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  • Outlaw's Avatar
    Yesterday, 23:02
    Outlaw replied to a thread Project Squirrel in Featherweights
    So tomorrow... I crack the dremel out, and start work on cutting pieces out of the axe mechanism so not only would it be a little narrower, so that it'd fit in the middle, but also to try and get the...
    106 replies | 14558 view(s)
  • Mongo's Avatar
    Yesterday, 12:11
    Thanks Rory, you have been very helpful to a newbie
    8 replies | 268 view(s)
  • R9000's Avatar
    Yesterday, 06:37
    I think they were 10k, but it doesn't matter hugely as long as they're decently high. It's just a doubled-up version of the board in this: https://www.arduino.cc/en/Tutorial/Button
    8 replies | 268 view(s)
  • Mongo's Avatar
    Yesterday, 00:42
    Thank you, what resistors did you use ?
    8 replies | 268 view(s)
  • R9000's Avatar
    9th December 2017, 21:27
    Sure, sorry it's a bit cryptic but it's really nothing too complicated. All that little home-made board is for, is to attach two push-to-break switches to the arduino (blue board). The resistors just...
    8 replies | 268 view(s)
  • Mongo's Avatar
    9th December 2017, 16:26
    Great video, I don't really understand the circuitry that you made though, if you are willing to explain a bit I would appreciate it.
    8 replies | 268 view(s)
  • callumhoy's Avatar
    9th December 2017, 15:19
    Completely ignore my diagram from before, I'd have to put the CAM above the axe arm. The CAM would push the bar down, raising the axe up and stretching the spring, then the spring being used to pull...
    31 replies | 5731 view(s)
  • callumhoy's Avatar
    9th December 2017, 15:12
    The drive right now is pretty much the same as it before I bought it. 2 scooter motors powering, going through some custom gearing to drive the wheels. I have simplified all the wiring, and I'm...
    31 replies | 5731 view(s)
  • mattsdragons's Avatar
    9th December 2017, 13:31
    You would be better off with a scooter motor powered system I think. I'm all for different ideas but even using twin motors and a bloody huge solenoid would be easier! But... if you want to go...
    31 replies | 5731 view(s)
  • Theo's Avatar
    9th December 2017, 12:22
    Out of interest, what have you sorted with the drive?
    31 replies | 5731 view(s)
  • Redirect Left's Avatar
    9th December 2017, 07:02
    Redirect Left replied to a thread Newcastle/Durham in Socials
    Yeah. the UK is shaped awkwardly, not to mention involves several islands. Hard to do a meet in a place suitable for all. I still think that trying to organise vaguely localised meets would be...
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  • PrimevalMamba's Avatar
    9th December 2017, 00:34
    PM'ed you an offer ^^
    3 replies | 440 view(s)
  • callumhoy's Avatar
    8th December 2017, 23:41
    I have little faith in the setup used in that video, especially the spring being bent. That seems likely to be very unsafe. The spring would definitely need to be contained in some kind of safety...
    31 replies | 5731 view(s)
  • Ocracoke's Avatar
    8th December 2017, 23:14
    Hmm... certainly looks powerful but I would not want to be around it if that spring decides to break (might be worth fitting a blanking plate over where the spring is exposed. Having watched...
    31 replies | 5731 view(s)
  • callumhoy's Avatar
    8th December 2017, 23:09
    The Whitworth Quick Return does look far less likely to break down, although it does look far less powerful, because there's no actual force behind the downward swing The spring appears to provide...
    31 replies | 5731 view(s)
  • Ocracoke's Avatar
    8th December 2017, 22:45
    I possibly would not bother with a spring... when I was prototyping a axe mechanism, I simply used a bit of metal with a slot on it, a motor and a hub with one screw in it and I'd imagine it is the...
    31 replies | 5731 view(s)
  • callumhoy's Avatar
    8th December 2017, 22:30
    I'm not too worried about it being weaker than a pneumatic axe. I'm probably putting a plastic (or inflatable) police truncheon on the end for the looks more than to be effective with a small...
