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  • Garfie489's Avatar
    Today, 19:15
    Maybe im not looking in the right place or im just not very good at looking Didnt there use to be a list of event regulations online and viewable by all detailing the minimum requirement for all...
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  • Samy's Avatar
    Today, 16:50
    Hello Theo! Yes it is my first Robot. Here are some more Pictures for you guys. The Hole Robot is very modular. The Robot can be taken appart in a ew Minutes and in diffent sectors. One...
    5 replies | 113 view(s)
  • katch's Avatar
    Today, 16:41
    Really great looking machine, well done !
    5 replies | 113 view(s)
  • katch's Avatar
    Today, 16:39
    katch replied to a thread New Heavy in Heavyweights
    Gladly mate, i'll pop on up to yours, i have that 2nd chassis still and plans for it look promising ;) This chassis i'll take to a live event with you if your up for it and see what that quad...
    19 replies | 3792 view(s)
  • Theo's Avatar
    Today, 16:34
    That looks fantastic, I hope to see it in an arena soon! Is this your first robot?
    5 replies | 113 view(s)
  • Kenny's Avatar
    Today, 15:42
    Looks great well done, look forward to see it in the arena!
    5 replies | 113 view(s)
  • Ocracoke's Avatar
    Today, 14:45
    I love the look of exposed chassis robots like this, reminds me of movies like The Terminator etc. I guess you'll want to focus on getting the robot compliant with the rules though so it can fight...
    5 replies | 113 view(s)
  • Samy's Avatar
    Today, 14:25
    Hello everyone! I´m Sam and from Austria. Until now i was a silent reader here. But now I want to share my 1st Heavy Creation with you. Also please be kind with my english skills, they are not...
    5 replies | 113 view(s)
  • ACE Robotics's Avatar
    Yesterday, 20:20
    ACE Robotics replied to a thread New Heavy in Heavyweights
    Glad to hear your back :), give me a shout we will have to catch up one weekend
    19 replies | 3792 view(s)
  • katch's Avatar
    Yesterday, 19:59
    katch replied to a thread New Heavy in Heavyweights
    Ok so its been a very long year for me.. House fire has taken over all my spare time since june july, only 2 weeks i'll be in my new house and i can concentrate on this bot. I was going to post...
    19 replies | 3792 view(s)
  • Zenith's Avatar
    Yesterday, 17:11
    Dutch Robot Games @ Bright Day 2017 - 18th & 19th of November 2017 Day 1 When I put my name down for the Bright Day event it was all dependent on whether the new This Is Not A Drill would...
    84 replies | 18959 view(s)
  • Shakey's Avatar
    Yesterday, 13:16
    Shakey replied to a thread Recommend a 3D printer in General Chat
    Absolutely not, just make sure you're using a good heat bed surface like PEI and in a not so draughty area. I've been printing for years now on an enclosed printer with ABS and haven't had any major...
    19 replies | 1499 view(s)
  • Ocracoke's Avatar
    Yesterday, 00:39
    Ocracoke replied to a thread Team Kaizen - Shu! in Build Diaries
    So scratch the last couple of posts. I've taken the electronics out of Osu and put them in Shu! as the former needs to be rebuilt into a legal Antweight anyway. The Sabretooth and the LiFePO4...
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  • typhoon_driver's Avatar
    20th November 2017, 23:29
    I'm afraid to say you aren't going to be using a 3D printer to make usable pulleys for a featherweight. Beetle is pushing it. Ant weights love 3D printed bits. Unless you are using something fancy...
    19 replies | 1499 view(s)
  • supernova's Avatar
    20th November 2017, 20:31
    So to print using ABS I need an enclosed printer? I hope to build feather weights too so may want to print pulleys if possible. I'll do some more research online.
    19 replies | 1499 view(s)
  • Roboteernat's Avatar
    20th November 2017, 14:03
    if this is all you want it for, then yes you can, remember, that some printers are not enclosed, so you may want to stick to PLA, or build a chamber for your printer to go in.
    19 replies | 1499 view(s)
  • typhoon_driver's Avatar
    20th November 2017, 13:12
    Cr-10
    19 replies | 1499 view(s)
  • supernova's Avatar
    20th November 2017, 12:05
    I'm looking to make brackets, moulds, case for electronics etc. Doesn't need to be too strong... can I do this with the above suggestions? Thanks for your help so far.
    19 replies | 1499 view(s)
  • Redirect Left's Avatar
    20th November 2017, 00:43
    Another Sunday has passed, and more progress to report. This weekend myself and Colin got together and worked on the bot. We started out trying to get some life out of the ESC, which according to a...
    78 replies | 13772 view(s)
  • Ocracoke's Avatar
    20th November 2017, 00:31
    I would agree that 10mm HDPE is a good starting point - my FW uses 10mm HDPE as part of the armour and has stood up to quite a lot thrown at it.
    7 replies | 209 view(s)
  • Mongo's Avatar
    19th November 2017, 22:57
    Hdpe is probably the best way to go for now then
    7 replies | 209 view(s)
  • Maxamuslead's Avatar
    19th November 2017, 21:38
    IIRC 1050 alu is too weak and will deform easily. 7075 and 2024 is a alot better for structure compontents but is costly. 6082 is a mid ground.
