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by alasdair
Sun Jun 23, 2013 2:19 pm
Forum: Questions (and answers)
Topic: Which 3D printer is best for home use
Replies: 24
Views: 8752

Re: Which 3D printer is best for home use

Just looking at the specification, it doesnt look too bad. The minimum wall thickness I noticed, is 0.2mm thinner than shapeways will print, so thats pretty good. The price tag is fairly attractive to. The model printed in the video seems accurate and clean.
by alasdair
Sat Jun 22, 2013 11:50 am
Forum: Questions (and answers)
Topic: Dycem Tired Wheels
Replies: 3
Views: 1496

Dycem Tired Wheels

Hi there I know a lot of people are using 3D printed wheels on their bots, and I was wondering what you use as tires? I have a fair bit of dycem hanging around, and I was wondering whether it is suitable for use. If so, how do you affix it securely to the actual wheel? If you don't use dycem, what a...
by alasdair
Fri Jun 21, 2013 8:39 pm
Forum: Antweights
Topic: New Robots- Continued
Replies: 665
Views: 106997

Re: New Robots- Continued

Oh crikey oh blimey mate, as if your robots weren't hard to beat before. Looking very swish, but also fairly solid and bulky, surely that's going to cost a fair bit to shapeways? Yeah the flea was about £30, and I just ran Mantis through and he is gonna be around £70 as he is atm :o Im planning on ...
by alasdair
Fri Jun 21, 2013 7:08 pm
Forum: Antweights
Topic: New Robots- Continued
Replies: 665
Views: 106997

Re: New Robots- Continued

Hi guys After a fairly long hiatus from robots, I am back armed with google sketchup to finally make some shapeways bots. Over the past few weeks this has been the fruits of my labour http://img837.imageshack.us/img837/3461/59a.png A new chassis for Mantis, Frantic, and a new fleaweight (something I...
by alasdair
Sat Jun 15, 2013 6:36 am
Forum: Antweights
Topic: antweight and super antweight crushers
Replies: 11
Views: 4349

Re: antweight and super antweight crushers

I have run a claw robot with fairly decent success since I first started in robotics, and it remains my favourite weapon system by far. I think the main issue by far is that it is extremely difficult to get any power behind a claw to the point where it can do much damage. I have always run Mantis as...
by alasdair
Fri Jun 14, 2013 7:06 pm
Forum: Antweights
Topic: Die Gracefully Robots and Team Horse Power News
Replies: 211
Views: 40455

Re: Die Gracefully Robots and Team Horse Power News

I have submitted to using CAD and I am ashamed. Please Dave, keep with your awesome non cheaty 3-d printed bots and never succumb.
by alasdair
Fri Nov 02, 2012 10:31 am
Forum: Events
Topic: AWS 39 - Coventry - November 3rd, 2012
Replies: 122
Views: 32176

Re: AWS 39 - Coventry - November 3rd, 2012

After what seems like decades since I have been to a comp, I will be there with a new mantis. Sounds like it is gonna be a good one!
by alasdair
Fri Oct 26, 2012 9:46 am
Forum: Antweights
Topic: 3d Printing Machines Formlabs
Replies: 0
Views: 1420

3d Printing Machines Formlabs

Hi there I didnt know where to post this, but I would really recomend checking this out. We are all familiar with the power of 3d printing in our bots courtesy of shapeways, but after my routine scan of kickstarter I found this absolutely fantastic page: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/formlabs/...
by alasdair
Sun Oct 21, 2012 4:43 pm
Forum: Resource Websites
Topic: Scorpion speedo, hitech rx and tx
Replies: 1
Views: 8128

Scorpion speedo, hitech rx and tx

Hi there I am selling a few robot bits. Firstly, a hitec laser 4 transmitter, 40mhz.This works perfectly well and is in very good condition. I also have 2 hitec receivers, both with crystals. Secondly, I am also selling a scorpion speed controller. Although this speedo is discontinued it is a good s...
by alasdair
Sun Jun 17, 2012 5:04 pm
Forum: Resource Websites
Topic: Need: Very fast servo good for CR
Replies: 7
Views: 11558

Re: Need: Very fast servo good for CR

Thanks for your advice. I have looked into using some motor drivers and some gearmotors for it, and I will probably just adapt what I saw on a non contact wall follower robot using the same kind of setup. One of the main problems is that I am not fully aware of how you program motors on a picaxe. I ...