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    So Kaizen is ready as it will ever be. At the...

    So Kaizen is ready as it will ever be. At the last minute, I fitted a 10mm thick polycarbonate wedge plate, primarily to square off the the side armour panels but also to deflect the ubiquitous...
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    There is a function in the SimonK assembly which...

    There is a function in the SimonK assembly which can hard code how many cells it is expecting (CELL_COUNT) and get it to bleep how many cells it is detecting before arming (BLIP_CELL_COUNT) so I'd...
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    Looks good. I might suggest some top...

    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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    I've got a little bit of experience in...

    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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    I'd also recommend taking a look at the build...

    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...
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    Hey there, welcome to the forum! I am on the...

    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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    Well here we are, 31.2kg of Kaizen 1.0. The good...

    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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    I don't recall tethers being a thing at the BW...

    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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    Fair enough, I'll be cooking up another...

    Fair enough, I'll be cooking up another Beetleweight over Christmas so hopefully in time for another Beetle Brawl ;)
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    I've not seen any pictures of the competition so...

    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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    Thanks Eoin and Cliff! Hopefully it'll come back...

    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...
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    Interesting, did not know they were prone to...

    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.
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    Yeah, I did hear that someone was entering a...

    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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    The Middleweight class. I think it meets the...

    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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    I think it is north of 120 bolts when fully...

    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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    Well it has been a bit of a trial with this one...

    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...
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    @scott - Looking forwards to seeing you too! ...

    @scott - Looking forwards to seeing you too!

    @Albear - Awesome! You still sticking with Batteries not included or going for something more this time?
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    This is how I built the axe on Kaizen. A CIM...

    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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    Plenty happening with Kaizen at the moment as the...

    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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    So Shu! is in the European Beetleweight...

    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...
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    Heavier weight robots are permitted for static...

    Heavier weight robots are permitted for static display in the same manner as last time in so much as cradles/sharps protection would be mandatory. Beetleweights... I need to test running Shu! in it...
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    Hi Cliff, It is unlikely I am afriad as I...

    Hi Cliff,

    It is unlikely I am afriad as I don't have anywhere to build or store a BW arena at the moment so the next event will more than likely be a AW only event again (subject to change of...
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    I have a pillar drill attachment for my corded...

    I have a pillar drill attachment for my corded drill. It isn't the most robust thing in the world (I've had to replace all the hex head bolts with a set of M6 bolts already) but it does the job well...
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    Well, 22 days to go until Chatham and a lot has...

    Well, 22 days to go until Chatham and a lot has changed since. The electronics have been screwed down, the new 2x 4S1P batteries arrived and I am awaiting a few connectors to get them wired in series...
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    Well it took a bit longer than I thought it would...

    Well it took a bit longer than I thought it would take (real life has a habit of getting in the way) but here are the videos from the pilot. Again, massive thank you to everyone that took part! There...
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