• James Williams's Avatar
    Today, 18:37
    Looks good. Regarding your actuator dilemma, have you looked at the GLA200 from Gimson? https://gimsonrobotics.co.uk/categories/linear-actuators/products/gla200-12v-dc-small-linear-actuator It's only...
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  • Ocracoke's Avatar
    14th March 2019, 12:52
    Ocracoke started a thread Editing posts in General Chat
    Has anyone else noticed that when you try to edit a post that the spinner icon just sits there spinning away without doing anything? Tried to do this on a few different computers and none appear to...
    1 replies | 190 view(s)
  • Ocracoke's Avatar
    13th March 2019, 13:16
    #updates Ikari So after its encounter at Ant Freeze 6, the robot was in pieces. The tyre came off the wheel, one of the wires to the motor was ripped off and the side panel also came off. Ordered...
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  • Ocracoke's Avatar
    13th March 2019, 10:22
    A small update, turns out the cafe downstairs will be closed on the day of the event. We'll have a kettle with some basic tea and coffee on standby.
    1 replies | 465 view(s)
  • Maxamuslead's Avatar
    10th March 2019, 11:46
    Help My Scorpion xxl v2.07 is rapidly flashing which using the Scorpion xl quick start guide, means it is in Calibration mode and press the CAL button does nothing. is there something I'm missing?...
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  • Ocracoke's Avatar
    8th March 2019, 20:45
    Will confess, plenty of trepidation when fightiing them but I've yet to see someone go mad with a MW/HW spinner unless talked about before the fight. If my robot breaks, well I didn't build it right....
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  • Ocracoke's Avatar
    7th March 2019, 13:36
    Kind of. Once the axe gear and motor is mounted in the robot with the ESC, I'll be happier with it. Still would really like to see it move more than a metre or so. :P
    25 replies | 3102 view(s)
  • Ocracoke's Avatar
    7th March 2019, 12:24
    Another one of those very original update posts. Jibril Following on from the successful test drive (if you want to call it that), the uprights have gone back in and the top panels refitted...
    25 replies | 3102 view(s)
  • James Williams's Avatar
    7th March 2019, 07:34
    Yes you can. They are rated at 2-4s, which refers to the cell count of the lipo battery. Each cell is worth 3.7v, so 2s is 7.4v, 3s is 11.1v, 4s is 14.8v etc.
    5 replies | 510 view(s)
  • James Williams's Avatar
    6th March 2019, 22:11
    PS Afro ESC's are currently less than 1/2 price at Hobbyking, if you're interested in getting one. https://hobbyking.com/en_us/afro-12amp-ultralite-multirotor-esc-v3-bec-simonk-firmware.html
    5 replies | 510 view(s)
  • James Williams's Avatar
    6th March 2019, 19:20
    Hi Max I own the bar that Drizzlebots sell & bought a DYS1806 motor & 12A Afro ESC to go with it. Both weapons have the same 9-16mm channels & I can attach the bar directly to the motor.
    5 replies | 510 view(s)
  • Maxamuslead's Avatar
    5th March 2019, 12:17
    Maxamuslead replied to a thread Gearbox advice in Featherweights
    Gimsons are a option but they are not cheep either and you can find the same boxes cheeper from china but it depends on how quickly you want it
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  • Al_'s Avatar
    5th March 2019, 09:02
    Al_ replied to a thread Gearbox advice in Featherweights
    If you can tell us if they are old style or new style Argos drill motors, it might be worth a post in the wanted section too. Someone might have a gearbox or 2 left over after just using the motors...
    5 replies | 492 view(s)
  • Ocracoke's Avatar
    5th March 2019, 00:04
    Ocracoke replied to a thread Gearbox advice in Featherweights
    It certainly is possible to mate the motors with the gearboxes but you'll likely need to find a pinion gear for the motor and make sure that the mounting holes in the gearbox fits onto your motors. ...
    5 replies | 492 view(s)
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