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Re: Epic Robotics

Post by Remote-Controlled Dave » Tue Mar 10, 2015 11:22 pm

You'll win with it now Scott!
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Re: Epic Robotics

Post by BeligerAnt » Wed Mar 11, 2015 8:39 pm

Jas Halsey made an old-school ant out of the Pussycat toy back in the days of 40MHz and servo drive! Probably circa AWS13 - similar time frame to the Dantomkia toy-based ant (Antomkia I think?)

Jas also made a Refbot, for which I designed and built an RC counter to count out immobilised robots. However, Refbot had a terrible habit of just getting in the way and generally being more trouble than entertainment so was quickly retired from active service!

(Sorry to hijack your build thread with reminiscences Scott!)
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Re: Epic Robotics

Post by EpicentrE » Mon Mar 16, 2015 8:15 pm

Allow me to finally present my new spinner, Entropy:

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I received the disk on Saturday (Thanks Andy!), and after a little bit of machining to get it to fit perfectly, finally got it all together this evening. It just needs acetate and a snazzy name sticker and it'll be ready!

It's a bit of an oddball; the disk is actually at an angle, not only forwards, but to the side also. The idea is that in the whole area at the front of the robot, where the disk will strike opponents, the tooth is travelling upwards, and thus any impact will push me down into the floor and stop me from flying away (and conversely, lift the opponent up and throw them). The armour on the side protects the area where the tooth is in a downwards stroke to stop it hitting something and sending me flying, and that whole side along with the bar the runs across the top can lift up, either to try and flip someone who's got up on top, or to self-right.

That's the idea, anyway. We'll see if it's any good in practice :).
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Re: Epic Robotics

Post by haz » Mon Mar 16, 2015 8:21 pm

Fantastic. Disc is hella nice. Concept is interesting.

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Re: Epic Robotics

Post by peterwaller » Mon Mar 16, 2015 8:28 pm

That looks very dangerous I must admit I am eager to see it in action (against someone else).

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Re: Epic Robotics

Post by Rapidrory » Mon Mar 16, 2015 8:47 pm

I had one of those motors in Flail whale; they pack a serious punch! I had thought about trying something a little along these lines a while back, so I'll be very interested to see how it does!
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Re: Epic Robotics

Post by razerdave » Mon Mar 16, 2015 10:11 pm

I can't wait to see that in action (and then self destruct when I hit the polycarb down into your blade with Baby Hell :) )

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Re: Epic Robotics

Post by Remote-Controlled Dave » Mon Mar 16, 2015 10:25 pm

Holy (censored) that's a lovely thing. And it would totes wreck any of mine for this AWS.
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Post by joey_picus » Mon Mar 16, 2015 10:40 pm

Looking rather impressive in the metal :) that is a very nice shiny disc too, hopefully I'm not against it...
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Re: Epic Robotics

Post by Remote-Controlled Dave » Mon Mar 16, 2015 10:54 pm

Hang on...is that a team of 3 for the AWS for you Scott? That's loads for you! Build a quick walker just to be completest.
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Re: Epic Robotics

Post by EpicentrE » Mon Mar 16, 2015 11:23 pm

Thanks for all the kind words!

Dave W: I hadn't thought of that, but just checked it and don't think it will self destruct unless you push it down in a specific place with a lot of force :P

Dave L: Yes, amazingly despite me doing this for almost 12 years now this will be the first time I've entered more than 2 robots in the same tournament. And even then one of them is a converted toy :P. I'm hoping I can step my production speed up once I have my own printer.
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Re: Epic Robotics

Post by TeamCrash » Tue Mar 17, 2015 7:57 am

That blade is sharp! Now, on a totally unrelated note, how do I cancel? :P
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Re: Epic Robotics

Post by razerdave » Tue Mar 17, 2015 10:23 am

EpicentrE wrote:Thanks for all the kind words!

Dave W: I hadn't thought of that, but just checked it and don't think it will self destruct unless you push it down in a specific place with a lot of force :)
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Re: Epic Robotics

Post by suvv » Thu Mar 19, 2015 4:03 pm

i jsut saw your bit in this about the toy firestorm how did that fair and i have a chaos 2 toy at home in bits i dissassembled that i am now inspired to give the rc treatment to aswell
how hard can it be???
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Re: Epic Robotics

Post by EpicentrE » Thu Mar 19, 2015 4:15 pm

If you look at the dates on the post, it was only from a couple of weeks ago, so I don't know how it'll fair yet :P. We'll find out after the AWS.
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