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by Starless Aeons
Wed Apr 22, 2009 10:38 am
Forum: Antweights
Topic: New Robots
Replies: 1516
Views: 381104

Just shows what can be done with access to CNC and rapid prototyping... wish I had :(
by Starless Aeons
Fri Apr 10, 2009 11:06 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Safety, anyone?
Replies: 11
Views: 3707

Dave26 wrote:Craig, would you allow this IC exploding flipper type jobby then?
Oh, I wouldn't expect anyone to let me USE it... just that it would seem to get by the stated FRA rules :wink:
by Starless Aeons
Thu Apr 09, 2009 11:31 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Safety, anyone?
Replies: 11
Views: 3707

It wasn't called X1, it was a middleweight called Z. It used a shotgun cartridge to fire a spike out. X1 was made by the Winters who later built Tentomushi and SOFO and was perfectly "safe" in terms of robots. Pain did use a small explosion to fire their spike but it was nowhere near the danger of ...
by Starless Aeons
Tue Apr 07, 2009 4:15 pm
Forum: Antweights
Topic: CO2?
Replies: 10
Views: 3572

Unless I'm mistaken (which I may very well be), the only advantage of using CO2 over air is that you can compress it a lot more, and therefore get more power or more flips, depending on how much of that pressure you actually want to use at the ram. Having Xmm? of CO2 at 100psi stored on board would...
by Starless Aeons
Tue Apr 07, 2009 12:28 pm
Forum: Antweights
Topic: CO2?
Replies: 10
Views: 3572

It's also unclear from that rule whether it means the pressure of the gas that is used in the end effector (i.e the ram of a flipper), or anywhere in the whole system. If it was the latter (which is what I understand it to be), it wouldn't be allowed, since the small CO2 cartridges are pressurised ...
by Starless Aeons
Mon Apr 06, 2009 9:52 pm
Forum: Antweights
Topic: CO2?
Replies: 10
Views: 3572

CO2?

I've managed to track down a 100psi regulator suitable for disposable CO2 cartridges weighing in at on the order of 30g...it's a hell of a lot of weight when you start adding the actual cartridge, but even so! Would regulated CO2 be a possible rule change? (At least in non-spinner combat, I'm not to...