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  • Ocracoke's Avatar
    Yesterday, 13:23
    Looks good. I might suggest some top padding/extra armour over the battery area as that top armour looks fairly thin to me. If you need to get some weight reduction in, I'd possibly look at the...
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  • Ocracoke's Avatar
    Yesterday, 13:11
    I've got a little bit of experience in programming the 100A v2 version. I don't recall if the SimonK code specifies the number of cells in it, I'll check a little later on tonight.
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  • Ocracoke's Avatar
    18th September 2018, 17:25
    Ocracoke replied to a thread Help needed in General Chat
    I'd also recommend taking a look at the build diaries as they contain a wealth of information about what works and what doesn't work with regards to electronics/batteries/materials. My first attempt...
    19 replies | 917 view(s)
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    18th September 2018, 09:02
    Ocracoke replied to a thread Help needed in General Chat
    Hey there, welcome to the forum! I am on the wrong side of the country to be able to answer this with regards to socials but one of the easiest way to get started is to go to a live show to get a...
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  • Ocracoke's Avatar
    17th September 2018, 15:41
    Well here we are, 31.2kg of Kaizen 1.0. The good news is that it moves fine, even on a very uneven wooden floor. Bad news, the pinion gear for the axe has slipped off again so I'll get that reseated...
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  • Retroman's Avatar
    17th September 2018, 10:29
    Seems you had a run of real bad luck, but I think Strix is a fine looking machine, and if the linac behaved it would have been a different story... On the plus side, no damage!! Have you looked at...
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  • Retroman's Avatar
    16th September 2018, 17:30
    Retroman started a thread Leopold (BW) in Build Diaries
    I tried to teach myself CAD... never again... anyway! After much trial and error (mostly error) I gave up and grabbed a cereal box and some scissors, and went all primary school to finalise the...
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  • Ocracoke's Avatar
    15th September 2018, 17:13
    I don't recall tethers being a thing at the BW level, best check with the event organisers. Certainly at the UWE Beetle Brawl in February, I can't remember seeing any but then again, I don't recall...
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  • Ocracoke's Avatar
    13th September 2018, 16:48
    Ocracoke replied to a thread Team Kaizen - Shu! in Build Diaries
    Fair enough, I'll be cooking up another Beetleweight over Christmas so hopefully in time for another Beetle Brawl ;)
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  • Ocracoke's Avatar
    12th September 2018, 22:21
    I've not seen any pictures of the competition so a complete shot in the dark. XD I expect Kaizen to come out with some battlescars.
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  • Ocracoke's Avatar
    12th September 2018, 13:01
    Thanks Eoin and Cliff! Hopefully it'll come back in one piece. :S Spent a bit of time rewiring the robot today so it is neater in there, important as space is at a premium in here.The 8S battery...
    108 replies | 12130 view(s)
  • Ocracoke's Avatar
    10th September 2018, 12:16
    Interesting, did not know they were prone to burning up. I did briefly consider fitting one to the axe but it would overrun the main section of the robot if I did that without a bevel gear.
    108 replies | 12130 view(s)
  • Ocracoke's Avatar
    10th September 2018, 10:54
    Yeah, I did hear that someone was entering a robot called "Cyclone 360" but didn't know who. The 775s are not ideal and weren't intended for Kaizen, more just needing something that works. Now that I...
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  • Ocracoke's Avatar
    10th September 2018, 10:25
    The Middleweight class. I think it meets the minimum for that now. This is why I didn't enter the Featherweight championships this year.
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  • Retroman's Avatar
    9th September 2018, 19:43
    120!? I've got this image of prepping for a fight, 'I'll just nip these bolts up' :uhoh:… You've come in well under weight then? That's a bonus for future development at least.
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  • Ocracoke's Avatar
    9th September 2018, 15:23
    I think it is north of 120 bolts when fully bolted up. There are more to go. Probably has more armour in bolts than actual armour. :p The wedge outline might get something before Chatham but at...
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  • Retroman's Avatar
    9th September 2018, 15:11
    That is some number of bolts, sir... I'm liking the general shape though, are you putting something on those forward edges to make mini wedges? Can't wait to see the drive video!
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  • Ocracoke's Avatar
    9th September 2018, 11:04
    Well it has been a bit of a trial with this one but finally, the major assembly is completed It needs a bit more bracing on it and work doing to the axe to make it more potent but here is Kaizen as...
    108 replies | 12130 view(s)
  • Retroman's Avatar
    8th September 2018, 23:41
    Retroman replied to a thread Team MedBots in Build Diaries
    Can't comment in the drum drive, but I've used split fan belts on cars before now, but only ever as a roadside repair, that said I don't see why they wouldn't work so long as you can tension it...
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  • Ocracoke's Avatar
    6th September 2018, 16:07
    Ocracoke replied to a thread Team Kaizen - Shu! in Build Diaries
    @scott - Looking forwards to seeing you too! @Albear - Awesome! You still sticking with Batteries not included or going for something more this time?
    62 replies | 11619 view(s)
  • Ocracoke's Avatar
    6th September 2018, 09:49
    This is how I built the axe on Kaizen. A CIM motor drives a Mod 1 16T gear which in turn drives a 48T gear on a dead axle with the axe directly bolted onto the gear, giving it a 3:1 reduction.
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  • Ocracoke's Avatar
    5th September 2018, 23:46
    Plenty happening with Kaizen at the moment as the championship looms ever closer (15 days!). The side panel armament is coming along and I've exhausted my local DIY store of their M6x50mm bolts in...
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  • Ocracoke's Avatar
    5th September 2018, 23:39
    Ocracoke replied to a thread Team Kaizen - Shu! in Build Diaries
    So Shu! is in the European Beetleweight championships, a scary thought. :P The robot does need a few new panels making for it (I have some spare polycarbonate laying around so will use that) but...
    62 replies | 11619 view(s)
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