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    Robots Rule is a fan site created in the heyday of the Robot Wars TV series and was kindly passed to the Fighting Robots Association to be kept as an archive.

    You can still access the website archive here.


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    Draper

    FW electric crusher build

    They are t nuts used in furniture, I drilled out the metric thread and cut a new imperial thread.

    Draper Today, 10:30 Go to last post
    MattLampitt

    Few questions about Motors, Esc’s, HDPE

    So Iv been to the model shop, he has a Storm - 5s - 4.2ah - 35c . but it’s £115. I wasnt expecting to pay so much for batteries for a FW.
    hobby

    MattLampitt Today, 10:27 Go to last post
    Roboteernat

    FW electric crusher build

    That is coming along really nicely, nice solid build!
    Love how you used the dremel attachment to cut the wheels. What inserts are those you have

    Roboteernat Today, 10:25 Go to last post
    Draper

    FW electric crusher build

    The front prongs were made next, these are from 20mm hdpe with 3mm aluminium on top. A lot of trail and error was needed in making sure they stayed flush

    Draper Yesterday, 23:08 Go to last post
    Draper

    FW electric crusher build

    The front wedge was created, this was made from thick 20mm hdpe. It made the frame a lot more rigid.

    Draper Yesterday, 23:05 Go to last post
    Draper

    FW electric crusher build

    The actuator was next mounted into the from, this was tricky as a hole had to be accurately drilled through four different parts in order to create the

    Draper Yesterday, 23:03 Go to last post
    Draper

    FW electric crusher build

    The actuator has an attachment that allows it to bolt onto the claw, I am having this made for me at a local machining workshop. Before sending the drawings

    Draper Yesterday, 22:51 Go to last post
    Draper

    FW electric crusher build

    Then wheels where also cut from hdpe using the same dremel attachment and had bike tyre screwed into them. Since the wheel had to be a certain height

    Draper Yesterday, 22:45 Go to last post