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    Today, 00:30
    Been a fairly busy day but now I have a shell! Well... most of it, the side panels need cuttiing and fitting but the top, bottom and rear sections are in. Feels a heck of a lot more stiffer than the...
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    Yesterday, 11:46
    So the original motors were 12v Chinese motors rated at 550rpm which work OK for what they are but they are fairly weedy for Featherweights. No hub, the wheel's bore was simply drilled to match the...
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    20th July 2017, 13:48
    Thought LED lights had to be surface mounted or have I misinterpreted the rules on that one?
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    20th July 2017, 13:13
    I may do. The issue I had/have is that because the whole thing is spinning, you can't place links/lights anywhere but in the centre. I might consider something like a Warhog spinner style but...
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    19th July 2017, 17:31
    And here we go... First one is a interior view of the robot. The wooden frame was reinforced with metal brackets and originally was a garden platform with castors on. The whole thing was a bit...
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    19th July 2017, 15:08
    Certainly did promise I'd get some pictures up, must have slipped my mind. :( I'll get them uploaded after work tonight.
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    19th July 2017, 00:55
    It probably is something to do with the failsafes in the controller, I had this problem at Grantham as well with a different set of speed controllers. Calibrating it should rectify it so I am not too...
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    18th July 2017, 23:43
    Well a breakthrough tonight! :D I was thinking about how I could have possibly mucked up on the speed controller and then decided to give it a crack with the other unhacked speed controller. ...
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    17th July 2017, 14:03
    How is the air being directed? I guess there is either one air outlet with directional propellers or is there two outlets which direct one side of the robot to move forwards? Either way, a unique...
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    16th July 2017, 21:34
    It seemed appropriate to call the team that after Grantham. Can only get better from there! :D
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    16th July 2017, 20:21
    Ah, OK. Will give that a go to see if it comes back to life.
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    16th July 2017, 16:19
    Well a bit of a bummer today. Managed to brick one of the speed controllers in my attempt to convert it to brushed. I presume that when I flashed the new .hex file to the chipset, something went...
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    14th July 2017, 21:21
    You could have a completely solid skirt (as older hovercrafts were constructed with) but that would need to be fairly lightweight to allow the robot to hover and still have the potential for breaking...
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    12th July 2017, 16:21
    Many thanks! I've got pretty much all the bits needed to rebuild the robot now. Going with the Turnigy speed controllers as suggested and 2 of the Gimson 13.7:1 motors to get it running. The...
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About Ocracoke

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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:
The Honey Badger - FW / Kaizen (In planning) - HW

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