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by MichaelG92
Sun Sep 08, 2019 7:23 pm
Forum: Antweights
Topic: MichaelG92's Build Diaries
Replies: 28
Views: 4108

Re: MichaelG92's Build Diaries

Sorry for the late replies, I've been at friend's wedding and away from my computer! id say the esc is kaput... you can always try it and see if it has any life... maybe the second channel still works and you can use it to power some sort of brushed weapon... im impressed though, i have used many of...
by MichaelG92
Fri Sep 06, 2019 10:51 am
Forum: Antweights
Topic: MichaelG92's Build Diaries
Replies: 28
Views: 4108

Re: MichaelG92's Build Diaries

I took a day off work today and decided to put ArmamAnt! together for AWS59 in two weeks when my ESC went on fire!! It was the electronics kit I'd used in my bodgebot from BBB's June event, and it had worked fine. I snipped the wires by the motors,wired up the N20s and they worked fine in testing. I...
by MichaelG92
Sun Aug 18, 2019 8:37 pm
Forum: Questions (and answers)
Topic: 3D printing
Replies: 5
Views: 367

Re: 3D printing

So what material do people recommend? I'm very new to this so have no idea what I can use. As I don't have a printer myself I'd send it to someone who knows what they're doing so I'm not too worried about a difficult print. Do you mean like the Bristol hackspace, the one Bristol Bot Builders use? I ...
by MichaelG92
Sun Aug 18, 2019 9:22 am
Forum: Antweights
Topic: MichaelG92's Build Diaries
Replies: 28
Views: 4108

Re: MichaelG92's Build Diaries

I didn't have time to write this last week but I competed in my first event (June's Bodgebots event put on by BBB aside) at Roboshowdown last Saturday in Milton Keynes. I had hoped to enter MicroNewton, having taken advantage of Team Panoramic's new commission service, but a problem with the 3D prin...
by MichaelG92
Sun Aug 18, 2019 7:56 am
Forum: Questions (and answers)
Topic: 3D printing
Replies: 5
Views: 367

3D printing

I've been working on my first antweight on Fusion 360 and it's nearly finished, but as I'm fairly new to the sport I have a few questions about 3D printing the chassis: 1). should I use PLA or ABS? those are the materials I've heard mentioned the most. 2). depending on the answer to 1), what thickne...
by MichaelG92
Sun Aug 04, 2019 9:10 am
Forum: Questions (and answers)
Topic: Basic Flipper Hinge Question
Replies: 9
Views: 2547

Re: Basic Flipper Hinge Question

Hi tomboys, did you use one hinge or two for your flipper? And do you know how much each hinge weighs? Thinking of using these for my front hinged flipper (which will be polycarb so should go quite well with it!). For my first antweight I used a ready made plastic hinge: https://www.homecrafts.co.uk...
by MichaelG92
Sun May 19, 2019 8:07 pm
Forum: Antweights
Topic: MichaelG92's Build Diaries
Replies: 28
Views: 4108

Re: MichaelG92's Build Diaries

Will do! Like I said it's early days...
But the concept itself is sound enough?
by MichaelG92
Sun May 19, 2019 12:53 pm
Forum: Antweights
Topic: MichaelG92's Build Diaries
Replies: 28
Views: 4108

Re: MichaelG92's Build Diaries

I was tempted by the idea of using hinges Lima, but all the ones I found were too heavy. Where do you get yours from and how heavy are they? Having had a look at other flippers what I've decided to do for ArmamAnt! is make a thin bar as in the photo, and then I'm going to design two separate "p" sha...
by MichaelG92
Tue Apr 23, 2019 8:01 pm
Forum: Antweights
Topic: MichaelG92's Build Diaries
Replies: 28
Views: 4108

Re: MichaelG92's Build Diaries

Yes, I'm definitely not building a spinner as my first antweight. The first one is going to be Armamant! as it's by far the simplest one to do. I think I know what you're getting at, I'll give SNAFU a little redesign... Admittedly yes, I don't have to use CAD to make my robots. But having tried last...
by MichaelG92
Mon Apr 22, 2019 2:59 pm
Forum: Antweights
Topic: MichaelG92's Build Diaries
Replies: 28
Views: 4108

Re: MichaelG92's Build Diaries

It's been almost nine months since I last posted, sadly I was very busy finishing my exams in the second half of last year. I've just been too busy to do anything robot related at all, but now that I've passed them all at long last I've finally had some time to design and plan some builds. Here are ...
by MichaelG92
Sat Aug 11, 2018 2:29 pm
Forum: Antweights
Topic: MichaelG92's Build Diaries
Replies: 28
Views: 4108

Re: MichaelG92's Build Diaries

Hi all, sorry for the radio silence over the past month or so. It turns out my Dad's soldering iron didn't work and I haven't had time to get a new one yet, so building has obviously ground to a halt. In addition to that I found out about a month ago that I have to resit one of my exams in December,...
by MichaelG92
Sat Jul 07, 2018 9:45 am
Forum: Antweights
Topic: MichaelG92's Build Diaries
Replies: 28
Views: 4108

Re: MichaelG92's Build Diaries

I’ll wire them in parallel this time. Thanks Mark, will post a picture later when I’m done.
by MichaelG92
Sat Jul 07, 2018 9:24 am
Forum: Antweights
Topic: MichaelG92's Build Diaries
Replies: 28
Views: 4108

Re: MichaelG92's Build Diaries

Hi Mark, I'm not sure what you mean by "same RX module", but if it means am I using one receiver, then yes I am. I'm plugging both servo leads into the same Lemon Rx receiver. Ok, I think I get what you mean. So I do it like this: IMG_4065.jpg By 'daisy chain the wires to the motors', do you mean co...
by MichaelG92
Sat Jul 07, 2018 6:58 am
Forum: Antweights
Topic: MichaelG92's Build Diaries
Replies: 28
Views: 4108

Re: MichaelG92's Build Diaries

After attending AWS 55 and talking to a few roboteers, I've decided to put MicroNewton aside for now until I work out a better way of hinging the flipper, probably via 3D printing. With hindsight it is a slightly complicated design for a first time build, so I'm focusing on something a bit simpler; ...
by MichaelG92
Wed Jul 04, 2018 7:50 am
Forum: Questions (and answers)
Topic: Electric wire
Replies: 5
Views: 1616

Re: Electric wire

Awesome, thanks Dave