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by T_Y
Sun Jul 15, 2018 5:31 pm
Forum: Antweights
Topic: T_Y's Build Log
Replies: 68
Views: 2724

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: 204

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: 68
Views: 2724

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: 68
Views: 2724

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: 6059

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: 68
Views: 2724

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: 68
Views: 2724

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 ...
by T_Y
Sun Jun 17, 2018 7:33 pm
Forum: Antweights
Topic: T_Y's Build Log
Replies: 68
Views: 2724

Re: T_Y's Build Log

The Arduino arrived, so I've been tinkering around with it over the weekend. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DyEzU7FPGTc The code is based on Sparkfun's videos on RC control. I modified the code to work with my motor driver, which does not have a separate PWM channel to control speed for each motor,...
by T_Y
Sun Jun 17, 2018 10:26 am
Forum: Antweights
Topic: T_Y's Build Log
Replies: 68
Views: 2724

Re: T_Y's Build Log

Front hinged flippers are probably my favourite weapon (go Firestorm!). I do have a servo but it's larger and slower than a gear motor, and I had some spare gear motors lying around. To be fair, I just wanted to experiment a bit!
by T_Y
Fri Jun 15, 2018 2:37 pm
Forum: Antweights
Topic: T_Y's Build Log
Replies: 68
Views: 2724

Re: T_Y's Build Log

I've been printing off and cutting parts for Hello, World! Put the shell together and 'borrowed' electronics from Percussive Maintenance while I wait for the Arduino and co. to be delivered. I printed off a load of different length pieces to test out, this is the 'best' I've managed so far: https://...
by T_Y
Fri Jun 15, 2018 2:23 pm
Forum: Antweights
Topic: ESC for wepon and drive Help
Replies: 1
Views: 118

Re: ESC for wepon and drive Help

What kind of weapon system are you thinking of running? If it's a servo-based weapon, then you can just plug the 3 lead connector from the servo straight into your receiver (make sure it's oriented the right way!). The receiver will power and control the servo. As for something requiring an ESC, I h...
by T_Y
Tue Jun 12, 2018 10:16 am
Forum: Antweights
Topic: T_Y's Build Log
Replies: 68
Views: 2724

Re: T_Y's Build Log

Those Sparkfun videos are quite handy! It looks like that code can be adapted fairly easily to work with other H-bridges, the logic for interpreting the signals should be similar I would guess. A meetup sounds good, looking at bots that other people have put together would be interesting, plus getti...
by T_Y
Tue Jun 12, 2018 9:45 am
Forum: Antweights
Topic: Antescher Assault Systems build diary
Replies: 68
Views: 3671

Re: Antescher Assault Systems build diary

That curve looks really good! Quite a unique design.
by T_Y
Tue Jun 12, 2018 9:42 am
Forum: Antweights
Topic: T_Y's Build Log
Replies: 68
Views: 2724

Re: T_Y's Build Log

An Arduino controller sounds like an interesting project to do! I'm wondering if it's possible to connect a normal receiver's signal wires to the IO pins on the Arduino instead of using the NRF24LO1, so I can just use the transmitter I've already got instead of custom building one.
by T_Y
Mon Jun 11, 2018 6:48 pm
Forum: Antweights
Topic: T_Y's Build Log
Replies: 68
Views: 2724

Re: T_Y's Build Log

Ah okay, that explains the low cost.