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by Spaceman
Mon Oct 01, 2018 10:02 am
Forum: Antweights
Topic: Bumpy arena
Replies: 2
Views: 677

Bumpy arena

This is an idea bounced around before but a conversation at robonerd got me thinking... Would there be an intrest at AWS 57 in doing a few exhibition fights on a non flat/ obstical laiden arena? Or maybe a obstical course reminiscent of series 1 and 2. If there is intrest then I will try put somthin...
by Spaceman
Wed Sep 26, 2018 7:41 am
Forum: Antweights
Topic: Harry Makes Ants
Replies: 18
Views: 7449

Re: Harry Makes Ants

Thanks guys! I'd been having some problems with stiff retracts. What used to be a snap shut was a slow pained series of events. Everything mechanically seemed free and the silicone bands still had spring. Ended up stripping and re greasing the ram and it seems much better since. https://i.imgur.com...
by Spaceman
Tue Sep 25, 2018 1:18 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Help with turn based robot project
Replies: 1
Views: 12917

Help with turn based robot project

Bit of a vague title but hopefully I can explain. When I am not making robots as a hobby I am a wargamer. I have had the idea to mix the hobbies and make a game that the players move their robots by remote control for a set period of time. They then roll dice to determine who shoos who. its Robot wa...
by Spaceman
Wed Sep 19, 2018 1:41 pm
Forum: Antweights
Topic: Team 1202 Build Diary
Replies: 110
Views: 66024

Re: Team 1202 Build Diary

Been having lots of fun printing ABS... Not 100% there but getting close to printing some pretty good looking parts out of ABS. hopefully means I will have some assembled bots soon. The PLA test version of Crabulon weighed in at 160g with 20% print. Still lots of weight to add armor, weapons etc but...
by Spaceman
Thu Sep 13, 2018 6:54 am
Forum: Antweights
Topic: Team 1202 Build Diary
Replies: 110
Views: 66024

Re: Team 1202 Build Diary

So the pan for AWS 56 is to turn up with 4 new bots: Robototron Mk 5: Tracked lifter Crabulon: Shufflebot. Not sure I will get as far as a active weapon on this one at the moment. OAF 3: Critical Fail: A D&D inspired take on the hamsterball concept R.E.X: Tracked Clampbot. At the moment all 4 are in...
by Spaceman
Wed Sep 05, 2018 6:46 am
Forum: Events
Topic: AWS56 - 13th October, Bristol
Replies: 37
Views: 31333

Re: AWS56 - 13th October, Bristol

Hopefully going to make this one.

Robototron is coming out retirement to be trashed by one of Rorys bots, and hes bringing friends...
by Spaceman
Thu Aug 16, 2018 9:15 am
Forum: Antweights
Topic: Team 1202 Build Diary
Replies: 110
Views: 66024

Re: Team 1202 Build Diary

So getting to the point in my life where I feel I need to try a spinner out. Now, not wanting to lose a finger or worse, what would peoples advice on attempting this safely? As a side note and related, what company would cut metal disks, claws etc and what sort of file format do they need. Could I d...
by Spaceman
Mon Aug 06, 2018 5:42 am
Forum: Events
Topic: AWS56 - Bristol
Replies: 41
Views: 27373

Re: AWS56 - Bristol

Having chatted to people I am taking on an event in feb 2019. Not sure I could finance and run both aws 56 and 57.
by Spaceman
Wed Jul 25, 2018 9:41 am
Forum: Events
Topic: AWS 57 (February 2019)
Replies: 47
Views: 50022

AWS 57 (February 2019)

05-SEP-2018: Date is now confirmed: 17-OCT-2018: Ant Log open: AWS 57 Date: 23rd of February 2019 Location: Tysoe Village hall, Main St, Upper Tysoe, Warwick CV35 0SE Sign up: http://antlog.garya.org.uk/event/12 This is the first time for me organizing a AWS so forgive me asking lots of questions. ...
by Spaceman
Mon Jul 23, 2018 5:24 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: 2019 AWS event
Replies: 4
Views: 8279

Re: 2019 AWS event

23rd of feb sound good as a provisional date?