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by MarkR
Tue Jun 08, 2021 5:01 pm
Forum: Antweights
Topic: Team Astro Build Log (Cheese bots)
Replies: 20
Views: 4713

Re: Team Astro Build Log (Cheese bots)

Sounds like overkill cnc for such a simple part, you can probably make it with mostly hand tools out of the right thickness of polycarb. As a quick tip: materials which cannot be laser cut, either stick some masking tape, then laser etch the design, or just print out the design on paper and stick it...
by MarkR
Mon Jun 07, 2021 1:08 pm
Forum: Antweights
Topic: Team Astro Build Log (Cheese bots)
Replies: 20
Views: 4713

Re: Team Astro Build Log (Cheese bots)

Excellent job for a first outing. I'm glad I helped- I was a last-minute drop-out :) I see the spinner mounting piece sheared off despite being made of TPU - which is impressive. I suggest maybe either try a softer TPU, or perhaps remake that piece out of a different material or as a bolt-in piece o...
by MarkR
Fri Jun 04, 2021 12:20 pm
Forum: Questions (and answers)
Topic: Hobbyking
Replies: 7
Views: 322

Re: Hobbyking

I would really hope it's cock-up rather than conspiracy (to do fraud). I expect it to get sorted eventually, HK do try to be a good retailer in my experience (I've ordered a few times) --- The difficulty with smaller retailers stocking / shipping lipos is the rules concerning safe storage and transp...
by MarkR
Wed Jun 02, 2021 9:17 am
Forum: Questions (and answers)
Topic: Hobbyking
Replies: 7
Views: 322

Re: Hobbyking

I would definitely chase it up, the items weren't on "back order" were they?

I've never had them take more than a few days really. I try to only order stocked items.
by MarkR
Fri Apr 16, 2021 11:33 am
Forum: Antweights
Topic: T_Y's Build Log
Replies: 194
Views: 138123

Re: T_Y's Build Log

The mecanum wheel robot is amazing.

Getting a 4wd + mecanum + active weapon in 150g is a good effort. I hope it does well.
by MarkR
Sat Jan 30, 2021 10:04 pm
Forum: Antweights
Topic: Crusher, why not?
Replies: 32
Views: 3827

Re: Crusher, why not?

I think it's yes - related to physics, but also the more mundane - availability of parts. The hydraulics which some heavies use, are somewhat tricky in Antweight. The only way I can see it is to use bicycle hydraulic brake parts, but those are very specialised. Ideally you'd need some way of getting...
by MarkR
Thu Jan 21, 2021 7:25 pm
Forum: Antweights
Topic: Thinking about a one off competition.
Replies: 29
Views: 4662

Re: Thinking about a one off competition.

Damn 40 micron that's pretty thin, mine is 125 um
by MarkR
Mon Jan 11, 2021 10:53 pm
Forum: Antweights
Topic: Team S-R build's
Replies: 19
Views: 5885

Re: Team S-R build's

jray, that looks amazing.

How is the opposite side of that weapon supported? Is it a dead shaft or live? Is there a bearing in there somehow?

It spins nicely though whatever it is.
by MarkR
Thu Nov 19, 2020 7:25 pm
Forum: Antweights
Topic: TeamScrewUps poopoo bots
Replies: 41
Views: 20748

Re: TeamScrewUps poopoo bots

At 13cm it might be ok depending on what the other dimensions are and the exact shape, I suggest you build a cube to check.

TPU is great armour if it's thick enough because stuff just bounces off. Good work.
by MarkR
Mon Nov 09, 2020 7:15 pm
Forum: Antweights
Topic: Thinking about a one off competition.
Replies: 29
Views: 4662

Re: Thinking about a one off competition.

Yeh the £6 iron will probably get hot, but I wouldn't want to use it much. Get one with a stand and some amount of control. You will also need some solder and a few other bits, I'd recommend solder wick (for getting off excessive solder) and some flux. Something to clean the iron tip (sponge thing o...