Harry Makes Ants

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Harry Makes Ants

Post by haz » Wed Jul 11, 2018 3:59 pm

Yo. It me.

Antweights have moved along a lot in my semi legit hiatus. I'm glad to see there are so many people doing cool things still. I'm going to try and catch up and drag myself (and the amazing Mr Blunden) to an AWS.

Anyone who follows my Facebook drivel will know I've pumped out a couple of critters in the last few months after the inclination and drive for larger, more complicated (expensive!) robots dwindled.

Going to try and keep updates here as well because I rather miss forums :)

LOADER was my first toe-dip back into the waters of antweights. A relatively boring pusher with silicone tracks (hair bands) A printed frame and a 1.2mm titanium wedge.


I tried to get this to one of the last few AWS's but life happened and it got thrown at Joey to run as a rail replacement bus robot service.

You can see a video of it here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ow2AVVfpsCo

Next up is a strange ghetto replica of hypnodisc. I'm not sure why this came to be exactly. I think I had an excess of bevel gears and 2mm bearings and this was the next logical step.


It's pretty much done except for getting a metal disc cut which will be done when funds allow. Hugely underweight, its only 107g!

Next up is me trying to have a go at something that has long since been a goal. Pneumatic. I went for the simplest system I could find with as much off the shelf components. Sacrificing shape and weight for stuff that would just work Luckily, that paid off and I have a very reliable system with zero leaks. Flow rate is okay. Retract is good. Only problem is its ugly as all sin! :( I will be taking what I learned from this and moving on to a whole new scratch build with slightly more custom parts.