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    15th August 2017, 14:43
    Ohh err, not good. I guess the wheels are pneumatic, not solid?
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    15th August 2017, 14:07
    Does it bring you over the limit though? If it does, that would be an issue and in that instance, I'd probably agree with the wheel change or perhaps some weight saving holes in the armour (though...
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    15th August 2017, 11:10
    Looks very neat so far, well done! What sort of metal are you using here for the armour and weapon?
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    14th August 2017, 17:10
    Ocracoke replied to a thread Skipdiving Robotics in Build Diaries
    Fair enough, can't imagine it'll take very long to make mobile. I've not heard anything bad about those sort of motors so hopefully they'll serve you well. ;)
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    13th August 2017, 21:35
    Thanks! Been touching up where it needs it with a Dremel to make sure it clears the floor. Once happy, I'll get some edging metal, such as carpet threshold or similar and cover the unsightly bits up.
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    13th August 2017, 11:40
    Make a effort to tidy up the wiring in The Honey Badger yesterday. I had originally planned to drive both drive motors off of a single battery set but it wasn't having it (one side was OK, the other...
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    13th August 2017, 11:11
    Ocracoke replied to a thread Skipdiving Robotics in Build Diaries
    Are you sticking with Gimson motors or trying something different this time around? If it is going to be a ram bot, 4 wheel drive perhaps?
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    12th August 2017, 21:25
    Ocracoke replied to a thread Skipdiving Robotics in Build Diaries
    Oooohh, looking forwards to this one. ;)
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    11th August 2017, 11:27
    Well the last couple of days have been eventful. First, The Honey Badger is not going to Insomnia. I got told just before I found out that the Badger was accepted that I was meant to be in...
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    10th August 2017, 17:11
    Hey everyone, I am considering branching into the Beetleweight category after seeing them at Grantham this year. What would be a typical size for a Beetleweight though (just so I know roughly to...
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    10th August 2017, 10:44
    The TZ85a is a one motor affair rather than a twin motor but is, as well reported, bulletproof (even managing to survive a frazzling from a unintended short last night :S). I've reprogrammed three of...
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    10th August 2017, 10:15
    Unfortunately, I've had to pull out of this due to a scheduling conflict that is beyond my control. Gutted at the moment :(
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    9th August 2017, 22:03
    Your wiring diagram looks about right to me. ;) You may want to add in a resistor to the LED strip lighting section though to reduce the voltage to 5v if that is what the LED takes.
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    9th August 2017, 01:53
    Thanks, I'll see about ordering one fairly quickly. For the metal front, I think a door "finger plate" will be suitable for this application. Once acquired along with some right angled strips to...
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    8th August 2017, 17:40
    It would in terms of aim but placing the spear in the middle means the weight is off balance so could affect handling. If I lay my hands on a suitable replacement, I'll swap the motor over. Did a...
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    8th August 2017, 15:53
    I run my own web server at home so only need to pay for a domain name. No arbitrary storage limits or rules. :)
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    8th August 2017, 12:37
    I believe it is Aluminium. I am not sure why it would need bending though... cutting down certainly. The idea behind this is that when the opponent drives on (or is is driven onto) the wedge,...
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    8th August 2017, 08:45
    The shaft is a metal pipe but with a plastic inner core all the way through, so bending it is much tougher than it looks.
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    8th August 2017, 01:22
    The weapon was mocked up today. Since the windscreen wiper motor is quite weighty, it really need to go in the middle of the robot but as the output shaft is on the right, the spear will end up being...
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    7th August 2017, 00:03
    The side panel calamity turned out to be both not as serious and serious at the same time. The plus side is that the side panels did account for the 1cm extra on the rear panel and are now fitted...
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    5th August 2017, 22:55
    Well today was a big one, the side panels were cut but I fear I've made a fairly catastrophic error in measuring them (I didn't account for the overlap between the front and rear panels, so I've cut...
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    4th August 2017, 22:09
    Ocracoke replied to a thread Project Squirrel in Featherweights
    The Honey Badger does use a castor on the front and previously did so on the rear when the wheels were located in the middle. Strictly speaking the rebuilt version doesn't need it., it has enough...
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    4th August 2017, 14:39
    Angle grinders will spin too fast and melt the plastic I would have thought, I can melt it with my Dremel and a cutting disc attachment at full power. I too am going to borrow a jigsaw and a...
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    4th August 2017, 09:54
    Looks like I might not be able to attend fully - apparently I am meant to be at a wedding on the Sunday. I've e-mailed the organisers to see if I could still enter the side events (presumably the...
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    4th August 2017, 08:22
    When I bought the windscreen wiper motor, it came with the ball joint attachment which is 5cm long on the output shaft of the gearbox already, so it is a case of popping the linkage cup onto the ball...
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    3rd August 2017, 22:13
    I'd be interested in seeing the video as well... Wednesday was a bit of a nightmare. Took the Badger back to the community centre to make sure the adjustments I made to the rear panel means it...
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    3rd August 2017, 16:11
    Depends on how big the raised profile is and how thick the raise is. I don't think it'll provide that big a biting point for spinners to hit and if it does hit, without the raise, it could mean the...
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    3rd August 2017, 14:06
    I think it works where it is but I would add potentially add a raised profile around the edge, so it has a tunnel around it leading to the link (doesn't have to be very tall, just thick I would think...
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Michael
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A Smart Car obsessed roboteer!
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Shu! (In planning) - BW / The Honey Badger - FW / Kaizen (In planning) - HW

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