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  • E1Allen's Avatar
    Today, 08:13
    Looking good!
    165 replies | 28957 view(s)
  • Retroman's Avatar
    Yesterday, 22:13
    Retroman replied to a thread Devo: 7 vs 7e in General Chat
    Thread Revival time!!! Stumped for a Devo 7e, its a very nice unit, but... Does anyone have any experience with flashing deviation to these from windows 10? I cant seem to get the software to...
    8 replies | 650 view(s)
  • sean retro's Avatar
    Yesterday, 21:49
    sean retro replied to a thread BOB FW Series in Build Diaries
    After 3 days of work on BOB it's nearly done. All it needs now is redo the support frame a bit, put some fittings on the lid, put the rest of it in, weight it and that should be it. If I can get it...
    49 replies | 4839 view(s)
  • Deathly Hallows's Avatar
    Yesterday, 21:42
    I put one of these in my Beetleweight - looks cool too! FYI - I wired it at the first opportunity after the kill-link, before any other connection. It connects on the first power connector the...
    10 replies | 373 view(s)
  • Maxamuslead's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:50
    Bang on, I dont have a engineering background either but have always had a health interest. I would look into using some bronze bushings at the very lease as it would help reduce friction prevent...
    8 replies | 181 view(s)
  • Deathly Hallows's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:37
    I am learning stuff every day! I love this hobby. So a 'dead shaft' would mean the shaft is fixed (not rotating) the sprocket is fixed to the wheel so when the sprocket turns the wheel does too. ...
    8 replies | 181 view(s)
  • Redirect Left's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:21
    That's a neat little thing. I've just picked one up, although it gets shipped from the Hong Kong depot so takes a while to arrive :( I wonder if itd' be possible to modify the Cytron to cut power...
    135 replies | 26414 view(s)
  • Redirect Left's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:19
    For Team Deaths new machine, the active light is on a seperate source of power (for sake of not having a multitude of resistors) - but it goes through the same link as every other component in the...
    10 replies | 373 view(s)
  • typhoon_driver's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:10
    When the LED rule was first brought in there was a 1000 reply thread on the topic (I'm not lying, it's probably still there). Keep it simple, link goes into robot, light comes on, link comes out,...
    10 replies | 373 view(s)
  • Maxamuslead's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:09
    any reason why you can't use a dead shaft ? that way you can attach the sprockets directly to the wheels? Or if you want a live shaft why not a plate which is attached to the shaft and bolt the...
    8 replies | 181 view(s)
  • Deathly Hallows's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:01
    I am currently thinking about a chain drive, if I can fit a larger sprocket on the motor's drive shaft, I can get a 4 or 5:1 ratio. http://www.gearsandsprockets.co.uk seem to have lots of options....
    8 replies | 181 view(s)
  • Maxamuslead's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:18
    ah so you got the 250w ones, have you designed a gear reduction for it ?
    8 replies | 181 view(s)
  • Deathly Hallows's Avatar
    Yesterday, 07:44
    I know they're heavy I hope I can get it to work. Saw a pair for£30 and couldn't resist! But I have some drill motors handy too if needed. Rough calculations: Drives x2 = 4kg (I think the ones...
    8 replies | 181 view(s)
  • Maxamuslead's Avatar
    Yesterday, 07:02
    You know that those motors what about 2.5kg each right ? drill motors are the norm for drive motors or a brushless system. Not saying a scooter drive system is not impossible but that the only robot...
    8 replies | 181 view(s)
  • Ocracoke's Avatar
    17th April 2018, 22:56
    HDPE isn't particularly heavy in of itself. The Honey Badger 2.2 uses 10mm HDPE which, all told, probably adds up to only 1kg, maybe less. If you want it green though, why not look at RG1000, which...
    8 replies | 181 view(s)
  • Deathly Hallows's Avatar
    17th April 2018, 22:39
    Next project in the pipeline a featherweight. Early stages of design - but rough concept as follows: MY1016 drive motors for plenty of grunt 1/2" thick HDPE wedge body with perhaps an...
    8 replies | 181 view(s)
  • Ocracoke's Avatar
    17th April 2018, 18:08
    Most ESCs these days have a LiPo function that automatically cut power when the voltage level is too low. The Cytron definitely has the facility to detect undervoltage (< 3.0v per cell)...
