Tab Content
  • Ocracoke's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:28
    Looks OK to me though a couple of things I might note: The pin and plug from B&Q, I assume this is going to be your removable link? What I found, when I was building The Honey Badger 1.0 was...
    2 replies | 121 view(s)
  • Ocracoke's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:17
    This. I had the same dilemma with Kaizen in so much as I could use either the 500W motors for the drive and have a weaker CIM motor drive the weapon or have the CIM motors doing the driving (which...
    4 replies | 294 view(s)
  • Theo's Avatar
    23rd May 2018, 19:34
    Theo replied to a thread Second Chance Robotics in Build Diaries
    Ok, so update time! I'm in a bit of a predicament. I have two sets of wheelchair motors, one pair being more powerful/durable than the other. This I knew, but I'm debating which pair to use with...
    4 replies | 294 view(s)
  • Ocracoke's Avatar
    22nd May 2018, 21:50
    The motor arrived today so been busy mounting those into the robot and getting the wiring into the robot. If I was doing this again, I'll make the body slightly longer than 100mm, the wiring loom...
    277 replies | 35841 view(s)
  • Ocracoke's Avatar
    22nd May 2018, 15:11
    Hey there, welcome to the forum! My Beetleweight uses a FlySky 6ch TX/RX which I've used in competition before (https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/183168317619) which is fine for my purposes which is also...
    3 replies | 144 view(s)
  • Ocracoke's Avatar
    22nd May 2018, 13:55
    From the robotwars101.org forum After running a social on Merseyside a few months ago, myself and a friend have decided to start running a series of events, starting with the Ants and then...
    0 replies | 82 view(s)
  • Ocracoke's Avatar
    21st May 2018, 22:15
    Many thanks! I can't wait to see it running properly myself either ;)
    49 replies | 5760 view(s)
  • Theo's Avatar
    21st May 2018, 22:00
    Theo replied to a thread Team Kaizen - Kaizen in Build Diaries
    Looking fantastic, I really can't wait to see it in the arena at Grantham :)
    49 replies | 5760 view(s)
  • Ocracoke's Avatar
    21st May 2018, 21:13
    With working on the antweights, organising a AW event and The Honey Badger 3, Kaizen has been taking a bit of a back seat but with the nice weather, I've been busy with the outer edge panels this...
    49 replies | 5760 view(s)
  • Theo's Avatar
    21st May 2018, 21:05
    I think it may be a confusion due to the recent issue with The Honey Badger (I don't know anyone who doesn't read the build thread), I'm actually amazed they survived a reverse voltage like that,...
    81 replies | 5802 view(s)
  • Ocracoke's Avatar
    21st May 2018, 15:37
    Single controllers are indeed easier to get hold of and there are plenty to choose from but it is a more complex build because then you've got two separate sides as opposed to a easy to manage single...
    81 replies | 5802 view(s)
  • Ocracoke's Avatar
    21st May 2018, 14:36
    I would think so (http://www.crashtesthobby.com/spektrum-dx6i-mixing.html).
    81 replies | 5802 view(s)
  • Ocracoke's Avatar
    21st May 2018, 14:33
    Sabretooths are mixed bag. I use one in my Beetleweight and it works fine but that is the 2x5A version. I don't know about the rest. They are also reasonably expensive for what they are. Does your...
    81 replies | 5802 view(s)
  • Ocracoke's Avatar
    19th May 2018, 22:18
    Soldering is a bit of a faff I agree - it is a matter of waiting a few minutes to get it really hot and then feeding the soldering in. Solder with flux corded stuff in it also helps.
    30 replies | 1481 view(s)
  • Ocracoke's Avatar
    19th May 2018, 21:04
