• James Williams's Avatar
    Today, 17:39
    Hi Alex I know very little about 3D printing but I do know that many antweights use ABS for their main chassis & use stronger materials such as polycarbonate for armour. There is also a thread on...
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  • Ocracoke's Avatar
    19th August 2018, 23:00
    Fixed gears for the drive. I've seen the setup on Satanix with speed 900 motors (and I think shakey's got a brushess setup for sale at the moment) and it works really well, nice and robust. Belts...
    1 replies | 72 view(s)
  • Ocracoke's Avatar
    18th August 2018, 21:17
    So I've had some free time today to actually get the robot built. Thankfully, the uber simple design means that I am nearly done with the bodywork. Had a slight hiccup with the pillar drill in that...
    86 replies | 9873 view(s)
  • Ocracoke's Avatar
    18th August 2018, 19:45
    Ocracoke replied to a thread Help needed in General Chat
    Well I would recommend reading through the build diaries on here to see how folks design and build their robots. Personally, I break out a pencil and paper and get scribbling before committing to...
    10 replies | 201 view(s)
  • Ocracoke's Avatar
    18th August 2018, 12:12
    Ocracoke replied to a thread Help needed in General Chat
    Welcome to the forum! As noted, if you have experience with model RC cars, the Beetleweight category is probably a good place to start. The speed controllers and such from RC cars will go in BWs...
    10 replies | 201 view(s)
  • Ocracoke's Avatar
    9th August 2018, 16:53
    It is deliberately simply to build, got one and a bit months to go until Chatham :P I'll be working on the other 2 motor mounts and securing them to the chassis panel. Who knows, I might even have it...
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  • Ocracoke's Avatar
    9th August 2018, 13:45
    So a bit of a sea change. I really did need the time off from building this thing, just having The Honey Badger and Shu! plus all the ants and BotFest has really taken it out of me. I came back to it...
    86 replies | 9873 view(s)
  • Ocracoke's Avatar
    9th August 2018, 09:14
    Ocracoke replied to a thread BOB BW Series in Build Diaries
    I use a 3S LiFePO4 battery in my beetleweight and I am fairly sure others do use 3S LiPo batteries in theirs.
    3 replies | 163 view(s)
  • Al_'s Avatar
    7th August 2018, 14:52
    This sounds great Ian, good to see some more events being announced for the club, and looking forward to getting signed up as soon as we can!
    7 replies | 375 view(s)
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