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by peterwaller
Mon Aug 12, 2019 1:28 pm
Forum: Antweights
Topic: Peter Wallers Robot Ramblings
Replies: 744
Views: 107827

Re: Peter Wallers Robot Ramblings

Just been doing a couple of repairs from Roboshowdown both of which can be partially blamed on poor maintenance. The weapon motor in Anticyclone was the one that came out of Combatant with a broken shaft. As a quick repair I replaced the 2mm steel shaft with a carbon fibre one which I was going to r...
by peterwaller
Sun Aug 11, 2019 6:56 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: AWS 60 Proposal (Spring 2020)
Replies: 4
Views: 152

Re: AWS 60 Proposal (Spring 2020)

I thought Dave was doing the 60th around the Oxford area.
by peterwaller
Thu Jul 25, 2019 8:48 am
Forum: Antweights
Topic: Peter Wallers Robot Ramblings
Replies: 744
Views: 107827

Re: Peter Wallers Robot Ramblings

My drum spinner Anticyclone has terrible gyro effects when turning due to the large mass and speed of the drum. I have redesigned it with a much lighter 3D printed drum which has 3 double ended Titanium blades with an indirect geared down belt drive. The robot is also my first try at printing in Car...
by peterwaller
Tue Jul 16, 2019 2:30 pm
Forum: Questions (and answers)
Topic: Basic Flipper Hinge Question
Replies: 9
Views: 1035

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: 70
Views: 16179

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: 15851

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: 7916

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: 1530

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: 744
Views: 107827

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: 1530

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: 7916

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: 7916

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: 7916

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: 1122

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: 1122

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.