    135 replies | 26414 view(s)
  • team death's Avatar
    17th April 2018, 17:11
    A few problems here to iron out :cry: What looks like bad driving was due to the transmitter not been calibrated on the trim for one-when I pressed forward it was wanting to go left or right....
    135 replies | 26414 view(s)
  • Deathly Hallows's Avatar
    17th April 2018, 16:34
    I would certainly not say anything is safe or not, as I am not a chemist. You can see here some info https://www.directplastics.co.uk/about_plastics/post/whats-in-those-fumes and make your own...
    15 replies | 742 view(s)
  • Maxamuslead's Avatar
    17th April 2018, 15:48
    I would not use a over your planning you cook food in as you don't no what chemicals could be released from heating
    15 replies | 742 view(s)
  • dirk_kasten's Avatar
    17th April 2018, 12:52
    Many roboteers in Germany (and our dutch / belgian friends) use this esc(s): http://www.ib-fink.de/ the software is also in english.
    3 replies | 188 view(s)
  • Deathly Hallows's Avatar
    17th April 2018, 06:51
    I had a little Google search and saw a few entries where people are talking about making replacement windshields for old race cars and bikes. They heat the material in an oven, lay it over a mould...
    15 replies | 742 view(s)
  • Roboteernat's Avatar
    16th April 2018, 22:35
    If it is for the arena, someone has made one using 2 sheets of 2mm ply carbonate that's easier to bend into a curve and bolt together as a curve think this is the postm, but images are down,...
    15 replies | 742 view(s)
  • Silent Night's Avatar
    16th April 2018, 22:12
    Currently selling two RageBridge 2 brushed ESCs, same type that are used in robots like Bombshell, Red Devil and Vulture. Bought these for a project a while ago, but found out they wouldn't be...
    0 replies | 132 view(s)
  • Ocracoke's Avatar
    16th April 2018, 20:18
    So a little change, I've gone back to the CIM motors I was originally planning to use for this and there'll be a little bit of adjustment in the sizes. I'll be releasing a drawing of what it...
    30 replies | 2692 view(s)
  • Redirect Left's Avatar
    16th April 2018, 18:58
    So i've tried talking to manufacturers about getting polycarb curved before being shipped out, turns out that increases the price by several factors. Might have to scrap that idea altogether. ...
    15 replies | 742 view(s)
  • Roboteernat's Avatar
    16th April 2018, 12:13
    Unfortunatly i didnt have any tipples this weekend, well since glass of red last monday :) plus i was upstairs asleep at 5am :) I will have words with my cat, i recon he must have been wanting to...
    50 replies | 7572 view(s)
  • Roboteernat's Avatar
    16th April 2018, 10:33
    You can program the F series of ESC from hobbyking with SimonK and work, although im using TZs with electronize esc as a backup. otherwise its the FeatherTwos are common
    3 replies | 188 view(s)
  • Maxamuslead's Avatar
    16th April 2018, 10:29
    Go home Nat your drunk :rofl: Anyway how is bot ?
    50 replies | 7572 view(s)
  • Roboteernat's Avatar
    16th April 2018, 10:25
    Hey...... That was not me! Tho merry cake does sound tasty! lol And this does sound like a name of my robot... Llolikoil!
    50 replies | 7572 view(s)
  • Ocracoke's Avatar
    16th April 2018, 10:10
    Ocracoke replied to a thread 18V Safety Light in Featherweights
    Technically, that could also happen with a hardwired solution (the wires to the LEDs being cut by a spinner for example) and I think that is the crux here, is the only acceptable power light solution...
    10 replies | 373 view(s)
  • Maxamuslead's Avatar
    16th April 2018, 09:31
    I thought you could not run it off the receiver and it needed to be wired in. Something about if the receiver dieing or being damaged but the bot still being armed. either way 5s (18.5v) Will run...
    10 replies | 373 view(s)
  • Ocracoke's Avatar
    16th April 2018, 09:18
    I am using a single channel FeatherTwo from NutsAndBots.co.uk (https://nutsandbots.co.uk/product/feathertwo-single-channel/) which works quite nicely.
    3 replies | 188 view(s)
  • DoubleTrouble's Avatar
    16th April 2018, 09:08
    Hi, what are people using as a brushed ESC alternative whilst the TZ85A is out of stock at HobbyKing? Thanks S.
