Search found 1063 matches

by Shakey
Mon Apr 22, 2019 8:22 am
Forum: Antweights
Topic: Team Shakey Build Diary
Replies: 300
Views: 51399

Re: Team Shakey Build Diary

Never posted this bot when I built it. This is the next version along from Glitter EDF robot. EDF robot was fun but had a lto fo problems as it was rushed, it couldn't actually do much after sparkling up a fight! 'Glitter Cannon Bot' is a much more capable ant that can push about others. Plus the ad...
by Shakey
Mon Apr 15, 2019 4:40 pm
Forum: Questions (and answers)
Topic: Small ESCs outside the UK
Replies: 13
Views: 289

Re: Small ESCs outside the UK

Just to clarify a bit: When it comes to RC ESC's there are 2 kinds of brake talked about. One is the motor brake (sometimes called drag brake) like GeorgeR says and is a very desirable feature in fighting robots, I dislike driving robots without it. It just makes it so much more controllable. This k...
by Shakey
Sun Apr 07, 2019 9:52 pm
Forum: Antweights
Topic: Team Pushover's Ants Build Log.
Replies: 37
Views: 575

Re: Team Pushover's Ants Build Log.

Electronics dying is not all about if it 'smokes' or not. Reverse polarity is normally an instant death for electronics regardless of if smoke is lost or not, especially when microcontrollers and FETs come into play. A NanoTwo that's had power applied in reverse polarity is likely gone. EDIT: To add...
by Shakey
Tue Apr 02, 2019 5:02 pm
Forum: Antweights
Topic: A Hotel, constructed of Limas, for Ants: A Build Diary
Replies: 76
Views: 2254

Re: A Hotel, constructed of Limas, for Ants: A Build Diary

I replied to your email but I will also reply here with the same text to benefit others (Though do note I don't check this forum hugely regularly whereas email gets straight to my phone for replies): For issue A that is a case of your failsafe settings being incorrect. The robot will set its failsaf...
by Shakey
Sun Mar 10, 2019 6:26 pm
Forum: Antweights
Topic: Pink servo??
Replies: 19
Views: 602

Re: Pink servo??

The pink servo basically was the first fully fledged ready to go actual flipper servo we had. Now 'flippers' existed before then and some were capable of actual flips. But for the most part you'd really call them a lifter by today's standards, they didn't really have a 'throw' to their flips. Linkag...
by Shakey
Sat Mar 09, 2019 10:23 pm
Forum: Antweights
Topic: Pink servo??
Replies: 19
Views: 602

Re: Pink servo??

You can find a large variety of alternatives by searching for '450 servo' or '450 heli servo'. There's a whole tree of servos copying each other. :D Saying that KST is a good name that keeps cropping up.
by Shakey
Wed Mar 06, 2019 8:09 pm
Forum: Questions (and answers)
Topic: Armour /chassis material
Replies: 3
Views: 508

Re: Armour /chassis material

I would disagree that polycarb is easy to bend and stays put at room temp, as I have found 1mm PC to be quite difficult to bend (at least, without proper equipment), and also quite springy (it won't go back to being flat, but it won't hold a 90 degree bend). As with cold bending nearly all material...
by Shakey
Sun Feb 10, 2019 4:19 pm
Forum: Antweights
Topic: AgoBros team, new member on the platform
Replies: 12
Views: 602

Re: AgoBros team, new member on the platform

agors wrote:
Sun Feb 10, 2019 3:38 pm
I’ll do!

Ive some issue now printing the body out of PCTG...

I would post a pic but it says that’s too big...
You can either resize the image in paint for it to be small enough. or like many of us you can use an image hosting website and then post the link. imgur is a popular one.
by Shakey
Tue Feb 05, 2019 10:24 pm
Forum: Antweights
Topic: AWS rule polls 2019
Replies: 26
Views: 1140

Re: AWS rule polls 2019

Yeah this first round is pretty much the more obvious rules changes, there's a few more that stray into the more 'heated' parts. But we don't want to overload the process and drown it in debate right away!
by Shakey
Tue Feb 05, 2019 9:53 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: AWS 57 (February 2019)
Replies: 47
Views: 3636

Re: AWS 57 (February 2019)

I'll be there of course! Unsure of the team lineup yet though. Probably not going to be a competitive runout as I still need to repair those bots but should be a fun selection.
by Shakey
Tue Feb 05, 2019 6:52 pm
Forum: Antweights
Topic: AWS rule polls 2019
Replies: 26
Views: 1140

Re: AWS rule polls 2019

To add in:

The LiPo bag rule is one I feel is important for the ruleset with regards for the need to be more formal with the admin side of the events. Especially with regards to stuff like insurance. It's a good tick box to have to make them happy and help guard the sports future.
by Shakey
Mon Feb 04, 2019 6:47 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Ant Freeze 6 - 2/2/19 - * Updated * Details & Signup
Replies: 30
Views: 2313

Re: Ant Freeze 6 - 2/2/19 - * Updated * Details & Signup

Had great fun at the event even including the unorthodox ending. I'll need gloves if we do that again, could barely feel my hands to drive!

MarkR wrote:
Mon Feb 04, 2019 8:56 am
I loved the other robots, especially Shakey's beans can, and the walker-spinner.
That wasn't me. :P
by Shakey
Tue Jan 29, 2019 6:27 pm
Forum: Antweights
Topic: Team Shakey Build Diary
Replies: 300
Views: 51399

Re: Team Shakey Build Diary

Yesterday evening I finally needed to move the laser cutter out the middle of my lounge. So I built it a shelf and it now lives happily in CNC corner with the other machines. Just need a new exhaust hose to reach a skylight above it for ventilation. https://i.imgur.com/JmSdJHT.jpg A drawing rumble w...
by Shakey
Sun Jan 27, 2019 9:42 pm
Forum: Antweights
Topic: Team Shakey Build Diary
Replies: 300
Views: 51399

Re: Team Shakey Build Diary

Cheers, I'm always happy when my silly bots can get a laugh! For the acetate I buy A4 strips then use a paper cutter (one of those slider types with a wheel blade) to turn it into smaller strips of varying width. Then use 3m double sided sticky tape to apply it to bots. Not sure if there is anything...
by Shakey
Sun Jan 27, 2019 8:31 pm
Forum: Antweights
Topic: Team Shakey Build Diary
Replies: 300
Views: 51399

Re: Team Shakey Build Diary

So it's been a while since I updated this and I've done a fair amount of things in that time. Not all ants but this is basically a general build diary by this point anyway so... Laser Cutter I got this machine all happily running and over time have been doing tweaks here and there, it went through a...