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by haz
Sun Sep 19, 2021 6:10 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Antweight World Series 62 - Midsomer Norton - November 20th 2021
Replies: 19
Views: 9045

Re: Antweight World Series 62 - Midsomer Norton - November 20th 2021

I also assume toys will have to comply to the easily accessible switch ruling as well. this is tentatively the weekend I am moving and I'll only be 40m away from the venue. Even if I can't commit to the competition I may stick my head in to say hello - provided I'd be okay to do this. I'm double jab...
by haz
Sat Sep 18, 2021 5:06 pm
Forum: Antweights
Topic: Harry Makes Ants
Replies: 26
Views: 24193

Re: Harry Makes Ants

https://i.imgur.com/25JLZug.jpg Finished off the pincher. The chassis now has a little more clearance and is fractionally wider to better guard the wheels. It has a cut out to gently cup the switch and the charge point too, though I may rejig these in future but it all squeezes in for now. https://...
by haz
Sat Sep 18, 2021 2:54 pm
Forum: Antweights
Topic: Crusher, why not?
Replies: 35
Views: 17716

Re: Crusher, why not?

Are the bands to preload the claw and give it more downforce? Neat idea - I thought about doing the same with springs on mine but I still have to stop the disintegration of the drive gears first.

Looks like it drives really well with something grabbed and the front off the ground too!
by haz
Sun Sep 12, 2021 5:00 pm
Forum: Antweights
Topic: Team Astro Build Log (Cheese bots)
Replies: 31
Views: 17594

Re: Team Astro Build Log (Cheese bots)

Looking like a great set of improvements - experience of mine is you cannot be too aggressive with your weapon mounting, the further out you stick it the more you're going to hit! Honestly the only thing I could really say about the whole bot is I'm not too much of a fan of the blunt tooth profile a...
by haz
Thu Sep 09, 2021 1:14 pm
Forum: Antweights
Topic: Harry Makes Ants
Replies: 26
Views: 24193

Re: Harry Makes Ants

https://i.imgur.com/lx5OQfY.jpg Mean and green it's pretty much done now! I have decided to name it Johnny Mnematic (in reference to the excellent 1994 slice of cyberpunk schlock "Johnny Mnemonic" where Keanu Reeves plays a USB stick, Henry Rollins is a computer expert slash doctor and Ic...
by haz
Fri Sep 03, 2021 12:14 pm
Forum: Antweights
Topic: After lurking on here for almost a decade, I've finally built something
Replies: 8
Views: 3386

Re: After lurking on here for almost a decade, I've finally built something

Looking much stronger already!

Only thing I can think to say is try and fold over the edges on the lifter plate. This makes it harder for spinners to catch and pull the panel off.
by haz
Thu Sep 02, 2021 4:19 pm
Forum: Antweights
Topic: TeamScrewUps poopoo bots
Replies: 56
Views: 42661

Re: TeamScrewUps poopoo bots

Perfect solution there ^^
by haz
Sun Aug 29, 2021 7:39 pm
Forum: Antweights
Topic: After lurking on here for almost a decade, I've finally built something
Replies: 8
Views: 3386

Re: After lurking on here for almost a decade, I've finally built something

I'm so happy to see you make something! I expect a second and third will be following on quickly - they're addictive once you're over the hurdle. I would second most of the comments made so far, all good stuff. Even a material that is less desirable like PLA can still be decently used. I would make ...
by haz
Fri Aug 27, 2021 4:21 pm
Forum: Antweights
Topic: Harry Makes Ants
Replies: 26
Views: 24193

Re: Harry Makes Ants

Okay with the addition of a single washer and a decent amount of anti seize grease (perhaps not the best choice but it was in reach) I have cured the retract sticking - touch wood. The only downside is a small amount of copper grease getting smeared out the ram from time to time. Cracking the ram op...
by haz
Wed Aug 25, 2021 5:18 pm
Forum: Antweights
Topic: Harry Makes Ants
Replies: 26
Views: 24193

Re: Harry Makes Ants

The multi channel esc was for this: https://i.imgur.com/n9lVgh0.jpg Which is a tracked (okay maybe I should ease up on the tracks) hardcore gripper! it is powered from a standard size metal gear servo with the board and potentiometer removed to make it rotate more and take higher voltages. My aim wa...