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by MySolderIsOlder
Sat Nov 16, 2019 9:40 am
Forum: Events
Topic: AWS 60 - Headington, Oxford - 30th Nov 2019
Replies: 59
Views: 14731

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

Ah - perfect. I already know where the exits are on that one :D
by MySolderIsOlder
Fri Nov 15, 2019 5:05 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: AWS 60 - Headington, Oxford - 30th Nov 2019
Replies: 59
Views: 14731

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

So which arena is being used for the main event?

If I know the last AWS it appeared at then I can check it out on Youtube (and thus pre-visualise the shortest route between my start position and the pit... :? )
by MySolderIsOlder
Fri Nov 15, 2019 10:27 am
Forum: Antweights
Topic: Good speed for antweights?
Replies: 9
Views: 212

Re: Good speed for antweights?

Personally I find a faster motor just means I can drive into the pit quicker... Bear in mind are that not all N20s are created equal. I bought some cheap 1:30 6v motors from random sellers on AliExpress and tested them using an optical tachometer. They should all have been 500rpm but actual speeds v...
by MySolderIsOlder
Mon Nov 04, 2019 11:22 am
Forum: Events
Topic: AWS 60 - Headington, Oxford - 30th Nov 2019
Replies: 59
Views: 14731

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

Dropped us down to
  • 2 rollers for Team Antiquarian (spares me the bother of repairing some minor damage from Basingstoke)
  • 2 rollers plus 1 cluster for Anthony's Ant Army.
Can't wait to see how quickly I can bounce 'Try-again, flail-again' into the pit this time...
by MySolderIsOlder
Fri Oct 25, 2019 1:03 pm
Forum: Antweights
Topic: Lipo 180mah 2S Compatible LOSB0863
Replies: 6
Views: 2238

Re: Lipo 180mah 2S Compatible LOSB0863

Looks like Alex is right - protection against overloading with much heavier duty batteries. But I think I can get round it by making a Y-shaped adapter cable with the JST-PH balance connectors wired through as normal, plus a couple of wires spliced onto the outermost leads and connected to a JST-XH ...
by MySolderIsOlder
Fri Oct 25, 2019 7:47 am
Forum: Antweights
Topic: Lipo 180mah 2S Compatible LOSB0863
Replies: 6
Views: 2238

Re: Lipo 180mah 2S Compatible LOSB0863

Yes - I spotted that too and had a mild panic. I don't even want to imagine what would happen if they ever discontinued ALL 2S 180mah LiPOs... :shock: Meanwhile though, is there any reason why one shouldn't be able to charge a 2S pack using only the balance cable? My charger seems to require the dis...
by MySolderIsOlder
Sun Oct 13, 2019 12:09 pm
Forum: Antweights
Topic: 3D printing robots
Replies: 4
Views: 4236

Re: 3D printing robots

While it may sound perverse, I was totally flumoxed when I tried Sketchup but was able to get started quite easily with Autodesk's Fusion 360. While the latter is a bit intimidating and vastly powerful, I found it quite logical and easy to work with, once you've mastered a few basic concepts. Admitt...
by MySolderIsOlder
Sun Oct 13, 2019 11:44 am
Forum: Events
Topic: Antweight open/AWS 2019
Replies: 60
Views: 47664

Re: Antweight open/AWS 2019

Just wanted to add my own note of thanks to Dan, to his fellow organisers and to all the other teams for making us feel so welcome at our first event. Such a great atmosphere and everyone very helpful. More than made up for the long journey. Anthony was chuffed to bits at being given lots of helpful...
by MySolderIsOlder
Mon Oct 07, 2019 8:37 am
Forum: Events
Topic: Antweight open/AWS 2019
Replies: 60
Views: 47664

Re: Antweight open/AWS 2019

Hi Daniel, Do you have a rough idea of timings yet, particularly the cut-off for registration? Need to figure out how/when we can get there. Should still be possible, even with the scheduled train disruption but I don' want to miss the start. (Already signed up BTW. Team Antiquarian and Anthony's An...
by MySolderIsOlder
Fri Sep 27, 2019 10:49 am
Forum: Events
Topic: Antweight open/AWS 2019
Replies: 60
Views: 47664

Re: Antweight open/AWS 2019

Quick heads up for anyone else who was planning to come by train. Seems there's a rail replacement bus service between Woking and Basingstoke on Sat 12th so you probably want to allow an extra 30 mins or so for the journey.

Anyone know the expected kick-off time for the event?