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  • Max's Avatar
    21st September 2018, 22:10
    Hmm I wasn’t planning on flashing then but have got the AVR programmer from hacking TZ85As so guess I could. Mine is the version 1 I think, guess I need to find a diagram for the programming pins
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  • Ocracoke's Avatar
    21st September 2018, 20:12
    Thanks folks. Had a whiteboard match today with Audicious today, a fellow Middleweight. Kaizen did me proud, charged straight into it and Audicious eventually stopped moving (thnk they were...
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  • Retroman's Avatar
    21st September 2018, 17:27
    The wedge looks very nice! Good looking angle, I'll be keeping an eye out for the results. Good look!
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  • Triceratop's Avatar
    21st September 2018, 13:17
    Looking good Michael, best of luck, let us know how you get on.. :D
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  • Redirect Left's Avatar
    20th September 2018, 22:47
    Redirect Left replied to a thread BOB BW Series in Build Diaries
    There's plenty of force in it too, this is what it did to 1.8mm titanium, and underneath it is 10mm aluminium
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  • Ocracoke's Avatar
    20th September 2018, 22:07
    So Kaizen is ready as it will ever be. At the last minute, I fitted a 10mm thick polycarbonate wedge plate, primarily to square off the the side armour panels but also to deflect the ubiquitous...
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  • Ocracoke's Avatar
    20th September 2018, 21:43
    There is a function in the SimonK assembly which can hard code how many cells it is expecting (CELL_COUNT) and get it to bleep how many cells it is detecting before arming (BLIP_CELL_COUNT) so I'd...
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  • sean retro's Avatar
    20th September 2018, 21:41
    sean retro replied to a thread BOB BW Series in Build Diaries
    This is robot BW I faced, it's a mini PP3D. My robot wasn't in this one, I'm not sure if any one recorded that one.
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  • Max's Avatar
    20th September 2018, 21:02
    Thanks that would be great!
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  • Eidg's Avatar
    20th September 2018, 19:58
    Eidg replied to a thread BOB BW Series in Build Diaries
    Do you have any pictures from those "Monster" BW you had to face?
    10 replies | 507 view(s)
  • Redirect Left's Avatar
    20th September 2018, 18:40
    Redirect Left replied to a thread BOB BW Series in Build Diaries
    These are XT-XINTEs, they look super cheap, and they cost super cheap, but they do work, and they're cheap enough its not a huge issue if they do go. This is what Hyperion was running at Robodojo in...
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  • Pinski1's Avatar
    20th September 2018, 10:43
    Gottit. Should be there with Deadlock and RamJam.
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  • Pinski1's Avatar
    20th September 2018, 10:42
    Pinski1 replied to a thread Help needed in General Chat
    There's a few hackerspaces around you. I'm at Cambridge Makespace and I build combat robots, got 2 feathers, 1 and a bit beetles and a mock up of a heavyweight. Hitchin Hackspace has the heavyweight...
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  • Triceratop's Avatar
    19th September 2018, 16:06
    Triceratop replied to a thread BOB BW Series in Build Diaries
    Hi Sean, I've fitted a couple of these to my BW, seem to work really well. You can find them on Ebay for around £10ea, shipped in UK. Electronic Speed Controller ESC 60A For Hobbywing Quicrun RC...
    10 replies | 507 view(s)
  • team death's Avatar
    19th September 2018, 15:31
    team death replied to a thread BOB BW Series in Build Diaries
    Don't be too disappointed Sean-That beetle you fought was a real monster considering it's size, we saw it earlier taking on a featherweight in a bit of a play battle but holding it's own. Adam...
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  • scott's Avatar
    19th September 2018, 15:03
    Not a bad idea, it's 3mm polycarb but with some scary looking saws around then I might see if I can double the thickness around there, or put a little but of 1mm titanium under the polycarb to...
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  • Ocracoke's Avatar
    19th September 2018, 13:23
    Looks good. I might suggest some top padding/extra armour over the battery area as that top armour looks fairly thin to me. If you need to get some weight reduction in, I'd possibly look at the...
