies: 89
Views: 6745

Re: Team BLEEP build diary

With the 3D printer broked (Ender 3 bowden gap leak. New connector on its way!), I've turned my attention to Fermented Melon. First, I printed the bot out on paper, using Blender and a papercraft plugin. I soon realised that I'd made a mistake - I'd forgotten to add motor brackets, so the motors wer...
by voorsk
Tue Jan 08, 2019 10:00 am
Forum: Events
Topic: Botfest 2 (23rd March 2019)
Replies: 2
Views: 156

Re: Botfest 2 (23rd March 2019)

yay! the first one was grate, so count me in. :D

I've entered Fermented Melon and Sprouting Potato, but I'll prolly switch out S.Potato for my planned cluster; Lemon & Slime. It depends on me getting my 3D printer unjammed (I bloomin hope I can!)
by voorsk
Sun Dec 30, 2018 12:32 pm
Forum: Antweights
Topic: Team BLEEP build diary
Replies: 89
Views: 6745

Re: Team BLEEP build diary

actual progress! I'm still working on it, but here's how sprouting potato is looking at the moment: https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7859/44708121780_3c762d2dcc_c.jpg the orange pla is just for testing the shape. it'll either be semi transparent or purple, depending on if i can get abs printing in tim...
by voorsk
Mon Dec 24, 2018 10:06 am
Forum: Events
Topic: Ant Freeze 6 - 2/2/19 - Details & Signup
Replies: 4
Views: 492

Re: Ant Freeze 6 - 2/2/19 - Details & Signup

Yay! But also aargh! It's practically only a month away. :o

*gets building*
by voorsk
Fri Dec 14, 2018 11:35 am
Forum: Antweights
Topic: Team BLEEP build diary
Replies: 89
Views: 6745

Re: Team BLEEP build diary

Not much progress, as usual. I don't get enough spare time. :( It doesn't stop me thinking, tho, and this week I have mostly been thinking 'torque reaction'! I thought it might work for Fermented Melon, with the battery and ESC in the wedge, and the drive and axe kept in place with bearings, but I t...
by voorsk
Thu Dec 06, 2018 9:34 am
Forum: Antweights
Topic: Team BLEEP build diary
Replies: 89
Views: 6745

Re: Team BLEEP build diary

So, now that I've mastered SketchUp ( :roll: ), I thought I'd have a go at using it to plan Fermented Melon. Nothing too fancy, as it's gonna be mostly made from polycarb. I just wanted to see how everything fits before cutting up some card: https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4838/44379343210_c09f908fe5...
by voorsk
Thu Nov 29, 2018 5:15 pm
Forum: Antweights
Topic: Team BLEEP build diary
Replies: 89
Views: 6745

Re: Team BLEEP build diary

I put the STL of the wheel on thingiverse, if anyone's interested: https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:3247013 I just hope it works for other people, should anyone try it. I do worry that it only works for me because my printer's badly set up. :roll: edit: and a much smaller one that fits a tyre from ...
by voorsk
Mon Nov 26, 2018 1:34 pm
Forum: Antweights
Topic: Team BLEEP build diary
Replies: 89
Views: 6745

Re: Team BLEEP build diary

Cool, where have you got your Lego wheels from?? My son has literally hundreds of wheels in his Lego stockpile, so I'm using his stuff at the moment. :) He only had one set of tracks, tho, so I bought some from bricklink . it's also useful as a reference, as it shows which tyres fit with which whee...
by voorsk
Mon Nov 26, 2018 11:31 am
Forum: Antweights
Topic: Team BLEEP build diary
Replies: 89
Views: 6745

Re: Team BLEEP build diary

Wheeeeeee(ls)! https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4876/45145352755_c6a89a4d91.jpg I finally produced a version of wheel that I'm happy with. It took quite a few iterations, often because Sketchup behaved in an unexpected manner, but it's all part of the learning process. I think I might have to switch m...
by voorsk
Thu Nov 15, 2018 12:22 pm
Forum: Antweights
Topic: Team BLEEP build diary
Replies: 89
Views: 6745

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: 15358

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: 89
Views: 6745

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: 89
Views: 6745

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: 89
Views: 6745

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: 11
Views: 1328

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...