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Its awesome! I wonder how spinner proof it is though. And have you factored wheels into the weight? Lol
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Update!

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We got the battery plug working, and there is still enough weight for the wheels and a bit of carbon fibre armor!

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Here is what we did with the plug. Pretty simple in essence, but difficult due to size and space constraints! It was a simple matter of connecting the two cells into a battery, then we took some crimp pins from an old plug, soldered and heatshrunk them onto the wires, and then used a motor wire with two pins to replace the speedo input. Luckily we just fit it inside, and he is all working. Now we just need to wait for the wheels to arrive and get some armor on him and he is ready for fighting!

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I love to see people pushing the boundaries of what can be fit into the size and weight limits - great job!
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Nice work mate :).
And here's me trying to keep normal 2WD fleas in the weight limit!

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Yes I agree even when I have put tracks on a flea I have always only used 2 motors.
Hope you can get the wheels and armour in the weight limit I would like to see that in combat. (not necessarily against me :roll: )

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Good stuff mate :)

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Outstanding
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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 running at AWS next week!
So here he is in his current form, Salt:

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The front scoops are made from 2 mil HDPE and carbon fibre, and the top plates are also carbon fibre.

Why Salt you ask? Because the next one is going to be called Pepper of course.

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For those interested, here is the new design:

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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. There is also a lot more space inside, and most of the walls have almost halved in thickness so it will weigh the same if not lighter than the current design.

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Quit making us all look bad :P

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