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  • Ocracoke's Avatar
    Yesterday, 22:18
    Soldering is a bit of a faff I agree - it is a matter of waiting a few minutes to get it really hot and then feeding the soldering in. Solder with flux corded stuff in it also helps.
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    Yesterday, 21:04
    Many thanks, I thought it was rather good as well considering it was done in a room with light only from a desklamp on the carpet of my office. ;) I should be on course for EXR Guildford, depending...
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  • Ocracoke's Avatar
    18th May 2018, 23:46
    The rails are now in position, secured with M5 bolts. That was more fiddly that I thought it was going to be but hey, they are in now. Time permitting, I'll replace these with a plastic variant but...
    276 replies | 35310 view(s)
  • Ocracoke's Avatar
    17th May 2018, 08:43
    Thanks for all the advice. Trouble is, I have no where to mount said pillar drill (the vice I have is attached to my office desk as an example) so the plunge stand may end up being my only option. I...
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  • Ocracoke's Avatar
    17th May 2018, 08:34
    Oh no, I hope you find them! Made me a little paranoid about where my weapon circuitry is now. :S
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  • Ocracoke's Avatar
    16th May 2018, 13:17
    Hey there, welcome to the forum! The Antweight scene is very active - there are multiple Antweight competitions throughout the year though most are posted only to the robotwars101.org forums. On...
    3 replies | 147 view(s)
  • Ocracoke's Avatar
    15th May 2018, 00:43
    Whilst I sort out the final wheels for Kaizen, I've been working getting the main structure done and have made some headway today, bolting down the motors more inboard so the gearboxes are less of a...
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  • Ocracoke's Avatar
    13th May 2018, 22:16
    600mm is as wide as the baseplate on Kaizen... you are indeed going to have a trial getting this under the weight limit. That being said, I think it is possible if you are careful with the shell and...
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  • Ocracoke's Avatar
    13th May 2018, 01:21
    Ah hah, I had read there was a video of this happening, wasn't sure where it was, many thanks. Difference with that over this is that the plastic on the wheels I have isn't nylon. Possibly PVC in...
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  • Ocracoke's Avatar
    12th May 2018, 23:43
    I've read/heard about this before but I've never done this before and I need to do this with Kaizen in order to mount the wheels onto a threaded motor shaft. As far as I can make out, it is a case of...
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  • Ocracoke's Avatar
    12th May 2018, 22:50
    I know the feeling, I've been struggling to find time to work on my Ants owing to the Middle/Heavyweight and the Featherweight. Great to see Pullover signed up though, I really need to work on the...
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  • Ocracoke's Avatar
    12th May 2018, 16:33
    The ones I have (which arrived today) don't have any bearings in them or any metal so that won't be an issue, just really a case of getting the bore enlarged and then these nuts fitted into place.
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  • Ocracoke's Avatar
    11th May 2018, 22:53
    Hahahaa, no worries. Now if only these wheels turned up, I might be able to crack on and have something moving. I have got the centre bulkheads tied together so I can mark and drill the centre...
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  • joebrown's Avatar
    11th May 2018, 18:02
    Hi all! Bristol Bot Builders are doing a beetleweight event at University of West England (UWE) in Bristol on 15th July. Facebook event here: https://www.facebook.com/events/247227502507672/ ...
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  • Ocracoke's Avatar
    11th May 2018, 14:10
    I have flashes of Bourbon and Ion in my mind, yeah, they might make it in.
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  • Ocracoke's Avatar
    11th May 2018, 13:58
    Weapons that go through the top of robots in the BW category are comparatively rare compared to the side. However, I wouldn't be comfortable with that much clearance either (though says me, my...
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  • Ocracoke's Avatar
    11th May 2018, 13:35
    Looks OK to me, if a bit tight to the motor. Worth experimenting with the orientation of the battery so it is vertically mounted in the robot rather than horizontally? Looks like it is coming on well...
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  • Ocracoke's Avatar
    10th May 2018, 09:05
    You can upload them directly here. Clicking on the add a image button (third from the right when quick replying) and then select the "From Computer" option. Make sure the image isn't too big though...
