Team Shakey Build Diary

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Re: Team Shakey Build Diary

Postby Shakey » Wed Jan 18, 2017 8:45 pm

https://youtu.be/Sw4sJVgOYnY

A horribly grainy HSOD test video. Doesn't help that this polycarb isn't quite transparant anymore!
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Re: Team Shakey Build Diary

Postby Shakey » Fri Jan 20, 2017 2:28 pm

Boredom, a frozen canal and one ancient antweight:

https://youtu.be/2kfZ5flx-5c
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Re: Team Shakey Build Diary

Postby coolspeedbot » Fri Jan 20, 2017 5:30 pm

that mini bot/ feather in the video kinda has the same shape as my W.I.P feather weight robot
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Re: Team Shakey Build Diary

Postby bitternboy » Sat Jan 28, 2017 2:10 pm

I notice a bunch of the vertical spinners you've done have extra long motor shafts which you use for support. Can't work out where you would have got them from save machining them yourself. Care to spill the beans? :)
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Re: Team Shakey Build Diary

Postby Shakey » Sat Jan 28, 2017 10:47 pm

bitternboy wrote:I notice a bunch of the vertical spinners you've done have extra long motor shafts which you use for support. Can't work out where you would have got them from save machining them yourself. Care to spill the beans? :)


They're just the prop adapter that comes with the motor, I just put a bearing on it.
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Re: Team Shakey Build Diary

Postby bitternboy » Sun Jan 29, 2017 4:21 pm

That was pretty obvious now I think about it.
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Re: Team Shakey Build Diary

Postby Shakey » Sun Jan 29, 2017 4:38 pm

Post event report from Ant Freeze:
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Test Robot Please Ignore Finished with 8.5 hours before the event it did quite well. Spin up issues due to the afro esc's being too aggressive with voltage safety limits but it got quite stuck in anyway... A lot!
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It did also somehow manage to beat a horizontal bar (The supposed counter to a vertical disc) by managing to hit the bar before the bar hit it (EXTREMELY unlikely thing to do), the bar did not fare well.

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Wedge Wedge Wedge got beaten up by why wait, yellow wedge taking most the damage.

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Don't Hug Me I'm Scared ejected it's own battery at one point. The rest of the time the afro esc just wouldn't let it spinup. Something that it never had an issue with in testing. Quite a disappointing performance as a robot built around a weapon but barely able to use it isn't great.

Horizontal Spinner Of Doom did okay. Didn't suffer badly from spinup issues (though still had some) and was able to deal a good amount of damage. The arena however was not a horizontal friendly one and it bounced out on most hits. I took the feet off as they weren't needed and just made control worse.

Space-Y managed a clean sweep of the pinball by relocating most the obstacles to outside the arena.

And a bonus picture of the generic vertical lineup:
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Re: Team Shakey Build Diary

Postby Shakey » Fri Feb 24, 2017 11:14 am

Hmmm... This ant is a little bit big.
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Re: Team Shakey Build Diary

Postby Shakey » Wed Mar 01, 2017 8:31 pm

I liked Peters idea of the dehydrator for filament so grabbed one for myself. Should be able to mess about with Nylon and other stronger filaments much more easily.
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Also my sisters partner bought a 550 size hexcopter for filming and after messing with it I decided I needed a drone for myself.
His drone:
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Parts for a small 150 quad of my own:
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And some tyres for the heavyweight! 40cm.
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Re: Team Shakey Build Diary

Postby Shakey » Tue Mar 14, 2017 5:12 pm

Not an ant, but I was bored and wanted one so made myself a small little 125 quadcopter:
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It's a fun little thing but super fast and quite twitchy to fly (It has a high thrust to weight ratio). It weighs about 120g and I made the frame of it in house on my CNC router out of 3mm polycarbonate.
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Re: Team Shakey Build Diary

Postby Occashokka » Tue Mar 14, 2017 6:49 pm

Give it a wedge and bobs your uncle lol
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Re: Team Shakey Build Diary

Postby Shakey » Fri Apr 21, 2017 3:07 pm

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Still not an ant but I've done a lot of work on it, it's a very tough little thing now and despite quite a lot of crashing hasn't had to have too many repairs. Only 1 motor and ESC have needed replacing (alongside a few props but that's expected). It's gotten much easier to fly aswell as the quad has improved along with my own ability. It has also gained 30g leaving it at 150.5g now. Going to add some FPV equipment to it next.
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Re: Team Shakey Build Diary

Postby Shakey » Fri Jun 30, 2017 9:09 pm

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Re: Team Shakey Build Diary

Postby UserFriendly » Fri Jun 30, 2017 9:24 pm

Looks great! Really neat.

Looks like you've not signed it up for tomorrow... will it make an appearance though...?
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Re: Team Shakey Build Diary

Postby GeorgeR » Fri Jun 30, 2017 9:31 pm

Looks great, glad to see it back.
I'm sure we'll see it tomorrow, shakey's only signed up 3 ants so far and I was wondering what the 4th would be.
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