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Shakey
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You need to use an image hosting website such as imgur. Then when you upload you can copy the BBC code for the image and paste it here,
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Re: First Time Bulid, Diary, And Noob Questions!

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Hi guys, I've been on Sketchup ALOT today, and I've come up with a final design.
I am proud to announce Propellant, V0.1

http://imgur.com/LWtKI9s

http://imgur.com/OTi5uE8

FINAL PARTS
Fingertech TinyESC x1
Pimornoni 50:1 micro gearmotor x2
Shakeys 40x7mm ToughHub wheels x2
Turnigy 6X FHSS 2.4ghz Transmitter and Receiver
Turnigy nano-tech 180mah 2S 25~40C Lipo Pack
Weapon servo
BMS-22HV High Voltage Micro Servo (Metal Gear)
Chassis
1.5mm polycarb: machine cut
Armour
1.5mm HDPE, folded and welded together to create one whole outer shell: laser cut
Any last changes needed before I order?
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Re: First Time Bulid, Diary, And Noob Questions!

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Quick note; the TinyESC is only a single-channel ESC - it can only control one motor. You'll need two to make a drive setup.
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Re: First Time Bulid, Diary, And Noob Questions!

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Hmmmm, okay, ill wait till the botbitz are back in stock that would be very expensive
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Re: First Time Bulid, Diary, And Noob Questions!

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Are there any other cheap motor controllers which don't need a dsm2/x receiver?
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Re: First Time Bulid, Diary, And Noob Questions!

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You could buy one of rorys without the receiver and plug it into yours.
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Oh, I thought they needed dsm2, awesome thx
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HugoIsOnFire wrote:Oh, I thought they needed dsm2, awesome thx
Only the full kit with receiver does (as the receiver is DSM2).
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Re: First Time Bulid, Diary, And Noob Questions!

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Is everyone OK with my design, here are more pictures
http://imgur.com/0v6Ri1H

http://imgur.com/OcpgoKi

http://imgur.com/4Kl1DSs
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Re: First Time Bulid, Diary, And Noob Questions!

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One small thing: can you see it has a flat back? Could you perhaps make it a bit more rounded so the robot can roll off of it? The issue with a flat back is that when you try to self right, especially with a rear hinged flipper, it will certainly get stuck on it's back very easily indeed and it will just be stranded in the middle of the arena with no mobility whatsoever. If you add a curved section which would not permit the robot to rest there, that would cure this issue and make the self righting a great deal quicker! :D

Love that flipper shape though! Really nice. :)

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