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    Manchester -...

    Manchester - http://www.emailmeform.com/builder/form/201Bhq8ZLgQK6073tYFlz
    Grantham - http://robotslive.co.uk/index.php/roboteers
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    They'll be put up on here eventually but...

    They'll be put up on here eventually but traditionally the season starts earliest February. The year's events tend to go up after the Dublin event this week.
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    A) You would need 3 adjacent links but B) wouldn't you want one of those lipo batteries powering BOTH motors in the eventuality one fails? You might be counted out for not having one wheel working in...
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    Is there much of a point making a replica of...

    Is there much of a point making a replica of Cunning Plan when the original exists?
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    http://www.fightingrobots.co.uk/documents/Robotic-...

    http://www.fightingrobots.co.uk/documents/Robotic-Event-Safety.pdf
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    Rex Garrod does have dementia but is alive, last...

    Rex Garrod does have dementia but is alive, last time I read on the topic. I don't know anything else about his health.
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    Republic of Ireland? The only event I know of is...

    Republic of Ireland? The only event I know of is Dublin and that's Heavyweights. Doesn't have be a good heavyweight though...
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    Where in Wales are you, out of curiosity? Next...

    Where in Wales are you, out of curiosity?

    Next nearest beetle weight event to Wales should be the championship at Bromsgrove. if I remember correctly.
  9. I'd also like to be there. Don't have a working...

    I'd also like to be there. Don't have a working weapon to compete in competition with but would like to ram in a whiteboard.
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    There is actually a logic to why only these...

    There is actually a logic to why only these weight categories exist in the UK:
    Nanoweights: 25g
    Antweights: 150g
    Beetleweights: 1.5kg
    Featherweights: 13.6kg (30lbs)
    Heavyweights: 100/110kg...
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    or edit the post to put the word SOLD next to...

    or edit the post to put the word SOLD next to them.
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    Correct. 18V 775 motors with 16:1 "P60" gearboxes...

    Correct. 18V 775 motors with 16:1 "P60" gearboxes on 5 inch colson wheels. It was powered from 6S Lipo batteries. I would alternatively recommend a Saturn or 4 inch wheels.

    My Thumper robot was...
  13. I think overseas competitors get waved through

    I think overseas competitors get waved through
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    Speaking of logistics, is Mentorn booking the...

    Speaking of logistics, is Mentorn booking the hotel for the competitors? Only it would be a bit hard to get anywhere much less together with four weeks notice. A block booking would be a lot easier...
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    They might have belonged to the BBC Visual...

    They might have belonged to the BBC Visual Effects department - which would be aa dead end as that ended a year later.

    This one?
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    For the record, I said the house robots not the...

    For the record, I said the house robots not the competitors. The original four house robots are glorified kids ride-ons.
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    Four of the original five - Dead Metal didn't...

    Four of the original five - Dead Metal didn't have any notable fibreglass sections. Interesting, they were found on EBay.
    That shell was a fixed original that Pussycat had cut into and was given to...
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    The rules state translational motion, which...

    The rules state translational motion, which entails by whatever means a machine must be able to turn left or right, though not necessarily on the spot. A backwards and forwards machine would be not...
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    I did like the idea of a Crystal Maze type game...

    I did like the idea of a Crystal Maze type game show, with different themed areas, robots having to complete trials to win their way into a final fight.

    Oh and a final that is artificial...
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    You weren't there for the FW Champs awarding,...

    You weren't there for the FW Champs awarding, Craig. We all got a drop of champagne whether we wanted it or not.
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    The original Warhead used to be able to push the...

    The original Warhead used to be able to push the disk forward but would that ram have enough strength to be helpful.

    The same thing happened to Predator at the champs so you'd have thought they'd...
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    Can you say who didn't get accepted to Battlebots?

    Can you say who didn't get accepted to Battlebots?
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    Winnings are tax exempt in the UK and I believe...

    Winnings are tax exempt in the UK and I believe winnings by an EU national are tax exempt by treaty.
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    Hypothetically, isn't that just a self balancing...

    Hypothetically, isn't that just a self balancing robot in two dimensions?
    http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ballbot
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    2 degrees of freedom is two separate axis....

    2 degrees of freedom is two separate axis. up/down, forwards/backwards.
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