team hectic fleaweight build diary.

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Re: team hectic fleaweight build diary.

Post by Hogi » Sun Mar 15, 2015 11:15 am

i too am now going to make a contribution to the aparent increase in walker popularity that has been occuring of late. :)

i wanted to do an antweight walker but had no space on my team and i've heard that nano walkers are notoriously difficult to construct. i therefore find myself building in the fleaweight catagory.

as everyone has probably already read, i have attempted to put together simple walking and shuffling mechanism several times with no real success whatsoever. here's my latest and wackiest attempt. the body is only about an inch and three quarters wide to allow room for the rather large walking mechanisms so the motors had to take the same configuration as with nuts. it is also quite tall to accomodate the battery. further updates to follow soon.
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Re: team hectic fleaweight build diary.

Post by Remote-Controlled Dave » Sun Mar 15, 2015 11:32 am

I am enjoying this new creative passion, both from you Dan, and for people constructing walkers. Think I might have a go too.
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Re: team hectic fleaweight build diary.

Post by Hogi » Sun Mar 15, 2015 12:36 pm

thanks Dave. i have been trying to make my team a bit more interesting lately hence the three part ant cluster, the spinner, the flea cluster and now this flea walker. i've added four legs to elevate the robot in all corners. it rests on part of it's body during the recovery phase of the leg movement so it is technically a shufflebot but that still counts! :) i'm going to have to fight zoink with this at some point. :D
i'm also working on adding a catch underneath so that i can have an expanding acetate ramp which would make it that bit more competitive. ( not that it's ever likely to win any fights at all ever. ) if it comes up against a spinner it'll be hillarious!
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Re: team hectic fleaweight build diary.

Post by Remote-Controlled Dave » Sun Mar 15, 2015 12:46 pm

I know we're really short on time at the AWS but I'd love to see an all walker annihilator. Might take ages though...
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Re: team hectic fleaweight build diary.

Post by Rapidrory » Sun Mar 15, 2015 1:02 pm

I think the walking spinners would have a field day :P I'm looking forward to this AWS; hopefully the new wave of spinners/ walkers/ generally creative stuff'll make for some interesting fights.
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Re: team hectic fleaweight build diary.

Post by Hogi » Sun Mar 15, 2015 1:26 pm

well my one deffinitely wont win, it will have acetate and grippy feet so it might be able to push a bit but acetate doesn't help if the robot it's on is gradually falling apart by itself. :)

the current working name is Zingo.
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Re: team hectic fleaweight build diary.

Post by Remote-Controlled Dave » Sun Mar 15, 2015 3:25 pm

Oh Kwejiboom would walk it. Er, so to speak. But it would be fun nonetheless.
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Re: team hectic fleaweight build diary.

Post by Hogi » Sun Mar 15, 2015 5:58 pm

after some more work, it's starting to really take shape!

if the mechanisms i've designed and put together work alright i might even considering building another walker for the final member of my fleaweight team as they're good fun and very interesting to build. here it so far:
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Super antweights: territorial.

Fleaweights: fleadom fighter, gaztons.

Featherweights: hectic (under construction)

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Re: team hectic fleaweight build diary.

Post by Remote-Controlled Dave » Sun Mar 15, 2015 6:08 pm

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Re: team hectic fleaweight build diary.

Post by Hogi » Fri Mar 20, 2015 7:06 am

i now pledge that if zingo is any good i will build an antweight walker as they're so much fun to design and build and i'd like to see what i could do with a 225 gram weight limit.
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Re: team hectic fleaweight build diary.

Post by Rapidrory » Fri Mar 20, 2015 11:28 am

Even if it's not any good, you can use what you learnt to build something more effective into an antweight. I'm currently working on an ant walker, and you're right, they're a lot of fun to design and build (although my one's taking forever to make :P )
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Re: team hectic fleaweight build diary.

Post by Hogi » Fri Mar 20, 2015 7:14 pm

looks like the next step for me will be to change the HDPE slide hoops that convert the motion from rotational to linear for some smaller ones made out of paper clips as the HDPE ones are too wide. this adjustment should allow the mechanism to walk much more freely and stop itself from jamming at high speeds.

Rory: will your walker be ready by the AWS? if so, i would like to see it compete. :)
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Super antweights: territorial.

Fleaweights: fleadom fighter, gaztons.

Featherweights: hectic (under construction)

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Re: team hectic fleaweight build diary.

Post by Remote-Controlled Dave » Fri Mar 20, 2015 7:52 pm

I'm still thinking all-walker annihilator at the end. Lead Piping in the Billiard Room, Skutter, Kwejiboom, Zoink!, Mecha-Spall...could take ages though.
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Re: team hectic fleaweight build diary.

Post by Hogi » Sat Mar 21, 2015 2:18 pm

here it is after a bit more work. currently weighs in at 63 grams with everything except switch, reciever and ESC. also below are some pictures of how the mechanism works.
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rectangular cam part is rotated by the motor and bolted to a leg at a single point allowing it to push and pull the leg through it's rotational path with the guide hoop keeping the final output motion of the leg linear.
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leg runs through a circular guide hoop ( bent paper clip to create a linear walking motion.
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Daniel Jackson.

Team Hectic.

Many antweights

Super antweights: territorial.

Fleaweights: fleadom fighter, gaztons.

Featherweights: hectic (under construction)

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Re: team hectic fleaweight build diary.

Post by AntRoboteer » Sat Mar 21, 2015 3:18 pm

Hmmm.... Looks familiar somehow...

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