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  • Deathly Hallows's Avatar
    16th November 2017, 22:56
    Still working that design through. Getting under weight limit is killing me. Of course this is also all calculated as not drilled a hole or soldered a wire yet. The motors, wheels and hubs look...
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  • Ocracoke's Avatar
    16th November 2017, 22:47
    Ocracoke replied to a thread Team Kaizen - Shu! in Build Diaries
    Yeah, it will be (probably with a few weight saving holes). The rear and the sides will be also be PVC covered. I must confess, I've no experience with secondary mixers beyond what I've read...
    18 replies | 1859 view(s)
  • Deathly Hallows's Avatar
    16th November 2017, 22:41
    My current design is coming in not that far away at 240mm in the CAD. Is that the final materials for your base? I was thinking of 1.5mm Aluminium Also curious what the second mixer you referees...
    18 replies | 1859 view(s)
  • Ocracoke's Avatar
    16th November 2017, 22:26
    Ocracoke replied to a thread Team Kaizen - Shu! in Build Diaries
    Feeling a bit rubbish since Maidstone but found some time to work on Shu! Managed to place the drive and weapon motors on the 3mm PVC board I've got for this. I now worry it looks a bit too... big...
    18 replies | 1859 view(s)
  • Albear's Avatar
    16th November 2017, 18:50
    Actually, it does have a fuse as a removable link which is a good point! And that happens to be a blade fuse. I like the idea of the LD Strip though, would be pretty cool! Will probs tidy it up a...
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  • Roboteernat's Avatar
    16th November 2017, 16:27
    I guess also, what are you wanting to print on it for your heavyweight? brackets for electronics or wanting to print gears?
    13 replies | 1142 view(s)
  • typhoon_driver's Avatar
    16th November 2017, 15:41
    Back to the original question, depends what you want to 3D print with it. My budget go to recommendation for FDM printing these days is the CR-10. A solid machine that once set up is a hit the...
    13 replies | 1142 view(s)
  • Deathly Hallows's Avatar
    16th November 2017, 13:49
    Thanks - and for £100 more you can get The basic Flashforge I see. So message is save your money.
    13 replies | 1142 view(s)
  • Roboteernat's Avatar
    16th November 2017, 13:34
    Looking at their youtube page, i can see it being a very budget printer and results may be ok, not amazing, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NRo0mRXw_Gk Mechanically it just feels a bit too cheap IMO...
    13 replies | 1142 view(s)
  • Deathly Hallows's Avatar
    16th November 2017, 13:26
    I agree - the demo print is truly awful, yet the 'finished' items shown in the stills look good, no holes or bumps. Do you think the stills are photoshopped or objects polished; or that they were...
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  • Roboteernat's Avatar
    16th November 2017, 13:12
    Their product demo video really needs to be removed. at 33 seconds, the example print shown printing looks terrible!
    13 replies | 1142 view(s)
  • Maxamuslead's Avatar
    16th November 2017, 12:53
    Great might get two of those LED strips + some more wheels for my feather
    7 replies | 218 view(s)
  • Deathly Hallows's Avatar
    16th November 2017, 11:33
    My wife told me about this - 3D printer from ALDI for £300! She asked if it would be any good for my robots - anyone heard of the Balco 3D printer touch before? Someone posted its a i3 clone in...
    13 replies | 1142 view(s)
  • supernova's Avatar
    16th November 2017, 11:26
    This looks good: Flashforge® 3D Printer Finder Single Extruder Printer https://www.amazon.co.uk/Flashforge®-Printer-Finder-Single-Extruder/dp/B00ZBS86ZW/ref=cm_cr_arp_d_product_top?ie=UTF8 ...
    13 replies | 1142 view(s)
  • Roboteernat's Avatar
    16th November 2017, 11:16
    Depends on your budget, the pruse mk3new one is amazing and has many features that stop failures. But this is £699 for the kit. My experience with the wanhao i3 is that there needs to be some...
    13 replies | 1142 view(s)
  • Shakey's Avatar
    16th November 2017, 11:15
    You have parallel and series the wrong way. 2 in series wants 24v (where the negative of one is wired to the positive of the next). 2 in parallel will want 12v.
    7 replies | 218 view(s)
  • supernova's Avatar
    16th November 2017, 11:05
    Hi, Is this still the best printer to get? I dont want to spend a fortune, but realise that there are a few bits for my HW that i can use the printer to make.
    13 replies | 1142 view(s)
  • Maxamuslead's Avatar
    16th November 2017, 10:35
    Just to confirm my limited Electronics knowledge ( it was a while ago ok ) if you ran two of those LED strips in parallel it would require 24v to power it or am I mistaken.
    7 replies | 218 view(s)
  • Ocracoke's Avatar
    16th November 2017, 01:04
    Awesome, can't wait to see it again. ;)
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  • mrsam's Avatar
    16th November 2017, 01:01
    Luckily it was just the weapon motor mount that bent, the motor itself is fine.The main issue is that the weapon shaft was spinning in the bulkheads and has worn out the bores, that would explain the...
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  • Ocracoke's Avatar
    16th November 2017, 00:54
    I know you had the weapon motor bent, much else go wrong? Get Shrekt was deadly though, I had a chance to look over The Honey Badger properly tonight and you must have gotten really close to one of...
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  • mrsam's Avatar
    16th November 2017, 00:47
    I’ve got to commend you for going back in with Shrekt again and again, tough little robot you’ve got there! Get Shrekt didn’t come away unscathed either, definitely some things that need changing....
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  • Ocracoke's Avatar
    15th November 2017, 22:32
    TBH, the robotshop LED would be enough though do make sure it is contrast to the background panel if it isn't bright enough. For ease of maintenance, I put in a blade fuse with holder into my...
