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by James Williams
Thu Jan 16, 2020 6:05 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Ant Freeze 7 - 1st Feb 2020 - Hinckley, Leicestershire - Sign up now!
Replies: 11
Views: 1334

Re: Ant Freeze 7 - 1st Feb 2020 - Hinckley, Leicestershire - Sign up now!

What facilities are available in the pits? E.g. are there enough mains sockets for everyone, or do you all have to fight over them, or do people tend to bring battery-powered tools & charging? A few people will bring extension leads & spread them out around room, so everyone can share, so power sho...
by James Williams
Sat Jan 11, 2020 8:12 pm
Forum: Antweights
Topic: Team Phyte Antweight Builds & Event Reports
Replies: 26
Views: 24720

Re: Team Phyte Antweight Builds & Event Reports

Looks very good! Reminds me of Raphael from the MW class a little. Hopefully will get a chance to fight it with my vertical spinner at AntFreeze. :P Thanks Lucy!! The idea behind the bot was originally "what if Crossfire had Gabriel wheels" when I first saw KoB back in 2017, but I can definitely se...
by James Williams
Sat Jan 11, 2020 2:18 pm
Forum: Antweights
Topic: Team Phyte Antweight Builds & Event Reports
Replies: 26
Views: 24720

Re: Team Phyte Antweight Builds & Event Reports

Over the Christmas break I built a new ant, my 1st proper spinner. Introducing Fragile! https://i.gyazo.com/e87580c50225530d0b1f1f8a1a37fa25.png https://i.gyazo.com/e268acf23f7f6b54bb47b711927bac97.png Fragile is a face spinner/thwackbot designed to drive up on top of wedges, then to hit the top pan...
by James Williams
Mon Dec 16, 2019 4:31 pm
Forum: Questions (and answers)
Topic: Noob build questions
Replies: 9
Views: 441

Re: Noob build questions

Hi. welcome to the forum! Firstly I would recommend looking at the recommended parts list on Bristol Bot Builders (BBB) for components; https://bristolbotbuilders.com/parts.html Regarding specifics, most people use 180mah 2S lipo batteries. Just search for that on Ebay & you'll find plenty of vendor...
by James Williams
Wed Dec 11, 2019 8:38 pm
Forum: Antweights
Topic: Antweight Rules Proposal
Replies: 24
Views: 1528

Re: Antweight Rules Proposal

Thanks for finally getting these rules written down, they seem like they've covered all the major issues. One other thing though, at AWS60 we implemented a rule where cluster bots had to enter as a cluster (ie: no removing one botlet in order to drastically modify the other & enter it alone). Was th...
by James Williams
Mon Dec 09, 2019 5:22 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: AWS 60 - Headington, Oxford - 30th Nov 2019
Replies: 112
Views: 21977

Re: AWS 60 - Headington, Oxford - 30th Nov 2019

I didn't agree with the decision either. Personally I felt on the day that the fight should have gone to the judges as a double KO, with them making a decision based upon the fight up until that point, not factoring in the technicality. However 5i) does say that 2 bots leave the arena simultaneously...
by James Williams
Mon Dec 02, 2019 2:47 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: AWS 60 - Headington, Oxford - 30th Nov 2019
Replies: 112
Views: 21977

Re: AWS 60 - Headington, Oxford - 30th Nov 2019

Thanks for the shout out Dave, appreciate it. One thought I've just had (a little late, but could be handy for future) if we were to do a draw then playoffs for the final 8 spaces, would it really matter about putting limitations on initial sign ups? I.E. Still let people sign up 3 rollers + 1 walke...
by James Williams
Mon Dec 02, 2019 2:37 pm
Forum: Antweights
Topic: Team Phyte Antweight Builds & Event Reports
Replies: 26
Views: 24720

Re: Team Phyte Antweight Builds & Event Reports

Even though AWS60 was on paper my poorest performance all year it was still a pretty memorable event. Instead of writing out big dull paragraphs I'll just make some bullet points & keep it somewhat briefer: 1) The Little Sytes definitely need internal upgrades. Currently they can only run on 1s due ...
by James Williams
Mon Dec 02, 2019 1:22 pm
Forum: Antweights
Topic: Team Antiquarian & Anthony's Ant Army ready for battle
Replies: 6
Views: 452

Re: Team Antiquarian & Anthony's Ant Army ready for battle

Was rather impressed by some of your bots, especially Recycler. Am looking forward to seeing that vertical flail as well.

P.S. I've already ordered a propeller for Epic Flail, this similarity thing is getting weird.
by James Williams
Sun Dec 01, 2019 10:23 am
Forum: Events
Topic: AWS 60 - Headington, Oxford - 30th Nov 2019
Replies: 112
Views: 21977

Re: AWS 60 - Headington, Oxford - 30th Nov 2019

Many thanks to Sarah, Dave & everyone else for what was a great event.

Would also like to give shout outs to the teams who made the top 16 for what were some spectacular fights in the final rounds, as well as for managing to get your bots repaired time & time again.