How to wire an antweight

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How to wire an antweight

Postby Andrew_Hibberd » Sun Aug 29, 2010 5:57 pm

The question of how do I wire up my robot gets asked all the time. This is a rather lengthy guide with pictures to try and answer the questions.

This guide is aimed at using 2 cell lipos, however it can be extended to 3 cells please do not try to run servos on 3 cells. Also I can't be taken responsable if you want to run parts above there recomeded voltages and they break - its your choice!

The guide is split into 3 sections with pictures referenced below. Each section will have a simple sum to find out what you need, if your number doesn't reference a picture then you are doing something odd or silly. For instance running motor drive on 5V when you have a 2 cell lipo. How difficult it will be to make each set up is shown in brakets, not including modifing drive servos (eg 1/5 is easy, 5/5 requires lots of soldering)

Section A is for pusher/ram bots
Section B covers servo and spinner weapons
Section C has additional information
I will try and include a Section D later for Pete W control boards

For voltage regulators please see this guide:
http://www.windisch.co.uk/robots/howto/voltage_regulator.htm


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Section A - Pusher/Ram robots

A little bit of maths for you to ask what you want in your robot

Start with 0:

Drive
Servo drive +0
Motor drive +1

What voltage do you want to run on
4.8V (4 cell NiMh/Nicad) / 5V regulated/ 6V (5 cell NiMh/Nicad) +0
7.4V (2 cell lipo) +2

What type of battery are you using
NiMh/Nicad +0
Lipo +4

Please see the following picture labeled A# for how to wire the robot

A0 - servo drive with NiMh (0/5)
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A1 - Motor drive NiMh only need the extra wire if running on 4.8V(2/5)
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A4 - Servo drive Lipo (2/5)
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A6 - Servo drive on Lipo Voltage (3/5)
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A7 - Motor drive on Lipo Voltage (1/5)
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Section B - Weapons

Use the sum to get to the picture that is right for you

Start with 0

Drive
Servo +0
Motor +1

What voltage will this run on
4.8V (4 cell NiMh/Nicad) / 5V regulated/ 6V (5 cell NiMh/Nicad) +0
7.4V (2 cell lipo) +2

What weapon
Servo +0
Motor +4

What voltage will this run on
4.8V (4 cell NiMh/Nicad) / 5V regulated/ 6V (5 cell NiMh/Nicad) +0
7.4V (2 cell lipo) +8

What type of battery will you be using
NiMh/Nicad +0
Lipo +16

Please see the following picture labeled B## for how to wire the robot

B0 - Servo drive and servo weapon (0/5)
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B1 - Motor drive and servo weapon (3/5)
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B4 - Servo drive brushed motor weapon (3/5)
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B5 - Motor drive brushed weapon (4/5)
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B16 - All 5V servos lipo battery (2/5)
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B18 - Servo drive on 7.4V weapon servo on regulator (3/5)
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B19 - Motor drive on 7.4V weapon servo on regulator (New anticide set up) (2/5)
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B24 - Drive servos on regulator weapon servo on lipo (3/5)
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B26 - All servos running on lipos (4/5)
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B27 - Motor drive and servo weapon on lipos (3/5)
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B28 - 5V servo drive lipo spinner (3/5)
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B30 - lipo servo drive and spinner - do not try on 3 lipo (5/5)
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B31 - motor drive and spinner (kwijebo set up) (4/5)
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Section C - Additional information

C0 - flip channel on sabertooth controller to reverse drive when upside down (0/5)
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C1 - A battery charge point can be added so the batteries don't need removing to charge them (2/5)
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C2 - This is about as complicated as an antweight can get, when the BEC voltage regulator on a motor control board isn't powerful enough a secondary one needs to be added. Also shown in the charge port.

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Any feedback is useful, or please suggest other set ups that aren't covered. I hope this helps future builders.
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Postby Flippt » Sun Aug 29, 2010 6:09 pm

Sticky!!
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Postby BeligerAnt » Sun Aug 29, 2010 7:33 pm

Flippt wrote:Sticky!!

Done :)

Great work Andy. One day we will end up with a useful FAQ... Until then this is a useful start, thanks.
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Postby kickboxer » Wed Jan 26, 2011 4:50 pm

its my first time
whats that chip ?
is that the reciever?
correct me if im wrong.

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Postby bitternboy » Wed Jan 26, 2011 4:54 pm

The one cropped from a real photo is the dual motor speed controller.

The first "circuit board" like thing you come across (in A0) and the one that appears in every diagram is the receiver.

The one connected to a brushless motor (as in B4) is the brushless speed controller.

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Re: How to wire an antweight

Postby Belianno » Sun Dec 10, 2017 1:15 pm

Am I the only one seeing the message "Please update your account to enable 3rd Party Hosting" instead of the photos? The replies seem to suggest other people see the pics. Thanks

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Re: How to wire an antweight

Postby peterwaller » Sun Dec 10, 2017 1:57 pm

Unfortunately all anyone sees is that message.
Photo Bucket used to offer this service free of charge until they built up a big user base then tried to force every one to pay quite a lot of money.
Those that can't afford it or will not give in to this type of ( I hesitate to use the word extortion ) behavior have to redo all the links manually.


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