    7 replies | 209 view(s)
  • maddox10's Avatar
    19th November 2017, 21:36
    ali 1050? That's low strenght heatsink "pure" ali. Better to use 10mm Ikea cutting board.
    7 replies | 209 view(s)
  • Mongo's Avatar
    19th November 2017, 20:45
    Metals 4 you, think it's 1050 grade
    7 replies | 209 view(s)
  • maddox10's Avatar
    19th November 2017, 20:41
    The weight of the "cluster" parts isn't important for the rules, it's the total weight of the machine. I myself would be very weary of Gravity 3 flipping Valkirie3 into the arenawall...
    8 replies | 221 view(s)
  • maddox10's Avatar
    19th November 2017, 20:34
    4mm of what kind of ali?
    7 replies | 209 view(s)
  • daveimi's Avatar
    19th November 2017, 19:50
    Thanks for all the replies. I'll message the EO's (like I should have in the first place lol). Like you say though, can't see it ending well lol.
    8 replies | 221 view(s)
  • Spikygoat's Avatar
    19th November 2017, 19:14
    I didn't pay the original asking price. There was quite a bit of back and forth before the price was agreed and we were both happy. It will be good to have the mutt fully working. Will certainly put...
    13 replies | 1983 view(s)
  • team death's Avatar
    19th November 2017, 18:01
    I'm glad someone bought Ill Tempered Mutt, It was sadly out of my price range -keep us updated about that one and it would be interesting to see some video of it running when you get it going...
    13 replies | 1983 view(s)
  • craig_colliass's Avatar
    19th November 2017, 17:53
    I don't think there would be Problem in Johns arena as the roof is polycarbonate. Generally event organisers are interested safety. Your robots will stay in the arena there should be no problem...
    8 replies | 221 view(s)
  • Spikygoat's Avatar
    19th November 2017, 17:21
    Bit of a robot update. HW - have started to look at the electrics and found the faulty esc ( it was secured under a panel ). After speaking to Gabriel, have a couple of options, either getting it...
    13 replies | 1983 view(s)
  • shakesc's Avatar
    19th November 2017, 16:27
    Ask the EO to be sure, for reference Nuts is approx 100Kg with a couple of 5Kg mini-bots (give or take depending on how we mix them). Whats important for RW was the weight that got immobilised
    8 replies | 221 view(s)
  • shakesc's Avatar
    19th November 2017, 16:12
    I would pick 10mm HDPE over 4mm aluminium
    7 replies | 209 view(s)
  • typhoon_driver's Avatar
    19th November 2017, 15:58
    Message the EO and ask.
    8 replies | 221 view(s)
  • Garfie489's Avatar
    19th November 2017, 14:09
    Technically it is 55kg, however in practice it whatever the EO says is correct for their arena. They could say the minimum weight is 100kg for example. I said 60kg as thats the weight i remember...
    8 replies | 221 view(s)
  • Mongo's Avatar
    19th November 2017, 13:14
    Decisions, decisions, decisions !!! Time to get some advice, I can't decide on what is best to use for my chassis; I was thinking 4mm aluminium but will this be strong enough or do I just go for...
    7 replies | 209 view(s)
  • Ocracoke's Avatar
    19th November 2017, 13:03
    Isn't the minimum weight limit 55kg + though? It is a bit academic but the maximum weight limit for a Middleweight is 55kg so anything more than that is a Heavyweight surely? Guess the EO would have...
    8 replies | 221 view(s)
  • Garfie489's Avatar
    19th November 2017, 11:46
    The minimum weight for any part of a robot to enter the arena with heavyweights is i think 60kg. Eric had to ballast up in order to get to the minimum weight when it first fought
    8 replies | 221 view(s)
  • daveimi's Avatar
    19th November 2017, 10:28
    I enquired a while back about heavy cluster bots. The general consensus was that 50kg of robot would be too light for the big flippers and not permitted. I have been building 2 x fan powered heavy...
    8 replies | 221 view(s)
  • Deathly Hallows's Avatar
    19th November 2017, 10:06
    That would be a good idea Theo. I have searched for direct to Drill chucks but have not found anything that opens wide enough for the bits I would fit so far. What I have found are two...
    13 replies | 631 view(s)
  • Theo's Avatar
    18th November 2017, 16:11
    Looks great! We need more drills in the lower weight classes, they can have a good impact on plastics and other materials. To save weight, a large MFA motor would do the trick, they're the same as...
    13 replies | 631 view(s)
  • Deathly Hallows's Avatar
    18th November 2017, 11:23
    So not quite done -but this is a mock up of Evil K'Weevil. LiPo 3S RB-Sct-1060 geared drives (12V 730 RPM) Rotary interchangeable weapon in drill chuck Weapon design uses drill motor (but trying...
    13 replies | 631 view(s)
  • 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...
    13 replies | 631 view(s)
  • 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...
    19 replies | 2040 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...
    19 replies | 2040 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...
    19 replies | 2040 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...
    7 replies | 278 view(s)
  • 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?
    19 replies | 1499 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...
    19 replies | 1499 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.
    19 replies | 1499 view(s)
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