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  • dirk_kasten's Avatar
    Today, 14:42
    LH = left-hand thread screw. Turn the screw clockwise to release.
    9 replies | 373 view(s)
  • sean retro's Avatar
    Today, 14:26
    Well 20 years ago we saw the first eposide of Robot Wars where we saw Nemesis burn, Roadblock gave Killertron a piggyback and for the next 20 years we saw many great robots and fights. If...
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  • Bad Wolf's Avatar
    Today, 12:50
    yeah I’ll post it on here before I solder the dasmikro, sounds like a plan, cheers! And okay cool, I’ll order a couple of them Vex things today! Give them a go as well! Bad Wolf
    28 replies | 796 view(s)
  • Scottie's Avatar
    Today, 12:46
    Scottie replied to a thread Ant Weight Circuit Help in Antweights
    Well there will be no harm in trying the dasmikro if you have it. Admittedly the only wiring information is on the web page where you buy it. It is a bit vague as ive known some people to try and...
    28 replies | 796 view(s)
  • Bad Wolf's Avatar
    Today, 12:45
    Well that seems a lot easier? :/ is it just a weight issue that is the draw back? Bad Wolf
    28 replies | 796 view(s)
  • Ocracoke's Avatar
    Today, 12:42
    Yeah, you'd plug them into the Lemon and then have the transmitter do the mixing to achieve forward motion.
    28 replies | 796 view(s)
  • Bad Wolf's Avatar
    Today, 12:38
    So with the things from Vex, I’d need two? One for each motor? And they JR plug into the Lemon? Bad Wolf
    28 replies | 796 view(s)
  • Bad Wolf's Avatar
    Today, 12:32
    I actully habe a Dasmikro! I’ve just never taken it out of the bag it came in, I’ll admit when it first came I looked at it and was like ummm no! Hahaha I think it was because it didn’t come with any...
    28 replies | 796 view(s)
  • TechAUmNu's Avatar
    Today, 12:26
    The full specs are on the first post of the thread. I will make a proper infographic soon. Here they are again: 18 FET design Weight ~800g (Will weigh again when I have a finished one)...
    144 replies | 21086 view(s)
  • Scottie's Avatar
    Today, 12:25
    Scottie replied to a thread Ant Weight Circuit Help in Antweights
    I am a bit perplexed about your esc. Do you have access to a multi meter? If you do check to see if you can see the winding resistance on your motor terminals. It should be around 10-20 ohms. If its...
    28 replies | 796 view(s)
  • Bad Wolf's Avatar
    Today, 12:09
    Yeah I can’t wait, I think I’ll buy a couple to get me started on a couple of Ants! And yeah I’ll defo bring it with me, would be great to have somebody who knows what’s what looking at it! :) ...
    28 replies | 796 view(s)
  • Ocracoke's Avatar
    Today, 12:06
    The new V3 version of the NanoTwo is meant to be out in a week or so I think... As I say, come bring it to the social, might get a good idea of just what went wrong.
    28 replies | 796 view(s)
  • Deathly Hallows's Avatar
    Today, 12:00
    That sounds like a really good idea - genius! I hope I kept the bits. Thanks for the tip -I will see if I can hold it in a vice rather than break my wrists ;) Cheers
    9 replies | 373 view(s)
  • Bad Wolf's Avatar
    Today, 11:56
    I have it working again, but same problem of only one motor working, but again I think it’s a mistake on my part not the ESC. I at first just want to be able to make a pusher bot and then after that...
    28 replies | 796 view(s)
  • Scottie's Avatar
    Today, 11:43
    Scottie replied to a thread Ant Weight Circuit Help in Antweights
    OH no! Im sorry to hear that! and that ESC looked quite expensive. Make sure you contact the supplier about it. You might get an exchange perhaps? Do you have an event in mind for your ant? I could...
    28 replies | 796 view(s)
  • Ocracoke's Avatar
    Today, 11:40
    Oh no! :( Definite short circuit somewhere. Bring it with you to the social, may as well do a post mortem on it.
    28 replies | 796 view(s)
  • typhoon_driver's Avatar
    Today, 11:40
    Can you post the full specs?
    144 replies | 21086 view(s)
  • Bad Wolf's Avatar
    Today, 11:36
    And that escalated quickly.... smoke coming from the esc! :( burning smell... and it looks like it’s game over hahaha! :( *Edit... its back “working” in the same way it was, one motor going super...