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  • Deathly Hallows's Avatar
    15th November 2017, 21:37
    I was thinking about how to add a light easily. I came across this if your power is 12V or under it would work out the box. I have seen light strips on EBay too that claim to have built in resistors.
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  • Garfie489's Avatar
    15th November 2017, 21:01
    Theres 3 main ways of doing it. Put a fuse in the line, put a blade fuse and holder in the line, or use fuse wire on the link connector. Oh btw - "LED for the on switch" - remember it needs...
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  • Albear's Avatar
    15th November 2017, 19:41
    Hi All! Got my confirmation that i shall be participating in the Brawl in Bristol (not quite the thriller in manila but hey!) which is super exciting and i cant wait! My entry Batteries Not...
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  • Ocracoke's Avatar
    15th November 2017, 16:35
    You may find with a 2mm ground clearance that the swarf/unevenness from the arena might cause issues. This isn't as a big problem in Extreme Robots but the Robots Live arena can be strewn with debris...
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  • Outlaw's Avatar
    15th November 2017, 16:23
    No no Jamie, thank you for selling them to me, made things 100% easier and allowed me to move onto more pressing matters, such as the weapon. Funnily enough, the great thing is that it has about 2mm...
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  • Roboteernat's Avatar
    15th November 2017, 16:10
    Dont have it to hand,. i may be wrong :) Looks like they are 12... https://hobbyking.com/en_us/turnigy-brushless-esc-85a-w-5a-sbec.html?___store=en_us
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  • Ocracoke's Avatar
    15th November 2017, 15:59
    Fairly sure, looking at a picture of the TZ85A, they come with 12AWG, not 10.
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  • Roboteernat's Avatar
    15th November 2017, 13:29
    I am using 10AWG, its rated to 30 amp continuous so suitable for my build / fuse ratings, and its what is fitted on my LIPO. I did read about this on the rules and regs and i feel it fits within...
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  • Ocracoke's Avatar
    15th November 2017, 12:54
    I think it is the 21st and 22nd of April - http://www.extremerobots.co.uk/live
    143 replies | 14902 view(s)
  • daveimi's Avatar
    15th November 2017, 12:47
    When is the Manchester event?
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  • Maxamuslead's Avatar
    15th November 2017, 12:17
    fair enough. just had another idea that you could use a brushless drive similar to speed 900 setup use by a load of people. make me kinda want to design one.........
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  • Deathly Hallows's Avatar
    15th November 2017, 12:05
    Thanks for your input. It won't be a ram bot, but if drives are good that will be fine attack too. The intent is for something a little different. I want to get further into the design before...
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  • Ocracoke's Avatar
    15th November 2017, 10:58
    So as evidenced, The Honey Badger is looking a bit battleworn. I've been giving this some thought as what to do and I've decided that I am going to start building version 3 and eventually...
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  • Maxamuslead's Avatar
    15th November 2017, 10:24
    quick question, your beetleweight it looks like it is gonna be a ram bot why not design as much as you can, see how much it all weights then fill the rest of that budget with motors and gearboxes....
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  • Deathly Hallows's Avatar
    15th November 2017, 08:21
    Damn it - must have been half asleep. <EDIT - still asleep the ESC has no reverse! > I found these rough looking units on ebay no mention of reverse but the advised applications would require it....
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  • Ocracoke's Avatar
    15th November 2017, 00:07
    I love the look of those wheels. HDPE should be fine for that, Gabriel 2 can attest to that I am sure. ;) Looking forwards to meeting Pressure Point back in the arena.
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  • Ocracoke's Avatar
    15th November 2017, 00:03
    The speed controllers won't work for this application if it is for the drive - the advert states they do not have reverse. I'd possibly also say the motors are too small though I'll leave that one...
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  • Deathly Hallows's Avatar
    14th November 2017, 23:42
    I reworked the design again. However it seems to me that the way forward is to resolve the internals first, then I can build a box they fit inside. I can rework the chassis ad infinitum without...
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  • Maxamuslead's Avatar
    14th November 2017, 19:56
    microwaves be afraid, be VERY afraid XD Nawww i looks great now if i could get of my ass and finsh my bot it would be good.
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  • Al_'s Avatar
    14th November 2017, 19:48
    I’m updating this thread to detail a few upgrades on Pressure Point ready for next year. Overall I have been pretty happy with how it has gone at a couple of events, however there are a few areas...
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  • ACEGUY's Avatar
    14th November 2017, 16:51
    I'm wondering what gauge of wire should I get? I'm building a lightweight 4 wheel wedge, using the DeWut motors from Charles Guan as well as 2 ragebridge2 speed controllers.
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  • Redirect Left's Avatar
    14th November 2017, 07:09
    Oh haha, that escaped me entirely. Fixed.
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  • maddox10's Avatar
    14th November 2017, 06:59
    there is a small difference between your posting, and the info from Guilherme. 145kg ain't 145g
    4 replies | 259 view(s)
  • Redirect Left's Avatar
    14th November 2017, 05:52
    The weight was taken from the original REC selling poist, here; http://www.fightingrobots.co.uk/threads/13417-rec-gearbox Also has other useful information on the gearboxes. they're pretty solid
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  • maddox10's Avatar
    14th November 2017, 05:25
    145kg???? That is weighty yes. Oh well, I bought 20 in june, so , sorry, can't help there.
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  • Redirect Left's Avatar
    14th November 2017, 03:16
    Hello all, I am selling 5x REC gearboxes, ratio 24:1 - these are brilliant for featherweights. I purchased them for a featherweight project, but due to severe financial constraints from an...
    4 replies | 259 view(s)
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