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by Ocracoke
Sat Sep 14, 2019 4:40 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: BotFest 3 (14th September 2019)
Replies: 6
Views: 1422

Re: BotFest 3 (14th September 2019)

Many thanks to everyone who came to BotFest 3! It is always great to see new and returning faces come to this tiny little event. We had 25 robots enter this time and a whole host of excellent fights. The grand final, particularly, was spectacular. We'll have the video of the event up soon. For 2020,...
by Ocracoke
Fri Sep 13, 2019 1:03 pm
Forum: Antweights
Topic: Team BLEEP build diary
Replies: 123
Views: 18201

Re: Team BLEEP build diary

Or redesign the arm to include a lobe so that it hits that first before the blade hits the floor.
by Ocracoke
Fri Sep 13, 2019 12:34 am
Forum: Events
Topic: BotFest 3 (14th September 2019)
Replies: 6
Views: 1422

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! :( Nooo! Sorry to hear we won't see you at this one, next ...
by Ocracoke
Wed Sep 04, 2019 9:37 am
Forum: Antweights
Topic: ESC Sanity check
Replies: 20
Views: 896

Re: ESC Sanity check

I'll be interested to see this at BotFest, I am curious as to how robust it will be.
by Ocracoke
Sun Aug 18, 2019 11:33 pm
Forum: Questions (and answers)
Topic: ESC battery and motor paring
Replies: 3
Views: 700

Re: ESC battery and motor paring

In theory, this sounds "OK" to me. I've done something vaguely similar on a Middleweight (which is 20x heavier) in the past where one motor would drive one wheel, each of those motors were tied to a 60A continuous ESC per side. However, what I found was that if it would often lead to motor burnout, ...
by Ocracoke
Fri Aug 16, 2019 8:50 am
Forum: Events
Topic: AWS 59 -21st September 2019
Replies: 8
Views: 2192

Re: AWS 59 -21st September 2019

Just as a general thing, Antlog's database is showing as being locked.
by Ocracoke
Fri Aug 09, 2019 9:11 am
Forum: Events
Topic: BotFest 3 (14th September 2019)
Replies: 6
Views: 1422

Re: BotFest 3 (14th September 2019)

With just over 5 weeks until BotFest 3, a new arena floor has arrived and yes, it is a 810x810mm single piece of plywood which I'll get painted and detailed at some point next week. Next thing on the list is to see about sorting the roof which whilst it "works", I'd like it to be more to size than i...
by Ocracoke
Wed Jul 31, 2019 12:40 pm
Forum: Antweights
Topic: ESC Sanity check
Replies: 20
Views: 896

Re: ESC Sanity check

The yellow wire is the second signal wire I believe. The 3 pin connection into the receiver from the ESC will drive the receiver happily but if there are 2x 3pin wires, I imagine the ESC or the receiver would blow. You would need to put the yellow wire into the signal pin on the receiver on the chan...
by Ocracoke
Mon Jul 08, 2019 12:24 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: BotFest 3 (14th September 2019)
Replies: 6
Views: 1422

BotFest 3 (14th September 2019)

Hey Everyone! It is time for our third BotFest event! This time, we are trying out a new venue, this being: The Belvidere Centre Belvidere Rd, Wallasey CH45 4RY Date: 14th September 2019 Time: 10:00 - 17:00 (ish) I believe this puts it exactly one week before AWS 59, so this might be a good event to...
by Ocracoke
Mon Jul 01, 2019 10:26 am
Forum: Events
Topic: Coping with the demand (An EO's perspective)
Replies: 24
Views: 3536

Re: Coping with the demand (An EO's perspective)

To chip in on this discussion as a person who didn't attend this AWS: Multiple arenas : So long as the extra arena(s) met AWS requirements, that'd be OK but it'd then require more event crew to make it work which I know can be a problem. I don't think it'd require an update to Antlog per se, just so...
by Ocracoke
Tue May 21, 2019 8:51 am
Forum: Antweights
Topic: RoboShowdown arena
Replies: 2
Views: 1200

Re: RoboShowdown arena

Looks good, what is the overall arena surface area? You mention a gap between events, do you mean AWS ones?
by Ocracoke
Tue Apr 02, 2019 4:45 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Botfest 2 (23rd March 2019)
Replies: 15
Views: 4012

Re: Botfest 2 (23rd March 2019)

Many thanks to all who came to the event! A video of the competition is now available: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=06lKJhS17dg I am looking into the possibility of getting BotFest 3 ready for the 14th of September though this is still up in the air as I have a whole load of commitments with my o...
by Ocracoke
Mon Mar 25, 2019 6:37 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Botfest 2 (23rd March 2019)
Replies: 15
Views: 4012

Re: Botfest 2 (23rd March 2019)

I am sure I got both rumbles. Glad you enjoyed the event, it is just a nice, relaxed event to come along to and see how your robots fare against someone else's machines.
by Ocracoke
Mon Mar 25, 2019 12:31 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Botfest 2 (23rd March 2019)
Replies: 15
Views: 4012

Re: Botfest 2 (23rd March 2019)

We are compiling a event video with most of the fights from the event (my phone died during the heats so the last set of heats won't be present in there).
by Ocracoke
Sat Mar 23, 2019 7:13 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Botfest 2 (23rd March 2019)
Replies: 15
Views: 4012

Re: Botfest 2 (23rd March 2019)

A massive thanks from me to everyone who attended today, we ended up with nearly double the number of competitors from the pilot! Despite the issues we were having with the arena floor (clearly, the masking tape over the join between the floor boards was the overall winner of the event :P), we had s...