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  • James Williams's Avatar
    14th February 2019, 18:40
    Hey everyone I've wired my dual channel FeatherTwo into one of my bots & it doesn't seem to pick up signals from the receiver. As far as I can tell the receiver is working perfectly fine (a...
    8 replies | 386 view(s)
  • mattsdragons's Avatar
    6th February 2019, 11:56
    mattsdragons started a thread Roboteq ESC in For Sale
    Selling my Roboteq fromt Dantomkia, was used in Thor on S9 running A30-400 ampflows so plenty capable. Visually is a little tatty and 2 of the mount holes are a little warped but still functions...
    5 replies | 472 view(s)
  • froggy's Avatar
    13th February 2019, 12:00
    froggy started a thread Showbots for sale in For Sale
    Hi guys Due to health problems, i have decided to sell all of my Showbots So i will kickoff with 2 small ones...... Arac 6 which is a walker spider bot.. all old school mechanisms but it works...
    3 replies | 308 view(s)
  • MattLampitt's Avatar
    11th February 2019, 15:08
    Where from? What material? What fill pattern? Where do you obtain the 3D files to send the printing people? and can you edit them before sending? So yeh, I’m coming to the point in my build...
    4 replies | 272 view(s)
  • adrpak2's Avatar
    12th February 2019, 04:03
    adrpak2 started a thread Laser Cutting Service in For Sale
    Hi All, I offer laser cutting service and bending. Stainless Steel, Aluminum and Mild Steel Thickness from 1mm to 25mm If you interested. Please email me pri_cut@yahoo.com with dxf. We...
    2 replies | 230 view(s)
  • Bad Wolf's Avatar
    14th February 2019, 09:27
    Hey guys, just starting to get building again on some new ants, while I was going through my box I came across 2 Vex Motor Controllers (29) I think I remmeber reading that people sometimes use...
    2 replies | 94 view(s)
  • EventorizonIan's Avatar
    9th February 2019, 09:30
    Signups are now live for the next Robodojo Antweight event. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeaAvZ2q-zkeBoXzujHR2AyOl_knx_nvfNcckeGm-0kFKdXSQ/viewform?usp=pp_url
    0 replies | 119 view(s)
  • joebrown's Avatar
    11th February 2019, 17:47
    Facebook event with the latest details: https://www.facebook.com/events/2530338317008762/ 11am-3pm - Ant Clinic at Bristol Hackspace - come along and fix up your ants, or come chat about robot...
    0 replies | 116 view(s)
  • EventorizonIan's Avatar
    9th February 2019, 09:27
    Signups are now live for the Robodojo March Event. Many apologies for the price increase but it is essential if we are to keep the arena in good condition. The event is for both Full combat and...
    0 replies | 88 view(s)
  • ralf.96's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:22
    We are very glad to announce Mad Metal Machines Vol.25 is going to take place at the Intermodellbau 2019 in Dortmund (Germany). Like last year there will be a competition in the Raptor- and...
    0 replies | 67 view(s)
  • ACE Robotics's Avatar
    Today, 17:59
    ACE Robotics started a thread HW ESC's wanted in Wanted
    Hi Guys, I am on the look at out for 6 Vex Pro Victors or Vyper 120A esc's. Needed ASAP. Please PM me if you have any for sale. Cheers Dave
    0 replies | 4 view(s)
  • willcaddy's Avatar
    Today, 17:04
    That would be great! Thank you! Do you need any info like the amount of teeth etc? or is the pic good enough? Ill cover your postage too if there suitable! :) Will :)
    77 replies | 16425 view(s)
  • willcaddy's Avatar
    Today, 17:01
    Thanks for the info! It was the gears closest to the wheel so I assume its just taken a big wack at some point in the final fight! I shall look around for some job lots xD Yea, i was going a...
    77 replies | 16425 view(s)
  • Roboteernat's Avatar
    Today, 13:32
    Awsome, would love to see some older bots in featherweight format. I think there was a FW Road Block in Cheltenham?
    47 replies | 19169 view(s)
  • Roboteernat's Avatar
    Today, 13:24
    Will, i may have some gears from some old drills i scrapped at work, will see what teeth they are and i can send them over to you if they match and if your interested :)
    77 replies | 16425 view(s)
  • Shooty's Avatar
    Today, 13:10
    Now that the rest of the Bugglebots specials I was in have come out, I can finally finish off this event report. FIGHT 3: DUNG BEETLE MELEE So even though I was out of the main competition, I...
