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by GeorgeR
Fri Mar 03, 2017 1:37 am
Forum: Antweights
Topic: GeorgeR's robots
Replies: 111
Views: 20953

Re: GeorgeR's robots

This is a rather late post as the ant actually made its debut at ant freeze back in January, but better late than never here is Axiom ... http://i.imgur.com/uWlpWmi.jpg Specs 136x102x26mm, 150g NanoTwo and 30:1 500rpm motors for drive, Vex 29 and Pololu HP's for the axe. 1.5mm Polycarb chassis, 1mm ...
by GeorgeR
Thu Feb 02, 2017 12:53 am
Forum: Events
Topic: Ant Freeze 4 - Sign Up & details
Replies: 27
Views: 5209

Re: Ant Freeze 4 - Sign Up & details

Big thanks to everybody for making me feel welcome, and particularly to John and family for running a great event. I'm really happy with my robots performance, three wins was better than i had hoped for my first time, and both are still running despite Axiom taking some damage from Don't hug me and ...
by GeorgeR
Tue Dec 20, 2016 12:54 am
Forum: Antweights
Topic: GeorgeR's robots
Replies: 111
Views: 20953

Re: GeorgeR's robots

In what is almost certainly a stupid idea I've decided to give my next antweight a rather oversized axe as a weapon, here it is with my other bot for scale...

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Now I guess I should make a robot to attach it to before ant freeze.
by GeorgeR
Sat Dec 17, 2016 11:29 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Ant Freeze 4 - Saturday January 28th 2017
Replies: 12
Views: 3129

Re: Ant Freeze 4 - Saturday January 28th 2017

I should be able to get up to this and have my first crack at robot combat. I better get to work on my axebot...
by GeorgeR
Fri Nov 18, 2016 12:25 am
Forum: Questions (and answers)
Topic: Brushless motor help
Replies: 7
Views: 2844

Re: Brushless motor help

Thanks as always guys, it's fantastic how helpful everybody is on this site.
by GeorgeR
Thu Nov 17, 2016 12:59 am
Forum: Questions (and answers)
Topic: Brushless motor help
Replies: 7
Views: 2844

Re: Brushless motor help

Sorry to hijack this thread somewhat but does anybody use these for ants?
https://hobbyking.com/en_us/dys-be1104- ... black.html

They look to have suitable mounting holes and a decent amount of power, but are they physically too small to stand up to hits?
by GeorgeR
Thu Nov 10, 2016 9:05 pm
Forum: Antweights
Topic: Design-Build of Fe, my first competitive ant.
Replies: 11
Views: 2811

Re: Design-Build of Fe, my first competitive ant.

Good work, they both look great!
by GeorgeR
Wed Nov 09, 2016 5:59 pm
Forum: Antweights
Topic: GeorgeR's robots
Replies: 111
Views: 20953

Re: GeorgeR's robots

Thanks guys, unfortunately I can't make it this weekend as I'm at a wedding, but I'll definitely get to the next event, whenever that is.
by GeorgeR
Wed Nov 09, 2016 12:31 am
Forum: Antweights
Topic: GeorgeR's robots
Replies: 111
Views: 20953

GeorgeR's robots

I guess I'll make a thread for my antweights, so here is my first attempt, Zero . For my first ant I wanted something simple and robust so i went for a basic 2 wheel drive rambot. http://i.imgur.com/BmH8TAb.jpg http://i.imgur.com/pMUC7D6.jpg http://i.imgur.com/Ct8WS1u.jpg Specs 121x93x32mm, 149g Nan...
by GeorgeR
Fri Nov 04, 2016 1:16 am
Forum: Events
Topic: Antweight World Series 51 - Peasedown St. John, 29th October 2016
Replies: 36
Views: 8441

Re: Antweight World Series 51 - Peasedown St. John, 29th October 2016

The video's up on youtube - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PzdKvL6mqJw

Looks like a lot of fun, absolutely love the box! My first ant is almost done now so I'll definitely be at the next one.
by GeorgeR
Tue Sep 20, 2016 7:17 pm
Forum: Questions (and answers)
Topic: Axe motor/servo?
Replies: 8
Views: 2001

Re: Axe motor/servo?

Gearmotors it is then. I'm going to get calculating and figure out the best option for gear ratios, and thanks for the Vex 29 recommendation, I hadn't seen those before. It would be great if it does actually turn out to be effective, and if not the stupidly large axe should at least be entertaining ...
by GeorgeR
Sun Sep 18, 2016 2:08 pm
Forum: Questions (and answers)
Topic: Axe motor/servo?
Replies: 8
Views: 2001

Re: Axe motor/servo?

Yeah, 10cm is going to be a tight fit, I think it can be done, and if not its going to be very close, I can definitely get a 9.5cm arm in. I did see that some people had used gear motors before, but was thinking that a servo would be simpler as it wouldn't require external positioning switches. I gu...
by GeorgeR
Sun Sep 18, 2016 10:10 am
Forum: Questions (and answers)
Topic: Axe motor/servo?
Replies: 8
Views: 2001

Axe motor/servo?

Looking at the aws videos on youtube there doesn't seem to be many axe/hammer bots, so just to mix it up I thought I'd have a go at making one, but was wondering about powering the axe. My initial idea was to mod one of the high speed servos (turnigy 306 or emax es9256) for 180 degree rotation and u...
by GeorgeR
Tue Aug 30, 2016 12:43 pm
Forum: Antweights
Topic: The "Robot Wars" Effect
Replies: 24
Views: 4154

Re: The "Robot Wars" Effect

Hello everybody, I'm new here too. I always loved robot wars when I was younger and wanted to build one at the time, but my teenage self lacked the skills. I hadn't thought about it for years, but the new show reminded me and I found my way here. I'm definitely going to build an antweight or two and...