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by GeorgeR
Mon Nov 05, 2018 6:02 pm
Forum: Antweights
Topic: Eddie J - DisinfectANT , Cilit BANG
Replies: 64
Views: 12527

Re: DisinfectANT - Antweight First Build Log

1.5mm alu can be an effective armour, it depends on the alloy. If its something strong like 6082t6 then you'll be fine, if it's something weaker like 1050h14 then you'll have issues with it getting bent up. With the current design I would think that the main issue would be horizontal spinners bendin...
by GeorgeR
Mon Nov 05, 2018 5:51 pm
Forum: Antweights
Topic: Binary robot question
Replies: 2
Views: 456

Re: Binary robot question

As long as both parts have their own switches, and both failsafe correctly I don't think there would be a problem with this. Sounds great btw.
by GeorgeR
Thu Nov 01, 2018 1:28 pm
Forum: Questions (and answers)
Topic: Simonk software recommendations?
Replies: 2
Views: 1440

Re: Simonk software recommendations?

Cheers, I'll see if I can find those versions, I definitely want to give the configs a prod.
by GeorgeR
Thu Nov 01, 2018 1:22 pm
Forum: Antweights
Topic: GeorgeR's robots
Replies: 111
Views: 20472

Re: GeorgeR's robots

Others have already answered, but I might as well try and give a full explanation. For a spinner you will need a brushless motor, and a brushless esc to drive it. The esc will have 3 sets of wires; A) 3 wires to connect to the motor. B) 2 wires for power (to be connected to the power wires between t...
by GeorgeR
Tue Oct 30, 2018 3:34 pm
Forum: Antweights
Topic: Eddie J - DisinfectANT , Cilit BANG
Replies: 64
Views: 12527

Re: DisinfectANT - Antweight First Build Log

This is looking absolutely incredible, can't wait to see the finished machine.
by GeorgeR
Tue Oct 30, 2018 12:30 pm
Forum: Questions (and answers)
Topic: Simonk software recommendations?
Replies: 2
Views: 1440

Simonk software recommendations?

I'm starting to play around with programming/tuning my brushless esc's, and while blhelisuite is great for the blheli side of things, I'm not sure about the best option for simonk. I've seen there's rapidflash and kkmulticopter, but wasn't sure if one was better than the other, or if there was a bet...
by GeorgeR
Tue Oct 30, 2018 12:27 am
Forum: Antweights
Topic: GeorgeR's robots
Replies: 111
Views: 20472

Re: GeorgeR's robots

Just some slo-mo shots of Vampire doing its thing at the BBB halloween event... https://i.imgur.com/mGXEXPD.gif https://i.imgur.com/IRgLgDy.gif Vamp may not be very competitive, but it does pack a punch when it's working. The whole event was great fun, I had a blast. (credit to Edward E for the orig...
by GeorgeR
Mon Oct 15, 2018 6:35 pm
Forum: Questions (and answers)
Topic: Soldering irons?
Replies: 3
Views: 1605

Re: Soldering irons?

Not quite sure what you mean by kits, but for an iron I'd recommend an Antex Xs25 (with silicone cable). They go for about £25, and imo are the perfect starter iron. (they also last for ever, I've had mine for over 20 years!)
by GeorgeR
Mon Oct 15, 2018 12:13 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: AWS56 - 13th October, Bristol
Replies: 37
Views: 8351

Re: AWS56 - 13th October, Bristol

Harry was there and filming as usual (his ants did good too) I'm sure the full video will be up sometime this week.
by GeorgeR
Sat Oct 13, 2018 8:43 pm
Forum: Antweights
Topic: GeorgeR's robots
Replies: 111
Views: 20472

Re: GeorgeR's robots

AWS 56 provided a rather different set of results compared to last time, with my worst set of results since I started roboteering! Zero went out without a win, with neither fight being particularly memorable. Axiom started well with a hard fought and entertaining win over Dark Matter 5, its new wedg...
by GeorgeR
Sat Oct 13, 2018 8:01 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: AWS56 - 13th October, Bristol
Replies: 37
Views: 8351

Re: AWS56 - 13th October, Bristol

Big thanks to Dave, Joe and the rest of the BBB crew for a great event. I had an excellent time despite my teams generally abysmal performance. For those who weren't there the top 4 were; 1)Boink?! 2)Bzroink... 3)Test Robot Please Ignore 4)Wedge Wedge Wedge Congratulations to Team Oink for a dominan...
by GeorgeR
Fri Oct 12, 2018 6:24 pm
Forum: Antweights
Topic: Stacking components?
Replies: 2
Views: 448

Re: Stacking components?

Stacking is not a problem at all, as long as they are electrically insulated. The electronics on both my spinners are so tightly packed it can be hard to jam on the top of the robot!
by GeorgeR
Fri Oct 12, 2018 9:01 am
Forum: Antweights
Topic: GeorgeR's robots
Replies: 111
Views: 20472

Re: GeorgeR's robots

Cheers, Vampire (overhead bar spinner) is sitting this one out, I haven't got around to fitting the new weapon esc yet (the current one has some bits missing) so it'll be on rumble duty only.
by GeorgeR
Thu Oct 11, 2018 11:18 pm
Forum: Antweights
Topic: GeorgeR's robots
Replies: 111
Views: 20472

Re: GeorgeR's robots

Team Zero, ready for AWS 56!

Image

Look closely and you'll see a few changes on Valkyrie, all designed to beef up the front/weapon mount area. With the upgrades to Valkyrie and Axiom, and old reliable Zero, this should be a fairly competitive team, bring on Saturday!
by GeorgeR
Sun Oct 07, 2018 2:14 pm
Forum: Antweights
Topic: Team Phyte Antweight Builds & Event Reports
Replies: 17
Views: 3980

Re: Team Phyte Antweight Builds & Event Reports

I can't see the pic, but the signal pad is the inside connection, with the earth being along the outside edge of a lemonrx, so it sounds like you've got it the wrong way around currently.