    3 replies | 188 view(s)
  • typhoon_driver's Avatar
    16th April 2018, 07:53
    The rules (rule 6.4) simply state that the light must come on when the link is inserted. As I run my machines off a BEC in the main power circuit, it comes on when the link is inserted. I've never...
    10 replies | 373 view(s)
  • Redirect Left's Avatar
    15th April 2018, 23:53
    Another Sunday has past us by, which means another update! It's been a day of ups and downs, however we learnt from the experience - and that is what counts! Before I arrived, Colin had setup...
    135 replies | 26414 view(s)
  • Deathly Hallows's Avatar
    15th April 2018, 22:09
    Did some minor tweaks. This is a small piece to stop the battery moving and rubbing the wheel. The other adjustment I made was to add a skid plate. The purpose to ensure the spinning...
    62 replies | 6155 view(s)
  • cjsowry's Avatar
    15th April 2018, 21:05
    cjsowry replied to a thread 18V Safety Light in Featherweights
    Think its preferred to be wired directly into the circuit, but via the RX is still acceptable. As regards to a 18v circuit, I've got three LEDs in series. So each bulb is getting a fraction of the...
    10 replies | 373 view(s)
  • Incontango's Avatar
    15th April 2018, 19:37
    try this link Oracoke sent to me and they work a treat! ...
    2 replies | 127 view(s)
  • James Williams's Avatar
    15th April 2018, 18:15
    Hi there Henry. I had the same problem with my FW which also runs 18V. I searched for 24V LED's & found a lot of options. The ones I bought work just fine so I'd recommend searching for 24V LED's...
    2 replies | 127 view(s)
  • R9000's Avatar
    15th April 2018, 18:12
    R9000 replied to a thread 18V Safety Light in Featherweights
    I thought the whole deal with the safety light was that it had to be connected over all the circuitry of your robot. Like if your Rx blows up but power is still flowing to other parts, it doesn't...
    10 replies | 373 view(s)
  • MrPK's Avatar
    15th April 2018, 17:37
    Ok, Gentlemen, and indeed ladies. I need to get rid of a load of stuff from in my garage and that includes a part built HW. With my motorsport project and other things taking priority ive not had...
    0 replies | 154 view(s)
  • MrPK's Avatar
    15th April 2018, 17:30
    Sorry - double post
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  • typhoon_driver's Avatar
    15th April 2018, 16:30
    I use these now in all my bots. Plug right into the receiver on a spare channel and turn on when the receiver turns on. Just chop any lights you don't need (I tend to only use one) and insulate any...
    10 replies | 373 view(s)
  • Garfie489's Avatar
    15th April 2018, 15:03
    Garfie489 replied to a thread 18V Safety Light in Featherweights
    https://www.componentshop.co.uk/leds/led-strips.html They say 12v but they happily go up to 24v.
    10 replies | 373 view(s)
  • Henry Nourse's Avatar
    15th April 2018, 14:15
    Hi all, we're reaching the last steps on our featherweight robot Turntable and we've been totally unable to find a suitable LED or suchlike to act as a safety light on our 18V system. A quick Google...
    10 replies | 373 view(s)
  • Henry Nourse's Avatar
    15th April 2018, 14:14
    Hi all, we're reaching the last steps on our featherweight robot Turntable and we've been totally unable to find a suitable LED or suchlike to act as a safety light on our 18V system. A quick Google...
    2 replies | 127 view(s)
  • Outlaw's Avatar
    15th April 2018, 12:57
    That's either pocket writing, you got drunk or you rolled your face across the keyboard in an attempt to become a little bit of a meme, haha.
    50 replies | 7572 view(s)
  • Ocracoke's Avatar
    15th April 2018, 10:43
    The next EXR event is in Portsmouth on the 19th-20th May. If that is too far, EXR Guildford is on the 9th and 10th of June. I should stress that Extreme Robots have a limit of HW spinners tip speed,...
    9 replies | 357 view(s)
  • Shooty's Avatar
    15th April 2018, 10:19
    Barróg has been packed up and is ready for it's UK debut in Manchester. Unfortunately I could not get the self-righting wings working in time; I need a stronger cable as the light ropes I've been...
    54 replies | 13036 view(s)
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