    31 replies | 5731 view(s)
  • McMad's Avatar
    8th December 2017, 21:46
    McMad replied to a thread Newcastle/Durham in Socials
    The problem with somewhere central is that it end up pleasing noone (other than those who live in the Centre) For Example from Glasgow to Birmingham by Train the anything earlier than a midday start...
    6 replies | 322 view(s)
  • Mongo's Avatar
    8th December 2017, 18:35
    Brilliant I will have a look, thanks
    8 replies | 268 view(s)
  • R9000's Avatar
    8th December 2017, 18:19
    Here's the short video I did explaining some of the modification, if you're interested: https://youtu.be/KXR07KbvTKc
    8 replies | 268 view(s)
  • Ocracoke's Avatar
    8th December 2017, 16:37
    Ocracoke replied to a thread Team Kaizen - Shu! in Build Diaries
    A few videos showing where Shu! is up to.
    22 replies | 2635 view(s)
  • Shakey's Avatar
    8th December 2017, 16:32
    Bumpity Bump, Yes I am the kind of person who posts a sale thread forgetting he is buggering off for a week. but I'm back now.
    1 replies | 736 view(s)
  • Ocracoke's Avatar
    8th December 2017, 16:20
    I am sure Mortis used a mechanical axe that may have been driven by a CAM mechanism - I've been re-watching the fight between Ghetto-Bot and Mortis from the War of Independence special in Series 4...
    31 replies | 5731 view(s)
  • callumhoy's Avatar
    8th December 2017, 15:57
    So, I have a target for PC Plod's debut on the live circuit, 2019. This will be the 1998 PC Plod upgraded enough to compete, just for us to have some fun with and get experience with heavyweights,...
    31 replies | 5731 view(s)
  • Scottie's Avatar
    8th December 2017, 12:52
    This looks awesome and pretty unique. Im looking forward to seeing how it turns out.
    18 replies | 1206 view(s)
  • Maxamuslead's Avatar
    8th December 2017, 10:20
    THIS tread will help you a lot.
    8 replies | 268 view(s)
  • Mongo's Avatar
    8th December 2017, 09:02
    Time to ask for some advice again lol !!! I have been playing with my linear actuator trying to get it to extend/retract as quick as possible. So far I have managed to get it upto 45mm/sec...
    8 replies | 268 view(s)
  • Anttazz's Avatar
    8th December 2017, 08:46
    Anttazz replied to a thread CO2 Bottle in Wanted
    I mean I used a socket to turn it on and off, it is one of those valves but just with the screw taken off. Sorted now :)
    2 replies | 68 view(s)
  • Kenny's Avatar
    8th December 2017, 08:03
    No Swanny, pm me on here if your interested in the parts, cheers
    5 replies | 676 view(s)
  • swanaldo's Avatar
    8th December 2017, 07:29
    On messenger Kenny?
    5 replies | 676 view(s)
  • swanaldo's Avatar
    8th December 2017, 07:28
    swanaldo replied to a thread Tx85 in Wanted
    Cheers Gary :)
    10 replies | 158 view(s)
  • PanoramicHarry's Avatar
    8th December 2017, 01:09
    It was printed on an Up! Plus 2.
    3 replies | 440 view(s)
  • Viewbob-True's Avatar
    7th December 2017, 20:49
    I've had a bit of a play around with ideas in my head, and I reckon a strong rambot or wedge is probably a good place to start. Are these basic parts suitable for a beetleweight? I've done a bit of...
    5 replies | 309 view(s)
  • typhoon_driver's Avatar
    7th December 2017, 20:22
    nice ABS print. What did you do it on?
    3 replies | 440 view(s)
  • Roboteernat's Avatar
    7th December 2017, 20:17
    i really cannot leave it a month without updating this build however the lack of funds has caused no progress, except for this week, well today... Last week my collegue gave me an arc welder, one...
