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by peterwaller
Mon Feb 18, 2019 2:33 pm
Forum: Questions (and answers)
Topic: Sketch Up Library Parts
Replies: 0
Views: 20

Sketch Up Library Parts

I mentioned in my book that I was gradually building a library of non 3d printable parts such as motorgearboxes, servos and brushless motors in sketchup which I use in my assembly drawings. One of the readers has asked if these could be made available for others to use so I have put them up on 3D wa...
by peterwaller
Wed Feb 13, 2019 10:47 am
Forum: Nanoweights
Topic: Gs Nanoweight.......?
Replies: 3
Views: 147

Re: Gs Nanoweight.......?

It is not always necessary to remove the pot. I don't know this particular servo but if you mechanically disconnect the pot from the the drive you can leave it in circuit and then you don't need to add the two resistors. What I usually do is adjust the pot to give no movement with the stick centered...
by peterwaller
Tue Feb 12, 2019 3:08 pm
Forum: Resource Websites
Topic: Book
Replies: 0
Views: 48

Book

I know I mentioned this in my Antweight section but decided it should really have gone here. I have written a book called Small Combat Robots and it is published as an e-book on Kindle price £9.99. https://www.amazon.co.uk/Small-Combat-Robots-mans-obsession-ebook/dp/B07NJ9116Z/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-t...
by peterwaller
Sun Feb 10, 2019 2:36 pm
Forum: Antweights
Topic: AgoBros team, new member on the platform
Replies: 12
Views: 367

Re: AgoBros team, new member on the platform

Hi new robot builders are always welcome.
You can learn more at an event just by examining the other robots and talking to their builders than any other way.
by peterwaller
Sat Feb 09, 2019 9:21 am
Forum: Antweights
Topic: Peter Wallers Robot Ramblings
Replies: 724
Views: 89081

Re: Peter Wallers Robot Ramblings

Some of you may remember a while back I said I was writing a book about building robots well I finally got it finished and it is now available on Amazon as an e-book called Small Combat Robots priced £9.99. It is really aimed more at those fairly new to the hobby but hopefully others might find it u...
by peterwaller
Wed Feb 06, 2019 7:12 pm
Forum: Antweights
Topic: AWS rule polls 2019
Replies: 22
Views: 566

Re: AWS rule polls 2019

Several people including myself bought sets made by Josh which were quite accurate and I usually have mine with me.
by peterwaller
Wed Feb 06, 2019 4:13 pm
Forum: Antweights
Topic: AWS rule polls 2019
Replies: 22
Views: 566

Re: AWS rule polls 2019

Just filled it in just a couple of things I noticed.
Wording on arena doors must be closed should take into account arenas like mine that have hinged covers.
Disqualification for operating spinner outside arena should be for repeat after the warning.
by peterwaller
Sat Feb 02, 2019 7:51 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Ant Freeze 6 - 2/2/19 - * Updated * Details & Signup
Replies: 30
Views: 1888

Re: Ant Freeze 6 - 2/2/19 - * Updated * Details & Signup

Great event as usual even though I didn't do very well.
I always enjoy it as there is a bit more variety than just full combat and more time to chat and see what other people are building.
by peterwaller
Tue Jan 29, 2019 8:24 pm
Forum: Antweights
Topic: Peter Wallers Robot Ramblings
Replies: 724
Views: 89081

Re: Peter Wallers Robot Ramblings

Been fairly busy as well as an almost total rebuild of the drum spinner I have four new bots as yet untried in combat. https://k7650q.db.files.1drv.com/y4mi5iK9eW9NmHgH9UNxxw0PRAoJiD3UR1IK9My5mKjZ4dLgcgPWEBQtpK2HaaJxp44q_g4UPBOxY-BE5U4xtwHXac-a6f5LeI8J62j7Kljbrjt5_kNcwtAG-yNMmgyYbmtdxq9_XbeNO4RDvA8i...
by peterwaller
Fri Jan 04, 2019 9:01 pm
Forum: Antweights
Topic: Peter Wallers Robot Ramblings
Replies: 724
Views: 89081

Re: Peter Wallers Robot Ramblings

Having had second thoughts about how well the fleaweight spinner would stand up as part of an antweight cluster I deided to design a new cluster from scratch with a slightly more even weight distribution. Here is FlipAntFlop a 97.5 gmflipper and a 45.2 gm double ended wedge both printed in ABS with ...
by peterwaller
Mon Dec 17, 2018 2:39 pm
Forum: Antweights
Topic: Peter Wallers Robot Ramblings
Replies: 724
Views: 89081

Re: Peter Wallers Robot Ramblings

Although the balance was much improved it was still far from perfect and when sat in hard contact with arena floor it started to bounce more. I had decided to have a front support that was sprung so printed one that could be attached using double sided foam tape and this reduced the bounce. https://...
by peterwaller
Fri Dec 14, 2018 3:56 pm
Forum: Antweights
Topic: Peter Wallers Robot Ramblings
Replies: 724
Views: 89081

Re: Peter Wallers Robot Ramblings

Both my spinners did very badly at the Dorset event. Combatant was really nicely balanced and set up but the hardened steel lathe tools snapped and were useless. I have now reverted to a 2mm thick spring steel bar which also seems nicely balanced and is hopefully unbreakable. https://nqu8lw.db.files...
by peterwaller
Mon Dec 03, 2018 8:50 am
Forum: Antweights
Topic: Arena surface material
Replies: 3
Views: 285

Re: Arena surface material

I use hardboard in mine using the smooth side and paint it with matt emulsion.
It isn't fixed in so can be removed for filling and repainting after each event where spinners are used.
by peterwaller
Sun Nov 25, 2018 4:14 pm
Forum: Antweights
Topic: Peter Wallers Robot Ramblings
Replies: 724
Views: 89081

Re: Peter Wallers Robot Ramblings

When I have used PLA in the past it has shattered. It is also a lot to do with thickness and angles had the flipper been low enough to get under the spinner it would have survived much better.
by peterwaller
Sun Nov 25, 2018 10:14 am
Forum: Antweights
Topic: Peter Wallers Robot Ramblings
Replies: 724
Views: 89081

Re: Peter Wallers Robot Ramblings

The drum spinner went out before it faced a spinner but as a test I had printed the flipper on my elastic powered flipper in both the ABS with Kevlar and the ABS with Polycarb and after the main event put them up against a really nice vertical spinner. The first thing that became apparent was that t...