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Team Roland build diary

Post by Matt » Tue Jul 03, 2018 4:35 pm

This is my build diary. After AWS 55 I bothered to make an account. My robot HDWB won 2 fights and lost 2. The first fight against Valkyrie was one just with only a scuffered flipper and a ripped front. I was very surprised to have won. the next fight against the Poptart was a fight where I picked up and carries around two converted toys. Quite impressive how they had been converted. small controversy as I drove off the side before the cluster was counted out, but I was given the win.

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Re: Team Roland build diary

Post by Matt » Tue Jul 03, 2018 4:48 pm

After a long break I fought Chaotica, a similar robot to DHMIS and almost won. I drove off the side. Small superficial damage to the flipper with two nice 2 mm gouges in the side. In the redemption I fought Valkyrie again with small damage again. I ended being flipped on my side and counted out. so overall not bad damage and a nice first event. Then I got bored and entered the rumble, when I was positioned perfectly to take out a plastic spinner, where it got tipped on it's side. Then I drove off the side where I was out. Unfortunately, later a spinner got pushed onto me on full power, and the glue holding it together failed. this ended with one half draped off the side by a servo wire holding it together. So next time I need smaller lipos, stronger glue and a arm the whole length so I can self-right. The slots worked well and I am very impressed with HDPE. I am currently working on a spinner and my sunday was spent designing a 30g bar that should run at around 25,000 RPM. My granddad is interested in using a coged drive to get 4 wheel drive.

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Re: Team Roland build diary

Post by DieGracefullyRobotics » Tue Jul 03, 2018 5:21 pm

I was very impressed with High Density Wedge Bot. A great first build and I'm glad you had fun and are planning new robots already :D
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Re: Team Roland build diary

Post by Matt » Tue Jul 03, 2018 5:33 pm

Never a minute when I'm not. I think a 4 wheel drive, cog driven with a30g horizontal spinner on a afro 12 and a quantum be1806 motor. I will also re-design HDWB. I have found smaller batteries, and will extend the flipper the whole length, as well as 4wd, a better flipper and the wheels at the back. some weight loss is needed. 3mm for frame, and a carbon dase for the spinner. The bar was designed to rip that spinner to pieces as it ripped mine to pieces as the glue was too weak.
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Re: Team Roland build diary

Post by Matt » Tue Jul 03, 2018 7:07 pm

The chassis is currently on the table, having glued together with a better glue gun. From the event, I have learnt lots. I now have come organisers, and realised that I should make spare flippers for the next competition, though bodging sounds quite fun, especiall when it works. luckily all my damage was superficial. HDPE stood up very well.

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Re: Team Roland build diary

Post by Matt » Thu Jul 05, 2018 7:23 pm

How do you upload pictures, as it just says files too large?

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Re: Team Roland build diary

Post by Paulmchurd » Fri Jul 06, 2018 11:01 am

Use this website
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Then copy the full BBcode and paste it into your post.

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Re: Team Roland build diary

Post by Matt » Fri Jul 06, 2018 3:37 pm

https://ibb.co/fQufrd
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Cardboard of new spinner. The front and bar will be made of steel, the base carbon and the sides 3mm HDPE.

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Re: Team Roland build diary

Post by Paulmchurd » Fri Jul 06, 2018 6:49 pm

Need to copy the bbcode full so the photo is embedded

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Re: Team Roland build diary

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Re: Team Roland build diary

Post by Matt » Sat Jul 07, 2018 7:50 am

Which is more effective, an undercutter or an overhead?

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Re: Team Roland build diary

Post by Matt » Sat Jul 07, 2018 9:00 am

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Re: Team Roland build diary

Post by TeamScrewUp » Sat Sep 08, 2018 4:50 pm

Matt wrote:
Tue Jul 03, 2018 4:35 pm
The next fight against the Poptart was a fight where I picked up and carries around two converted toys. Quite impressive how they had been converted. small controversy as I drove off the side before the cluster was counted out, but I was given the win.
Its the poptart tories. its pretty much a free win. But your robot did its job and made it pretty fun. And you definatly deserved to win that fight. Wish i could've fought with manta ray though. HDWB did really well at the event and it looks like a really solid robot. Hope it does alot more.
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Manta ray (2WD wedge bot)
Poptart tories (Cluster bot)
Nom (dustpan)
RKoh... (Undercutter)
Uh oh (rammer)
Krave-lit (Dustpan)

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