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by peterwaller
Tue Jul 16, 2019 2:30 pm
Forum: Questions (and answers)
Topic: Basic Flipper Hinge Question
Replies: 3
Views: 42

Re: Basic Flipper Hinge Question

I tend to use a 2 or 3 mm diam carbon fiber rod right across the robot and hang the flipper on that. You can get short bits on ebay quite cheap. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/CARBON-FIBRE-PUSH-RODS-4-x-PIECES-2mm-x-100mm-10cms/391928437447?hash=item5b40c15ac7:g:xygAAOSwirZTtBOB If you have weight to sp...
by peterwaller
Fri Jul 05, 2019 10:43 am
Forum: Antweights
Topic: The smart ant's and flea's
Replies: 67
Views: 14413

Re: The smart ant's and flea's

I was surprised how much smoother a 3 cam system was over a 2 cam allowing more speed and less bounce.
https://www.youtube.com/embed/rGi0D-vwqDk"
Taking it to 4 seems to add even better results
by peterwaller
Wed Jul 03, 2019 6:34 am
Forum: Antweights
Topic: GeorgeR's robots
Replies: 111
Views: 13466

Re: GeorgeR's robots

That is a brilliant robot and probably the most original but not quite the first walker to win an AWS.
Mutant won in 2004 at AWS15 but there were far less robots to beat back then
http://www.antweight.co.uk/results/ws15/ws15.htm
by peterwaller
Mon Jul 01, 2019 12:41 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Antweight World Series 58 - 29th June 2019
Replies: 84
Views: 5349

Re: Antweight World Series 58 - 29th June 2019

Wigs If you go into antlog you can enter there. http://antlog.garya.org.uk/event/19
by peterwaller
Mon Jul 01, 2019 8:18 am
Forum: Events
Topic: Coping with the demand (An EO's perspective)
Replies: 24
Views: 651

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

I don't think the spinner extra charge is really warranted. I have been using my present arena for about 4 years now and although I have had to fill and repaint the base after each competition this is the first time I have had to get a new wooden surface and replace the polycarb wall around the outs...
by peterwaller
Sun Jun 30, 2019 8:38 am
Forum: Antweights
Topic: Peter Wallers Robot Ramblings
Replies: 741
Views: 102392

Re: Peter Wallers Robot Ramblings

I fitted the new controller in my old Flippant which had died.
It ran faster than on the old controller and actually ended up being my most successful entry in AWS58.
Very pleased with how it ran.
by peterwaller
Sun Jun 30, 2019 8:25 am
Forum: Events
Topic: Coping with the demand (An EO's perspective)
Replies: 24
Views: 651

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

Personally I would do the following. 1 A £5 entry per robot, this would not only raise £640 for full entry but make people think more about there entries. 2 Limit teams to two rollers and a cluster / walker to still encourage diversity. 3 Add a second arena if you run the groups one at a time (maybe...
by peterwaller
Sun Jun 30, 2019 8:09 am
Forum: Events
Topic: Antweight World Series 58 - 29th June 2019
Replies: 84
Views: 5349

Re: Antweight World Series 58 - 29th June 2019

Thanks to Chris and his team for a great event as usual.
I had a great time and can't quite believe how you managed to get through all those fights so smoothly.
by peterwaller
Sat Jun 29, 2019 6:05 am
Forum: Events
Topic: Antweight World Series 58 - 29th June 2019
Replies: 84
Views: 5349

Re: Antweight World Series 58 - 29th June 2019

Dan I was worried there had been a big discussion I had either missed or forgotten and was loosing my marbles.
My memory is not what it once was and it was never that good to start with. :oops:
by peterwaller
Fri Jun 28, 2019 6:21 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Antweight World Series 58 - 29th June 2019
Replies: 84
Views: 5349

Re: Antweight World Series 58 - 29th June 2019

When was that decided and by who I thought as Dan offered to host the AWS as far as I knew first he would get it.
by peterwaller
Sun Jun 23, 2019 6:28 pm
Forum: Antweights
Topic: MG90 servos
Replies: 16
Views: 495

Re: MG90 servos

Yes here is a diagram from my book Small Combat Robots. https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B07NJ9116Z (Another shameless plug) https://1u4cxg.db.files.1drv.com/y4maw1EbdKHVaT5qeV0YXrbhLsdsORkEElfyVb2B8JQLmxSvlo2_Z928_53NfsQxqbAtPjRPP5duAymLbQkCg3WFjdv2zcrXympDwm3qe2DI26SBR70OlQpIvgzsDg5gGeJIWRVN6tMmJiEWo6B...
by peterwaller
Sun Jun 23, 2019 3:21 pm
Forum: Antweights
Topic: MG90 servos
Replies: 16
Views: 495

Re: MG90 servos

I build my own controllers with the receiver mounted on the controller board. The servo plug is also on the controller board so it shares the same 5 v 1.5 A regulator but is not powered through the receiver.
by peterwaller
Sun Jun 23, 2019 10:07 am
Forum: Antweights
Topic: MG90 servos
Replies: 16
Views: 495

Re: MG90 servos

Although some receivers can run off the full 2S supply I prefer to run it from the 5 V regulated supply.
Because the 2S supply is running all the motors there is more chances that it is noisier and therefore more likely to interfere with the receiver.
by peterwaller
Tue Jun 18, 2019 6:49 pm
Forum: Antweights
Topic: Team Rocket Robotics Updates and Reports
Replies: 56
Views: 3421

Re: Team Rocket Robotics Updates and Reports

Sounds very interesting must have a peak at that when its finished. :roll:
by peterwaller
Tue Jun 11, 2019 8:15 pm
Forum: Antweights
Topic: Peter Wallers Robot Ramblings
Replies: 741
Views: 102392

Re: Peter Wallers Robot Ramblings

It is a 2 layer circuit board with components just on one side. I have a very old copy of Protel Client98 (1998 vintage) that I have to run on an old Vista machine because it won't run on Windows 10. I am just trying a later version of Protel DXP which does seem to run on W10 so I will probably migr...