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by alasdair
Tue Jul 30, 2013 1:47 pm
Forum: Fleaweights
Topic: fleas
Replies: 600
Views: 159572

Re: fleas

Well, the new flea performed abysmally. It lost its only two fights within about 30 seconds. It is clear that he needs some quicker motors. The new chassis also incorperates sides. I have ordered up some 10:1 ratio motors so he will go from abysmally slow to ridiculously fast. This is a good change ...
by alasdair
Sat Jul 27, 2013 10:40 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: AWS 41 - Caerphilly 27th July 2013
Replies: 90
Views: 27894

Re: AWS 41 - Caerphilly 27th July 2013

Great event guys, even though my robots performed abysmally I thoroughly enjoyed myself and I have a lot of new ideas. As we speak I am armed with a cup of coffee and diving into a new sketchup for the fleaweight! Huge thanks Rhys and grats to Scott! The big screen was a great idea also, would like ...
by alasdair
Sun Jul 21, 2013 9:33 pm
Forum: Fleaweights
Topic: fleas
Replies: 600
Views: 159572

Re: fleas

This is just about a year of stifled robotic creativity being unleashed in a small space of time. I will most likely run out of steam after about a month and end up returning to the days of drilling holes in my robot the night before to get it underweight.
by alasdair
Sun Jul 21, 2013 9:13 pm
Forum: Fleaweights
Topic: fleas
Replies: 600
Views: 159572

Re: fleas

For those interested, here is the new design: http://img802.imageshack.us/img802/3866/2p.png The one on the right is the current robot chassis, and the left is the new design. It has a top plate also. As you can see it is slightly larger with tabs for affixing sides and an extended front plate. Ther...
by alasdair
Sun Jul 21, 2013 8:26 pm
Forum: Fleaweights
Topic: fleas
Replies: 600
Views: 159572

Re: fleas

So the new Flea is done. Naturally, I have finished redesigning the entire chassis within the hour. I am happy with it, but I know I could probably do better with time. The new chassis is slightly wider and longer so it can incorporate side armor also, but the current design is what we will be runni...
by alasdair
Tue Jul 16, 2013 5:05 pm
Forum: Antweights
Topic: Jack's Projects
Replies: 7
Views: 3687

Re: Jack's Projects

That disc is going to haunt my nightmares
by alasdair
Fri Jul 12, 2013 5:00 pm
Forum: Questions (and answers)
Topic: Getting an accurate volume in Sketchup
Replies: 1
Views: 1130

Getting an accurate volume in Sketchup

Hi guys I have transferred a lot of my work into sketchup over the past month, and have shapeways printed a lot of bits and bobs. My major concern is that my latest two prints were horrifcally over the weight I calculated. I calculated the weight using the volume that shapeways gave me, and I am inc...
by alasdair
Mon Jul 01, 2013 5:14 am
Forum: Fleaweights
Topic: fleas
Replies: 600
Views: 159572

Re: fleas

Update! http://imageshack.us/a/img194/5761/rc00.jpg We got the battery plug working, and there is still enough weight for the wheels and a bit of carbon fibre armor! http://imageshack.us/a/img32/8268/rcu7.jpg Here is what we did with the plug. Pretty simple in essence, but difficult due to size and ...
by alasdair
Mon Jun 24, 2013 6:42 am
Forum: Antweights
Topic: Noob in need
Replies: 10
Views: 4012

Re: Noob in need

Hi there Tom Welcome to the community! Right, there are 4 main things you are gonna need for your ant. Firstly, Power. Most people use a Lithium Polymer (LiPo) battery. These have enough oomph to power an ant for a while and can be recharged. They also have a pretty damn long life. There are loads y...
by alasdair
Sun Jun 23, 2013 8:00 pm
Forum: Fleaweights
Topic: fleas
Replies: 600
Views: 159572

Re: fleas

As I mentioned in my post on the Antweight thread, I am in the process of reviving my current team with shapeways, and this included a fleaweight I have long been planning. So here is Salt in his current state http://img153.imageshack.us/img153/8792/f9n2.jpg Hes running off one of Peter's fantastic ...