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Re: Another New Antweight..

Postby Andrew_Hibberd » Mon Jun 22, 2015 6:37 am

This looks familiar! 6" blade time 8)

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Re: Another New Antweight..

Postby Rapidrory » Mon Jun 22, 2015 11:08 am

Damn it Andy! Just when I thought I'd come up with something original..

It's strange quite how similar that is given I'd never seen it before... How'd it do in fights?

That's rather taken the fun out of it now...
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Re: Another New Antweight..

Postby EpicentrE » Mon Jun 22, 2015 11:22 am

I don't believe it ever competed, so you should definitely enter yours! I'm always interested in seeing more expanding robots.
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Re: Another New Antweight..

Postby Rapidrory » Mon Jun 22, 2015 11:28 am

Gonna try and fit a 7" blade, but it may be pretty flimsy to get it in weight and the cube... but tbf when building a robot like this, anything less is pointless. I expect it to explode spectacularly after it's first hit and then it can be retired to my shelf of mad machines :L

If I can't fit a blade in time, I may just reinstate FlailWhail's folding flails... Likely end terribly, but hey ho :L
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Re: Another New Antweight..

Postby joey_picus » Mon Jun 22, 2015 1:18 pm

I think Cataclysm did compete (sort of) at a couple of RRCs in 2009/2010 but I don't think it was ever in full combat due to expanding issues. I still have that blade :) I might give it another try when my engineering's up to it...

I am slightly worried about the overall stiffness of the robot and those motor cables though!
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Re: Another New Antweight..

Postby Rapidrory » Mon Jun 22, 2015 1:24 pm

It's remarkably stiff given the folding chassis; should be able to wield a blade without bending significantly.

I've got a bolt on cover for the electronics and plan to glue/ tie the motor cables up at some point, so that should be fine.
Also added some little clips into the chassis so it locks open properly.
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Re: Another New Antweight..

Postby Remote-Controlled Dave » Tue Jun 23, 2015 9:46 pm

Now I can say how angry I am that you revealed this before my ones! (Lol...not lol)
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Re: Another New Antweight..

Postby Rapidrory » Fri Jun 26, 2015 4:20 pm

Sorry Dave! :S

Well following a rebuild of Why Wait (I say rebuild; it took 2 days and the only original parts are the wheels and some of the electronics), and just balancing the small blade on Slice To Meet You instead of fitting a bigger one, I finally have a team for the AWS. It was supposed to be Skutter as the fourth member, but given the smoke coming from the electronics I decided to just patch up Bad Idea and enter that instead. Either Why Wait or Slice are getting clustered with a Nano as both have plenty of weight spare (Lazy, I know, but I've run out of free time). As such, my team's a variety of spinners and Bullydozer.. It will probably be a fairly short AWS for me, but as I'm the EO that's probably a good thing!
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Re: Another New Antweight..

Postby Remote-Controlled Dave » Fri Jun 26, 2015 8:47 pm

Do you fancy rapidly decommissioning all mine for me?
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Re: Another New Antweight..

Postby Rapidrory » Tue Jul 07, 2015 6:12 pm

With all this talk of EDF pushers, I decided to give one a go. However I found it quite uncontrollable and rather lacking in pushing power. Not sure I'd ever want to run one in competition.. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oc2zNdr ... e=youtu.be
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Re: Another New Antweight..

Postby joey_picus » Tue Jul 07, 2015 6:26 pm

I'd enter it anyway to be honest, add some wings and you've got yourself the first flying antweight :)
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Re: Another New Antweight..

Postby AntRoboteer » Tue Jul 07, 2015 8:06 pm

Darn, I was going to do that! Nice take on 'EDF pusher'. I don't think anybody would be too angry about coming up against that one in an AWS! :-)

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Re: Another New Antweight..

Postby Rapidrory » Tue Jul 07, 2015 8:14 pm

Feel free to try improve the concept; with it as an assist to drive motors rather than the main drive it could work quite well.. Also probably work better if it wasn't thrown together in 10 minutes :P
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Re: Another New Antweight..

Postby Rapidrory » Sun Aug 02, 2015 1:10 pm

As the beetle drive motor from Skutter's flipper has now gone into an actual beetle now (Big Bully), I need another power source for the flipper. Seeing as I have a lot of modified lego pnematics from my days of building LPE engines ( https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iUleSgydUC4 ), I'm planning on trying out a pneumatic flipper setup in the walking chassis.

Bought a bit of nylon piping and an RS valve to help keep flow rates good, and have put together a little test rig out of lego just to get an idea of angles and power. Not having a suitable compressor to hand at the moment I've been using the butane I bought for Mr Burns and Mr Burns' gas tank as a supply. Liquid Butane is only ~40 psi, but even so it was getting pretty good flips (Lionel in the top right of the corner having just been flipped). Another interesting fact about running butane is that even with just the tiniest bit of liquid in the tank, I got about 40 flips before power started to reduce. I've had a look around for a non flammable/ toxic substance which is also liquid at room temperature below 100 PSI, but sadly I'm not sure one exists.. Seems I'll just have to get a compressor sorted... Either that or vent the used gas through a pair of flame throwers out the back :L

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Re: Another New Antweight..

Postby Rapidrory » Thu Aug 06, 2015 7:24 pm

Last weekend I acquired a rather nice milling machine:

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However I've never really used one before, so as a bit of practice I made Bunker:

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Bunker's a robot I've been meaning to make for a while as a spinner test bot. It's made from a milled block of 10mm polycarb, with 5mm polycarb on the top and bottom to hold everything in. It's not finished yet as it needs a load more bolts to hold it together, some electronics, and a scoop cut either end. It's non competitive as it comes in at around 250g, but should be fun to test against.

The pneumatics project is waiting on some more parts to arrive from china, so more on that soon hopefully.
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