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by voorsk
Tue Feb 26, 2019 4:28 pm
Forum: Antweights
Topic: Team BLEEP build diary
Replies: 123
Views: 79405

Re: Team BLEEP build diary

Pretty cool! I just remembered another option that I used while making the front flipper version; HDPE brackets with self-tapping screws. It worked quite well, but cutting HDPE at a small scale was a bit tricky - I had nothing that would hold it in place. Another option was threaded clip thingies , ...
by voorsk
Tue Feb 26, 2019 11:02 am
Forum: Events
Topic: Antweight World Series 58 - 29th June 2019
Replies: 84
Views: 81378

Re: Antweight World Series 58 - 29th June 2019

Nothing in my diary, so count me in unless the wifey says otherwise. :D
by voorsk
Tue Feb 26, 2019 10:00 am
Forum: Antweights
Topic: Team BLEEP build diary
Replies: 123
Views: 79405

Re: Team BLEEP build diary

I usually like L-shaped polycarb as brackets, as I used that method on my first bots. It seems a bit trickier with a mostly enclosed bot with no parallel panels. I've tried several ways of doing it with tabs, and have the papercraft models to prove it. :) Aside from some very rounded edges, which I ...
by voorsk
Mon Feb 25, 2019 8:11 pm
Forum: Antweights
Topic: Team BLEEP build diary
Replies: 123
Views: 79405

Re: Team BLEEP build diary

BLEEP-ing immune system! I was really looking forward to AWS, even tho my bots were possibly even worse than at Antfreeze, but a cough turned into a chest infection, and I had to spend the day coughing at home instead. :( Sprouting Potato wasn't even close to finished. The pad fell off the original ...
by voorsk
Sun Feb 24, 2019 7:15 pm
Forum: Antweights
Topic: Team Rocket Robotics Updates and Reports
Replies: 62
Views: 54543

Re: Lukes ramblings

great writeup!

i wish my wife would get into bot fighting, instead of moaning about it. :P
by voorsk
Fri Feb 22, 2019 5:36 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: AWS 57 (February 2019)
Replies: 47
Views: 50077

Re: AWS 57 (February 2019)

I'm gonna have to pull out due to illness and unfinished bots. :(

at least you'll all finish a couple of minutes earlier! :P

have fun!
by voorsk
Wed Feb 20, 2019 2:28 pm
Forum: Antweights
Topic: Team BLEEP build diary
Replies: 123
Views: 79405

Re: Team BLEEP build diary

It's only a 50:1, so probably not powerful enough to do any lifting, especially with a long arm taking away all the power. It's an interesting idea, tho.. Thanks for the offer of the axe head - sounds like you know what you're doing! I think I'll stick with the razor blade, tho. Partially coz the id...
by voorsk
Wed Feb 20, 2019 11:24 am
Forum: Antweights
Topic: Team BLEEP build diary
Replies: 123
Views: 79405

Re: Team BLEEP build diary

Time for a progress report, I reckon! After AntFreeze, I decided to re-wire everything, and started with the worst offender; Sprouting Potato. I'd done its wiring the last spare night before AntFreeze, at about 3am, and it showed! Wires were shorted in at least 2 places, and it's a wonder I didn't b...
by voorsk
Tue Feb 19, 2019 9:41 am
Forum: Questions (and answers)
Topic: Wiring N20 motor terminals
Replies: 3
Views: 12325

Re: Wiring N20 motor terminals

I do like the little 1S connectors. Another two terminals snapped off at the hole last night, just before I was going to remove the old single core (terrible idea) with some flexy 24 AWG wire (lovely stuff). I think I managed to salvage the motors by using shims and soldering them onto the stumps, w...
by voorsk
Fri Feb 15, 2019 8:51 pm
Forum: Antweights
Topic: Team Rocket Robotics Updates and Reports
Replies: 62
Views: 54543

Re: Lukes ramblings

great looking bots, as always. :)

i especially liked dusty's chunky new look at antfreeze. reminded me of Onslaught from RW