    35 replies | 4333 view(s)
  • daveimi's Avatar
    7th December 2017, 20:15
    I'd come along :)
    2 replies | 74 view(s)
  • typhoon_driver's Avatar
    7th December 2017, 20:15
    typhoon_driver replied to a thread Tx85 in Wanted
    Give me a shout if you need any programmed in the future. Easy enough to do and i've still got the programming tool somewhere.
    10 replies | 158 view(s)
  • swanaldo's Avatar
    7th December 2017, 19:59
    swanaldo replied to a thread Tx85 in Wanted
    Got some :) sorted....thanks mario another time perhaps :)
    10 replies | 158 view(s)
  • maddox10's Avatar
    7th December 2017, 19:10
    maddox10 replied to a thread Tx85 in Wanted
    Wh not trying an IBF?
    10 replies | 158 view(s)
  • swanaldo's Avatar
    7th December 2017, 19:09
    swanaldo replied to a thread Tx85 in Wanted
    Need them sharpish for r2d2
    10 replies | 158 view(s)
  • Roboteernat's Avatar
    7th December 2017, 18:50
    Roboteernat replied to a thread CO2 Bottle in Wanted
    what do you mean by a hex on/off? i went to a local fire extinguisher place and they were happy to give me a new used bottle filled with a turn wheel on/off valve fitted filled for free. Bit like...
    2 replies | 68 view(s)
  • Outlaw's Avatar
    7th December 2017, 18:47
    Outlaw replied to a thread Tx85 in Wanted
    Honestly, I'd either wait for someone to give you a nudge, like what Gary a.k.a typhoon_driver did for me. I think he said that he was doing a few of them, and he sold two to me. So I'd ask him to...
    10 replies | 158 view(s)
  • Theo's Avatar
    7th December 2017, 18:11
    I'd definitely be up for that.
    2 replies | 74 view(s)
  • shakesc's Avatar
    7th December 2017, 17:43
    shakesc replied to a thread Tx85 in Wanted
    There are 2 for sure along with DeWuts etc Alex is selling it, not sure what price he is asking for
    10 replies | 158 view(s)
  • swanaldo's Avatar
    7th December 2017, 17:30
    swanaldo replied to a thread Tx85 in Wanted
    How much are you looking for spur 2...you have 2 in there?
    10 replies | 158 view(s)
  • Anttazz's Avatar
    7th December 2017, 15:07
    Anttazz started a thread CO2 Bottle in Wanted
    Looking for a replacement CO2 bottle for Rusty, standard CO2 fire extinguisher with hex on/off. Not even sure if its a standard size for that type of cylinder but its the same as the ones used in...
    2 replies | 68 view(s)
  • Ocracoke's Avatar
    7th December 2017, 14:42
    Hi everyone, Since there seems to a interest in a potential social meet up, I happen to know that my local church hall and attached cafe are available for hire so I could potentially organise...
    2 replies | 74 view(s)
  • shakesc's Avatar
    7th December 2017, 13:40
    shakesc replied to a thread Tx85 in Wanted
    just get a brushless and change the code. Its 10 mins including taking the lid off and on Happy to program one for you if you source
    10 replies | 158 view(s)
  • Albear's Avatar
    7th December 2017, 13:11
    Albear replied to a thread Newcastle/Durham in Socials
    I like the idea of a meet, as someone with a first build due to compete next year it would be really helpful to get feedback/ideas before the event and also meet some of the people before hand so its...
    6 replies | 322 view(s)
  • maddox10's Avatar
    7th December 2017, 09:01
    maddox10 replied to a thread Tx85 in Wanted
    Normaly I would say "Ellis @ Ranglebox". But he's out of stock. http://ranglebox.com/product/botbitz-85a-v2-brushed-esc/ Other option is the Original Botbitz (and supplier of Ranglebox)...
    10 replies | 158 view(s)
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