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by peterwaller
Fri Aug 17, 2018 7:04 pm
Forum: Antweights
Topic: Peter Wallers Robot Ramblings
Replies: 705
Views: 79697

Re: Peter Wallers Robot Ramblings

After the testing against the old chassis I noticed the balance wasn't quite as good and on closer examination I found the PLA disc had cracked so I have reprinted it in nylon.
by peterwaller
Wed Aug 15, 2018 2:56 pm
Forum: Antweights
Topic: Peter Wallers Robot Ramblings
Replies: 705
Views: 79697

Re: Peter Wallers Robot Ramblings

My horizontal spinner Combatant was supposed to be an upgrade on Anticyclone with more power and reach but it has so far been a disappointment. A combination of too small a clearances and balance problems have made it unreliable and ineffective in battle. I have finally decided to rebuild it and try...
by peterwaller
Mon Aug 06, 2018 10:58 am
Forum: Antweights
Topic: Peter Wallers Robot Ramblings
Replies: 705
Views: 79697

Re: Peter Wallers Robot Ramblings

Yes must make a decision on that soon. In the mean time I have been playing with an idea for an axe though I probably will not get round to building it. Basically it is a gear on the end of a standard gear motor which has teeth around 180 degrees. The meshes with a gear on the end of the axe arm and...
by peterwaller
Sat Aug 04, 2018 10:27 am
Forum: Antweights
Topic: "Flip-it” new build/project
Replies: 58
Views: 4245

Re: "Flip-it” new build/project

I would also be interested and as you say any schools or clubs would find it a cheaper way into antweights.
by peterwaller
Fri Aug 03, 2018 6:35 pm
Forum: Fleaweights
Topic: Peter Wallers Fleas
Replies: 87
Views: 10928

Re: Peter Wallers Fleas

It's been a while since I built a Flea mainly because we don't get time to fight them at AWS events but I have always been disappointed with my Flea spinner Fleabite so I thought I would have a go at improving it. By using one of the little double ended gear motors I was able to save enough weight t...
by peterwaller
Fri Aug 03, 2018 2:37 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: AWS56 - Bristol
Replies: 41
Views: 2218

Re: AWS56 - Bristol

Is AWS56 canceled.
by peterwaller
Sat Jul 28, 2018 1:29 pm
Forum: Questions (and answers)
Topic: New antweight weight allowance for AI antbots
Replies: 2
Views: 156

Re: New antweight weight allowance for AI antbots

The problems of trying to incorporate all the requirements for an autonomous robot into the Antweight arena I believe far outweigh the number of likely entries. Besides which running a complex autonomous robot up against a spinner is a recipe for disaster. You would probably be better off going for ...
by peterwaller
Sun Jul 22, 2018 3:59 pm
Forum: Antweights
Topic: Peter Wallers Robot Ramblings
Replies: 705
Views: 79697

Re: Peter Wallers Robot Ramblings

Here it is in action.
https://youtu.be/bKQQzel9xKU
by peterwaller
Sun Jul 22, 2018 10:08 am
Forum: Antweights
Topic: Peter Wallers Robot Ramblings
Replies: 705
Views: 79697

Re: Peter Wallers Robot Ramblings

I have put one of the modules into a flipper to do some testing. https://1p5ura.db.files.1drv.com/y4m0tgDMHz0qJ8v9Pod1Mtr3VjBQiW6i0k2zwwvWEwIwHvCiQc3lyETkxAUrONMnJkw7-O0h_4ny7D0st5LGJMwM5gQ3WuUKWRVbYYGkQZWJEAS0iLi6jguv_sa2Vw_EaqYixCv-jfy3RYe4SNNLtz6WHjRdJ_zOS8V3HgtqNcsg0XaT-77BBpa7GhyG6DlbEEAX6gf9uK...
by peterwaller
Fri Jul 20, 2018 7:33 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: AWS56 - Bristol
Replies: 41
Views: 2218

Re: AWS56 - Bristol

Much closer for me and more central for the country as a whole. :roll:
by peterwaller
Wed Jul 18, 2018 6:42 pm
Forum: Antweights
Topic: Epic Robotics
Replies: 154
Views: 24251

Re: Epic Robotics

This forum and Antweights in general need more of this creativity welcome back.
by peterwaller
Fri Jul 13, 2018 6:35 pm
Forum: Antweights
Topic: Peter Wallers Robot Ramblings
Replies: 705
Views: 79697

Re: Peter Wallers Robot Ramblings

Here are a couple of variants of the new controller with motors incorporated. https://3o4juq.db.files.1drv.com/y4mUUfHq9ZFFP68Q8JOCcTwneNkdZx-BHTQw46LFoBMASV81MV96z2mW4AeiZlzT1i1dwPwzrbmcL05HP6KstveImTU0H60bH7OxnTaZAlAO7Rhy6R41KCbmWOymbl5Qrb_iwhqERcD3ZHvLIuX23qOK6iMneRoUHfWB6Zl9Un92L9Bo--TjK3cyPor8O...
by peterwaller
Thu Jul 05, 2018 8:01 pm
Forum: Antweights
Topic: Peter Wallers Robot Ramblings
Replies: 705
Views: 79697

Re: Peter Wallers Robot Ramblings

Also looking at a version with the drive motors included. https://pgx4ow.db.files.1drv.com/y4m7J5P8bfFtlJAcE1vymI0ETVDDRzyYxt73JjdJwuo3Y6WlAec6vEX34agXbyudueLEECg5vcXIJGvnm5_LY2Fz_EWnQ1jDL3fpj-QgUAsuhzu6dKmqHY7VS2ib24GODT6jD7xLusK-WILAizfx9KhMpQ5E96VkyPraQwJBwtWZGRe1kwB_KlRfzIWwSkqR_glA5KfhMaixeHinr...
by peterwaller
Thu Jul 05, 2018 2:09 pm
Forum: Antweights
Topic: Peter Wallers Robot Ramblings
Replies: 705
Views: 79697

Re: Peter Wallers Robot Ramblings

The boards arrived today the Royal Mail took 3 days to deliver them first class which was a bit annoying. I have built one up and it all seems to work as expected with only a couple of minor problems. The two new power driver chips were a little to close together as the plastic IC case sticks out mo...
by peterwaller
Wed Jul 04, 2018 7:12 pm
Forum: Questions (and answers)
Topic: Increasing numbers
Replies: 18
Views: 804

Re: Increasing numbers

I agree that banning kit robots would not only be bad but virtually unworkable. There are many instances of people building a robot for other people often parents for children which you could argue was effectively like someone getting a kit built one. Unless you insist on proof that a robot was made...