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by peterwaller
Fri Jul 20, 2018 7:33 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: AWS56 - Bristol
Replies: 32
Views: 1560

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: 151
Views: 23838

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: 699
Views: 78625

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: 699
Views: 78625

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: 699
Views: 78625

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: 17
Views: 473

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...
by peterwaller
Tue Jul 03, 2018 10:46 am
Forum: Questions (and answers)
Topic: Increasing numbers
Replies: 17
Views: 473

Re: Increasing numbers

I take the point about losing the clusters and walkers maybe we should make it 2 rollers and a walker or cluster.
by peterwaller
Tue Jul 03, 2018 8:24 am
Forum: Questions (and answers)
Topic: Increasing numbers
Replies: 17
Views: 473

Re: Increasing numbers

Of those offered I prefer option 2 limiting the entry to 3 per team, even those this would effect me the most, but at AWS55 that would only reduce the entry by 6 robots. Another possibility would be to count a cluster bot as an entry for each driver but that could be difficult when the cluster comes...
by peterwaller
Tue Jul 03, 2018 8:12 am
Forum: Questions (and answers)
Topic: Electric wire
Replies: 5
Views: 132

Re: Electric wire

I recently bought this pack and they sell individual colours as well.
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/DCC-Decoder- ... 2749.l2649
by peterwaller
Sun Jul 01, 2018 8:23 am
Forum: Antweights
Topic: T_Y's Build Log
Replies: 68
Views: 2724

Re: T_Y's Build Log

The faster the output speed is good for the axe but has lower torque so you would be better of with a relatively slow one for self righting.
by peterwaller
Sat Jun 30, 2018 6:42 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: AWS55 - 30th June 2018 - Dunchurch Village Hall
Replies: 105
Views: 6057

Re: AWS55 - 30th June 2018 - Dunchurch Village Hall

Great event at a really good venue thanks to Chris and the team.
The organisation was very slick to manage to get through all the fights with almost 100 robots and still finished by 5.00pm.
by peterwaller
Mon Jun 25, 2018 6:22 pm
Forum: Questions (and answers)
Topic: PCB problems
Replies: 2
Views: 83

Re: PCB problems

You have to be careful the signal coming from the receiver is a form of pulse width modulation but is not what is required by the motor drivers. The pulses coming from the receiver outputs should be between 1 and 2 ms. The controller needs to measure these to determine the speed required, 1 ms full ...
by peterwaller
Sun Jun 24, 2018 4:31 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Event was September 15, new date tba.
Replies: 5
Views: 268

Re: Event on September 15 2018

Good for me as well mind you I do tend to organise my calendar around the robot events thanks to a very understanding wife.
by peterwaller
Fri Jun 22, 2018 2:38 pm
Forum: Antweights
Topic: Peter Wallers Robot Ramblings
Replies: 699
Views: 78625

Re: Peter Wallers Robot Ramblings

While waiting for the PCBs I have designed the case and with an old piece of PCB material mocked up the new 5 A controller. Here it is with all the cables plugged in next to the old 1.2 A and it is a very similar size. The old is 38 x 24 x 11 mm and the new 32 x 25 x 12 mm. https://oqx4ow.db.files.1...
by peterwaller
Fri Jun 22, 2018 2:00 pm
Forum: Antweights
Topic: T_Y's Build Log
Replies: 68
Views: 2724

Re: T_Y's Build Log

That is a good looking robot and an amazing amount of wire crammed in. I have had problems in the past getting all the wiring in which is why am experimenting with controller modules that though bigger than some reduce the need for external wiring by including the power, servo and motor connectors p...