    23 replies | 1768 view(s)
  • scott's Avatar
    19th September 2018, 13:16
    Another quick update - finally put the axe together. I swapped out the 300rpm brushed motor for a 500rpm brushed motor and was pleased with the torque, as it can self-right, but not so much with the...
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  • Ocracoke's Avatar
    19th September 2018, 13:11
    I've got a little bit of experience in programming the 100A v2 version. I don't recall if the SimonK code specifies the number of cells in it, I'll check a little later on tonight.
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  • typhoon_driver's Avatar
    19th September 2018, 12:48
    By hand. A drill press, a vice, some files and some patience and you could machine that.
    5 replies | 134 view(s)
  • Roboteernat's Avatar
    19th September 2018, 12:39
    3d printing of metals at this time is expensive, seriously expensive, will take a look at it and see what i can do, Do you have a dimensional drwing to hand? Another alternative would be to 3d...
    5 replies | 134 view(s)
  • scott's Avatar
    19th September 2018, 11:08
    Thanks Michael and Jamie, looks like the best idea would be to double check with the event organiser.
    23 replies | 1768 view(s)
  • Maxamuslead's Avatar
    19th September 2018, 07:49
    sorry Combat Robotics and Unofficial Robot Wars
    5 replies | 134 view(s)
  • Theo's Avatar
    19th September 2018, 07:33
    Haha, that's where good networking gets you! Voodoo - Rambot Kaizen - Axe Cyclone 360 MW - Fullbody spinner Iron Strike - Vertical spinner Sweet - Drum spinner Backflip - Flipper Jackpot -...
    13 replies | 789 view(s)
  • mackemforever's Avatar
    19th September 2018, 07:22
    I don't know what the CR or URW groups are! Any chance of the actual name of them?
    5 replies | 134 view(s)
  • Maxamuslead's Avatar
    19th September 2018, 07:11
    ask about in CR group or URW group on facebook, someone may be will to make that for you for material cost + shipping, also I would offer some money for there time.
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  • mackemforever's Avatar
    18th September 2018, 23:24
    So I'm in the process of building an antweight beater spinner. I've got the components, I've designed and printed the chassis and it all looks like it should work (although I'm yet to wire it all up...
    5 replies | 134 view(s)
  • sean retro's Avatar
    18th September 2018, 22:35
    sean retro replied to a thread BOB BW Series in Build Diaries
    Well, I took BOB to Robodojo, it had one hit from a spinner and the esc in it died. No more sabertooth esc, also this is the only damage done to its body. The cause of death, part of the exposed...
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  • blazerbotics's Avatar
    18th September 2018, 21:47
    Emails have gone out, let me know if you didn't get one!
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  • team death's Avatar
    18th September 2018, 19:42
    I'm curious about these 12 middleweights and 4 more to come, who's building them Theo? seems like a major undertaking considering they were a neglected weight class up to now.
    13 replies | 789 view(s)
  • COAESystems's Avatar
    18th September 2018, 19:08
    COAESystems replied to a thread Help needed in General Chat
    Also recommended for new starters is either get a relative/friend involved or find a hacker space that's local to you. I went to the Milton Keynes one and that really helped me on my first build.
    19 replies | 973 view(s)
  • Ocracoke's Avatar
    18th September 2018, 17:25
    Ocracoke replied to a thread Help needed in General Chat
    I'd also recommend taking a look at the build diaries as they contain a wealth of information about what works and what doesn't work with regards to electronics/batteries/materials. My first attempt...
    19 replies | 973 view(s)
  • Triceratop's Avatar
    18th September 2018, 15:57
    Triceratop replied to a thread Help needed in General Chat
    Hi Ian, Is the meeting just Ant Weights or will there be a Beetle Weight competition also? Regards Cliff
    19 replies | 973 view(s)
  • EventorizonIan's Avatar
    18th September 2018, 12:57
    EventorizonIan replied to a thread Help needed in General Chat
    Hi Kaz, The Leeds events are run by Robodojo, check them out on Facebook @robodojouk. The next event 21st October is an antweight competition. In November on the 25th there's a feather weight event....
