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    Yesterday, 20:17
    There is a Starbucks just off Junction 5 of the M53 which we can do a pre-meet at. I can be there at 3.30pm, noting that I would need to shoot off at 4.30pm to get to the cafe to get the place setup...
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    Yesterday, 20:09
    Ocracoke replied to a thread Mount for MFA 940D in Wanted
    I couldn't find an exact match but TechnobotsOnline do seem to sell MFA motor mounts (https://www.technobotsonline.com/motor-and-gearmotor-brackets.html). You may find adapting one of these is the...
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    Yesterday, 20:04
    Ocracoke replied to a thread Project Squirrel in Featherweights
    Are you planning to use the pulley itself? If not, I'd cut a slot into it down to the motor shaft with a Dremel or similar and then slide it off.
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    16th February 2018, 21:37
    Sounds about right, I can make St.Asaph in about 55 minutes if it is all clear, which it usually isn't on the A55. Give me a day or so to work out where we can meet beforehand. It'll very likely...
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    16th February 2018, 14:56
    Hmm? The meeting starts at 5pm... so you'd need to leave at 5 to get to work? As for pushing it back, I doubt I'll be able to. The cafe itself shuts to the public at 4pm and they need time to...
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    14th February 2018, 13:11
    Ocracoke replied to a thread Botbitz TZ85 in Wanted
    Challenge accepted. I am ordering one today. If all else fails, gives me an excuse to reuse the Red Brick controllers I have laying around make a fully brushless machine.
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    13th February 2018, 09:46
    Oops. :P So having looked back at the video and the wiring diagram, it looks to me that the ESC is indeed wired correctly. I know you've mentioned that the connections have been checked, I...
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    13th February 2018, 09:23
    Ocracoke replied to a thread Team Kaizen - Shu! in Build Diaries
    I didn't, no. It is completely manual.
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    12th February 2018, 22:44
    Excellent to hear on both fronts. If we do end up having a few bouts, I won't be enforcing the weight limits precisely, it is meant to be a friendly, welcoming evening after all. ;) I still need to...
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    12th February 2018, 18:18
    So with Osu and Shu! taking longer than expected, this one has been on the backburner but now with them out of the way, the Badger can finally continue to be rebuilt. I've drilled the holes for...
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    12th February 2018, 15:07
    I am kicking myself. At the Beetle Brawl, Chris from ARC Robotics was there and I was chatting away with him for ages. I am sure he was the guy who makes these...
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    12th February 2018, 13:34
    I think the next thing to do is verify that all of the radio wires are soldered into the right pads on the ESC (they do look correct but without the wiring diagram, I can't be certain). In the video,...
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    12th February 2018, 12:26
    Ocracoke replied to a thread Team Kaizen - Shu! in Build Diaries
    The UWE Beetle Brawl was the first outing for Shu! and did OK. I don't have any videos of the fights Shu! was in but I know there were plenty of cameras about, I'll update the post later on with the...
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    12th February 2018, 10:07
    Well that was an excellent day. Plenty of weird and wonderful creations on display and some excellent bouts. Many thanks to the folks running the event and the UWE for having us. I wish Shu!'s...
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    10th February 2018, 03:10
    XT60's are overkill for Antweights. I would use the same type of plug as what is on the battery.
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    8th February 2018, 15:07
    Do you have a link to the hubs being used? I've got another lifting arm made that should hopefully negate spinners (hopefully) and a third one in progress specifically for the Nuts event. ;)
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    8th February 2018, 10:51
    The Lemon flashing red means it is in bind mode - I'd remove the bind plug first if the Devo is already bound to it (http://www.micronradiocontrol.co.uk/docs/lemon/Lemon_RX_manual.pdf), no need to be...
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    7th February 2018, 16:44
    Ocracoke replied to a thread Project Squirrel in Featherweights
    Ah, I see now. When I was prototyping an axe mechanism, I was forever getting it wrong and eating cardboard linkages as result.
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    7th February 2018, 16:19
    Ocracoke replied to a thread Project Squirrel in Featherweights
    That is a lot of linkages but even so, I can't see why it would burn out a motor unless it was out of sync...?
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    7th February 2018, 11:33
    Ocracoke replied to a thread Project Squirrel in Featherweights
    Hmm... what sort of mechanism is it?
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    6th February 2018, 21:36
    Ocracoke replied to a thread Project Squirrel in Featherweights
    How did the motor burn out?
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    6th February 2018, 21:35
    I was debating this myself - I've put in a speculative application for when I've built Kaizen so although it won't be at Manchester, there is the very real possibility it will be at Guildford. As...
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    6th February 2018, 17:17
    The signup form for all of the Extreme Robots events has gone live (many thanks to Outlaw for pointing this out): http://www.emailmeform.com/builder/form/201Bhq8ZLgQK6073tYFlz Hopefully, I'll...
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    6th February 2018, 16:36
    Dear lawd that sounds scary... Little bit of movement when stationary but nothing too drastic, looks good, can't wait to see what it'll do.
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    6th February 2018, 09:44
    Ocracoke replied to a thread Project Squirrel in Featherweights
    Eh? When (and where) did this happen? When you say scooter motor.... do you mean the MY1020 variants? If so, I am quite happy to lend you one of Kaizen's drive motors, they are 500w with a...
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    5th February 2018, 16:46
    Ocracoke replied to a thread Featherweight Fuse in Featherweights
    Yes, a fuse is required for Featherweights if you are using LiPo batteries (and it is probably a good idea to fit one anyway even if you are not using LiPo batteries - I do with my LiFePO4 batteries).
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    5th February 2018, 14:23
    Yeah, never be around a spinner when it is active, I would hate for a big accident to happen. Somewhere very secure and far, far away from anyone. Look forwards to the video though.
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    5th February 2018, 13:36
    Looks awesome, can't wait to see it do stuff in the arena! One thing that popped into my head though, was the teeth + fixtures weight accounted for on the disc's counterbalance?
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    5th February 2018, 12:13
    By all means, please do come along, the more the merrier! :D
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    5th February 2018, 11:22
    I've not known friendlies to be organised though I have definitely seen ad-hoc battles (organised 3 myself as a test fight between The Honey Badger 2.x and The Honey Badger 1.0). The issue, as I...
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    5th February 2018, 10:54
    Hmm... The duration and subsequent charge time of batteries depends on how hard they are pushed, as you note. The batteries I have in The Honey Badger 2.x are 2x 2S1P 2100mAh LiFePO4 batteries...
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    4th February 2018, 22:46
    I carry a spare matching speed controller in the event of ESC failure, a secondary set of batteries for swapping out in between fights and a spare set of wheels in case the drive wheels are...
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    4th February 2018, 21:37
    Ocracoke replied to a thread Project Squirrel in Featherweights
    So the batteries are definitely fully charged and the connections between them and the ESCs are in good condition? I'd verify those first before calling it - the original Badger suffered from this...
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About Ocracoke
Name:
Michael
Biography:
A Smart Car obsessed roboteer!
Location:
Somewhere on the Wirral
Interests:
Smart Cars, programming etc
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Something computer based
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Osu - AW / Shu! - BW / The Honey Badger - FW / Kaizen (Building) - HW

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