    28 replies | 796 view(s)
  • Bad Wolf's Avatar
    Today, 11:33
    So I’ve put the servo I have into the Lemon and it works, and during watching the video back I noticed one of the motors have snapped off so I’m currently putting on two new motors and I’ll let you...
    28 replies | 796 view(s)
  • TechAUmNu's Avatar
    Today, 10:04
    Could an admin please rename this thread to "A200S ESC - based upon the VESC®-Project"
    144 replies | 21086 view(s)
  • Al_'s Avatar
    Today, 09:02
    If you can re-assemble the drill into a working state, I have manage to remove tricky LH screws by holding the T25 bit in the screw and powering on the drill in the other direction to undo it. Make...
    9 replies | 373 view(s)
  • maddox10's Avatar
    Yesterday, 23:50
    Shut up and take my money. :) PM send
    144 replies | 21086 view(s)
  • Deathly Hallows's Avatar
    Yesterday, 23:36
    T25 iscorrect fitting. Well I tried squirting some WD40 in the end and leaving it to soak, overnight. Nothing... I tried heating it up with a blast from my Dremmel heat gun. No luck. - Not...
    9 replies | 373 view(s)
  • TechAUmNu's Avatar
    Yesterday, 23:04
    The A200S is now open for pre-orders, I will be putting in the order to manufacture the first batch in about two weeks. Price for this first batch is £400 per unit. After it will be £450 per...
    144 replies | 21086 view(s)
  • katch's Avatar
    Yesterday, 20:05
    katch replied to a thread New Heavy in Heavyweights
    Figured out my esc can be mixed on its board so tank steering by 2 stalks separately now works on dx6i . Having been playing this weekend sort of finding time to figure stuff out. 36v the bot...
    20 replies | 4931 view(s)
  • Roboteernat's Avatar
    Yesterday, 16:13
    So now i have signed up for Portsmouth and Cheltenham, i need to make some progress. - Brief update as i cant really type for a long time! I have been grinding the Hardox and welding, machining...
    36 replies | 5462 view(s)
  • Lbitten's Avatar
    Yesterday, 16:04
    Looking to see if anyone has a hydraulic platform trolley they wouldn't mind parting with
    0 replies | 30 view(s)
  • PanoramicHarry's Avatar
    Yesterday, 15:56
    Just to give a better idea, here's photo's showing the rear of the lifter and the motor sprocket. Tried various places but can find anything that'll seem to fit well.
    3 replies | 210 view(s)
  • Redirect Left's Avatar
    Yesterday, 14:28
    Some images to followup Colin's post yesterday evening, and even a gif this week! Firstly, the lathe - Colin has spent a lot of time at the wheel of this over the past week, turning the poles for...
    110 replies | 21536 view(s)
  • Byron's Avatar
    Yesterday, 13:48
    Byron replied to a thread Clusterbot components in Heavyweights
    Thanks a lot for the advice guys - it's clear that it wouldn't be worth the time, effort or money to build the clusterbots especially as a first proper build. We are now choosing parts for and...
    3 replies | 297 view(s)
  • Roboteernat's Avatar
    Yesterday, 13:37
    i see not the eclip. You could use a lighter to heat up the pully to break the glue - it will break down with heat. then, with some needle nose pliers, place the pliers under the pulley and around...
    52 replies | 8768 view(s)
  • Bad Wolf's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:06
    Yeah that would work for me mate! I’ll be there! Nice one! Bad Wolf
    24 replies | 1533 view(s)
  • adamclark's Avatar
    18th February 2018, 23:56
    adamclark replied to a thread Project Squirrel in Featherweights
    try this, pinion gear removal https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7pmiOchcTSc&t=4s
    149 replies | 20491 view(s)
  • team death's Avatar
    18th February 2018, 20:38
    This week we worked on the sprockets to increase the ratio for the drive from 4 to 1 to 8 to 1 overall. I had been working on the problem in my mind all week and with a couple of failed practical...
    110 replies | 21536 view(s)
  • Ocracoke's Avatar
    18th February 2018, 19:44
    Ocracoke replied to a thread Project Squirrel in Featherweights
    I would only do this if there was something supporting the motor, you don't want the screwdrivers flying off and doing you any harm. I would look for a ball joint puller - normally for windscreen...