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  • Ocracoke's Avatar
    10th May 2018, 08:43
    Right, I assume then they mean something like this (http://www.forge-electronics.co.uk/index.php/boats/dual-10a-rc-relay) but without knowing the context (or the wiring diagram), I wouldn't like to...
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  • Ocracoke's Avatar
    10th May 2018, 08:18
    Can you provide some context for this (perhaps a quote with this phrase in)? A dual RC switch, when I search for what that was, came back as being either as a literal switch controlled by the TX or...
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  • Ocracoke's Avatar
    10th May 2018, 00:26
    I suspect you'd be OK if the LED accepts 12v with a matching voltage battery though the only LEDs I've ever used have resistors wired in anyway apart from the one I hastily put together in Manchester.
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  • Ocracoke's Avatar
    9th May 2018, 23:53
    So the wheel conundrum is solved, I think. I've ordered some 146mm sack barrow wheels but they have a 8mm bore on them, which I'll bore to 10mm. What I'll do then is melt the original motor nuts into...
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  • Ocracoke's Avatar
    9th May 2018, 21:23
    Certainly can, the form automatically closes the 1st of June but until then go for it. If you don't think you'll have your entry ready by the event, just leave a note in the "other" field saying that...
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  • Ocracoke's Avatar
    9th May 2018, 11:12
    Awesome :D
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  • Ocracoke's Avatar
    8th May 2018, 12:17
    Verily, this is how I mounted the axe mechanism to The Honey Badger 2. Some big ol' M6 bolts through the panel though I should have used Spring Washers I think.
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  • Ocracoke's Avatar
    8th May 2018, 11:28
    The Honey Badger 2 used 3 blocks of wood to attach the panels to. It is positively archaic :P I would bolt straight through if I wanted to secure it properly or use threaded inserts. ...
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  • Ocracoke's Avatar
    8th May 2018, 11:17
    I would normally agree but after Manchester, I've revised my opinion. 10mm is OK when paired with something else, such as a hardox wedge laying over the top of it. Then again, no axe got through the...
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  • Ocracoke's Avatar
    8th May 2018, 11:00
    Nothing ventured, nothing gained. For a prototype robot (and as a guide for cutting in HDPE), nothing wrong with a bit of MDF or plywood. This is up to you. I've done both where the thickness...
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  • Ocracoke's Avatar
    8th May 2018, 09:52
    Makes sense. With the jigsaw, you get what you pay for - I bought a £18 own brand jigsaw from B&Q last weekend and the blade doesn't quite line up with the guide on the base plate so I've had to mark...
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  • Ocracoke's Avatar
    7th May 2018, 21:46
    I can bring along Shu! to the main event when the signup form goes live. Might have another beetleweight made by then as well.
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  • Ocracoke's Avatar
    7th May 2018, 21:05
    Very good, how big/wide are the wheels now? I guess they are slightly bigger than Blacksmith's?
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  • Ocracoke's Avatar
    7th May 2018, 20:58
    Blimey, looking good. ;) I spy the wheels I sent your way in one of your photos, I guess you ended up not using those?
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  • Ocracoke's Avatar
    7th May 2018, 19:38
    Awesome, hope to see your efforts! The signup form for this is now available here: http://teamkaizen.ocracoke.org.uk/botfest.php and closes on the 31st of May at 23:59. We are going to try and aim...
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  • Ocracoke's Avatar
    7th May 2018, 14:46
    Taken advantage of the weather today and been cutting out the panels for The Honey Badger 3. Main things done are the holes for the rails that the weaponry and the defensive plate will sit on and...
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  • Ocracoke's Avatar
    6th May 2018, 21:38
    So getting the nuts off proved to be less of a challenge than I thought. Ultimately, it just required heavier grade tools. The ends are in threadlock. not nyloc as feared. I then invested in...
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  • Ocracoke's Avatar
    6th May 2018, 20:48
    Should be plenty, The Honey Badger 2 ran on 13.2v batteries + motors to great effect. ;) What sort of batteries are we talking about here?
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Host for Bristol Uni Antweight. Passionate about Bristol and crab based robots.
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