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Postby Andrew_Hibberd » Sun Apr 04, 2010 6:49 pm

Hi Colin,

I have replied to your email but I am going to be in Canada for 3 months so won't be able to come. Just out of interest what are you using for the grip on those yellow wheels?

Someone needs to beat Pete at minisumo :D
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Postby slurp » Sun Apr 04, 2010 10:03 pm

Andrew_Hibberd wrote:Just out of interest what are you using for the grip on those yellow wheels?


Each side has a pair of polythene wheels from MUTR clipped together. The inner has been drilled to be a push fit on the gearbox shaft and cross drilled for a screw to help stop slip on the shaft.

The blue is Loctite 5926, bought in a tube from Halfords. It's meant to be used as a silicone rubber gasket; easy to use but I'm still trying to master smooth application! While a room temperature vulcanizing rubber it's not likely to be good for moulding as it need moist air to cure :(

It's generally sets in an hour and should have a Shore A hardness below 25, it's reasonably grippy.

Data Sheet and minisumo forum article

Someone needs to beat Pete at minisumo :D


I'm sure he'd laugh at my puny attempts... if he wasn't such a nice guy! Just noted the link I had to his tyre material is broken, unless he's got massive stock he might be brought down to mortal level!

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Postby thebeardedone » Wed Apr 14, 2010 12:01 am

Should be able to make to Millennium Point this year with Brains (who is now in shape but still havent decided on a wheel material)

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Postby slurp » Wed Jun 02, 2010 4:33 pm

Less than a month to go....

Tony is reminding us of the welcome on the Micromouse Forum.

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Postby peterwaller » Fri Jun 25, 2010 6:56 pm

This event is tomorrow at Millennium Point Birmingham B4 7XG.
and I shall be there with my mini sumos and wallfollower. Will also be doing some antweight demo's assisted by Scott and Alasdair.

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Postby alasdair » Sun Jun 27, 2010 8:51 am

Just came home from the micromouse event (having won 3 prizes (lighted mouse, best documentated mouse, and first place F1))

My next project is going to be a sumo bot. With the same get up and brainy bits as lowblow, he will be a small, surprisingly heavy bot, with carbon fibre armour (to muddle up sensors and sonic) and hinged scoops on all sides. I also plan for him to be really fast.

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Postby peterwaller » Sun Jun 27, 2010 9:32 am

It was a really good event and the antweight demo's and letting people drive them went down well. Thanks to Scott and Alasdair for the help with that. I managed a first with my non contact wall follower narrowly beating Alasdairs teacher who won last time and first and second in the minisumo. There were more competitors and competitions than ever and the line follower event is growing rapidly so I must build one of those.
Alasdair the circuit diagram for LowBlow is on my site
http://www.antweightwars.co.uk/SumoSch.pdf

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Postby EpicentrE » Sun Jun 27, 2010 7:19 pm

Aye, we had a fun day. Sorry we didn't have the match you wanted in the end Alasdair, Void took way longer to charge than I'd expected :P But congratulations to you and Pete for winning things!

Pete, if there are any picture galleries etc. from this event uploaded, would it be possible to have links to them please?
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Postby slurp » Mon Jul 05, 2010 11:22 am

I had a few pictures of the minisumo at weigh-in but also have a copy of Mike's video.

I'm just editing into one video, I hope to up-load tonight/tomorrow. I post a link when done. One round with AFM was missed :-?

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Postby slurp » Thu Jul 15, 2010 8:46 am

Video done (at last!) I hope this is works as a link:-

Minisumo @ UKMM 2010

I've done a short write up here Minisumo @ UKMM2010 wiki but it needs a tweak with the embedded video and the overall scores are yet to be added.

I really need to find an good video editor, windos moviemaker doesn't output what you preview!

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