• Ocracoke's Avatar
    Today, 13:43
    Fair enough, will keep eyes out for the announcement around here then ;)
    7 replies | 262 view(s)
  • Ocracoke's Avatar
    Today, 12:29
    Looks neat, don't think I've seen a spring loaded flipper in the BW category before.
    1 replies | 54 view(s)
  • Ocracoke's Avatar
    Yesterday, 20:05
    I has this issue on my FeatherTwo, it is the trims that need setting on the controller. My axe on The Honey Badger 2 used to provide a little bit of power in reverse so adjusting trims made it stop...
    56 replies | 3111 view(s)
  • Ocracoke's Avatar
    16th June 2018, 23:42
    Kaizen will be there... if I can get past all the problems I am having with it at the moment :P
    6 replies | 351 view(s)
  • Maxamuslead's Avatar
    15th June 2018, 12:25
    If you haven't got the tools ask someone else. Pay shipping, materials and offer payment for there time. How I got 2 custom shafts made
    50 replies | 6342 view(s)
  • Ocracoke's Avatar
    15th June 2018, 10:30
    That'd work, just something to provide a extra half a second or something of the opponent being in the right place.
    50 replies | 6342 view(s)
  • Maxamuslead's Avatar
    15th June 2018, 10:20
    that is a fair point, maybe a stop of but no hooks as they may also hook you opponent keeping them on the flipper
    50 replies | 6342 view(s)
  • Ocracoke's Avatar
    15th June 2018, 10:12
    I'd argue for a front hinged flipper that it would be worthwhile since the best effect with a flipper is when the opponent is at the end of the arm opposite to the hinge. Since in the case of a front...
    50 replies | 6342 view(s)
  • Maxamuslead's Avatar
    15th June 2018, 09:51
    ask about on Facebook see if anyone will help you manufacturer the precision parts. hmm i would agree if it was a straight ramming wedge but with the flipper i wouldn't.
    50 replies | 6342 view(s)
  • Ocracoke's Avatar
    14th June 2018, 22:59
    Neat, looking forwards to seeing this soon! Might be worth adding some small hooks at the top of the flipper to prevent opponents from sliding over the top?
    50 replies | 6342 view(s)
  • Ocracoke's Avatar
    14th June 2018, 20:35
    It is something like that, aye. If you need a hand doing this at Grantham, come and find me, pretty sure I'll be able to help on the day.
    6 replies | 179 view(s)
  • Al_'s Avatar
    14th June 2018, 18:34
    If you can't get it right with the trims on your controller, another option would be to look at a gyro.
    6 replies | 179 view(s)
  • Ocracoke's Avatar
    14th June 2018, 18:20
    Try adjusting the trims on your controller, I found I had to do that with The Honey Badger to get it to go in a straight line.
    6 replies | 179 view(s)
  • Ocracoke's Avatar
    14th June 2018, 12:30
    Ocracoke replied to a thread Team Kaizen - Shu! in Build Diaries
    Shu! has been on the back burner since the Beetle Brawl with all of the other projects going on but spent a bit of time putting it back together with a couple of minor improvements, those being: ...
    56 replies | 9993 view(s)
  • Maxamuslead's Avatar
    13th June 2018, 21:44
    That is very true the floor is like a mountain range in places vut most people just power straight over, wheelie over, gyro over or find a smoother part
    12 replies | 418 view(s)
  • Ocracoke's Avatar
    13th June 2018, 15:37
    hahahaha, it is "only" 44Kg I think - I don't recall seeing it being lifted on and off the pen though. I definitely saw it on a wheeled platform of some description at Guildford, will need to...
    61 replies | 6967 view(s)
  • Maxamuslead's Avatar
    13th June 2018, 15:04
    even if you don't counter sink the holes you don't need to use a bolt to act a caster, HDPE is slippy enough plus if you look at all other modern flippers they just run with the wedge planing the the...
    12 replies | 418 view(s)
  • Ocracoke's Avatar
    13th June 2018, 13:53
    Ocracoke replied to a thread Go Ugly Early (FW) in Build Diaries
    No, they are in series, which, as you rightly point out, is a bit more risky than parallel because if the connecting wires break, that is it. The drain on the batteries will be equal though so you...
    12 replies | 418 view(s)
  • Ocracoke's Avatar
    13th June 2018, 13:35
    Ocracoke replied to a thread Go Ugly Early (FW) in Build Diaries
    I've used ball castors before and they do help with manoeuvrability but a dome headed nut will do fine as well. Just keep an eye out for wear and tear.
    12 replies | 418 view(s)
  • Maxamuslead's Avatar
    13th June 2018, 13:01
    you don't need the bolt
    12 replies | 418 view(s)
  • Ocracoke's Avatar
    13th June 2018, 12:12
    F7 went in with the heavies at Burgess Hill and I think after that, they'll not run a MW with a HW that has a high pressure flipper. I know what you mean though and I am prepared for that fact if it...
    61 replies | 6967 view(s)
  • Maxamuslead's Avatar
    13th June 2018, 11:44
    can't wait too see, but not to put a downer on your parade but it might be worth after weighing it contacting Robots Live! and double check if they are happy running a middleweight as if not else is...
    61 replies | 6967 view(s)
  • Ocracoke's Avatar
    13th June 2018, 09:24
    Indeed so but even with this being a Middle/Heavy, I need to weigh Kaizen now before carrying on. I took the chance to weigh the brackets and threaded bar before they were installed and it came to...
