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  • Ocracoke's Avatar
    Today, 15:44
    I suspect it might be a nyloc nut. The chassis panels/bulkheads arrived today and not going to lie, it is a squeeze, especially when you consider the polycarbonate base panel is 500mmx250mm big....
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    Yesterday, 23:36
    Well they did beat Mr Cats Mouse House so anything is possible ;) Wouldn't like to enter 10 AWs as a cluster BW though :D
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  • Ocracoke's Avatar
    Yesterday, 22:03
    I know the Bristol Bot Builders guys used a Beetleweight in a "Beat the Boss" event (I think that is what it is called) in which all the AWs faced off against the BW. (42:50 on the video) ...
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  • Ocracoke's Avatar
    Yesterday, 20:36
    I have been using a pair of Water Pump Pliers + Mole grips already so yeah, bring your vice with you to the next one if you can. I can hold off until the next social, got plenty on with building the...
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  • Ocracoke's Avatar
    Yesterday, 16:43
    So The Honey Badger got trashed at Manchester but I am determined to get Kaizen mobile for Grantham. Polycarbonate base plate and HDPE bulkheads are on order and heading over to me tomorrow. I'll be...
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  • Ocracoke's Avatar
    Yesterday, 15:24
    My apologies, I've just re-read my reply and it might have come across a bit harsh, sorry. :( I can kind of see where you were going with this but I'd think it'd create more problems than it would...
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  • Ocracoke's Avatar
    Yesterday, 14:55
    I wouldn't go for that, the question of who owns the arena(s) would still be present and what if I wanted to use it for a few tests for example? I might have to traipse across the country to get it,...
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  • Ocracoke's Avatar
    Yesterday, 12:02
    Yeah sure, if it is ready, bring it along ;)
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  • Ocracoke's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:32
    Good to hear! Might it be worth replacing the thin wire with a polycarbonate hook? I'll be looking to run the social again fairly soon and I'll see about bringing the AW arena as well.
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  • Ocracoke's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:45
    Ocracoke replied to a thread BOB FW Series in Build Diaries
    It would be a factor yes but the BarrĂ³g team had fairly similar ESCs to BOB I think - certainly as big as BOB as well and 4WD. Might be worth checking with them?
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  • Ocracoke's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:32
    Ocracoke replied to a thread BOB FW Series in Build Diaries
    I guess that is the question, what does the wiring look like? Do you have a diagram you can post?
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  • Ocracoke's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:27
    Antweight World Series rules say the minimum need only be 762mm squared and my ant arena is 810mm squared. Plenty of room to have a play on that ;)
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  • Ocracoke's Avatar
    24th April 2018, 18:04
    So the post mortem has been done. The top panel with the slot is bent where Blunt Force Trauma hit it. The original top panel has a few more dings in it but nothing catastrophic. The front bits of...
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  • Ocracoke's Avatar
    24th April 2018, 16:05
    I had a watch of the livestream on the EXR Facebook page and yeah, without zooming in, it is hard to tell what was going on half of the time.
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  • Ocracoke's Avatar
    24th April 2018, 15:44
    Ocracoke replied to a thread BOB FW Series in Build Diaries
    Hmm.... re-reading the thread again, did you use the same battery as the one you were having trouble with (https://www.componentshop.co.uk/14-8v-2200mah-35c-continuous-discharge-lipo-battery.html)?...
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  • Ocracoke's Avatar
    24th April 2018, 15:30
    Ocracoke replied to a thread BOB FW Series in Build Diaries
    Hmm. could be that the wheels are too grippy (thinking of Razer and S.M.I.D.S.Y here where they had different types of wheels on the back and on the front for a better turn)?
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  • Ocracoke's Avatar
    24th April 2018, 12:35
    I'll take what I can get at the moment, The Honey Badger is looking very sorry for itself. Full damage report coming tonight.
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  • Ocracoke's Avatar
    23rd April 2018, 22:43
    Oh awesome, I didn't know that was Theta. I'll remember that for future events! ;) Thing is, if Blunt Force Trauma hadn't knocked into me as I was ramping off of you, the wings would have saved me...
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    23rd April 2018, 21:38
    Ocracoke replied to a thread BOB FW Series in Build Diaries
    Had a look over the melees I could see your robot in, was it struggling with battery power? Seemed to struggle turning?
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  • Ocracoke's Avatar
    23rd April 2018, 21:21
    Thanks for all the kind comments! I'll have the design of The Honey Badger 3 finalised by the end of the week. I've started properly assessing the damage on The Honey Badger 2 - needs a fair bit of...
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  • Ocracoke's Avatar
    23rd April 2018, 21:13
    Well done for going in despite all the issues you were having. The axe certainly sounds impressive and I wouldn't want to be hit too much by it. For your ground clearance issues, perhaps mounting...
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  • Ocracoke's Avatar
    23rd April 2018, 21:05
    I stand by what I said. :D In all honesty, I was just glad to see Shrapnel at all given what I've read here.
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  • Ocracoke's Avatar
    23rd April 2018, 17:15
    Sections 13 and 14 are from the Robot Wars series 10 ruleset. I can see where you are going with this. I suppose the question is "does something that is detached from the robot by the opponent...
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  • Ocracoke's Avatar
    23rd April 2018, 16:46
    I wouldn't have thought so, untethered devices (wherever or not they were entanglement devices) are specifically prohibited under 12.6: The Robot Wars Series 10 rules say this about...
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    23rd April 2018, 15:32
    Ocracoke replied to a thread Madusa Build Tread in Build Diaries
    Unless you are confident about making Brushless motors work, I would keep with the brushed setup as is and see if the ESC and motor can be revived so you can gain more experience at less cost for the...
