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by peterwaller
Mon Apr 08, 2019 6:00 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Antweight World Series 58 - 29th June 2019
Replies: 28
Views: 1899

Re: Antweight World Series 58 - 29th June 2019

You can have parts of the robot unfold in the arena but it has to be done by remote control.
You can't just bend bits in that are held there by the cube, the robot must enter the arena in the state but not necessarily orientation that the fit in the cube.
by peterwaller
Tue Apr 02, 2019 7:17 pm
Forum: Antweights
Topic: Peter Wallers Robot Ramblings
Replies: 730
Views: 94856

Re: Peter Wallers Robot Ramblings

I have done some strengthening in the pits but I need to be able to lift the arena in and out of the car on my own so weight is a factor. There is always going to be some damage to the arena with spinners but some times particularly with the big free for all at the end people, and this has included ...
by peterwaller
Mon Apr 01, 2019 7:56 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: What is it with Americans and imperial units?
Replies: 8
Views: 1060

Re: What is it with Americans and imperial units?

There are some of us who are old enough to have used imperial units even in the UK and if they are like me they really do appreciate the improvement going metric made once you got used to the idea.
by peterwaller
Sat Mar 23, 2019 1:27 pm
Forum: Antweights
Topic: Pink servo??
Replies: 19
Views: 602

Re: Pink servo??

Paul I was thinking more for Cluster Bots.
The screw on the pink servo looks very slightly smaller than a M2.5.
I tried one but it wont go in more than about 1 turn so I guess it some american thread.
by peterwaller
Thu Mar 21, 2019 12:11 pm
Forum: Antweights
Topic: Pink servo??
Replies: 19
Views: 602

Re: Pink servo??

I just got 3 of these D0474HT servos and they look and feel like a really nice little servo but I still need to try them in combat. As Paul says not quite as powerful as the pink ones but at full 2 cell operation and half the cost and weight well worth a try and only 10 days from order to arrival qu...
by peterwaller
Tue Mar 12, 2019 8:23 pm
Forum: Antweights
Topic: Peter Wallers Robot Ramblings
Replies: 730
Views: 94856

Re: Peter Wallers Robot Ramblings

I have replaced the polycarb wall that surrounds the arena plus the two polycarb low walls that are across two of the pits. I have introduced some polycarb angle into the pits and glued some more support wood under the pits to further strengthen them. B&Q don't do 8 x 4 sheets of hardboard so I have...
by peterwaller
Sun Mar 10, 2019 9:24 am
Forum: Antweights
Topic: Pink servo??
Replies: 19
Views: 602

Re: Pink servo??

I have used these and they seem about the same spec but the wires come out the bottom.
https://www.servoshop.co.uk/index.php?p ... area=Servo
by peterwaller
Sat Mar 09, 2019 4:36 pm
Forum: Antweights
Topic: Peter Wallers Robot Ramblings
Replies: 730
Views: 94856

Re: Peter Wallers Robot Ramblings

I am looking at giving the arena a bit of an overhaul as it is beginning to look a little worn. I have got replacement polycarb for the 200 mm high wall that surrounds the arena and protects the cover plus some for the small walls on two of the pits. I will probably also have to finally replace the ...
by peterwaller
Thu Mar 07, 2019 5:22 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Antweight open/AWS 2019
Replies: 23
Views: 954

Re: Antweight open/AWS 2019

Always up for an event in Basingstoke don't no of any other events in November yet.
by peterwaller
Wed Mar 06, 2019 8:51 am
Forum: Antweights
Topic: Botbitz 10 amp ESCs for weapon
Replies: 10
Views: 334

Re: Botbitz 10 amp ESCs for weapon

The DMC809 is only rated at 6 volts not the full 8.4 V which you get from running directly off a 2 cell LiPo that the TGY-306G-HV was. I have used the EMAX ES9256 HV it is a very similar spec, slightly more expensive and the wires come out the bottom but otherwise is almost exactly the same. See htt...
by peterwaller
Tue Mar 05, 2019 11:25 am
Forum: Antweights
Topic: GeorgeR's robots
Replies: 107
Views: 11531

Re: GeorgeR's robots

You seem to manage all three.
by peterwaller
Tue Mar 05, 2019 11:23 am
Forum: Antweights
Topic: A Hotel, constructed of Limas, for Ants: A Build Diary
Replies: 76
Views: 2252

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

I use a pair of tweezers they work well.
by peterwaller
Mon Mar 04, 2019 8:55 am
Forum: Events
Topic: Antweight World Series 58 - 29th June 2019
Replies: 28
Views: 1899

Re: Antweight World Series 58 - 29th June 2019

It will be great to see you again Dan.
by peterwaller
Sun Mar 03, 2019 11:14 am
Forum: Antweights
Topic: Water Bots - Floaters
Replies: 8
Views: 474

Re: Water Bots - Floaters

I have been playing with hulls for a floater and have been surprised just how big they need to be to support 200 gms. Below is a picture at my first try compared with one that still only just worked and when you consider this is a catamaran so there are two hulls and this is before you consider lift...
by peterwaller
Sun Mar 03, 2019 9:19 am
Forum: Antweights
Topic: T_Y's Build Log
Replies: 99
Views: 7579

Re: T_Y's Build Log

All my controllers have 100 uf across the 5 v supply you can get some really small 6.3 v ones these days. https://uk.rs-online.com/web/p/ceramic-multilayer-capacitors/7661078/?relevancy-data=636F3D3126696E3D4931384E525353746F636B4E756D626572266C753D656E266D6D3D6D61746368616C6C26706D3D5E2828282872737...