• Rules and Safety


    The FRA publishes a comprehensive set of documents for Roboteers and Event organisers to ensure safe, fair and enjoyable competition for everyone.

    Documents for Roboteers

    Build Rules - The cardinal rules for building Fighting Robots.
    Code of Conduct - The professional standards required by the FRA as a condition of membership.
    Competition Regulations - Rules for running and judging FRA competition.
    EMI Guidelines - Electro-Magnetic Interference in Robots and how to deal with it

    Documents for Event Organisers

    Technical Check Sheet - Technical Safety Checks required for competitors at all events.

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    Triceratop

    Brushless verses Brushed Motors

    Hi all,
    Being old school I still use brushed motors for my FW but am looking at the possibility of going brushless.
    Brushless motors from

    Triceratop Today, 09:56 Go to last post
    typhoon_driver

    Heavyweight invertable wheels

    Just to add, all the go kart tyres I used in PP3D, crossfire and 008 were all free from a local karting track. They have to pay to dispose of them so

    typhoon_driver Today, 09:19 Go to last post
    typhoon_driver

    Heavyweight invertable wheels

    The foam filled solid wheels don't have great grip. An easy way around this is to screw bike tread onto the outer rim of the tyre.

    typhoon_driver Today, 08:42 Go to last post
    TeamKnightshade

    Heavyweight invertable wheels

    Thanks for the advice! I'll look into both options.

    TeamKnightshade Yesterday, 18:02 Go to last post
    Sam_DRT

    Heavyweight invertable wheels

    Go kart wheels/tyres are pretty good, great traction. There's usually a good number going second hand on ebay. The actual wheel itself can crack though

    Sam_DRT Yesterday, 17:44 Go to last post
    Ocracoke

    Get Shrekt

    I second the use of a drill press. I just have one for holding a standard corded drill in, cost about £15 but worth every penny.

    Ocracoke Yesterday, 16:31 Go to last post
    mrsam

    Get Shrekt

    I use my drill press for most things nowadays, best tool I ever invested in. For stuff that I can’t put on the drill pres like the wedge mounts and

    mrsam Yesterday, 16:06 Go to last post
    TeamKnightshade

    Heavyweight invertable wheels

    Hey everyone, I was wondering if anyone has advice on sources of good, reasonably priced wheels suitable for an invertable machine? Or making good, reliable

    TeamKnightshade Yesterday, 15:00 Go to last post