Antweight World Series 58 - 29th June 2019

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Re: Antweight World Series 58 - 29th June 2019

Post by cmalton » Mon Mar 18, 2019 5:28 pm

Re: your AWESC questions - I'll clear that up once in this thread.

Legacy Calibration allows you to use "full forward throttle" at power on to enter calibration mode. I've had issues with a couple of customers reporting issues with unexpectedly entering calibration mode mid-battle. As I've since provided alternative ways to get into calibration, this is now a legacy feature (although still supported). As a general rule, you probably don't want it, unless you have very specific use cases (like the ESC being completely unreachable after you've built whatever uses it).

Calibration - The ESC needs to know where your endpoints are as all transmitters are different.

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Re: Antweight World Series 58 - 29th June 2019

Post by Jonathan J » Tue Mar 19, 2019 3:00 pm

Is it possible to see a picture of the arena we’ll be using at the event?
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Re: Antweight World Series 58 - 29th June 2019

Post by cmalton » Tue Mar 19, 2019 3:07 pm

I don't have an immediate picture to hand - but it will be the same one we used last year, albeit with a few changes. I will see if I can dig some photos out in the next day or two. Notably the floor will be a single sheet of hardboard, fractionally smaller than last year, instead of the two sheets we had last year, thus avoing any joins in the floor.

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Post by Jonathan J » Tue Mar 19, 2019 7:40 pm

How many drop offs will it have as I’ve nevet see. Your arena before so I’m just curious.
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Re: Antweight World Series 58 - 29th June 2019

Post by cmalton » Tue Mar 19, 2019 8:35 pm

The arena has 2 drop off edges.

Sorry for short reply. On mobile.

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Post by Jonathan J » Tue Mar 19, 2019 9:19 pm

It’s okay man just wondering because I don’t want to bounce myself out the arena with the spinner.
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Post by MarkR » Tue Mar 19, 2019 11:41 pm

There is video... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CYe_PA5pmVA

The arena has partial drop-offs on two sides, but not corners. Some parts have higher walls than others.

This is a very good design in my opinion, it allows pushing out of the arena but does not make it too easy; it allows powerful flippers /spinners to throw robots over the fence but not without a big hit.

As far as I can remember, pneumatic flipper Anticide got someone over the high fence :)
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Re: Antweight World Series 58 - 29th June 2019

Post by Jonathan J » Wed Mar 20, 2019 12:37 pm

Cheers.
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Re: Antweight World Series 58 - 29th June 2019

Post by Jonathan J » Thu Mar 21, 2019 10:40 am

Definitely coming with vortex and should hopefully be bringing a 2nd robot but il have to see about that but it should be great event cant wait :D
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Re: Antweight World Series 58 - 29th June 2019

Post by LimaHotel » Mon Apr 08, 2019 5:31 pm

A query on fitting in the box - can I bend flexible outriggers to fit in? Because Jiggy fits if he goes in sideways and the tail bends upwards as he slides into the box. Otherwise the tail sticks out a fair bit.

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Ignoring my poorly constructed box. I am confident it fits within 4 inches if the tail is allowed to bend
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