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by Ocracoke
Sun Oct 13, 2019 10:46 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: BotFest 3 (14th September 2019)
Replies: 7
Views: 11973

Re: BotFest 3 (14th September 2019)

And here is the video from the event. Again, many thanks to all that came, I'll see about announcing the date for BotFest 4 around the start of the new year.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z-gGY7AD6Cs
by Ocracoke
Wed Oct 09, 2019 1:03 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Antweight open/AWS 2019
Replies: 60
Views: 44955

Re: Antweight open/AWS 2019

The 4th entry, under current AWS rules (http://robotwars101.org/ants/rules.htm), does have to be a walker or a cluster under rule 5g. Other than taking my finger off the throttle I have no way of stopping these, or their weapons, via a button on my controller. Will this be acceptable, I am not clear...
by Ocracoke
Sat Sep 14, 2019 4:40 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: BotFest 3 (14th September 2019)
Replies: 7
Views: 11973

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: 73651

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: 7
Views: 11973

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: 16803

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: 16925

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: 12
Views: 24338

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: 7
Views: 11973

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: 16803

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...