    61 replies | 6967 view(s)
  • Al_'s Avatar
    13th June 2018, 09:11
    Al_ replied to a thread Team Kaizen - Kaizen in Build Diaries
    Great to see Kaizen coming together now, still on track for a debut at Grantham?
    61 replies | 6967 view(s)
  • Al_'s Avatar
    13th June 2018, 09:09
    Al_ replied to a thread Team Kaizen - Kaizen in Build Diaries
    Fixings can easily kill the estimated weight budget if you don't account for them, especially on a feather. On my last one I estimated 1kg for fixings and after adding it all up I was withing about...
    61 replies | 6967 view(s)
  • Ocracoke's Avatar
    13th June 2018, 08:53
    hahaha, thanks. The next time I see Magnetar, I'll count the number of exposed bolt heads that has, that is what Kaizen reminds me of. The bracket bolts are only finger tight at the moment as to to...
    61 replies | 6967 view(s)
  • Ocracoke's Avatar
    12th June 2018, 22:42
    I can now cross off that top item on that list. Its taken 20x steel roofing brackets, 5x M10 threaded bar (which need adjusting) and 76x M6 bolts(!!!) but the main bulk of the robot is now done. ...
    61 replies | 6967 view(s)
  • James Williams's Avatar
    12th June 2018, 18:44
    I hope so. I live pretty close by so I'll definitely go to it even if I don't qualify. Also a good point Theo about KoB affecting it. I can't imagine Insomnia is something you can just jump in or...
    7 replies | 262 view(s)
  • Maxamuslead's Avatar
    12th June 2018, 18:22
    hell it could still be at Insomnia 63
    7 replies | 262 view(s)
  • James Williams's Avatar
    12th June 2018, 17:04
    It's literally a year to the day since last year's announcement went up so I'd expect something soon if it's at Insomnia like last year. If it turns out it won't be at Insomnia it would probably end...
    7 replies | 262 view(s)
  • Ocracoke's Avatar
    12th June 2018, 16:42
    Has there been any news regarding the Featherweight Championships for this year released yet? Getting a little bit conscientious of the time left before the end of August, which I think is when the...
    7 replies | 262 view(s)
  • Maxamuslead's Avatar
    11th June 2018, 19:46
    it was a sad when that happen
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  • Ocracoke's Avatar
    11th June 2018, 14:51
    I did something similar with The Honey Badger 2.2 where there was a sheet of Aluminium over a layer of HDPE. Had I bolted it down properly, it would probably still be with me but it seemed to hold up...
    56 replies | 3111 view(s)
  • Ocracoke's Avatar
    10th June 2018, 21:56
    Looking very neat and tidy, looking forwards to seeing this at Grantham if you are coming. I would probably go with "drilling holes in the floor", "drilling holes in the wheels" (which I added...
    56 replies | 3111 view(s)
  • Ocracoke's Avatar
    8th June 2018, 00:44
    So a rear strengthening plate has been added in for the rails, front and rear blanking plates are added in and a crude hinge has been made for the front deflector plate. All a bit of a rush but...
    285 replies | 38388 view(s)
  • Ocracoke's Avatar
    7th June 2018, 10:57
    I had the wheels on... ...and now I don't. I've ordered some M12 threaded plate and will do what I should have done in the first place and bolted the wheels to that and then threadlock the...
    61 replies | 6967 view(s)
  • Al_'s Avatar
    6th June 2018, 20:26
    Hi Nat, nice detailed write up, it's Al with the crusher. I hear what you are saying about turning up to an event for the first time, it can feel a little like not having any idea what you are...
    82 replies | 10786 view(s)
  • Ocracoke's Avatar
    6th June 2018, 12:59
    There is typically a safety briefing where everyone is called to hear this sort of information from the EO, did that not happen? It's happened at every EXR and RL event I've ever been to (and more)....
    82 replies | 10786 view(s)
  • Ocracoke's Avatar
    6th June 2018, 12:13
    It is always a little weird the first time around - In light of no "official" sign in desk, I simply made myself known to the Robots Live! guys at Grantham 2017 when I arrived. I also arrived super...
    82 replies | 10786 view(s)
  • Ocracoke's Avatar
    5th June 2018, 15:41
    Ocracoke replied to a thread Project Squirrel in Featherweights
    I can see why you might want to do this - undoubtedly will take a while though. I made a bit of a boo-boo with Kaizen when I placed the drive motors too far forwards on the base plate and thus,...
    192 replies | 30100 view(s)
  • Ocracoke's Avatar
    5th June 2018, 13:15
    I seem to recall seeing a few Imax chargers at the last ant event I was at. I use a Accucel-6 which works fine for all of my robots, ranging from Ants to the Middleweight category though I probably...
    9 replies | 399 view(s)
  • Ocracoke's Avatar
    4th June 2018, 15:51
    The test wheels from Kaizen have now been attached and the The Honey Badger 3 is now mobile. I say mobile, one of the wheels did explode in style. I know what this is, the shaft on the motor...
    285 replies | 38388 view(s)
  • Ocracoke's Avatar
    4th June 2018, 10:03
    Ocracoke replied to a thread Project Squirrel in Featherweights
    If I may ask, why the size change? Seems to be a lot of effort down the drain.
    192 replies | 30100 view(s)
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