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Tashic's ants

Post by Tashic » Wed Jun 18, 2014 11:23 pm

Hi from Italy!

Fortunately robot wars was shown on italy too and I've been a fan since then.
I actually started building for some years.

This is my current team:

Stormer 2.1

6WD, pusher, invertible.. You can guess the robot that this is based on.
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Planning on rebuild this, because it's becoming too messy, the pieces are glued and I can't take out the wheels, and I discovered that the material craks if I clean it with alcohol.

F2
This is the lastest one and inside the alumimium pannels there is a welded brass tube chassis that holds all the components and the pannels.
All the components can be taken out with all of the chassis intact.
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By the way on the dark it's awsome, because the light of the recever is reflected on the floor! :D

The older robots have been dismantled, but I saved the chassis and grouped in this sculpture/pile :
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There are 5 chassis in there.

Other than the new Stormer, I'm planning to make a crusher powered by two 298:1 gearbox motors.

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Re: Tashic's ants

Post by Remote-Controlled Dave » Thu Jun 19, 2014 7:31 am

Bonjourno! Those are mighty impressive looking! F2 looks uncannily like an old fleaweight called Bruce.
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Re: Tashic's ants

Post by peterwaller » Thu Jun 19, 2014 7:32 am

Welcome to the forum Tashic.
Looks like a lot of work has gone into the robots I especially like the 6 wheel drive.
Do you get many competitions to go to in Italy.

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Re: Tashic's ants

Post by Tashic » Thu Jun 19, 2014 6:44 pm

Thanks guys!

This is the claw for the crusher
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I will polish it later but I need something to control the motors, the battery is a 350mAh 2 cell lipo.

Petter, unfortunately there aren't any antweight competition, but I could try and make an arena and see if I can convince some one to make something similar to an ant.

Also Dave, it's spelled "Buongiorno". :)

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Re: Tashic's ants

Post by Remote-Controlled Dave » Thu Jun 19, 2014 7:17 pm

Ah, I had a feeling my spelling was inaccurate!
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Re: Tashic's ants

Post by Tashic » Sat Jul 12, 2014 6:22 pm

Sorry for not posting anything for a while.

Here is the progect for Stormer 3 (not 100% finished):
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Why it is pink?
Because of this:
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It is going to be made with 1.5mm PCB with copper on both sides and some parts are going to be welded.
It's the same method that I used for F2.

It's a bit heavy so I want to upgrade it to 2 cell lipo.
I ordered some of the botbitz 10AMP ESCs + some gear motors a few weeks ago, but they still haven't arrived and I haven't receved any emails :( , I will send an email my self.

EDIT: It turned out that they already sent an email the 4th of july and I didn't notice it. :oops:


Update:

Made the rest of the PCB parts, soldered 3 of them and I made and tweaked the holes for the brass rods so the gears can rotate freely:
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Re: Tashic's ants

Post by Tashic » Sun Jul 20, 2014 9:48 pm

Update:

Made the wheels:
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I only need to shorten the axles and the drive train is done!

I also want to change the name, because Stormer it's very lazy. Thinking of Vector, but i'm not getting rid of the 3.

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Re: Tashic's ants

Post by Remote-Controlled Dave » Mon Jul 21, 2014 8:44 am

Very nice. What does it weigh?
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Re: Tashic's ants

Post by Tashic » Sun Jul 27, 2014 12:18 am

This is the robot so far:
By the way it's shinier in real life.
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Right now it weights 109 grams.
I'm still undecised about the name.
Right now I'm thinking of an italian translation of something related with a storm, like Vortice, Tempesta or Bufera.
What you think I should do?

Also this is something that I did about a year ago just for fun:
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It is slow but it was made to look cool! 8)

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Re: Tashic's ants

Post by Hogi » Sun Jul 27, 2014 7:26 am

vortice is a cool name.
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