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    Today, 00:39
    Ocracoke replied to a thread Team Kaizen - Shu! in Build Diaries
    So scratch the last couple of posts. I've taken the electronics out of Osu and put them in Shu! as the former needs to be rebuilt into a legal Antweight anyway. The Sabretooth and the LiFePO4...
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    Yesterday, 00:31
    I would agree that 10mm HDPE is a good starting point - my FW uses 10mm HDPE as part of the armour and has stood up to quite a lot thrown at it.
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    19th November 2017, 13:03
    Isn't the minimum weight limit 55kg + though? It is a bit academic but the maximum weight limit for a Middleweight is 55kg so anything more than that is a Heavyweight surely? Guess the EO would have...
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    16th November 2017, 22:47
    Ocracoke replied to a thread Team Kaizen - Shu! in Build Diaries
    Yeah, it will be (probably with a few weight saving holes). The rear and the sides will be also be PVC covered. I must confess, I've no experience with secondary mixers beyond what I've read...
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    16th November 2017, 22:26
    Ocracoke replied to a thread Team Kaizen - Shu! in Build Diaries
    Feeling a bit rubbish since Maidstone but found some time to work on Shu! Managed to place the drive and weapon motors on the 3mm PVC board I've got for this. I now worry it looks a bit too... big...
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    16th November 2017, 01:04
    Awesome, can't wait to see it again. ;)
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    16th November 2017, 00:54
    I know you had the weapon motor bent, much else go wrong? Get Shrekt was deadly though, I had a chance to look over The Honey Badger properly tonight and you must have gotten really close to one of...
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    15th November 2017, 22:32
    TBH, the robotshop LED would be enough though do make sure it is contrast to the background panel if it isn't bright enough. For ease of maintenance, I put in a blade fuse with holder into my...
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    15th November 2017, 16:35
    You may find with a 2mm ground clearance that the swarf/unevenness from the arena might cause issues. This isn't as a big problem in Extreme Robots but the Robots Live arena can be strewn with debris...
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    15th November 2017, 15:59
    Fairly sure, looking at a picture of the TZ85A, they come with 12AWG, not 10.
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    15th November 2017, 12:54
    I think it is the 21st and 22nd of April - http://www.extremerobots.co.uk/live
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    15th November 2017, 10:58
    So as evidenced, The Honey Badger is looking a bit battleworn. I've been giving this some thought as what to do and I've decided that I am going to start building version 3 and eventually...
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    15th November 2017, 00:07
    I love the look of those wheels. HDPE should be fine for that, Gabriel 2 can attest to that I am sure. ;) Looking forwards to meeting Pressure Point back in the arena.
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    15th November 2017, 00:03
    The speed controllers won't work for this application if it is for the drive - the advert states they do not have reverse. I'd possibly also say the motors are too small though I'll leave that one...
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    14th November 2017, 01:04
    continued Melee VI Melee VII So following that, the next thing to do with The Honey Badger is to decide on wherever I rebuild it pretty much "as is" to 2.2 or venture into something...
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    14th November 2017, 01:03
    So Maidstone was a bruising encounter having definitely gotten Shreked a few times! :P Could be worse, least The Honey Badger is still moving after 7 melee matches, though definitely battle scarred. ...
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    10th November 2017, 16:42
    Gratz on getting it moving. I spy the tupperware box the battery is in, looks similar to what I use in The Honey Badger. I can use some foam padding or even a couple of folded shopping bags to keep...
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    9th November 2017, 13:14
    I doubt at this stage you'll have an issue with weight- mine weighs at 9.6kg with a similar "rear heavy" setup where I even went and added about 600g of ballast to the rear to keep the rear wheels...
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    9th November 2017, 10:03
    The converse of using big wheels is that they present a bigger target if mounted outside of the bodywork so you'd need to consider how you'd protect them. The Honey Badger 2.x uses some RC car...
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    9th November 2017, 00:41
    Could you not flatten off a side of the shaft (or cut a keyway in) and then get a wheel hub that uses a grub screw to hold the hub onto the shaft (like this for example?)
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    8th November 2017, 14:11
    Hey there, looks good. The titanium front panels sound OK but I wonder if they are anchored enough to withstand a drum spinner I wonder?
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    7th November 2017, 23:43
    Been working on the front wedge the last few days to try and make it more effective. Re-watching the fights that The Honey Badger 2.x has been in, I note that when the robot comes up against a...
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    7th November 2017, 03:04
    Hmm... why not? :P I understand brushless motors can be fiddly though although I guess that comes down the choice of speed controller? The change in brushing will mean a change in motors mind... will...
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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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Something computer based
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Osu - AW / Shu! (Building) - BW / The Honey Badger - FW / Kaizen (Building) - HW

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