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by MySolderIsOlder
Fri Dec 07, 2018 2:31 pm
Forum: Antweights
Topic: Team Antiquarian build diary
Replies: 30
Views: 9553

Re: Team Antiquarian build diary

Not sure this will work - and it's a lousy video (iPhone clamped in a PCB holder!) but this might show Ffythiana being test driven and doing her self-righty thing on my workbench. Incidentally, said workbench is VERY dusty, hence the wheelspin. Really need to wash the tyres and give everything a bla...
by MySolderIsOlder
Fri Dec 07, 2018 1:55 pm
Forum: Antweights
Topic: Team Antiquarian build diary
Replies: 30
Views: 9553

Re: Team Antiquarian build diary (Ffythiana)

Having given up on self-tapping screws due to the problem with heads shearing off, for my next build I decided to try cutting threads directly into the polycarb. Plan this time was to have thick side panels into which I could screw thinner top/bottom plates. Like this: https://i.imgur.com/bpyyGup.jp...
by MySolderIsOlder
Fri Dec 07, 2018 10:46 am
Forum: Antweights
Topic: Team Antiquarian build diary
Replies: 30
Views: 9553

Re: Team Antiquarian build diary - resumed!

Well, it's been a while... I was getting frustrated by my fundamental inability to bend and join materials neatly so decided to take some time out and experiment with different construction methods. Toyed with the idea of buying a 3-d printer but given how much I need to get done by Christmas, can't...
by MySolderIsOlder
Fri Dec 07, 2018 8:15 am
Forum: Antweights
Topic: Arena surface material
Replies: 3
Views: 1314

Re: Arena surface material

Thanks for those thoughts. I'll try a smooth varnish first (well, it's a nice bit of birch ply and I don't have to worry about spinners) and if that doesn't work out, I've old salvaged sheet of melamine-covered hardboard I can stick on top.
by MySolderIsOlder
Mon Dec 03, 2018 8:11 am
Forum: Antweights
Topic: Arena surface material
Replies: 3
Views: 1314

Arena surface material

Morning all. Quick question about arena construction... Currently working on our 'domestic Antweights arena' (which is basically just a 70x70cm flat box with a hinged fighting area on top and storage underneath for bots, controllers, charger, etc - all carefully dimensioned to fit under the sofa) bu...
by MySolderIsOlder
Fri Nov 30, 2018 3:01 pm
Forum: Antweights
Topic: DasMikro 2S6A - latest batch dodgy?
Replies: 3
Views: 1400

Re: DasMikro 2S6A - latest batch dodgy?

Funnily enough Paul, that "2/3S 5A Dual-Way Brushed ESC " is what I've now switched to as well, having completely given up on BangGood. I bought one from 'The Atom Club' a little while ago - and have just bought a few more from their closing down sale (so sorry to hear that venture didn't work out)....
by MySolderIsOlder
Mon Nov 26, 2018 9:57 am
Forum: Antweights
Topic: DasMikro 2S6A - latest batch dodgy?
Replies: 3
Views: 1400

DasMikro 2S6A - latest batch dodgy?

Just wondering if anyone else has received one of the current batch of DasMikro 2S6A ESCs - specifically the ones with a neatly printed brown cardboard tab stapled across the top of the bag? The reason I ask is that I ordered four recently and they all seem to be duds. Was initially excited to see t...
by MySolderIsOlder
Tue Oct 23, 2018 12:32 pm
Forum: Questions (and answers)
Topic: Soldering irons?
Replies: 3
Views: 8279

Re: Soldering irons?

I'm also using an elderly Antex x25 (sadly with the clunky old pvc flex rather than supple modern silicone) and would also give the thumbs up, though life became much easier after switching to a 1mm tip. Now if someone can recommend a really GOOD helping-hands gizmo, that would be great. I've tried ...
by MySolderIsOlder
Fri Sep 07, 2018 3:25 pm
Forum: Antweights
Topic: Team Antiquarian build diary
Replies: 30
Views: 9553

Re: Team Antiquarian build diary

Current work in progress is a flipper called (for reasons that will become clear in due course) "Project Box Bot". Space for innards is even more constrained than usual so decided to see what I could do to slim down the Redcon 4CH DSM2 receiver + DasMicro 2S6A ESC combination. With some trepidation,...
by MySolderIsOlder
Mon Sep 03, 2018 4:37 pm
Forum: Antweights
Topic: The adventures of an antweight robot building nerb
Replies: 16
Views: 6017

Re: The adventures of an antweight robot building nerb

As you may have already noticed, there's a basic wiring diagram (annotated photograph) on the Banggood website's product page. For the servo leads, it doesn't help that the wire colour combinations vary from one pack to the next - but should be either Brown/Red/Orange or Black/Red/White. With the mo...