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by Shakey
Fri May 10, 2019 7:31 pm
Forum: Questions (and answers)
Topic: N20 motor rating
Replies: 4
Views: 492

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: 492

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: 235

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: 170

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: 300
Views: 53616

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: 631

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: 918

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: The Hotel Lima, for Ants: A Build Diary
Replies: 95
Views: 3931

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: 20
Views: 945

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: 20
Views: 945

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: 597

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: 750

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: 1466

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: 4140

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: 1466

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.