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  • Bad Wolf's Avatar
    Today, 02:48
    Cheers Guys :) yeah I’ll get cracking on that this week! Got a load of HDPE to cut! :/ no doubt I’ll have an fail video for you guys to see of me cutting my fingers off or worst.... Hahaha Bad Wolf
    46 replies | 1268 view(s)
  • Ocracoke's Avatar
    Yesterday, 23:51
    Congratulations! Now you just need a shell for all of that to go in! :D
    46 replies | 1268 view(s)
  • ralf.96's Avatar
    Yesterday, 22:09
    Sign-ups have opened: http://mad-metal-machines.de/
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  • Scottie's Avatar
    Yesterday, 19:50
    Scottie replied to a thread Ant Weight Circuit Help in Antweights
    YEAH BOI!! I'm glad you got it working! Well done!
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  • Bad Wolf's Avatar
    Yesterday, 19:14
    *UPDATE .... I AM A ROBOT WIZARDDDDDD (I’m not really... but I am AMAZED) that I’ve finally got something moving! After ALOT of help from Ocracoke and Scottie (thanks so much guys, wouldn’t have done...
    46 replies | 1268 view(s)
  • TechAUmNu's Avatar
    Yesterday, 17:02
    The A200S is a 200A 16S ESC, based upon the VESC®*-Project. * VESC is a registered TM, owned by Benjamin Vedder The A200S is now open for pre-orders! Timescale: Preorders are going to be...
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  • Shooty's Avatar
    Yesterday, 14:55
    DAY 1 Overall, there were 12 heavyweight machines and 6 featherweights at the event, mine included. For the other featherweight machines, there was Beauty 2, a legendary pneumatic flipper,...
    51 replies | 10189 view(s)
  • Anttazz's Avatar
    Yesterday, 13:24
    Anttazz started a thread Robot Demo Arena/Robots in Wanted
    The college are looking to purchase or commission an arena similar to the Robogeddon one seen on eBay a few years back for use at promo events/schools/open days etc. I know there won't be many of...
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  • Incontango's Avatar
    Yesterday, 12:30
    Hi, I have tried the following but no luck 1. Used my hobbyking TX and receiver. These bind fine (red light stops flashing) but the ESC continues to flash orange. 2. My hobbyking Tx and...
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  • RogueTwoRobots's Avatar
    22nd February 2018, 22:53
    Info message with venue/info/contact details has gone out on the FB event page and via PM. Think I've covered everyone who registered interest. See you all Sunday 8)
    1 replies | 255 view(s)
  • TechAUmNu's Avatar
    22nd February 2018, 21:51
    The weapon module is finally finished. Weighs 15.4Kg which is only 1.8Kg more than an Etek-R, but 2-3x the power. We gave it a spin with a drill and it works really well spinning the ring. Now just...
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  • Coolspeedbot's Avatar
    22nd February 2018, 21:15
    Oh thats handy.
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  • Maxamuslead's Avatar
    22nd February 2018, 21:06
    got the same charger and i got THIS, works fine.
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  • Ocracoke's Avatar
    22nd February 2018, 20:54
    What are the dimensions of the wheel and the shaft diameter?
    16 replies | 1123 view(s)
  • Ocracoke's Avatar
    22nd February 2018, 20:47
    Ocracoke replied to a thread Madusa Build Tread in Build Diaries
    That will require a bit of playing/experimenting about with but in my experience, it is channels 1 and 2 mapped to the left and 3 and 4 mapped to the right. It does vary per receiver though.
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  • Incontango's Avatar
    22nd February 2018, 20:43
    Hi The LED is flashing so it is certainly getting power. I have bound the receiver and TX and think that worked but I could try again using the Lemon RX? If so where do the wires from the ESC...
    5 replies | 160 view(s)
  • katch's Avatar
    22nd February 2018, 20:42
    katch replied to a thread Team Kaizen - Kaizen in Build Diaries
    Just wheels you could easily machine a hub for them.
    16 replies | 1123 view(s)
  • Ocracoke's Avatar
    22nd February 2018, 20:42
    Ocracoke replied to a thread Madusa Build Tread in Build Diaries
    The plugs do need to be the right way around in the receiver and in the correct pins as each set of pins is mapped to a channel on the transmitter (so up/down on the left stick is one channel,...
