Nanoweight Robots

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Nanoweight Robots

Post by Rapidrory » Wed Oct 01, 2014 3:49 pm

As you may have seen from my build thread, there's been a fair amount of interest in starting an actual Nanoweight robot class.

Current Nanoweights rules are:

Must fit in a 50mm cube
Must weigh under 25g

All other rules are the same as that for ants.

There's currently some rough plans to hold a competition for this weight class at the end of the next AWS and at the Antweight Open.
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Re: Nanoweights Robots

Post by teamocean » Wed Oct 01, 2014 3:56 pm

I've got the parts for 2 arriving tomorrow hopefully :)

The design for one is already done and printing, Still trying to work out what to do with the second one :)
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Re: Nanoweight Robots

Post by Rapidrory » Wed Oct 01, 2014 4:00 pm

*que Inertia XT*

We still need an arena, which'll probably be about 50cmx50cm. We'll need some polycarb round it as well, though 1mm would probably be perfectly adequate...
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Re: Nanoweight Robots

Post by Hogi » Wed Oct 01, 2014 4:07 pm

is there a list of parts that doesn't involve modified servos as i can't modify them myself?
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Re: Nanoweight Robots

Post by Shakey » Wed Oct 01, 2014 4:08 pm

I'll see what I can rustle up arena wise but I don't think I have enough Poly to encase it?
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Re: Nanoweight Robots

Post by Andrew_Hibberd » Wed Oct 01, 2014 4:09 pm

We did have a dudeweight class a while go that was 1oz 28.3g I think that was a 1" cube. 2" cube 25g would an interesting challenge to drive.
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Re: Nanoweight Robots

Post by Rapidrory » Wed Oct 01, 2014 4:18 pm

They're not too bad to drive, I just find them more interesting to build; I can churn out ants at an alarming rate these days.
Nanoweights are a little more of a challenge to do as much as possible with a tiny weight, and take up less space in my tool box :P

Hogi, the only option really which doesn't require mods is to use these: http://www.technobotsonline.com/solarbo ... motor.html with these http://www.robotshop.com/en/solarbotics ... heels.html tires (someone check that's right.). I believe it's the same as Alsoran uses, but it's not overly cheap...
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Re: Nanoweight Robots

Post by Rapidrory » Wed Oct 01, 2014 4:21 pm

Also, if someone (probably Will..) could 3D print a 50mm cube then that'd be more accurate than using a cardboard one.. Also I'm sure we could splash out on some 1mm polycarb for the job.. if not we can just have a raised platform in the middle of the antweight arena like we did with the fleas, though that's less helpful for running events side by side..
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Re: Nanoweight Robots

Post by Hogi » Wed Oct 01, 2014 5:00 pm

so, would i have to run those motors with some form of speed controller board? are any recommended? if nanoweights take off i'll probably build once i've got the money ( probably christmas. it'd also be nice to have something propper to cluster transit ant with as well.
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Re: Nanoweight Robots

Post by Remote-Controlled Dave » Wed Oct 01, 2014 5:14 pm

Struggling to find much enthusiasm for these myself but if someone is going to have a 6 part clusterbot entered into the AWS then that's something I really look forward to seeing!
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Re: Nanoweight Robots

Post by Craig_Anto3 » Wed Oct 01, 2014 5:32 pm

nano servos and a lemon rx would be cheap and a great place to start, you could build the base of a nano weight could come in at under £15
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Re: Nanoweight Robots

Post by Rapidrory » Wed Oct 01, 2014 5:35 pm

I just find them hilarious and cheap, plus they can be clustered with almost anything :L I'm not expecting this to take off in a big way, but just think it'll be something to see quite how much people can fit into such tight constraints.

And you will need an ESC for those motors, though a Deltang Rx has built in ESCs, though you won't have a reverse. Other than that the smallest dual ESC I can think of is a NanoTwo :roll:
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Re: Nanoweight Robots

Post by Rapidrory » Wed Oct 01, 2014 5:58 pm

I use these:

Drive Servos: http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/stor ... duct=28406

Batteries: http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/stor ... duct=63088

(just because then they can all go in one order) With a Lemon Rx that comes in around £10 for two drive servos, battery and receiver...

It's a bit like the old days of antweights with everything having servo drive.. Fortunately no 40MHz jitter though :L
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Re: Nanoweight Robots

Post by Hogi » Wed Oct 01, 2014 6:16 pm

can i possibly pay someone to mod the servos for me? i now admit in front of the entire forum of roboteers that i am what some may describe as a “noob”! :)
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