    Many thanks, I thought it was rather good as well considering it was done in a room with light only from a desklamp on the carpet of my office. ;) I should be on course for EXR Guildford, depending...
    277 replies | 35841 view(s)
  • Ocracoke's Avatar
    18th May 2018, 23:46
    The rails are now in position, secured with M5 bolts. That was more fiddly that I thought it was going to be but hey, they are in now. Time permitting, I'll replace these with a plastic variant but...
    277 replies | 35841 view(s)
  • Maxamuslead's Avatar
    17th May 2018, 11:54
    looks cool, btw Totally jelly of that square being cut on a (cnc?) mill. *CRY* i hate doing by hand and i need loads
    72 replies | 9581 view(s)
  • Maxamuslead's Avatar
    17th May 2018, 11:28
    Looks great how powerful is that weapon motor
    72 replies | 9581 view(s)
  • Maxamuslead's Avatar
    17th May 2018, 09:38
    you lied to us Nat, there are not photos
    72 replies | 9581 view(s)
  • Ocracoke's Avatar
    17th May 2018, 08:43
    Thanks for all the advice. Trouble is, I have no where to mount said pillar drill (the vice I have is attached to my office desk as an example) so the plunge stand may end up being my only option. I...
    10 replies | 563 view(s)
  • Ocracoke's Avatar
    17th May 2018, 08:34
    Oh no, I hope you find them! Made me a little paranoid about where my weapon circuitry is now. :S
    72 replies | 9581 view(s)
  • Bad Wolf's Avatar
    16th May 2018, 17:17
    Bad Wolf replied to a thread Antweight Wheels in Wanted
    Ahh I see, Hope someone has some spares floating about then for you! Bad Wolf
    4 replies | 140 view(s)
  • Ocracoke's Avatar
    16th May 2018, 13:17
    Hey there, welcome to the forum! The Antweight scene is very active - there are multiple Antweight competitions throughout the year though most are posted only to the robotwars101.org forums. On...
    3 replies | 193 view(s)
  • Bad Wolf's Avatar
    16th May 2018, 10:10
    Bad Wolf replied to a thread Antweight Wheels in Wanted
    Why not just buy them? They are fairly priced and do a great job! Bad Wolf
    4 replies | 140 view(s)
  • Maxamuslead's Avatar
    15th May 2018, 16:15
    have you tired it on a different channel? you could have it linked to the "throttle" or something.
    4 replies | 253 view(s)
  • Ocracoke's Avatar
    15th May 2018, 00:43
    Whilst I sort out the final wheels for Kaizen, I've been working getting the main structure done and have made some headway today, bolting down the motors more inboard so the gearboxes are less of a...
    49 replies | 5760 view(s)
  • Maxamuslead's Avatar
    14th May 2018, 10:15
    you will always have a weak point, to be honest it a lot of wedges using that idea, look at the heavyweight flippers
    30 replies | 1481 view(s)
  • Maxamuslead's Avatar
    14th May 2018, 07:36
    unless you are going on holiday or attending a event in the Netherlands it is like 100 euro shipping alone. (looked into it as i myself are wanting a good pillar drill)
    10 replies | 563 view(s)
  • Maxamuslead's Avatar
    14th May 2018, 07:27
    you can reduce the high, those motors can sit fine in a 110mm frame and have the wheels poking through the top ? also if you can shorten you could have the wheels sticking out the back a little as...
    30 replies | 1481 view(s)
  • Ocracoke's Avatar
    13th May 2018, 22:16
    600mm is as wide as the baseplate on Kaizen... you are indeed going to have a trial getting this under the weight limit. That being said, I think it is possible if you are careful with the shell and...
    30 replies | 1481 view(s)
  • Maxamuslead's Avatar
    13th May 2018, 12:38
    Gosh that gonna be a big Feather.....
    30 replies | 1481 view(s)
  • Ocracoke's Avatar
    13th May 2018, 01:21