    5 replies | 160 view(s)
  • shakesc's Avatar
    22nd February 2018, 20:37
    shakesc replied to a thread Madusa Build Tread in Build Diaries
    From the nutsandbots website A status LED is fitted to the board near the motor wires to indicate when the board has power/signal. If the LED is off then there is no power to the board. If the LED...
    5 replies | 160 view(s)
  • Coolspeedbot's Avatar
    22nd February 2018, 20:31
    So I'm using this balance charger: https://hobbyking.com/en_us/turnigy-accucell-6-50w-6a-balancer-charger-lihv-capable.html I was told that a 12v 100w power unit like this:...
    324 replies | 53668 view(s)
  • Incontango's Avatar
    22nd February 2018, 19:33
    Hi All I am a complete novice, apart from following a step by step process for a Fingertech robot! However, me and my daughter have wanted to build a featherweight given she was inspired by NUTS...
    5 replies | 160 view(s)
  • Roboteernat's Avatar
    22nd February 2018, 19:21
    i would agree with you, but for low budget and something that should come off easily, i think they will do, hence the opinion the last link should do the trick. The 3 armed types are ok, we use them...
    161 replies | 20918 view(s)
  • Rapidrory's Avatar
    22nd February 2018, 17:47
    I've reacently re-released the FeatherTwo controllers. They are available in two versions. Dual channel mode comes with mixing and does both sides of the drive. They are suitable for 2 or 4 wheel...
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  • Maxamuslead's Avatar
    22nd February 2018, 17:08
    Never really rated those tools, Me and my Dad try to remove a bearing with on of those and it didn't budge so we smashed the cast iron outer shell (as we had a spare one) and cut it off
    161 replies | 20918 view(s)
  • Roboteernat's Avatar
    22nd February 2018, 16:58
    Check out the last link, i think this will do what you need... potentially something like the smaller one will assist, but may need to grind down the ends a bit to get the 'fingers' to sit under...
    161 replies | 20918 view(s)
  • Incontango's Avatar
    22nd February 2018, 16:43
    Finger Tech beater bar now sold
    1 replies | 98 view(s)
  • Roboteernat's Avatar
    22nd February 2018, 16:41
    Have access to a lighter? its not a blow torch, assuming you are over 18, you can buy these for under a pound. Otherwise a gas hob could be used. But be carefull! Once heated you can prise it...
    161 replies | 20918 view(s)
  • Outlaw's Avatar
    22nd February 2018, 13:22
    Outlaw replied to a thread Project Squirrel in Featherweights
    I don't have access to a blowtorch, and I don't trust myself well enough to cut into metal just yet. Like I said when Ocracoke suggested anyway, I plan on using the pulley as well.
    161 replies | 20918 view(s)
  • TechAUmNu's Avatar
    22nd February 2018, 13:08
    All parts are now ordered to the generator setup, should be able to get it running this weekend. Forgot to post the picture of the new heatsink vs old. This new one actually lets you plug in...
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  • Maxamuslead's Avatar
    22nd February 2018, 12:57
    Did you try heating it with a lighter like NAT suggest ? You could try a risky way by cutting a slot out of the pulley
    161 replies | 20918 view(s)
  • Outlaw's Avatar
    22nd February 2018, 11:52
    Outlaw replied to a thread Project Squirrel in Featherweights
    So I literally tried to do the two screwdriver technique, and that sodding pulley isn't budging. Like, I put my full weight behind it, and it didn't even move a centimetre. (thankfully the axle...
    161 replies | 20918 view(s)
  • Incontango's Avatar
    22nd February 2018, 09:45
    For sale - PM offers The following are for sale based on the fact that they were purchased for an beetleweight / that I have no idea what I am doing when building a Feather!!!! 1. Botbitz...
    1 replies | 98 view(s)
  • typhoon_driver's Avatar
    22nd February 2018, 07:20
    Got too many bits of metal in the garage. 25mm thick hardox 500 weapon bar. This is the spare bar from Crossfire which surprisingly we didn't need. Never been used or spun. Still got the tape on...
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  • Ocracoke's Avatar
    21st February 2018, 23:03
    To fit the shaft of my motors? I'd be most interested.