    149 replies | 20491 view(s)
  • Outlaw's Avatar
    18th February 2018, 14:27
    Outlaw replied to a thread Project Squirrel in Featherweights
    So I saw some advice on the internet and I'm not sure how well it works... basically, you take two flathead screwdrivers, put them either side of the underneath of the pulley and slowly press down on...
    149 replies | 20491 view(s)
  • Deathly Hallows's Avatar
    17th February 2018, 23:17
    Deathly Hallows replied to a thread Mount for MFA 940D in Wanted
    Thanks I followed your link. That lead to another and then a data sheet. The data sheet showed a mount called 727/1 then I found this on RS site which says it is for RE385's but then quotes 940D...
    2 replies | 84 view(s)
  • Ocracoke's Avatar
    17th February 2018, 20:17
    There is a Starbucks just off Junction 5 of the M53 which we can do a pre-meet at. I can be there at 3.30pm, noting that I would need to shoot off at 4.30pm to get to the cafe to get the place setup...
    24 replies | 1533 view(s)
  • Outlaw's Avatar
    17th February 2018, 20:14
    Outlaw replied to a thread Project Squirrel in Featherweights
    I do, I plan on using it as the piece to hold the rotating HDPE piece to move the rest of the linkages.
    149 replies | 20491 view(s)
  • Ocracoke's Avatar
    17th February 2018, 20:09
    Ocracoke replied to a thread Mount for MFA 940D in Wanted
    I couldn't find an exact match but TechnobotsOnline do seem to sell MFA motor mounts (https://www.technobotsonline.com/motor-and-gearmotor-brackets.html). You may find adapting one of these is the...
    2 replies | 84 view(s)
  • Ocracoke's Avatar
    17th February 2018, 20:04
    Ocracoke replied to a thread Project Squirrel in Featherweights
    Are you planning to use the pulley itself? If not, I'd cut a slot into it down to the motor shaft with a Dremel or similar and then slide it off.
    149 replies | 20491 view(s)
  • Outlaw's Avatar
    17th February 2018, 19:20
    Outlaw replied to a thread Project Squirrel in Featherweights
    So thanks to you guys, I figured out how to get the circlip off, or e-ring, or whatever it's called haha. But I'm still stumped on how to remove the pulley itself off? Would a pulley remover be a...
    149 replies | 20491 view(s)
  • Deathly Hallows's Avatar
    17th February 2018, 18:50
    Does anyone know where I can pickup a mount for an MFA 940D which I picked up from Maplin ? Thought it came with a mount but apparently not. MFA website doesn't list it. The gear box has a diameter...
    2 replies | 84 view(s)
  • Shakey's Avatar
    17th February 2018, 15:56
    FeatherTwos are now available on the store!
    1 replies | 326 view(s)
  • Outlaw's Avatar
    17th February 2018, 12:58
    Unfortunately, I don't have access to a blowtorch, so that method's out of the question. I mean, if I can't get it off, I'll just do the grip technique like I did with the mounts for the motor and...
    52 replies | 8768 view(s)
  • Maxamuslead's Avatar
    17th February 2018, 10:17
    not sure how effective the would be but if you have a blow torch try heating it up, if there is any glue it will break that and if you do it right expand the pulley, just be careful not to burn...
    52 replies | 8768 view(s)
  • Outlaw's Avatar
    16th February 2018, 23:45
    No no, I can remove the e-clip without any problem, it's taking the pulley sprocket off the axle itself, but it refuses to budge.
    52 replies | 8768 view(s)
  • Roboteernat's Avatar
    16th February 2018, 23:17
    i just tried to make a video to post on getting this off, but just get a small flat head screw driver and place it in the gap of the 'e-clip' and twist it. that will remove it, then just pry up the...
    52 replies | 8768 view(s)
  • Outlaw's Avatar
    16th February 2018, 22:54
    So, after that rather unfortunate hiccup with the weapon motor burnt out, I have the new scooter motor for the axe, and I've been modifying the inner spines of the robot once more, as shown in this...
    52 replies | 8768 view(s)
  • Bad Wolf's Avatar
    16th February 2018, 22:37
    Yeah that sounds good to me, yeah the A55 is the bane of my life haha! cheers Ocracoka! Bad Wolf
    24 replies | 1533 view(s)
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