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    A massive thanks from me to everyone who attended...

    A massive thanks from me to everyone who attended today, we ended up with nearly double the number of competitors from the pilot! Despite the issues we were having with the arena floor (clearly, the...
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    More of those wonderful updates. Jibril So...

    More of those wonderful updates.

    Jibril
    So from the last post, the new material came for the axe and I've cut that into a axe arm and head. Transferred the mechanism over and now, after a spell...
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    Hmm... if the jaw is for clamping, I guess using...

    Hmm... if the jaw is for clamping, I guess using a drill motor would be enough but won't have much in the way of crushing effectiveness though I guess that isn't what you are going for. The threaded...
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    No worries, we all live and learn! :D

    No worries, we all live and learn! :D
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    A few things for this event: - Parking: There...

    A few things for this event:

    - Parking: There is some parking available on the roads around the church. There is a small car park as well but be aware, it is quite rough. As you come up from the...
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    Personally, I think the method you suggested...

    Personally, I think the method you suggested would work as per the CAD diagram you posted You'd want a multi-stage spur gearbox to make it work rather than a planetary if horiztonal space is an issue.
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    Amai/Ikari/Osu BotFest 2 is this weekend so I've...

    Amai/Ikari/Osu
    BotFest 2 is this weekend so I've been getting them prepped for the event. Amai has had shell reinforcement in the shape of Gorilla glue around the edges done and Osu just need a bit...
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    Editing posts

    Has anyone else noticed that when you try to edit a post that the spinner icon just sits there spinning away without doing anything? Tried to do this on a few different computers and none appear to...
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    #updates Ikari So after its encounter at Ant...

    #updates

    Ikari
    So after its encounter at Ant Freeze 6, the robot was in pieces. The tyre came off the wheel, one of the wires to the motor was ripped off and the side panel also came off. Ordered...
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    A small update, turns out the cafe downstairs...

    A small update, turns out the cafe downstairs will be closed on the day of the event. We'll have a kettle with some basic tea and coffee on standby.
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    Will confess, plenty of trepidation when...

    Will confess, plenty of trepidation when fightiing them but I've yet to see someone go mad with a MW/HW spinner unless talked about before the fight. If my robot breaks, well I didn't build it right....
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    Kind of. Once the axe gear and motor is mounted...

    Kind of. Once the axe gear and motor is mounted in the robot with the ESC, I'll be happier with it. Still would really like to see it move more than a metre or so. :P
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    Another one of those very original update posts....

    Another one of those very original update posts.

    Jibril
    Following on from the successful test drive (if you want to call it that), the uprights have gone back in and the top panels refitted...
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    It certainly is possible to mate the motors with...

    It certainly is possible to mate the motors with the gearboxes but you'll likely need to find a pinion gear for the motor and make sure that the mounting holes in the gearbox fits onto your motors.
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    Hey there, welcome to the forum! To try and...

    Hey there, welcome to the forum!

    To try and answer your questions from my perspective:



    Your design does look good, similar type of concept to my BW, Shu! though that is a lifter, not a...
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    Hahahahaa, we'll see. Time constraints and all,...

    Hahahahaa, we'll see. Time constraints and all, must just end up re-building it at Burgess Hill. :P
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    I use one of the Pololu motors in Shu! for the...

    I use one of the Pololu motors in Shu! for the lifting arm but they are indeed heavy. Two with appropriate cam gears shouldn't eat that much into the weight allowance though.
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    It does sound very nice and indeed, a big hurdle....

    It does sound very nice and indeed, a big hurdle. Even if I don't get the axe fitted, I can run it as a rambot at RL Burgess Hill. I definitely haven't got everything lined up arrow straight but hey,...
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    Another one of those pesky updates. :p Jibril...

    Another one of those pesky updates. :p

    Jibril
    The motor U bolts went in over this week and I've been drilling the drive gears to attach the wheels onto. After destroying the clutch on one drill,...
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    There are two kinds of shafts. There is a dead...

    There are two kinds of shafts. There is a dead shaft, where the shaft is static and the gear slips around the shaft or has bearings inside the shaft to allow it to roll and then there is a live...
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    I've had this happen to me with Shu! where the...

    I've had this happen to me with Shu! where the end stage planet gears just got stripped. It wasn't that the motor was being overvolted (it was a 12V motor running on 9.9v), it was the load on the end...
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    The odd thing, I find, is that I can't get the...

    The odd thing, I find, is that I can't get the gearbox on their own. I guess it's probably more economic to simply get the whole assembly premade than it is to have the parts shipped in separately....
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    Ah, I had forgotten one of your gearboxes has...

    Ah, I had forgotten one of your gearboxes has broke. I'd open it up and see what's going on in there first but for a replacement box, it might just be more economical to simply replace the gearbox...
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    Update time! Azriel So the bodywork is kind...

    Update time!

    Azriel
    So the bodywork is kind of together and the wiring loom is in. It all works! However, once again, it's too heavy by 100mm. Ultimately, it's the polycarbonate causing the...
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    No worries, gotta learn somewhere! ;) Chain...

    No worries, gotta learn somewhere! ;)

    Chain drive... Deathly Hallows did a chain drive for one of his Featherweights (and did a build diary here) which shows an implementation and I know at least...
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