    16 replies | 1123 view(s)
  • Scottie's Avatar
    21st February 2018, 22:45
    Scottie replied to a thread Ant Weight Circuit Help in Antweights
    Ah I have done that before. But provided that you take care, you can solder a wire to one of the resistor pads that are closed to where you are soldering (assuming you took the pad from a signal...
    46 replies | 1268 view(s)
  • katch's Avatar
    21st February 2018, 22:31
    katch replied to a thread Team Kaizen - Kaizen in Build Diaries
    I have a few spare
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  • Ocracoke's Avatar
    21st February 2018, 21:34
    I am not worried about the voltage through the controller but it will mean extra voltage for the motor and again, I just want to see how it does "as-is". Still need some wheels first though...
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  • Ocracoke's Avatar
    21st February 2018, 21:31
    It will work with one but you'll only have one direction of control. I guess you could try re-soldering the pad to the board (the pad looks to be just solder itself)
    46 replies | 1268 view(s)
  • katch's Avatar
    21st February 2018, 21:04
    katch replied to a thread Team Kaizen - Kaizen in Build Diaries
    You can relax I tested my cytron with 2x 24v my1020 on sunday worked a treat as my back up plan for 2nd bot I did run them on 36v without issue too.
    16 replies | 1123 view(s)
  • katch's Avatar
    21st February 2018, 20:43
    katch replied to a thread New Heavy in Heavyweights
    Basically I use a 7.2v battery pack to charge the capacitor like Maddox said i then disconnect and attach the 3x 12v packs as it doesn't Discharge
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  • Bad Wolf's Avatar
    21st February 2018, 20:01
    .... would it work if one of the pads the JRs should be soldered too... wasn’t there anymore? Hahaha I ripped one of the wires out as I knew I needed to re solder it but the pad came with it :( and...
    46 replies | 1268 view(s)
  • Bad Wolf's Avatar
    21st February 2018, 18:04
    Okay thanks guys, you’ve been really helpful! I’ll give that a blast now and see if I get anything moving! Bad Wolf
    46 replies | 1268 view(s)
  • Ocracoke's Avatar
    21st February 2018, 18:02
    So long as it is a signal pad as per the link Scottie posted, it is OK. It will influcence which channel is the forwards/backwards and which one is the side to side channel though.
    46 replies | 1268 view(s)
  • Kenny's Avatar
    21st February 2018, 17:34
    Kenny replied to a thread New Heavy in Heavyweights
    These should help https://hobbyking.com/en_us/xt90-s-anti-spark-connector-2pairs-bag.html?___store=en_us
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  • Bad Wolf's Avatar
    21st February 2018, 17:32
    So like this? https://imgur.com/gallery/HaYEn does it matter which pad the single white one goes into out of the 4 ? Bad Wolf
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  • Scottie's Avatar
    21st February 2018, 17:20
    Scottie replied to a thread Ant Weight Circuit Help in Antweights
    So you have two JR connectors. solder all of one JR connector to 3 pins (black to GND, Red to 5V and white to singal one). With the second JR connector only solder the signal wire (white to signal...
    46 replies | 1268 view(s)
  • maddox10's Avatar
    21st February 2018, 17:19
    maddox10 replied to a thread New Heavy in Heavyweights
    The sparking when linking up is the capacitators charging. The way to avoid that is to use a "precharge" link/lead , in short, you "precharge" the capacitators trough a resistor limiting the power...
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  • Bad Wolf's Avatar
    21st February 2018, 17:14
    My heads abit mashed on this point, but say there is 4 pads for JRs, I solder 3 out of the 4? And leave 1 wire not soldered? And snip it off short so it can’t touch anything else? If so, which...
    46 replies | 1268 view(s)
  • Bad Wolf's Avatar
    21st February 2018, 17:12
    Here are some pics of what I’ve done so far, not sure if it’s right :/ https://imgur.com/gallery/0VG9v https://imgur.com/gallery/ZPxBL Is that on the right lines? Bad Wolf
    46 replies | 1268 view(s)
  • team death's Avatar
    21st February 2018, 16:57
    team death replied to a thread New Heavy in Heavyweights
    How did you stop the sparking when connecting the ESC to the battery ? as I have a similar problem and the same ESC too.
    24 replies | 5189 view(s)
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