Team BLEEP build diary

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voorsk
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Re: Team BLEEP build diary

Post by voorsk » Fri Sep 13, 2019 9:04 am

*redacts rant about wife*
So, I'm not going to BotFest 3, after all, which means no more roboteering for the rest of the year. :( I'm still gonna finish the bots, though. It'll save time for the next one, whenever that will be.

Curious Custard (the thwackbot) might be a bit of a dead end in it's current form. With armour, it's just too close to the floor, and the 100:1 motors make it drivable, but weak. It needs a rethink, I think. Big wheels would solve ground clearance, but it'd still hit like a slice of ham. I need to get more creative! :D

Sprouting Potato now has a servo wired in, but a couple of the motors are cutting out. All the fiddling seems to have broken the wiring, somewhere, which isn't too surprising.

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Fermented Melon is looking good! It's using an untested 3-way ESC, it's a better wedge shape (it fits in the cube!!), and the weapon motor is now inside the shell. Not much room for batteries in there, but a 2s does just about fit. I just need to do the side panels and work out a good shape for the weapon arm. It's really tempting to use a Stanley blade again, even tho it almost lost me a couple of battles by getting stuck in the floor. :P
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Re: Team BLEEP build diary

Post by Kyro » Fri Sep 13, 2019 12:47 pm

stanley blade, but make bumpers to limit its travel... like most heavyweight axe bots have
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Re: Team BLEEP build diary

Post by Ocracoke » Fri Sep 13, 2019 1:03 pm

Or redesign the arm to include a lobe so that it hits that first before the blade hits the floor.
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Re: Team BLEEP build diary

Post by voorsk » Fri Sep 13, 2019 8:47 pm

but it's meant to hit the floor!

well.. not the floor, preferably, but if the front gets pushed up, like while being wedged into a wall, then i want it to hit whatever's pushing it. i got a few free hits that way before. :)
Team BLEEP Suspicious Houmous / Sprouting Potato / Fermented Melon / Black Carrot

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