    19 replies | 973 view(s)
  • Kaz g's Avatar
    18th September 2018, 12:40
    Kaz g replied to a thread Help needed in General Chat
    Hi, Thanks for getting back to me. I am on the norfolk/suffolk border. I have beeen to several official events (colchester last weekend). I have been tinkering aound in the garage and l aready...
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  • Maxamuslead's Avatar
    18th September 2018, 10:27
    fair enough but I would suggest trying to reuse bits e.g. the hardox
    69 replies | 8593 view(s)
  • dotDominic's Avatar
    18th September 2018, 09:59
    @Mark Well basically if I keep the same chassis design I'll always be stuck with roughly the same amount of actuator travel, which negates one of the main advantages of going custom. Also, the HIWIN...
    69 replies | 8593 view(s)
  • Triceratop's Avatar
    18th September 2018, 09:33
    Triceratop replied to a thread Help needed in General Chat
    Hi Karen, where about's in the East? I'm in Lincolnshire, happy to help where I can. There is a venue in Leeds which has started once a month. I would also seriously consider a Bw robot (see my...
    19 replies | 973 view(s)
  • Ocracoke's Avatar
    18th September 2018, 09:02
    Ocracoke replied to a thread Help needed in General Chat
    Hey there, welcome to the forum! I am on the wrong side of the country to be able to answer this with regards to socials but one of the easiest way to get started is to go to a live show to get a...
    19 replies | 973 view(s)
  • voorsk's Avatar
    18th September 2018, 08:49
    My ants are out of commission atm, but is it open to general spectators? I never get tired of seeing HWs up close. :)
    4 replies | 144 view(s)
  • Kaz g's Avatar
    18th September 2018, 08:47
    Kaz g replied to a thread Help needed in General Chat
    Hiya, I am new to this too and I am looking to build a basic featherweight bot. I have always been a big fan of bots and I thought why not have a go myself. Is there a group in theast of england or...
    19 replies | 973 view(s)
  • Kenny's Avatar
    17th September 2018, 18:25
    Kenny started a thread 48v Ampflow in For Sale
    Hi, I have a brand new in box Ampflow A28-400-F48 3" High Performance 48V Motor for sale £350 inc next day via courier Message me if interested Thanks
    0 replies | 102 view(s)
  • RogueTwoRobots's Avatar
    17th September 2018, 17:24
    Indeed it is, if I'd just done a little research I'd have realised that Donnington Grove is the street the Gatehouse pub is on. My bad :roll:
    4 replies | 144 view(s)
  • qbnut's Avatar
    17th September 2018, 16:53
    I echo what others have said - if you get the remaining minor issues ironed out, Strix will be a fine machine! I don't think it will take much work either. I never got to fight it so you have to...
    69 replies | 8593 view(s)
  • tweedermeister's Avatar
    17th September 2018, 16:32
    Used once at Battlebots, faceplate holes have been retapped to m6, shaft has been shortened by 18mm, has an EC8 connector soldered on. Asking for £110 inc postage, I'll grab a picture tomorrow.
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  • Ocracoke's Avatar
    17th September 2018, 15:41
    Well here we are, 31.2kg of Kaizen 1.0. The good news is that it moves fine, even on a very uneven wooden floor. Bad news, the pinion gear for the axe has slipped off again so I'll get that reseated...
    112 replies | 12421 view(s)
  • Craaig's Avatar
    17th September 2018, 14:06
    Unless I'm mistaken they're the same place 🙂
    4 replies | 144 view(s)
  • Maxamuslead's Avatar
    17th September 2018, 13:32
    why can't you fit the custom Linac in the current design?
    69 replies | 8593 view(s)
  • dotDominic's Avatar
    17th September 2018, 13:28
    Cheers guys - yea the electrical gremlins weren't kind to me this year, but on the flip side it was a miracle that my weapon even worked at all. I must admit it is quite tempting to upgrade...
    69 replies | 8593 view(s)
  • RogueTwoRobots's Avatar
    17th September 2018, 13:03
    The event page on FB has had the venue changed from the Gatehouse to Donnington Grove Hungry Horse, is that still the case?
    4 replies | 144 view(s)
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