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  1. 7592 I marked out basic dimensions on the...

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    I marked out basic dimensions on the backing foil of the aluminium

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    Cutting with the Dremel was actually not the best. It can do it for small bits but found on longer cuts the disk...
  2. A few steps forward today. 1 - Couldn't find...

    A few steps forward today.

    1 - Couldn't find any decent timber or solid wood worktops on Gumtree but found a bargain at Homebase £49 for a 2200mm x 600mm x 26mm wood worktop. That is now fitted...
  3. Shipment confirmed, will be around a week I...

    Shipment confirmed, will be around a week I guess. Which is OK as I am away on business. However this weekend I can start work on a baseplate to fit the bits to when they arrive.

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    The...
  4. Today was the day that the Robotshop was meant to...

    Today was the day that the Robotshop was meant to get delivery of my motors. Lunch time still showed out of stock. After lunch they showed as out of stock and another month delay. So a wrote a...
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    I was surprised at how cheap LiPo's are. They...

    I was surprised at how cheap LiPo's are. They sound a bit scary and it's new terminology 2S 4C etc. but not that complicated, plenty of sites and threads explaining it. Though you are on a budget...
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    I am new to this too. End of last year I tried a...

    I am new to this too. End of last year I tried a test with some 14.4v Argos drills on a test rig https://youtu.be/6AJNEDZZX_4 worked fine once unsorted out how to keep wheels attached. I used it as...
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    Motors with encoders

    Hello all,

    I have been waiting a long time for some motors on backorder from Robotshop and was wondering if I could use an alternative. I have seen some with encoders from another source that are...
  8. I bought the same make of charger on Amazon also...

    I bought the same make of charger on Amazon also a separate PSU. There was no xt60 lead but I found the provided crocodile clips worked though and have since made an adapter.
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    Sales and deals

    Merry Christmas

    I found a bargain some may be interested in.

    Maplin new year sale has a few good tool offers including a Dremel compatible 400 piece accessory kit for £12.99 down from £29.99...
  10. OK thanks - what I take form this is: 1 - a...

    OK thanks - what I take form this is:

    1 - a 25A fuse on my 1300mAh LiPo battery should be enough
    2- if I have the weight I could consider additional fuses (as using blades in enclosures quite...
  11. OK time for me to show my naivety and show you...

    OK time for me to show my naivety and show you how I think I should wire this little beast up.

    So the components:
    Turnigy brushed 30A ESC for weapon - motor has 2.19A stall
    Sabretooth RC 2x12A...
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    How much run time are you getting from those...

    How much run time are you getting from those batteries? Are you still using two 1500mAh? - I have a feeling I may have underestimated the battery in EK'W. I have only planned a single 1300mAh...
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    No idea if this is good advice as I am still a...

    No idea if this is good advice as I am still a total novice and building my first bot now, but always happy to share my thoughts whether they are total tripe or or useful nuggets you can decide

    1...
  14. Nice! I had to give up on the chuck and...

    Nice! I had to give up on the chuck and interchangeable weapon. I found loads of tasty tools/bits I could fit, but the original drill motor and assembly was too heavy and using an arbor, adapters,...
  15. I am in a similar situation. My better half won't...

    I am in a similar situation. My better half won't allow me to work in the house and its too damn cold for the garage which needs insulated and cleared. Let us all know how you get on with the printer...
  16. Quick update - So I have an order in with...

    Quick update -

    So I have an order in with HobbyKing and RobotShop for the parts.

    I'd originally ordered the battery from a UK Ebay supplier but Royal Mail refused the parcel. Apparently they...
  17. I have seen mini-lathes for around £100 on Amazon...

    I have seen mini-lathes for around £100 on Amazon and Ebay and would wonder if that would be a better investment as everyone seems to imply that the quality/toughness of 3D printed items (unless made...
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    Is using drill motors directly not an option for...

    Is using drill motors directly not an option for you? If on a tight budget they would seem the logical choice. Get a motor and gearbox for under £30
  19. Robot humour - jokes, memes and other stuff

    I saw this on twitter and had to share. But as we had no appropriate thread I created one for the lighter side of roboteering

    Check out @BBCNewsround’s Tweet:...
  20. I thought i would try and rework the design to...

    I thought i would try and rework the design to reduce the volume of the design and therefore reduce the mass committed to the body/armour. In the process I lost the 'tail' at the back, and around...
  21. Played with the idea of bending a single sheet to...

    Played with the idea of bending a single sheet to form the side walls all the way round the robot except for the front, where the weapon comes out. This would avoid welding and should create a very...
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    Sounds great. Should be a tough little sod for...

    Sounds great. Should be a tough little sod for an ant, with that extra armour.
    What are you using for drive ESC's - I guess a Sabretooth or anything with a heat shield is too heavy?
  23. So this is a shot with the side walls and the...

    So this is a shot with the side walls and the weapon I designed. I had to ask a friendly engineer to produce a 'step' drawing though as my CAD skills fell short and I imported it in the model. It...
  24. I have been quiet as away on business and despite...

    I have been quiet as away on business and despite the OnShape having an Android App, I couldn't get to grips with it. I managed to investigate a weapon motor alternative to the drill I had planned. ...
  25. A career in sports journalism is waiting. I...

    A career in sports journalism is waiting. I totally agree, it's a brilliant commentary. Sets a high bar for everyone else's write-ups.
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