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Re: Peter Wallers Robot Ramblings

Postby playzooki » Tue Oct 06, 2015 7:41 pm

Rapidrory wrote:Hard to tell which is which.. :P Looks like Bad Idea'll have to try harder next time :L

And whatever robots i have when antfreeze 3 happens will have to not switch off halfway through the match :P

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Re: Peter Wallers Robot Ramblings

Postby peterwaller » Tue Oct 06, 2015 7:53 pm

Can't quite remember which robots did the damage at antfreeze 2.5 but the poly carb jammed one wheel causing the controller running on three cells to burn out.
I swapped controllers between rounds but eventually the spinner stopped working due I found out afterwards to the blade coming loose and rubbing on the chassis.
Still it was out by then and it would probably have got even more damage in the annihilator.

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Re: Peter Wallers Robot Ramblings

Postby Rapidrory » Tue Oct 06, 2015 7:57 pm

I feel swapping the controller out was pushing the 5 minute fight delay a little far, but hey you didn't manage to break my other robots too much after that so I wasn't too worried :L
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Re: Peter Wallers Robot Ramblings

Postby peterwaller » Wed Oct 07, 2015 7:36 am

Yes I probably wouldn't get away with that at an AWS.

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Re: Peter Wallers Robot Ramblings

Postby Remote-Controlled Dave » Wed Oct 07, 2015 11:02 am

You could just swap one robot for the other and hope no-one notices.
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Re: Peter Wallers Robot Ramblings

Postby peterwaller » Tue Nov 24, 2015 3:50 pm

Just started repairing some of my robots from the AWS and decided to start with Flippant.
Apart from new batteries and a repair to the servo wiring caused by opening the flipper at the wrong moment and allowing a spinner inside it didn't really need much else.
But then I decided the scoop was getting a bit chewed, the chassis was cracked and one of the tynes has been repaired several times so I might as well do a complete rebuild.
After all with these 3D printed robots its not like you have to build anything, all you have to do is turn on the printer, wait a couple of hours and out pops a robot. :roll:
This time I have made the chassis deeper so less ground clearance and also extended the 2mm polycarb scoop further down the sides for more protection.
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Here it is so far still have to fit the new batteries and flipper link and maybe make some new wheels that are recessed a little more plus mold some tyres.
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Re: Peter Wallers Robot Ramblings

Postby earthwormjim » Tue Nov 24, 2015 3:56 pm

That looks like a winner to me Peter. A nice evolution of a great design.
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Re: Peter Wallers Robot Ramblings

Postby peterwaller » Sat Nov 28, 2015 3:44 pm

Have now fitted new matching wheels with fluorescent orange tyres plus doubled the thickness of the curved tines.
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Inside I have fitted a large chunk of polycarbonate to try and give a bit more protection to the electronics.
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Re: Peter Wallers Robot Ramblings

Postby peterwaller » Fri Dec 11, 2015 11:29 am

I think my robots are breeding.
I left Flippant and Dominant in the cupboard and when I returned I found this which will be the new Defiant.
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Here it is in action
https://youtu.be/xiU8afMciAo
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Re: Peter Wallers Robot Ramblings

Postby Shakey » Fri Dec 11, 2015 2:25 pm

That's an awesome robot and I'm loving the colours!

Can't wait to see it fight.
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Re: Peter Wallers Robot Ramblings

Postby Rapidrory » Sat Dec 12, 2015 1:22 pm

I see some possibly Bullydozer inspired features :L that's what Bully originally meant to be, with tracks etc... Glad I didn't now cause it would've been painfully out engineered by this. Definitely looking forward to seeing it fight :)
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Re: Peter Wallers Robot Ramblings

Postby peterwaller » Sun Dec 13, 2015 8:48 am

Cheers but I am not too sure how good my engineering is these days.
If you look at the second picture in my post above there are two spare holes in the side wall.
It took me three iterations of the lifting mechanism to ensure it self righted from any positions, that sounds more like trial and error.
I must admit I do like playing with the 3D cad more these days to make sure everything fits in and the robot fits the cube.
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Re: Peter Wallers Robot Ramblings

Postby earthwormjim » Sun Dec 13, 2015 9:52 pm

Very nice Peter. Looks to be very well thought out.
Are the tracks 2 piece? Inner and outer sections? Have you managed to fibre reinforce them at all ?
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Re: Peter Wallers Robot Ramblings

Postby peterwaller » Mon Dec 14, 2015 9:11 am

The tracks are molded as one piece in a two part mold shown below.
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I haven't put any reinforcing material in the track but just rely on the extra track guides to retain the tracks in a turn.
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Re: Peter Wallers Robot Ramblings

Postby earthwormjim » Mon Dec 14, 2015 9:18 am

Cool. Thanks Peter.
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