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by EpicentrE
Sun Jan 24, 2016 6:49 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Ant Freeze 3 & Signups - Nuneaton, 23rd Jan 2016
Replies: 48
Views: 10686

Re: Ant Freeze 3 & Signups - Nuneaton, 23rd Jan 2016

Thanks everyone for a great event! Especially to the Dennys for hosting, to Pete for giving me lifts and giving me a spare battery for Void, and to Alex for letting me use his drill & bits. Also thanks to Rory for splitting Void in two to force me to stop being lazy and design the new one. I think i...
by EpicentrE
Sun Jan 24, 2016 5:44 pm
Forum: Questions (and answers)
Topic: A boreing question
Replies: 3
Views: 887

A boreing question

Hi all, I need to bore out the centre of some tiny, tiny gears (around 3-3.5mm diameter) from 1 to 1.5mm, but I can't find any way to hold them securely enough that they don't rotate, but not damage the teeth in the process. Turning down the shaft is another option, but I don't have a lathe, so I'd ...
by EpicentrE
Fri Jan 22, 2016 10:11 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Ant Freeze 3 & Signups - Nuneaton, 23rd Jan 2016
Replies: 48
Views: 10686

Re: Ant Freeze 3 & Signups - Nuneaton, 23rd Jan 2016

Last minute emergency; Void's batteries have discharged too much while it's been sitting around and, while it still works, my charger refuses to charge them. Does anyone have a charger which they can force to trickle them back up to an acceptable voltage that I can try tomorrow please?
by EpicentrE
Wed Jan 20, 2016 12:15 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: AWS 49
Replies: 46
Views: 7364

Re: AWS 49

Just to raise a point, if you have a good venue and are willing to put in the effort to run an event, then do it. It's good to have diversity in the locations where events are held. It's a shame for those who can't attend, but there will be people who would be more likely to attend an event further ...
by EpicentrE
Tue Jan 19, 2016 9:25 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Ant Freeze 3 & Signups - Nuneaton, 23rd Jan 2016
Replies: 48
Views: 10686

Re: Ant Freeze 3 & Signups - Nuneaton, 23rd Jan 2016

Thanks for the offer Pete, very kind of you. I can get in at 4 minutes past any hour, so I'm assuming 9:04 would be the most sensible?
by EpicentrE
Mon Jan 18, 2016 3:36 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Ant Freeze 3 & Signups - Nuneaton, 23rd Jan 2016
Replies: 48
Views: 10686

Re: Ant Freeze 3 & Signups - Nuneaton, 23rd Jan 2016

I would still consider myself to be on a kind-of-hiatus, but I can't not attend an event when it's this close. I might even see if I can throw the components of my almost-working spinner together onto a simple 3d printed chassis during the week (as it was only the tracked drive that gave me problems...
by EpicentrE
Thu Nov 05, 2015 9:26 am
Forum: Questions (and answers)
Topic: Melees
Replies: 30
Views: 5716

Re: Melees

I don't think I have any more to add to the subject of what should or shouldn't happen at AWSs - especially as I'm not in competition at the moment - but in response to Dave Weston (and because it may be relevant to further discussions); First of all, melees are unfair. As we saw in some of the figh...
by EpicentrE
Wed Nov 04, 2015 5:34 pm
Forum: Questions (and answers)
Topic: Melees
Replies: 30
Views: 5716

Re: Melees

If I may be more constructive for a second; It seems to me there is no one tournament format that will adequately fit the desires of both people who's main enjoyment comes from fair, balanced competition, and people who's main enjoyment comes through other means (for example, diversity, having as ma...
by EpicentrE
Wed Nov 04, 2015 4:30 pm
Forum: Questions (and answers)
Topic: Melees
Replies: 30
Views: 5716

Re: Melees

Sorry to butt in, but the system used at the Featherweight champs is horrendously unfair and, overall, terrible. I honestly couldn't believe the prestige placed on an event with such a poor ruleset. In some ways it made me want to build a feather less. So is having single elimination with a losers m...
by EpicentrE
Wed Nov 04, 2015 4:20 pm
Forum: Nanoweights
Topic: Peter Waller Nano Adventures
Replies: 142
Views: 20958

Re: Peter Waller Nano Adventures

Just popping in to say that I used a Deltang RX/ESC combo board in my Firestorm toy mod ( RX65 + Daughter board) and I found it incredibly hard to drive due to the lack of brake on the motors. I e-mailed David at Deltang regarding this and he said that while he's made note of the request, it isn't a...
by EpicentrE
Wed Oct 21, 2015 9:22 am
Forum: Antweights
Topic: Epic Robotics
Replies: 154
Views: 30455

Re: Epic Robotics

Hey all, Just to let you know I'm taking a break from robotics for a bit. I haven't had any motivation to do much robot stuff at all for over a year now, and I figure it's better just to take a break than to risk burning out entirely. I'm sure I'll be back in the future. Best of luck to all of you i...
by EpicentrE
Wed Sep 23, 2015 8:22 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Ant Freeze 2.5 - 26th September 2015 Nuneaton
Replies: 60
Views: 13067

Re: Ant Freeze 2.5 - 26th September 2015 Nuneaton

Sorry, I'm going to have to pull out of this. I've had very little time lately, just been working on Entropy and it's having issues I don't have time to fix, and I just have better uses for the time at the moment. I wish everyone the best of luck and hope you all have a great day, and I hope I'll se...
by EpicentrE
Wed Sep 23, 2015 2:41 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Ant Freeze 2.5 - 26th September 2015 Nuneaton
Replies: 60
Views: 13067

Re: Ant Freeze 2.5 - 26th September 2015 Nuneaton

Nuneaton station is easiest, but can get to the other two if it's more convenient, it just means changing.
by EpicentrE
Wed Sep 23, 2015 9:46 am
Forum: Events
Topic: Ant Freeze 2.5 - 26th September 2015 Nuneaton
Replies: 60
Views: 13067

Re: Ant Freeze 2.5 - 26th September 2015 Nuneaton

I'm afraid I'm going to have to be a nuisance and ask if anyone is able to help me with transport between the venue and the train station? I'm happy to help with petrol money, of course.
by EpicentrE
Wed Sep 23, 2015 8:23 am
Forum: Antweights
Topic: Team 1202 Build Diary
Replies: 110
Views: 21551

Re: Team 1202 Build Diary

If you're talking about bi-directional control, the best one for ant use is the Fingertech TinyESC. Technobots sell these in the UK, but unfortunately they're out of stock at the moment.