Morgrugyn Destruction (Non-AWS) - 30 May 2015 - Caerphilly

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Re: Morgrugyn Destruction (Non-AWS) - 30 May 2015 - Caerphil

Post by Rapidrory » Sun May 31, 2015 10:52 pm

Scott and Andy, If you can bring your arena then that'd be awesome; time's a little tight this month so not sure I would have time to build a new one even if I had the funds..

And yeah, I'm aiming to run the same event format as we did at Reading as that seemed to keep things on time rather well.
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Re: Morgrugyn Destruction (Non-AWS) - 30 May 2015 - Caerphil

Post by Hogi » Mon Jun 01, 2015 7:04 am

watching that spinner annihilator really showed me just how evil the ant spinners of today can actually be. consequently i have been busy piling on more armour onto my robots. Hogi now has 8mm bulkheads on each side! :)
i kind of agree that low walls do favour flippers and verticle spinners. i have got one over with a grabber before but that was more to do with drive power and grip than it was the actual design of the robot. i like the look of the robogames arena. would really encourage good driving skill and that's always kind of been my forte ( probably a good thing really as i can't build for toffee :) :) :) )
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Re: Morgrugyn Destruction (Non-AWS) - 30 May 2015 - Caerphil

Post by joey_picus » Mon Jun 01, 2015 6:07 pm

I've got all the videos uploaded from the onboard camera, if anyone's interested :3 unfortunately I can't get embedding to work, so have some links instead:

https://youtu.be/6winY_t-tD0 (random driving around - guest starring: Scott's foot and a table leg)
https://youtu.be/p5YpR8zyRVQ (vs. Bullydozer - about 90% blurry mess and 10% upside down)
https://youtu.be/bFmfHjnstgM (vs. Baby Hell - lots of axey goodness and also peoples' faces through polycarb)
https://youtu.be/wQHT7d61eZI (spinner demonstration - I only noticed when previewing that some fluid actually ends up on the lens early on)

It's not bad quality, and there's some really good moments that would make a good montage if I could learn video editing :) but it's hard to follow a fight and sharp turns just become a blurry mess, so I think it'll remain filed under 'interesting novelty' for now. I'll keep going though - I think I can get a proper camerabot going for the AWS, and it doesn't take that much effort to get the footage so I might as well (that, and Tracy has got me started on the 'Gabriel Television' branding already...)
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Re: Morgrugyn Destruction (Non-AWS) - 30 May 2015 - Caerphil

Post by Max » Mon Jun 01, 2015 8:26 pm

Wow, I'm impressed with the quality.
What camera did you use for that? Do you have a link?

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Re: Morgrugyn Destruction (Non-AWS) - 30 May 2015 - Caerphil

Post by Rapidrory » Wed Jun 03, 2015 4:08 pm

Whilst Alex is doing the main video, I thought I'd stick the Kwijiboom vs Bad Idea fight on my channel: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CXAtMM6tIjM
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Re: Morgrugyn Destruction (Non-AWS) - 30 May 2015 - Caerphil

Post by joey_picus » Wed Jun 03, 2015 6:03 pm

Max wrote:Wow, I'm impressed with the quality.
What camera did you use for that? Do you have a link?
It's an E-Flite EFC-721: http://www.horizonhobby.com/efc%E2%84%A ... ra-efla801 (mine was about £30 from eBay). I was quite impressed with it too, although as it's meant to be carried underneath a quadcopter I did have to flip all the footage 180 degrees after uploading...
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Re: Morgrugyn Destruction (Non-AWS) - 30 May 2015 - Caerphil

Post by Remote-Controlled Dave » Wed Jun 03, 2015 9:28 pm

Why are you retiring Bad Idea?
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Re: Morgrugyn Destruction (Non-AWS) - 30 May 2015 - Caerphil

Post by Rapidrory » Wed Jun 03, 2015 10:03 pm

Because although it's hilarious, it's basically useless in competition; that's the only fight it's ever won. I've got another spinner in the works which should be more manageable and competitive, which will be taking Bad Idea's place on the team. I'll have Bad Idea out for the smaller events and the like, but it's not really suitable for an AWS team :L
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Re: Morgrugyn Destruction (Non-AWS) - 30 May 2015 - Caerphil

Post by Remote-Controlled Dave » Wed Jun 03, 2015 10:35 pm

So will the more managable spinner be called Good Idea?
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Re: Morgrugyn Destruction (Non-AWS) - 30 May 2015 - Caerphil

Post by Shakey » Tue Jun 16, 2015 12:16 am

Warmup video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SXgjKrAkosE

Main event will take longer as between my computer crying and then turning off halfway through the processing it should be up tomorrow. I wanted to do something fancier but don't have the time between other projects to finish it off.
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Re: Morgrugyn Destruction (Non-AWS) - 30 May 2015 - Caerphil

Post by EpicentrE » Tue Jun 16, 2015 9:13 am

Thanks Alex! Sorry for bugging you!

It actually looks really good despite the ghetto-ness of the recording setup :D
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Re: Morgrugyn Destruction (Non-AWS) - 30 May 2015 - Caerphil

Post by Shakey » Sun Jul 19, 2015 6:08 pm

Got reminded at the right time to actually sort these out. Enjoy.

Main Competition
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QG5qzlUXIqk

Spinner Annihilator:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OJzQc-kJTbc
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Re: Morgrugyn Destruction (Non-AWS) - 30 May 2015 - Caerphil

Post by EpicentrE » Sun Jul 19, 2015 6:24 pm

Thanks Alex!
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