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    Yesterday, 21:48
    Ocracoke replied to a thread ESC recommendations in Heavyweights
    I am sure Foxic uses them when I last saw the robot, so definitely in the UK at the very least.
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    Yesterday, 15:25
    Sweet mercy that looks impregnable. If there is any sideways movement, move the batteries a little closer to the centre, drill 2x M3 bolt holes, one either side of where the battery is going...
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    Yesterday, 14:58
    Ocracoke replied to a thread Team Kaizen - Shu! in Build Diaries
    I tried changing the trims and using the RC control from The Honey Badger which doesn't have this issue but the twitch persists. I've spoken to Garfie489 about this and he is OK with it so I guess I...
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    Yesterday, 14:02
    Ocracoke replied to a thread ESC recommendations in Heavyweights
    Worth getting the controller, removing the top cover (seems to be held on with motherboard standoff screws), getting a passive CPU cooler and some thermal paste and putting that on the ESC? You could...
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    16th January 2018, 19:22
    Ocracoke replied to a thread Team Kaizen - Shu! in Build Diaries
    A video of the final result, still with speed controller woes though :S
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    16th January 2018, 16:57
    How did Barróg do at Mechatrons 2018? Did it make it in the end?
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    16th January 2018, 14:07
    All sorted, we are good to roll. The details are: Venue InSpire Coffee Bar, The Spire, Breck Rd, Wallasey, Wirral,
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    16th January 2018, 01:30
    Got a new soldering iron so the fun can continue. Wired the motor to a spare TZ85A I have and hooked it up to one of The Honey Badger 1.0 batteries I have laying around to see how well it works....
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    15th January 2018, 13:00
    Ocracoke replied to a thread Team Kaizen - Shu! in Build Diaries
    OK, I am dim, it was the auto calibrate setting causing the twitch. Turned it off and now seems to be behaving normally apart from all the controls being backwards!
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    13th January 2018, 02:00
    Ocracoke replied to a thread Team Kaizen - Shu! in Build Diaries
    Well, here we are folks. If you count the build as starting from the 1st of November (which was when the original prototype was binned), it has been 72 days and with the panels now painted up and...
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    12th January 2018, 15:39
    :D Though it isn't likely to cause any issues, the FRA does have its own set of rules which the RW rules closely follow but there are some differences so it is worth checking that your bot meets both...
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    12th January 2018, 15:25
    Yeah, it shouldn't be a problem provided it passes tech check of course ;) Hopefully I'll have Kaizen running by Grantham in time to iron out any flaws in it.
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    12th January 2018, 15:06
    There is definitely Robots Live! and Extreme Robots this year, they have already posted their dates on the respective websites but they have yet to post the signup forms. A combined list of dates...
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    12th January 2018, 02:44
    Looks very neat, your motor mounts are a darn sight more stable than mine are.
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    11th January 2018, 22:47
    So it's been quiet on the Kaizen front with Shu! being built over Christmas and repair work to The Honey Badger but I did make a bit of progress. I've settled for a pair of 500W scooter motors with...
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    11th January 2018, 09:44
    The motor has arrived but I don't think I'll have an axe attachment for this, it doesn't spin fast enough (something in the order of 62rpm at 12v). Tried to get started on the soldering of the wires...
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    10th January 2018, 23:01
    Hey there, welcome to the forum! For a basic featherweight, either voltage is good at this stage (though more is better) and I guess either battery is also fine for this application though 800mAh...
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    10th January 2018, 17:55
    Ocracoke replied to a thread Wheels ? in Antweights
    It'll definitely mean 6 powered wheels, which means more traction but if the belt goes, it means a loss of power and, depending on how it is setup, a lack of mobility on one side.
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    10th January 2018, 16:15
    Ocracoke replied to a thread Wheels ? in Antweights
    I'd also check out http://robotwars101.org/forum/ if you've not yet, they have plenty on there for Ants. I'll also bring Osu to the meet in March to show how I've built that.
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    10th January 2018, 16:02
    Ocracoke replied to a thread Wheels ? in Antweights
    A gear system can be fiddly, especially at the Antweight size and I don't know of any belt driven Antweights either. The very simple option is to run 6 motors, one per wheel but 6 motors will mean...
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    10th January 2018, 15:36
    Ocracoke replied to a thread Wheels ? in Antweights
    Depends on how you plan to drive the 6 wheels I think. If a miniature gear system could be used, then I can't see why it couldn't work. The biggest weight component I found on my antweight Osu...
