New to Ants, and Robots

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Spiky goat
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New to Ants, and Robots

Postby Spiky goat » Mon May 15, 2017 10:17 pm

Thought I'd say a short hello.
My name's Darren and I'm completely new to robots of all shapes and weights. Been a fan for years but after being inspired by watching the robots at Truckfest, have decided to give it a go.

I've recently built a budget featherweight and aim to try another - will post when I do in the right section - but really like the idea of Ants ( plus would need a huge skill increase for anything heavy)

So after a bit of internet searching and a few forums read, I've got an order in with Alex, and have also treated myself to PeteCs antweight kit. Still waiting for both to arrive - don't worry, I'm in no rush - but once they do, I'll hopefully update with a few pics / build ideas / questions etc, and maybe get to actually take part in a real robot battle sometime soon :)

patlinnett
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Re: New to Ants, and Robots

Postby patlinnett » Mon May 15, 2017 11:18 pm

Good to see more people getting into it! I'm new as well, but people here are super helpful. Perhaps we shall meet on the field of battle!

Spiky goat
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Re: New to Ants, and Robots

Postby Spiky goat » Tue May 30, 2017 10:25 am

Recently received the kit from Pete, so hoping to make a start this week on my first Ant build. Probably going to go quite close to the instructions, but will see as I go.

Spiky goat
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Re: New to Ants, and Robots

Postby Spiky goat » Sat Jun 10, 2017 4:26 pm

Well I built my first ant :D
It moves, does what it should, and even the drill bit axe works. Have been struggling to fit / secure a top / sides to it though - it can be fiddly sticking to the size / weight limits.

But I'm not sure I like it lol
Definitely feel I can work on the design , and possibly the weapon a bit more, so I might take it apart and rebuild it. Hopefully won't be long before its ready for battle.

ShootyMcExplosion
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Re: New to Ants, and Robots

Postby ShootyMcExplosion » Sat Jun 10, 2017 5:56 pm

This all sounds great, but I think what everyone wants to see here are pictures! do you have any to post?

Spiky goat
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Re: New to Ants, and Robots

Postby Spiky goat » Sat Jun 10, 2017 6:13 pm

:lol: I did plan on adding a photo to that post from my phone, but apparently it was too big.

Occashokka
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Re: New to Ants, and Robots

Postby Occashokka » Sun Jun 11, 2017 9:45 am

Upload photos to imgur then u can just link the photo
Team Badger
Has a 3d printer now yay
-£4.82+VAT (intact)
-cool modulated printed thingy
-not yet built nasty mean spinnt thingy

I'm gonna build something huge and stupid, try and stop me :P


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