    Ah hah, I had read there was a video of this happening, wasn't sure where it was, many thanks. Difference with that over this is that the plastic on the wheels I have isn't nylon. Possibly PVC in...
    10 replies | 563 view(s)
  • Theo's Avatar
    13th May 2018, 01:00
    I've tried it with a soldering iron before to no avail, ended up just scooping chunks out with it until it somwehat fit a nut inside. Most people suggest using a blowtorch, and a pillar drill helps...
    10 replies | 563 view(s)
  • Ocracoke's Avatar
    12th May 2018, 23:43
    I've read/heard about this before but I've never done this before and I need to do this with Kaizen in order to mount the wheels onto a threaded motor shaft. As far as I can make out, it is a case of...
    10 replies | 563 view(s)
  • Ocracoke's Avatar
    12th May 2018, 22:50
    I know the feeling, I've been struggling to find time to work on my Ants owing to the Middle/Heavyweight and the Featherweight. Great to see Pullover signed up though, I really need to work on the...
    76 replies | 8125 view(s)
  • Ocracoke's Avatar
    12th May 2018, 16:33
    The ones I have (which arrived today) don't have any bearings in them or any metal so that won't be an issue, just really a case of getting the bore enlarged and then these nuts fitted into place.
    49 replies | 5760 view(s)
  • Ocracoke's Avatar
    11th May 2018, 22:53
    Hahahaa, no worries. Now if only these wheels turned up, I might be able to crack on and have something moving. I have got the centre bulkheads tied together so I can mark and drill the centre...
    49 replies | 5760 view(s)
  • Theo's Avatar
    11th May 2018, 21:57
    Theo replied to a thread Team Kaizen - Kaizen in Build Diaries
    Probably my fault :p Putting together a little revival later on in the year, trying to keep it under wraps though (and so y'all don't talk too much sense). Really interesting to see, I'm really...
    49 replies | 5760 view(s)
  • joebrown's Avatar
    11th May 2018, 18:02
    Hi all! Bristol Bot Builders are doing a beetleweight event at University of West England (UWE) in Bristol on 15th July. Facebook event here: https://www.facebook.com/events/247227502507672/ ...
    0 replies | 114 view(s)
  • Ocracoke's Avatar
    11th May 2018, 14:10
    I have flashes of Bourbon and Ion in my mind, yeah, they might make it in.
    11 replies | 619 view(s)
  • Ocracoke's Avatar
    11th May 2018, 13:58
    Weapons that go through the top of robots in the BW category are comparatively rare compared to the side. However, I wouldn't be comfortable with that much clearance either (though says me, my...
    11 replies | 619 view(s)
  • Ocracoke's Avatar
    11th May 2018, 13:35
    Looks OK to me, if a bit tight to the motor. Worth experimenting with the orientation of the battery so it is vertically mounted in the robot rather than horizontally? Looks like it is coming on well...
    11 replies | 619 view(s)
No More Results
About Ocracoke

Basic Information

About Ocracoke
Name:
Michael
Biography:
A Smart Car obsessed roboteer!
Location:
Somewhere on the Wirral
Interests:
Smart Cars, programming etc
Occupation:
Something computer based
Robots:
AW: Osu, Ikari, Ramu / BW: Shu! / FW: The Honey Badger / MW: Kaizen (Building)

Signature


Team Kaizen

AW: Osu, Ikari, Ramu
BW: Shu! (Build Thread)
FW: The Honey Badger (Build Thread)
MW: Kaizen (Build Thread)

Statistics


Total Posts
Total Posts
621
Posts Per Day
1.19
General Information
Last Activity
Today 01:30
Join Date
20th December 2016
Referrals
0
Home Page
http://teamkaizen.ocracoke.org.uk/index.php

4 Friends

  1. Bad Wolf 
    Status
    Offline

    Roboteer

    Bad Wolf
  2. joebrown 
    Status
    Offline

    Roboteer

    joebrown
  3. Maxamuslead 
    Status
    Online

    Roboteer

    Maxamuslead
  4. Theo 
    Status
    Offline

    Roboteer

    Theo
Showing Friends 1 to 4 of 4