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Re: Team Shakey Build Diary

Postby Shakey » Thu Sep 01, 2016 9:13 pm

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I got the new boards fitted into the 3020 quite easily. Took a bit of fiddling to work out I needed to cut a trace and jumper another to get it working. I'd switched from the Due to the Arduino Uno as the Due was being hassle.

In the second pic on the right you can see the Gshield ontop of the Uno and just tot he left a 24v Step Down regulator feeding 10V into the Uno. The Uno could get power solely from the USB but this provides a nice way of ensuring the arduino is always controlling the GShield if power is there.

The original spindle control is still there has half the power supply is integrated into it and it works fairly well. Future plans involve a brushless spindle though!

For now I need to get the software tweaked and start trying to mill and cut some stuff with it. In all I've spent ~£400 on this raised by the two ebay antweights.
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Re: Team Shakey Build Diary

Postby Occashokka » Fri Sep 02, 2016 7:06 am

Rapidrory wrote:Theory

Shakey wrote: At first it will fight very simplistically but the eventual idea is the kinect will watch every battle that takes place (not just its own) and learn from the victor/dominant robot to draw up a fighting style(s). Hopefully it should be able to contend with a person, this would be my end goal.


Reality

*takes 6 months of coding just to keep a robot in the arena*

Computer vision is never simple :P


I genuinely want to know what happened to this :(
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Re: Team Shakey Build Diary

Postby Shakey » Fri Sep 02, 2016 12:18 pm

What happened was I was stubborn and refused to upgrade my PC to windows 8 to allow the kinect to work with it and was too poor to build a second box. :P
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Re: Team Shakey Build Diary

Postby Shakey » Sat Dec 24, 2016 10:11 pm

I decided to give myself a bit of a treat, so introducing 'Don't Hug Me I'm Scared'

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Already tested and have learned 2 things. One that it can hit the bolt right at the back with hilarious results so I need to tweak that. And two, It's really good at exploding other robots even at minimum speed. It is afterall a~60g grade 5 titanium weapon system with a spinning diameter of ~175mm.

Just need to tweak that rear bolt and put the proper wheels on and it's set.
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Re: Team Shakey Build Diary

Postby peterwaller » Sat Dec 24, 2016 11:37 pm

That looks really mean.
I guess the main weakness is running inverted assuming you last long enough to flip it.
Might have to come up with a very low profile robot to try and duck under the blade.

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Re: Team Shakey Build Diary

Postby Shakey » Sat Dec 24, 2016 11:55 pm

This one is more just a fun robot. Probably won't appear at AWS's in favour of more sensible spinners. And I do have other tails that can eb used to lower the bar height. :D
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Re: Team Shakey Build Diary

Postby peterwaller » Sun Dec 25, 2016 10:15 am

I never expected it would be easy to beat one of your robots I just like the challenge of trying.
It is only when you are fighting the best robots and drivers you get the biggest kick. ( or sometimes kicking ) :roll:
Happy Christmas to one and all.

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Re: Team Shakey Build Diary

Postby Shakey » Tue Dec 27, 2016 7:07 pm

A test video!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8rql3Je ... e=youtu.be

Good luck everyone else.
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Re: Team Shakey Build Diary

Postby peterwaller » Wed Dec 28, 2016 4:44 pm

That is impressive I was hoping it would go inverted more often but I guess the gyro effect helps keep it the right way up.
Look forward to see it in action soon (against someone else).

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Re: Team Shakey Build Diary

Postby Shakey » Fri Jan 13, 2017 10:12 pm

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Returning soon to an arena near you.
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Re: Team Shakey Build Diary

Postby Occashokka » Fri Jan 13, 2017 10:31 pm

Looks uncannily like HSOD with a grinding disc
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Re: Team Shakey Build Diary

Postby Shakey » Fri Jan 13, 2017 10:43 pm

Oh it is HSOD, just with a single tooth disc, the tooth is just rotated out of view in this photo.
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Re: Team Shakey Build Diary

Postby Occashokka » Sat Jan 14, 2017 7:19 am

*adds titanium to ABS armourment*
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-cool modulated printed thingy
-not yet built nasty mean spinnt thingy

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Re: Team Shakey Build Diary

Postby Shakey » Sat Jan 14, 2017 11:10 pm

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HSOD is back, yay! A much sleeker and more robust build now, even has some armour to it. Upped the disc to a 70mm single tooth one as well.
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Re: Team Shakey Build Diary

Postby JMD » Sun Jan 15, 2017 12:45 am

A New Robot Is Amazing Spinner

But I To Get Spinner :D
(John is diagnosed with ASD and has severe communication problems, please bear this in mind with anything posted.
Those who have met John will understand he means well and his life revolves around robots!)
Any problems etc please pm Limpet (Dad!)


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