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by Shakey
Sun Aug 18, 2019 10:23 pm
Forum: Questions (and answers)
Topic: 3D printing
Replies: 5
Views: 95

Re: 3D printing

On the subject of ABS being a pain, it sure can be. However I absolutely recommend a PEI sheet print bed, made a huge difference to my printing. With the bed at 110C I get great bed adhesion which cuts down warping a ton. Combined with tabs onto the corners of things you're printing and avoiding des...
by Shakey
Sat Aug 17, 2019 6:54 pm
Forum: Questions (and answers)
Topic: Graphene Batteries
Replies: 3
Views: 80

Re: Graphene Batteries

It's probably a battery from the Turnigy Graphene range (Available from Hobbyking) which are still just LiPo so you can use them.
by Shakey
Sun Aug 11, 2019 8:23 pm
Forum: Resource Websites
Topic: Nuts And Bots - Robots and components!
Replies: 10
Views: 2842

Re: Nuts And Bots - Robots and components!

Nuts & bots has been suffering difficulties with its suppliers for a good portion of this year after repeated failings on the motor supply side and the earlier issues with a component discontinuation hitting the NanoTwo V3's. Things are looking up though! The new NanoTwo LT's are much more reliably ...
by Shakey
Mon Jul 01, 2019 7:54 am
Forum: Events
Topic: Coping with the demand (An EO's perspective)
Replies: 24
Views: 1530

Re: Coping with the demand (An EO's perspective)

One outcome of the max of 3 robots per team is that it helped open up the final group to a wider number of teams which I liked quite a lot. This to me felt like a better reason for doing that than even getting a more manageable entry number. Even though it'd be a rule that hurts my own chances I'd b...
by Shakey
Sun Jun 30, 2019 11:08 am
Forum: Events
Topic: Coping with the demand (An EO's perspective)
Replies: 24
Views: 1530

Re: Coping with the demand (An EO's perspective)

I must say I don't like the idea of restricting spinners more than other classes of robots through higher fees. At the end of the day the competition should remain as fair as possible between robot classes. We do have a 5 minute from call to fight rule, maybe it should start having the screws tighte...
by Shakey
Sun Jun 30, 2019 8:08 am
Forum: Events
Topic: Coping with the demand (An EO's perspective)
Replies: 24
Views: 1530

Re: Coping with the demand (An EO's perspective)

Personally I wouldn't be adverse to a more mandatory fee for entries or dropping the limit to 3 robots. Though that 3 robots being 2 rollers + walker/cluster as I don't think a simple 3 robot limit with all being rollers would have much of an impact. Plus always good to encourage the weirder robots ...
by Shakey
Fri Jun 28, 2019 3:41 pm
Forum: Resource Websites
Topic: Nuts And Bots - Robots and components!
Replies: 10
Views: 2842

Re: Nuts And Bots - Robots and components!

The New NanoTwo LT is now stocked: https://nutsandbots.co.uk/product/nanotwo-lt-dual-esc/ This ESC is a receiverless version of the reliable and competitive NanoTwo V2. https://i.imgur.com/JJ9Qnv4.jpg https://i.imgur.com/vjtBESZ.jpg Wheels Just a minor note that this afternoon I managed to solve a ...
by Shakey
Mon Jun 17, 2019 7:00 pm
Forum: Antweights
Topic: Team Shakey Build Diary
Replies: 302
Views: 58338

Re: Team Shakey Build Diary

Most likely yes, Just haven't fully decided on my team yet. The spinners all still need repairs/new discs so maybe ICBINS, Mr Flipling, Ghost Writer and Wedge Wedge Wedge.
by Shakey
Fri May 10, 2019 7:31 pm
Forum: Questions (and answers)
Topic: N20 motor rating
Replies: 4
Views: 865

Re: N20 motor rating

Pretty much yeah.

Though I have a benchtop power supply with a current readout that is what I actually use for this kinda thing. It's also a current limiting one which is handy for testing things too.
by Shakey
Sun May 05, 2019 7:37 pm
Forum: Questions (and answers)
Topic: N20 motor rating
Replies: 4
Views: 865

Re: N20 motor rating

5A is more than enough, typically N209s stall between 0.4A (Rare but I've had some in this low down in power, and 1.6A (Pololu HP motors). The regular ones that tend to be picked up generally seem to cluster around 0.8A.
by Shakey
Thu May 02, 2019 6:00 pm
Forum: Questions (and answers)
Topic: 5V bec?
Replies: 6
Views: 643

Re: 5V bec?

Aren't most LemonRX rated for 2S?
by Shakey
Wed May 01, 2019 5:02 pm
Forum: Antweights
Topic: Tiny 6mm gear motors appearing in Aliexpress
Replies: 2
Views: 578

Re: Tiny 6mm gear motors appearing in Aliexpress

Not to reveal too much but I've been exploring usefullness of motors this size for a little while now, and while I've not poked these specific 6mm motor and gearboxes I have used other 6mm motor in testing. But my findings are essentially that they aren't strong enough for ants by themselves. The is...
by Shakey
Mon Apr 22, 2019 8:22 am
Forum: Antweights
Topic: Team Shakey Build Diary
Replies: 302
Views: 58338

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: 1133

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: 1977

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...