    22 replies | 3845 view(s)
  • James Williams's Avatar
    Yesterday, 17:00
    Not a bad idea.
    8 replies | 386 view(s)
  • team death's Avatar
    Yesterday, 15:32
    It's back after 20 years! PIECE DE RESISTANCE Well in spirit anyway-I have made a homage to my original creation in the Form of a featherweight with bulging eyes and a robot driver in the cockpit...
    47 replies | 19169 view(s)
  • Maxamuslead's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:05
    get a silver sharpie and mark the signal side the RX and the leeds so you can remember silver to silver
    8 replies | 386 view(s)
  • James Williams's Avatar
    16th February 2019, 19:15
    Yup, well done us! :proud: Unfortunately not the first time I've kicked up a fuss on here about something stupidly obvious & probably not the last either.
    8 replies | 386 view(s)
  • sean retro's Avatar
    16th February 2019, 16:17
    sean retro replied to a thread BOB FW Series in Build Diaries
    Well after taking BOB 3 to Robodojo, I can happily say for the first time I didn't have any drive problems like the other two. When I got there BOB 3 was still not finished, still needed to make a...
    71 replies | 10453 view(s)
  • typhoon_driver's Avatar
    16th February 2019, 12:50
    We did it folks!
    8 replies | 386 view(s)
  • James Williams's Avatar
    16th February 2019, 11:13
    Thanks for all the feedback. Confession time... As I went to swap in a new receiver, I noticed that the leads were plugged in the wrong way round. I've put them the right way round now & it works...
    8 replies | 386 view(s)
  • froggy's Avatar
    16th February 2019, 10:14
    froggy replied to a thread Showbots for sale in For Sale
    Spider sold !
    3 replies | 308 view(s)
  • maddox10's Avatar
    16th February 2019, 03:46
    maddox10 replied to a thread Showbots for sale in For Sale
    Pity to hear Tony.
    3 replies | 308 view(s)
  • Pinski1's Avatar
    15th February 2019, 21:51
    Pinski1 replied to a thread ESC Signal Issue in Featherweights
    A nice picture of the setup would help people diagnose the problem easier.
    8 replies | 386 view(s)
  • Maxamuslead's Avatar
    15th February 2019, 20:20
    Maxamuslead replied to a thread Laser Cutting Service in For Sale
    sent a email but had no response
    2 replies | 230 view(s)
  • sean retro's Avatar
    15th February 2019, 17:39
    sean retro replied to a thread ESC Signal Issue in Featherweights
    Is everything connected? I remember having is problem before.
    8 replies | 386 view(s)
  • Ocracoke's Avatar
    15th February 2019, 17:38
    I've had this happen to me with Shu! where the end stage planet gears just got stripped. It wasn't that the motor was being overvolted (it was a 12V motor running on 9.9v), it was the load on the end...
    77 replies | 16425 view(s)
  • McMullet's Avatar
    15th February 2019, 17:25
    I've occasionally seen a joblot of "spares or repairs" drills (argos and others) appear on eBay. As Lucy says though, you need to make sure you have the same type all round or you'll go in circles. ...
    77 replies | 16425 view(s)
  • willcaddy's Avatar
    15th February 2019, 14:33
    I'm no expert but I do believe that gearboxes are supposed to have teeth lol It appears when the motor seized or during an impact it sheered a few teeth lol but the gearbox (apart from the outer...
    77 replies | 16425 view(s)
  • Ocracoke's Avatar
    15th February 2019, 10:44
    The odd thing, I find, is that I can't get the gearbox on their own. I guess it's probably more economic to simply get the whole assembly premade than it is to have the parts shipped in separately....
    77 replies | 16425 view(s)
  • willcaddy's Avatar
    14th February 2019, 22:37
    Yea xD I shall try take a peak in the next couple of days and see! I'm guessing it's harder to get the standard cordless drill gearboxes new? Because I haven't really found any online. I was...
    77 replies | 16425 view(s)
  • Ocracoke's Avatar
    14th February 2019, 22:28
    Ah, I had forgotten one of your gearboxes has broke. I'd open it up and see what's going on in there first but for a replacement box, it might just be more economical to simply replace the gearbox...
    77 replies | 16425 view(s)
  • Ocracoke's Avatar
    14th February 2019, 22:05
    Update time! Azriel So the bodywork is kind of together and the wiring loom is in. It all works! However, once again, it's too heavy by 100mm. Ultimately, it's the polycarbonate causing the...
