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Re: Epic Robotics

Post by Hogi » Thu Mar 19, 2015 7:07 pm

looks like alasdair will have to be our last hope Dave. my team for this event will consist of a pusher, a verticle spinner, a flipper and a clusterbot. :(

unless it's in the annihilator or tag team in which case it's crushy crushy time :)
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Re: Epic Robotics

Post by Occashokka » Thu Mar 19, 2015 7:45 pm

Is it just me or would an rc antweight version of this be awesome;
http://m.ebay.co.uk/itm/361212915833?nav=SEARCH

Impractical idea but very cool
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Re: Epic Robotics

Post by Remote-Controlled Dave » Thu Mar 19, 2015 8:19 pm

The Growler toy doesn't fit in the cube if I remember correctly. So would be difficult. Not impossible though.
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Re: Epic Robotics

Post by suvv » Thu Mar 19, 2015 8:56 pm

i had a moment thought it said 2014 not 2015 silly suvv
how hard can it be???
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Re: Epic Robotics

Post by EpicentrE » Mon Mar 23, 2015 5:16 pm

All ready for the AWS:

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Scott Fyfe-Jamieson, Captain of Epic Robotics. Champion of AWS38/41/42.
http://www.epicrobotics.co.uk

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Re: Epic Robotics

Post by Remote-Controlled Dave » Mon Mar 23, 2015 9:33 pm

They look terrible. You'll never win with robots like that. *sarcasm detector explodes*
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Re: Epic Robotics

Post by peterwaller » Tue Mar 24, 2015 9:31 am

They look to be up to the usual very high standards.
We have a lot in common when it comes to engineering, I have the same Wickes worksurface bench tops in my workshop. :roll:

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Re: Epic Robotics

Post by EpicentrE » Tue Mar 24, 2015 9:43 am

Sorry to disappoint Peter, but these were actually taken at work :P I have cheap Ikea tables at home, which are black and therefore not great for taking photos on.

After adding the acetate I realised EmberStorm no longer self-righted, so I had to trim it down a bit. I've also managed to lose the circlip that holds Entropy's motor can on, but it's quite hard to get off anyway so I'm hoping it won't cause any issues.
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Re: Epic Robotics

Post by Remote-Controlled Dave » Tue Mar 24, 2015 10:03 am

If I ever heard any potential "famous last words", its those! Haha. Btw, what's the black pole on Entropy for? I thought it might be a self righter but it doesn't look like it does a lot.
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Re: Epic Robotics

Post by EpicentrE » Tue Mar 24, 2015 10:18 am

You thought correctly; the wedge in front of the disk, the side armour, and that pole are all on a hinge, and lift up to self-right or flip people if they somehow got on top of me.
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Post by Remote-Controlled Dave » Tue Mar 24, 2015 10:29 am

Oh I see! That's really smart. Disables any plan I had to attack it by driving at the front corner anyway.
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Re: Epic Robotics

Post by EpicentrE » Tue Mar 24, 2015 10:33 am

Well you've got the right idea; this design's main weakness is that it really only has a small area where the disk is effective. I already have ideas to make that better for the future, but I just wanted to get this built to test the design out. If you can repeatedly get around the sides or back I can't do much about it, apart from flail and hope I catch you with the tooth.
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Re: Epic Robotics

Post by Remote-Controlled Dave » Tue Mar 24, 2015 10:38 am

The way mine are this time, if I meet any spinner, I am coming out in bits. But that's always fun.
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Re: Epic Robotics

Post by Rapidrory » Tue Mar 24, 2015 10:39 am

How drivable is it with the disc at full whack? Do you get any odd gyro effects due to the disc angle?
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Re: Epic Robotics

Post by EpicentrE » Tue Mar 24, 2015 10:57 am

I don't have an enclosed arena to test it in, unfortunately. I've driven it around at about 25% throttle and it was perfectly controllable, but was too scared to go any higher!
Scott Fyfe-Jamieson, Captain of Epic Robotics. Champion of AWS38/41/42.
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