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by MySolderIsOlder
Sat Jan 11, 2020 12:40 pm
Forum: Antweights
Topic: AWS'60 Results Analysis
Replies: 14
Views: 3919

Re: AWS'60 Results Analysis

Proud to have been 50% of the flail spinners at AWS60, though I only won one fight IIRC - and that was mainly through pushing.
by MySolderIsOlder
Tue Dec 31, 2019 7:57 am
Forum: Beetleweights
Topic: What Shores? (for Beetle tyres)
Replies: 1
Views: 1433

What Shores? (for Beetle tyres)

I've started work on our first Beetleweight (a bog-standard 4WD pusher) in the hope of having at least one bot ready for the Uni of Greenwich bash in March. All going well so far but just a bit stuck on the wheels. I'm printing my own hubs (using Polymax PC) and would appreciate some advice on Shore...
by MySolderIsOlder
Tue Dec 24, 2019 5:49 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: University of Greenwich - Medway, 28/29 March
Replies: 4
Views: 2050

Re: University of Greenwich - Medway, 28/29 March

Couldn't help myself. Ordered some 25mm 12v motors this morning...
I feel making a beetle might be at the top of New Year Resolutions.
:roll:
by MySolderIsOlder
Mon Dec 23, 2019 3:58 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: University of Greenwich - Medway, 28/29 March
Replies: 4
Views: 2050

Re: University of Greenwich - Medway, 28/29 March

If someone does manage to organize an antweight arena for this event then Anthony & I would definitely be up for it. We're based in Tunbridge Wells so it's about as convenient a location as we're ever likely to get. Although I do eventually mean to build a couple of Beetleweights (maybe a scaled...
by MySolderIsOlder
Tue Dec 10, 2019 5:26 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: AWS 60 - Headington, Oxford - 30th Nov 2019
Replies: 112
Views: 48585

Re: AWS 60 - Headington, Oxford - 30th Nov 2019

Well I see from the Team Panoramic YouTube page that the vid is scheduled to premiere at 19:30 tonight. So very soon we'll all be able to re-live those controversial moments in glorious Technicolour!
by MySolderIsOlder
Mon Dec 09, 2019 11:28 am
Forum: Events
Topic: AWS 60 - Headington, Oxford - 30th Nov 2019
Replies: 112
Views: 48585

Re: AWS 60 - Headington, Oxford - 30th Nov 2019

Awesome. Already subscribe to Team Panoramic's channel on YouTube (see - I'm not a total dinosaur ;) ) so I'll keep an eye out.

As always, enormously grateful to Harry for his hard work with the videos!
by MySolderIsOlder
Mon Dec 09, 2019 8:21 am
Forum: Events
Topic: AWS 60 - Headington, Oxford - 30th Nov 2019
Replies: 112
Views: 48585

Re: AWS 60 - Headington, Oxford - 30th Nov 2019

Possibly dumb question but please make allowances 'cos I'm not a Twitch user... Is it possible to watch the 'live' stream of the event retrospectively or does that technology only support the viewing of live broadcasts? Longing to re-live the (very brief) moments of glory and catch up on all the bit...
by MySolderIsOlder
Mon Dec 02, 2019 5:05 pm
Forum: Questions (and answers)
Topic: Cutting Polycarbonate sheet on budget CNC router
Replies: 6
Views: 2212

Re: Cutting Polycarbonate sheet on budget CNC router

Well, to date I've always used a hacksaw and/or bandsaw for anything 2mm and above, with aviation snips for the thinner stuff. And yes, I cut slightly too big and file down to the line - though I now need to get some new files, having blunted my favourite Bahco's shaping and balancing the titanium t...
by MySolderIsOlder
Mon Dec 02, 2019 11:00 am
Forum: Questions (and answers)
Topic: Cutting Polycarbonate sheet on budget CNC router
Replies: 6
Views: 2212

Cutting Polycarbonate sheet on budget CNC router

Has anyone tried using a 'cheap' (sub £200) CNC 3018 or similar router for cutting out shapes in 1-2mm polycarbonate sheet? I have zero experience of CNCs and would like to learn - but it would be nice to have something that will cut polycarb more accurately than my ham-fisted efforts with aviation-...
by MySolderIsOlder
Mon Dec 02, 2019 10:28 am
Forum: Antweights
Topic: Team Antiquarian & Anthony's Ant Army ready for battle
Replies: 28
Views: 9058

Re: Team Antiquarian & Anthony's Ant Army ready for battle

In answer to Antipodean, I'd say the flappy tyres felt pretty good, though I don't think we got into enough straight-out pushing contests to say with any certainty how much difference they made. TBH it was all a bit of a blur so I will have to wait until the vids appear on YouTube. At this stage, al...