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Spaceman
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Binary robot question

Post by Spaceman » Mon Nov 05, 2018 3:51 pm

So...

For crabulon 2 I am thinking of doing a turret mounted weapon system. My current thinking is to have the turret as its own separate unit that has its own power supply and radio control etc. the turret will have a motor that engages with the base which is the only contact point.

Ignoring the sheer silliness of trying to squeeze all this in 225g, from a safety point of view would that set up be permissible? It would result in the situation where the weapons could be powered down but the robot could still move ( and I guess vice versa).

Before I commit to that design id value peoples opinions.
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Re: Binary robot question

Post by MarkR » Mon Nov 05, 2018 4:23 pm

Sounds legit to me,

but if the base is disabled during a fight, if the turret can't do controlled movement across the arena by itself, then it's lost :)
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Re: Binary robot question

Post by GeorgeR » Mon Nov 05, 2018 5:51 pm

As long as both parts have their own switches, and both failsafe correctly I don't think there would be a problem with this. Sounds great btw.
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