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by T_Y
Tue Sep 11, 2018 4:54 pm
Forum: Antweights
Topic: T_Y's Build Log
Replies: 77
Views: 3637

Re: T_Y's Build Log

Sure, I can fight your spinner! I do need to see if the increased infill is any better than before, or if I need to consider building an enclosure for my 3D printer so I can print in ABS.
by T_Y
Sun Sep 09, 2018 4:09 pm
Forum: Antweights
Topic: T_Y's Build Log
Replies: 77
Views: 3637

Re: T_Y's Build Log

Update time! So, Hello, World!'s chassis is coming along nicely. The brackets are now printed out with 90% infill compared to the previous 15%, so they should hopefully survive more than one hit from a spinner! The redesign of Percussive Maintenance is going well. I've cut out all the polycarbonate ...
by T_Y
Sat Sep 08, 2018 8:19 pm
Forum: Antweights
Topic: GeorgeR's robots
Replies: 61
Views: 6644

Re: GeorgeR's robots

I am really liking the look of that front wedge!
by T_Y
Sat Sep 08, 2018 4:29 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: AWS56 - 13th October, Bristol
Replies: 7
Views: 760

Re: AWS56 - 13th October, Bristol

Signed up for this with two bots! If I find enough time to put together the third idea I have, I might enter that too. Looking forward to it!
by T_Y
Sat Aug 25, 2018 8:38 am
Forum: Antweights
Topic: T_Y's Build Log
Replies: 77
Views: 3637

Re: T_Y's Build Log

I was thinking of doing 4 motors, but I haven't really thought it out yet - I'll have to do some calculations on weight and space before I finalise the design.
by T_Y
Fri Aug 24, 2018 7:00 pm
Forum: Antweights
Topic: T_Y's Build Log
Replies: 77
Views: 3637

Re: T_Y's Build Log

@voorsk I'm going for 4WD, I've got a NanoTwo that will do nicely in that bot. I need to work out the specifics of the mechanism for the lifting arm first! Hammer/axebots are good! Like 4 bar lifters and front hinged flippers, they're not too common in antweights. I've drawn up the brackets for Perc...
by T_Y
Wed Aug 22, 2018 5:38 pm
Forum: Antweights
Topic: T_Y's Build Log
Replies: 77
Views: 3637

Re: T_Y's Build Log

It's been a while since the last update. Gonna lay out my plans to prepare for AWS 56. So, first things first, I still haven't repaired Hello, World! since Robodojo, so that's the first task. I'm happy with the deign, it just needs stronger brackets. So I'm gonna up the fill percentage and make them...
by T_Y
Tue Aug 07, 2018 10:09 pm
Forum: Antweights
Topic: Team Antiquarian build diary
Replies: 17
Views: 847

Re: Team Antiquarian build diary

Looking nice, your son and his friends are bound to enjoy battling little antweights! Regarding connectors, I think they should be fine. In one of my bots, everything has Dupont connectors with 22awg wire (aside from battery connection which is JST), and I haven't had any problems so far. It's worth...
by T_Y
Sun Jul 15, 2018 5:31 pm
Forum: Antweights
Topic: T_Y's Build Log
Replies: 77
Views: 3637

Re: T_Y's Build Log

So I've just got back from Robodojo which was great fun! It was awesome seeing some beetleweights go at each other as well as the antweight fights. I only took Hello, World! along as Percussive Maintenance still needs redesigning. It's been a good learning experience and practice at driving. The fir...
by T_Y
Tue Jul 03, 2018 9:34 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Robodojo Antweight/Beetleweight event 15th July Leeds
Replies: 2
Views: 258

Re: Robodojo Antweight/Beetleweight event 15th July Leeds

Is the Saturday Check In/Testing mandatory or can I do that on the Sunday morning? I'm likely to be busy all day Saturday, but free all Sunday.
by T_Y
Sun Jul 01, 2018 7:36 pm
Forum: Antweights
Topic: T_Y's Build Log
Replies: 77
Views: 3637

Re: T_Y's Build Log

@peterwaller Ah right, that makes sense. I wonder what a good RPM/gear ratio is for a good balance between self-righting and axe power. I've got a few 600RPM@12V motors lying around. @MarkR Thanks! Though personally I think there's still some problems. On Hello, World!, I had to quickly solder on so...
by T_Y
Sat Jun 30, 2018 10:11 pm
Forum: Antweights
Topic: T_Y's Build Log
Replies: 77
Views: 3637

Re: T_Y's Build Log

So that was an amazing day, despite not winning anything! It was great meeting everyone and seeing their bots. Hello, World!'s first fight was against Bzwroink and immediately got punted out of the arena! It's wedge was lower than mine and I got piggy-backed out. The second fight was against Spin-a-...
by T_Y
Sat Jun 30, 2018 9:03 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: AWS55 - 30th June 2018 - Dunchurch Village Hall
Replies: 105
Views: 6594

Re: AWS55 - 30th June 2018 - Dunchurch Village Hall

Thanks for organising this Chris, had a great time attending my first antweight event!
by T_Y
Thu Jun 28, 2018 7:23 pm
Forum: Antweights
Topic: T_Y's Build Log
Replies: 77
Views: 3637

Re: T_Y's Build Log

So, quick update before AWS55. I was planning on posting a video of Hello, World! working as intended, but I've already found a few flaws that will need to be addressed in the future. The first is that given enough stress, some of the screws will strip the holes in the 3D printed parts and come loos...
by T_Y
Fri Jun 22, 2018 12:26 pm
Forum: Antweights
Topic: T_Y's Build Log
Replies: 77
Views: 3637

Re: T_Y's Build Log

After many hours of (re)soldering I finally managed to get all of the electronics into Hello, World! Weighs around 120g. https://i.imgur.com/whWSAxV.jpg https://i.imgur.com/yPSUc4G.jpg The components are temporarily held in place by blu-tack, I'll replace it with velcro before AWS. My soldering and ...