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Pugster2002
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Robot names

Post by Pugster2002 » Thu Jan 05, 2012 4:44 pm

Can somebody give me a new name for my robot it has to small Lego wheels at the back low ground clearance a warning tape wedge exposed electronics at the back and no self righter 8)
Pugster is 9 years old and is autistic,he can be blunt and sometimes seems rude,but he's just to the point!!!please try to be clear when talking to him.his obsession is robot wars and pugs!!thanks guys(pugsters mum!!)

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Re: Robot names

Post by Pugster2002 » Sun Jan 08, 2012 6:32 am

It don't matter now it didn't drive straight it looked rubbish didn't have a weapon and it couldn't push or self right or cause any damage the wedge didn't go under any thing it had high ground clearance at the back and it would be the worst robot at any event I go to
Pugster is 9 years old and is autistic,he can be blunt and sometimes seems rude,but he's just to the point!!!please try to be clear when talking to him.his obsession is robot wars and pugs!!thanks guys(pugsters mum!!)

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Re: Robot names

Post by earthwormjim » Sun Jan 08, 2012 10:06 am

Most Roboteers dont go into a competition to win,they go to enjoy the event,and meet other like minded people.If you brought your robot to an event,I am sure that there would be many people who would offer you advice/tools/and material to get your robot to where you are happy with it. Unfortunately without seeing the robot,it is hard to give advice. Because we all live so far away from each other,it is really only the main events when we all get together,but do bring it along,or maybe even if you post a pic of what you have so far,we could point you in the right direction.
Cheers Jim. :)
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Re: Robot names

Post by joey_picus » Sun Jan 08, 2012 11:32 am

You should have seen my first Jigsaw, heh XD

As far as practical advice goes, ground clearance seems to be a tricky thing to work with - if the wedge doesn't get under anything, consider removing any castors below it (as the vast majority of surfaces antweights fight on are as close to flat as makes no difference) and possibly changing the angle of the wedge to something like about 25-45 degrees, adding acetate to the lower edge to extend it fully to the ground. Apart from that, the most important advice I can give is to never, never give up - it took me four events and five different robot designs to find something that wasn't total cannon fodder, as many people here can fondly recall, and then I accidentally won an Antweight World Series a year later. It always gets better :)
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Re: Robot names

Post by Pugster2002 » Mon Jan 09, 2012 6:04 am

I've made the robot from steel now because it was to bendy with what I used before it's working now but the flipper is very heavy which makes it over weight but it is much better now 8) 8) 8)
Pugster is 9 years old and is autistic,he can be blunt and sometimes seems rude,but he's just to the point!!!please try to be clear when talking to him.his obsession is robot wars and pugs!!thanks guys(pugsters mum!!)

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Re: Robot names

Post by earthwormjim » Mon Jan 09, 2012 7:55 am

Pugster2002 wrote:I've made the robot from steel now because it was to bendy with what I used before it's working now but the flipper is very heavy which makes it over weight but it is much better now 8) 8) 8)
I am glad that you are happier,Pugster. :)
Steel is HEAVY!
Can you drill some holes in it to lighten it??
Any chance of a picture of your creation???
It sounds interesting. 8)
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Re: Robot names

Post by Pugster2002 » Mon Jan 09, 2012 3:42 pm

I'm on my I touch so can't upload links and photos
Pugster is 9 years old and is autistic,he can be blunt and sometimes seems rude,but he's just to the point!!!please try to be clear when talking to him.his obsession is robot wars and pugs!!thanks guys(pugsters mum!!)

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Re: Robot names

Post by Pugster2002 » Thu Jan 26, 2012 8:14 am

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Pugster is 9 years old and is autistic,he can be blunt and sometimes seems rude,but he's just to the point!!!please try to be clear when talking to him.his obsession is robot wars and pugs!!thanks guys(pugsters mum!!)

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Re: Robot names

Post by haz » Thu Jan 26, 2012 8:16 am

is that a smily face on the front :lol:
looks pretty cool

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Re: Robot names

Post by earthwormjim » Thu Jan 26, 2012 8:37 am

Nice one.Looks great. Very Mad Max!
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