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by Lowtech
Tue Jan 19, 2021 5:32 pm
Forum: Antweights
Topic: Thinking about a one off competition.
Replies: 29
Views: 4588

Re: Thinking about a one off competition.

Does anyone have any advice as to how to remove the large connector from a small lipo? I'm not sure what the technical name is.. I got some new ones recently. In my haste I just cut the connector off with scissors, now I want to do a better job with one of the others. Also, what kind of acetate is p...
by Lowtech
Thu Jan 14, 2021 11:32 pm
Forum: Antweights
Topic: Thinking about a one off competition.
Replies: 29
Views: 4588

Re: Thinking about a one off competition.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2cx7FLj ... mbatechist

Thought I'd ask my brother to help me test some smaller batteries I bought! Gotta do something about self righting before AWS...
by Lowtech
Sun Nov 29, 2020 2:17 pm
Forum: Antweights
Topic: Thinking about a one off competition.
Replies: 29
Views: 4588

Re: Thinking about a one off competition.

i found that the first few builds seemed daunting... but you pick up tips and tricks which help as you build more... nowdays, with all parts to hand, i can scratch build a robot that could win a fight in just a couple of hours. although typically i would say each of my bots take a day or 2 from par...
by Lowtech
Sat Nov 28, 2020 9:57 pm
Forum: Antweights
Topic: Thinking about a one off competition.
Replies: 29
Views: 4588

Re: Thinking about a one off competition.

And now the conclusion... Here's the full test, with plough. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pG_1SqjVqDI&feature=youtu.be&ab_channel=Combatechist It taken unusually high levels energy and patience on my part. I can't believe anyone would have the patience to build a Beetleweight robot. Now I...
by Lowtech
Wed Nov 25, 2020 9:25 pm
Forum: Antweights
Topic: Thinking about a one off competition.
Replies: 29
Views: 4588

Re: Thinking about a one off competition.

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Now with electronics installed. Nearly ready for a full test.

Drive motors are a bit jittery, any thoughts?
by Lowtech
Fri Nov 20, 2020 10:24 pm
Forum: Antweights
Topic: TeamScrewUps poopoo bots
Replies: 41
Views: 20505

Re: TeamScrewUps poopoo bots

if those are 32mm pololu wheels then i think 13cm is too wide to fit diagonally, however it looks like you might get away with it fitting between opposite corners... with 32mm wheels you can be about 110mm wide and fit the cube diagonally, however with the same setup you can be about 145mm wide and...
by Lowtech
Fri Nov 20, 2020 9:58 pm
Forum: Antweights
Topic: Thinking about a one off competition.
Replies: 29
Views: 4588

Re: Thinking about a one off competition.

They still award points for most yellow robot right

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by Lowtech
Sun Nov 15, 2020 1:27 pm
Forum: Antweights
Topic: Thinking about a one off competition.
Replies: 29
Views: 4588

Re: Thinking about a one off competition.

Yeh the £6 iron will probably get hot, but I wouldn't want to use it much. Get one with a stand and some amount of control. You will also need some solder and a few other bits, I'd recommend solder wick (for getting off excessive solder) and some flux. Something to clean the iron tip (sponge thing ...
by Lowtech
Sun Nov 15, 2020 1:27 pm
Forum: Antweights
Topic: Thinking about a one off competition.
Replies: 29
Views: 4588

Re: Thinking about a one off competition.

i noticed the front raises when you flip, and your design fully encloses the wheels. do your wheels still touch the floor when the front is raised? im pretty sure the original had the tyres exposed and an angled rear so it would still have wheels on the ground when flipping as the front hinged flip...
by Lowtech
Sat Nov 14, 2020 10:21 pm
Forum: Antweights
Topic: Thinking about a one off competition.
Replies: 29
Views: 4588

Re: Thinking about a one off competition.

https://youtu.be/rhTAVQBZboA

Weapon test. Went better than I could have hoped for.