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    10th January 2018, 12:42
    Ocracoke replied to a thread Team Kaizen - Shu! in Build Diaries
    hahahah, I have a swathe of googly eyes from The Honey Badger of different sizes. I'll be sure to fit some on. The Sabretooth controller has developed a odd twitch in that when you turn the...
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    10th January 2018, 11:14
    No update yet folks, looks like I'll have to go back there and see what is going on.
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    10th January 2018, 11:11
    Shu! (my Beetleweight) uses a 2x5A variant of the Sabretooth but tbh, if I was doing it again, I'd go for a 2x12A. The 2x5A is fine don't get me wrong but it does rather limit you to what sort of...
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    9th January 2018, 17:38
    Is there a deadline for these photos at all? Any particular size needed?
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    9th January 2018, 16:10
    From the manual, looks to be that you need to reset the throttle position and set the pull rod to the lowest position.
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    9th January 2018, 15:30
    Sure it is the motor beeping? More likely to be the ESC (not clued up on this Brushless tech yet so could very well be wrong :P). The ESC manual suggests that there is no throttle signal being...
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    9th January 2018, 15:11
    What sort of motors and ESCs are we talking about here?
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    8th January 2018, 02:34
    Ocracoke replied to a thread Team Kaizen - Shu! in Build Diaries
    The top and front panels are now painted along with a locking pin added for the arm. The lifting arm motor has been changed from a 67:1 motor to a 131:1 motor, which should mean a bit more oomph...
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    7th January 2018, 17:31
    There is a green tick besides the forum section when you look at the forum index. Click on that and it should allow you to subscribe to the forum section activity.
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    7th January 2018, 15:42
    Looks tidier than my featherweight ;) 5mm is fairly thin mind - The Honey Badger 2.x has 10mm HDPE all around and after encountering Shrekt (a vertical spinner), there are some serious gouges in the...
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    7th January 2018, 15:17
    Hey there, welcome to the forum! Robots Live and Extreme Robots normally have their own signup forms which they'll post a link to a month or so before the event, so I subscribed to the entire live...
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    7th January 2018, 01:13
    So an update - I went to the cafe today to see what was going on and apparently they didn't receive my inquiry so I made the booking there and then. However, perhaps a little unsurprisingly, they...
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    6th January 2018, 22:23
    The Flysky is the one I use with my Beetleweight, works fine for that application. It can do mixing as well but you need to program it via a USB connection.
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    6th January 2018, 00:05
    Looks neat - reminds me of a cross between TMHWK and Mortis. What thickness of HDPE are you planning on using?
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    5th January 2018, 23:58
    I will also be at Manchester with my floatilla of robots so yeah, if you do need a hand, come and find me.
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    5th January 2018, 19:31
    Ocracoke replied to a thread Team Kaizen - Shu! in Build Diaries
    So since the last post, I've replaced the wooden dowls with PVC rods, making this the first robot I've ever made not to feature wood in its final build. I've also added a couple of supporting rods to...
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    5th January 2018, 18:18
    I did consider that and may add something like that in but the weapon on Hammer & Tong seems to fold over really easy in combat, which would rather reduce the effectiveness. If the motor I have...
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    5th January 2018, 18:08
    Looks good so far - reminds me of the FW version of Limpet from the description.
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    5th January 2018, 13:28
    Managed to sort out the electrics a few nights ago and now it is running around as fast as ever. Trailed a new pistol grip controller and mixer as well... seems fine but the controller was very...
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    5th January 2018, 13:13
    There is the possibility that either the battery is too powerful for it, which is unlikely given the other one works or the speed controller was duff upon arrival. Does a specific part of the...
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    5th January 2018, 09:24
    That is OK, we all have to start somewhere! I've not heard back from the people who run the cafe yet, I'll pop in either today or tomorrow and see what is going on.
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    5th January 2018, 02:30
    The ultra small mixer works fine, as adamclark suggested. However, if it is available, I'd still go down the transmitter mixing route.
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    4th January 2018, 10:37
    Hmm... The design of my hinged plate wasn't flat like you are proposing, I had added a bend into it prior to the event but even without it, I still seriously doubt it would have survived, even if it...
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About Ocracoke
Name:
Michael
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A Smart Car obsessed roboteer!
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Somewhere on the Wirral
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Smart Cars, programming etc
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Osu - AW / Shu! - BW / The Honey Badger - FW / Kaizen (Building) - HW

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