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  • Ocracoke's Avatar
    23rd April 2018, 13:34
    There certainly is but it doesn't cover Antweights or Beetleweights and I'd question how reliable it is now given the age (from 2009 I think) of it but makes a good starting point. It is a little...
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  • Ocracoke's Avatar
    23rd April 2018, 10:43
    And here is the video of all four fights. There'll be a "cutting room floor" compilation later on. Now to design The Honey Badger 3.
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    23rd April 2018, 08:57
    I didn't see anything nasty there, I wouldn't worry. ;) As I say, I've got an idea in my head for the next one. I'll need to sit down with a pen and paper and work it out properly. Can't wait to...
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  • Ocracoke's Avatar
    22nd April 2018, 20:53
    So Manchester was a blast. It did feel more like "A featherweight event with some heavies thrown in" but when you are talking 28+ featherweights in the pits, it is easy to come to that conclusion....
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  • Ocracoke's Avatar
    21st April 2018, 21:39
    No worries, I think Ikari may have had this problem as well. It was awesome, I'll save on the details until you've seen it on Sunday but safe to say, plenty of work to do ;)
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  • Ocracoke's Avatar
    21st April 2018, 21:19
    Sounds as if the NanoTwo is holding onto a failsafe state that would appear to include signalling from the TX at the time of binding. Try rebinding the TX and the NanoTwo, making sure not to touch...
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    21st April 2018, 21:08
    Ocracoke replied to a thread Project Squirrel in Featherweights
    Awesome-sauce, see you tomorrow. ;)
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    20th April 2018, 21:41
    I approve very much, well done! Am I right in thinking you are using a NanoTwo V3? The V3 delivers the full battery voltage to the servo rather than limit it to 5V so if the servo you have is a...
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  • Ocracoke's Avatar
    20th April 2018, 12:40
    I would have thought so but one of the resistors have exploded (I might have plugged in the 6S set into that one without disconnecting the LED). I have got some higher voltage LEDs on order but they...
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  • Ocracoke's Avatar
    20th April 2018, 12:25
    I have a pair of 14v LEDs (they already have a resistor in them). Just tried putting the batterties on charge, a 3S LiFe battery is reading < 5 volts! The other 3S set is not far behind but the...
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    20th April 2018, 10:36
    I don't have any resistors at the moment and can't leave the house to go get some. Putting the second LED in series, I thought, would half the voltage over the two lights.
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  • Ocracoke's Avatar
    20th April 2018, 09:56
    Pretty much ready for Manchester now except for some LEDs that were supposed to have been delivered yesterday but haven't. I do have another LED which if put in series with the other LED, should...
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  • Ocracoke's Avatar
    19th April 2018, 19:59
    Ooooooooooooohhhhhhh, looking forwards to seeing this! See you there!
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    19th April 2018, 19:46
    Ocracoke replied to a thread Project Squirrel in Featherweights
    I have some offcuts of Aluminium treadplate that should suffice. I can adapt it on the day.
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  • Ocracoke's Avatar
    17th April 2018, 22:56
    HDPE isn't particularly heavy in of itself. The Honey Badger 2.2 uses 10mm HDPE which, all told, probably adds up to only 1kg, maybe less. If you want it green though, why not look at RG1000, which...
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  • Ocracoke's Avatar
    17th April 2018, 18:08
    Most ESCs these days have a LiPo function that automatically cut power when the voltage level is too low. The Cytron definitely has the facility to detect undervoltage (< 3.0v per cell)...
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  • Ocracoke's Avatar
    16th April 2018, 20:18
    So a little change, I've gone back to the CIM motors I was originally planning to use for this and there'll be a little bit of adjustment in the sizes. I'll be releasing a drawing of what it...
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    16th April 2018, 10:10
    Ocracoke replied to a thread 18V Safety Light in Featherweights
    Technically, that could also happen with a hardwired solution (the wires to the LEDs being cut by a spinner for example) and I think that is the crux here, is the only acceptable power light solution...
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  • Ocracoke's Avatar
    16th April 2018, 09:18
    I am using a single channel FeatherTwo from NutsAndBots.co.uk (https://nutsandbots.co.uk/product/feathertwo-single-channel/) which works quite nicely.
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  • Ocracoke's Avatar
    15th April 2018, 10:43
    The next EXR event is in Portsmouth on the 19th-20th May. If that is too far, EXR Guildford is on the 9th and 10th of June. I should stress that Extreme Robots have a limit of HW spinners tip speed,...
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  • Ocracoke's Avatar
    14th April 2018, 18:55
    Here we go. A slight revision, it is a 3 stage gearbox, not a 2 stage. The key bit to watch is the gear on the topmost shaft, watch that wobble about.
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    14th April 2018, 18:45
    Ocracoke replied to a thread Madusa Build Tread in Build Diaries
    Sounds as if there is a reverse needed on one of the channels on the transmitter possibly, I need to do that on The Honey Badger and I think it might have been for this reason.
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  • Ocracoke's Avatar
    14th April 2018, 18:32
    Because of where it is in the robot, you can't see it binding up, definitely got a video of the gearbox after the case has been dissembled, I'll post it shortly. Repositioning the shaft and bearings...
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    14th April 2018, 17:45
    So a new hub arrived and now it has a M4 hex bolt as a locking pin. Great, except the gearbox has jammed up yet again. :( I know what the issue is - the gearbox is a 2 stage reduction gearbox and...
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    13th April 2018, 08:47
    Ocracoke replied to a thread First Robot in Beetleweights
    I don't use that particular variant so I can't comment but so long as the receiver failsafes to a safe/off position, it then comes down to what you want out of a transmitter. The battery and ESC...
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