    16 replies | 1594 view(s)
  • willcaddy's Avatar
    14th February 2019, 22:02
    That's great thank you xD I'll have to see exactly what failed on the cordless drill gearbox and if it's a plastic bit I'll see what I can do about a beefier metal one xD Either that or maybe look...
    77 replies | 16425 view(s)
  • Ocracoke's Avatar
    14th February 2019, 21:56
    No worries, gotta learn somewhere! ;) Chain drive... Deathly Hallows did a chain drive for one of his Featherweights (and did a build diary here) which shows an implementation and I know at least...
    77 replies | 16425 view(s)
  • willcaddy's Avatar
    14th February 2019, 20:51
    Yea, sorry I'm not very good with the terminology! I mean just having the wheel separate from the gearbox maybe chain driven to take the strain of the gearbox itself from having the wheel directly...
    77 replies | 16425 view(s)
  • Theo's Avatar
    14th February 2019, 20:47
    Theo replied to a thread ESC Signal Issue in Featherweights
    Hmm, I'd fetch him on Facebook if you can, but he's been pretty responsive to any of my PMs. Are you sure the Rx is binded to the Tx, and have you tried swapping it for another one? That may be...
    8 replies | 386 view(s)
  • Ocracoke's Avatar
    14th February 2019, 20:34
    Technically the gearbox on your motors is a drivetrain. If you mean spur gears, I don't personally think it is worth it with the motors you have now. If you were running brushless or bigger motors,...
    77 replies | 16425 view(s)
  • willcaddy's Avatar
    14th February 2019, 19:48
    Yea xD It turned out well though! That's exactly what I have been thinking of doing but again not sure if it's worth it. I had an idea about mounting a bearing into the shell of the bot and having...
    77 replies | 16425 view(s)
  • jase_thomas's Avatar
    14th February 2019, 16:10
    jase_thomas replied to a thread Showbots for sale in For Sale
    PM sent
    3 replies | 308 view(s)
  • Ocracoke's Avatar
    14th February 2019, 14:46
    Aye, there'll be other events. Just a case of bad timing and missing parts. I've got Azriel running and will update tonight on that. 4WD isn't possible with the tooling I have here (I lack...
    16 replies | 1594 view(s)
  • McMullet's Avatar
    14th February 2019, 14:34
    Sorry to hear you missed out on the event. :( The 2 motor/1 wheel thing does look a bit awkward. What's the alternative? 4wd? Or bigger motors?
    16 replies | 1594 view(s)
  • Ocracoke's Avatar
    14th February 2019, 12:39
    Short of welding the wheel to the shaft with a metal plate, the "pin through the shaft" idea is the best method I can think of. However, you could also drill a small indentation, attach a wheel hub...
    77 replies | 16425 view(s)
  • McMullet's Avatar
    14th February 2019, 12:06
    All the best ideas come from sheer desperation at the last minute! :mrgreen: I keep thinking about mounting wheels on separate bearings and driving them with a belt or chain, to minimise shocks...
    77 replies | 16425 view(s)
  • Bad Wolf's Avatar
    14th February 2019, 11:03
    Bad Wolf replied to a thread Vex Motor Controller in Antweights
    Thanks Ocra! I remember watching some of Crabsolutely Clawfuls build videos Ill try and dig them out again and see if theres anything in there! Thanks mate! Bad Wolf
    2 replies | 94 view(s)
  • Ocracoke's Avatar
    14th February 2019, 09:43
    Ocracoke replied to a thread Vex Motor Controller in Antweights
    I definitely know Beetles that use them (Crabsolutely Clawful comes to mind) and yes, there is some wiring changes you do have to do to them but having never used them myself, I can't think what...
    2 replies | 94 view(s)
  • Pinski1's Avatar
    13th February 2019, 20:14
    Pinski1 replied to a thread Laser Cutting Service in For Sale
    What thicknesses of what metals do you keep in stock? I've got a large steel (6mm) Aluminium (3mm, 15mm and 25mm) copper (2mm) order to go in. Also the 3mm Aluminium will need bending.
    2 replies | 230 view(s)
  • maddox10's Avatar
    13th February 2019, 18:34
    You're right, it was a type, it's the GRA rules. (also, edit'd the posting)
    12 replies | 940 view(s)
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