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  • EventorizonIan's Avatar
    Today, 11:46
    9m is the metric equivalent of the distance they have used in the US for many, many years. We will start with this and if it needs changing will do so. It is the audience distance, not the driver...
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  • Connor's Avatar
    Today, 11:23
    This has piqued my interest. Seems like a good time to resurrect Johnny 2x4.
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  • Ocracoke's Avatar
    Today, 09:04
    Just to clarify this... ...that seems like a really long distance. I guess that is accommodate the flippers from this?
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  • Ocracoke's Avatar
    Today, 09:00
    Definitely get a flip in, it does look pretty impressive when it does do a flip ;)
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  • typhoon_driver's Avatar
    Today, 07:35
    It says on the listing that the shaft is 2mm? Either way, whatever shaft size you need, you should be able to press out the old one and replace it. Find a friend with a lathe and it will be...
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  • Team Helix's Avatar
    Today, 07:28
    Just wish i could have got a flip in. Next time.
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  • EventorizonIan's Avatar
    Today, 06:50
    The Robodojo Featherweight event in November will include as sportsman class competition for which the ruleset is given below. This ruleset has been arrived at after extensive conversation with...
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  • EventorizonIan's Avatar
    Today, 06:40
    Hi folks, We have several events scheduled before Christmas. Next event is an Antweight event on Sunday 21st October. Waiting for confirmation but hopefully this will be a collaboration...
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  • scott's Avatar
    Yesterday, 22:47
    After an hour and a half and 3 dremel cut off wheels I have two wedges. The sheet of titanium I have was the right size to make two wedges out of if I cut it lengthwise. Luckily I laser cut a...
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  • Ocracoke's Avatar
    Yesterday, 21:42
    I have some Neoprene rubber strips that I was meant to attach to the front wheels but didn't have time to do. As for the sides, yes, same size box armour on the sides to replace the brackets and then...
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  • Team Helix's Avatar
    Yesterday, 21:06
    Yes nice to meet all of you as well. If all you need is grip, then buy a knobbly bike tire and fix it to your existing wheels using screws. You could use Box section on the sides or (although I...
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  • Ocracoke's Avatar
    Yesterday, 13:46
    Thanks, It was great seeing you too with your robots! I hope to see you next year ;)
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  • Iain's Avatar
    Yesterday, 13:24
    Hi everyone! I've got a query, and this one is a bit tricky. I have two Quanum BE1806 2300Kv motors for a beetleweight. I've taken note of Rory's Beetle Gearbox hack, which is really good, but...
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  • Samy's Avatar
    Yesterday, 13:18
    Samy replied to a thread Team Kaizen - Kaizen in Build Diaries
    It was a pleasure to meet you. Good Luck for your next Fights. PS: We were just able to Fight on Sunday with Sentinel which was more some Kind of FUn FIght for us cause we had to get back to...
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  • Ocracoke's Avatar
    Yesterday, 02:01
    So Kaizen came out of Chatham in one piece which I was most grateful for, despite meeting a couple of spinners. All videos are from Team Ironclads Whiteboard - Kaizen vs Audacious So I described...
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  • scott's Avatar
    23rd September 2018, 22:54
    Small update on progress from this weekend. I 3d printed a new weapon motor mount and combined ESC container and rear armour mount in some snazzy red PLA. I drilled out the top armour so now I can...
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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.
    10 replies | 568 view(s)
  • 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 | 568 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...
    10 replies | 568 view(s)
  • 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 | 568 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...
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  • 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 | 160 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...
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  • 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.
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  • Maxamuslead's Avatar
    19th September 2018, 07:49
    sorry Combat Robotics and Unofficial Robot Wars
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  • 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 | 841 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 | 160 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.
    5 replies | 160 view(s)
  • 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...
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  • 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 | 841 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.
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  • 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...
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  • 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
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  • 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....
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