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    Hooray! Congrats on getting the axe installed. ...

    Hooray! Congrats on getting the axe installed.

    What colour(s) are you going to paint Jibril?
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    Thanks for all your thoughts folks! The...

    Thanks for all your thoughts folks!

    The problem with the Gimson linac is that either the retracted length is too much, or the stroke too small. So either the butt end of it sticks out of the back...
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    Unless I'm misunderstanding the drawing on the...

    Unless I'm misunderstanding the drawing on the Gimson website, that actuator is [stroke length plus 105] mm long when retracted. That means 205 mm for a 100 mm stroke, or 305 when extended, which is...
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    Predictably progress has been slow since the last...

    Predictably progress has been slow since the last post, thought we're still hoping to be ready with an improved Wedgeley for the May Robodojo FW event.

    There are two main jobs to do to make the...
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    That was a great write up Scott, good luck with...

    That was a great write up Scott, good luck with the next stage.

    The gladiator fight at UWE looked like absolute bedlam...
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    In a car, negative and positive are very...

    In a car, negative and positive are very different from a practical point of view. The battery negative is grounded to the chassis, so it's not insulated. If you jump-start a car, you just connect...
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    Sounds like you've got the awkward bits sorted...

    Sounds like you've got the awkward bits sorted though. I guess it's just plodding down the final straight to get everything done now?
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    Looks like a really neat concept! Hope it works...

    Looks like a really neat concept! Hope it works out, good luck. And welcome from one newbie to another! :)
  9. Looks great! The spiky/starry details are really...

    Looks great! The spiky/starry details are really nice.
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    Great write-ups Greg. Love the new Wee and Woo...

    Great write-ups Greg. Love the new Wee and Woo designs!
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    Awesome work, and thanks for sharing your tips on...

    Awesome work, and thanks for sharing your tips on HPDE bending! *sounds of furious scribbling*

    Looking forward to seeing what you guys come up with for BuggleBots 2. Really enjoyed your fights the...
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    I've cut through some thinner aluminium with a...

    I've cut through some thinner aluminium with a cheap hole saw. Took a while but worked fine and the saw managed OK. I think I did 3 pieces of 4mm thick sheet which is 1/2" total. That was only a 20...
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    Good going! Cutting 1/2" ally on a table saw...

    Good going! Cutting 1/2" ally on a table saw looks scary.

    Has the design changed much with the move to home-building? I find my designs for robots feature a lot of rectangles, since I have to cut...
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    I'm afraid I don't have anything useful to add,...

    I'm afraid I don't have anything useful to add, but that looks great. It has a really nice mix of mechanical and biological features. I expect it's going to look quite funny ambling around the arena!
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    Hooray! It works. That is indeed a reasonably...

    Hooray! It works. That is indeed a reasonably long list, but getting it moving must feel like getting over a big hump. :)

    All sounds like it's running smoothly so you must have everything lined up...
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    Without having to necessarily learn to use other software, might be worth downloading Fusion 360 so you have something you can check the files against (i.e., if you can open the DXF file in F360 then...
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    Lathe to remove weight from the gears sounds like...

    Lathe to remove weight from the gears sounds like a good plan. It's not the most efficient in terms of strength-to-weight ratio but it does mean you keep everything symmetric. I guess drilling holes...
  18. Damn right! Great write up, and congrats on...

    Damn right!

    Great write up, and congrats on the last fight. I was properly on the edge of my seat while Léim was single-wheel-jiving over to ZG. :mrgreen: Looking forward to seeing what you take...
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    I've occasionally seen a joblot of "spares or...

    I've occasionally seen a joblot of "spares or repairs" drills (argos and others) appear on eBay. As Lucy says though, you need to make sure you have the same type all round or you'll go in circles.
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    Sorry to hear you missed out on the event. :( ...

    Sorry to hear you missed out on the event. :(

    The 2 motor/1 wheel thing does look a bit awkward. What's the alternative? 4wd? Or bigger motors?
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    All the best ideas come from sheer desperation at...

    All the best ideas come from sheer desperation at the last minute! :mrgreen:

    I keep thinking about mounting wheels on separate bearings and driving them with a belt or chain, to minimise shocks...
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    Great writeup of the event and well done on your...

    Great writeup of the event and well done on your performance. Seems like your weapon takes a lot of finesse to make it effective and it was great to see it work (and then sad to see it destroyed...)....
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    Thanks Eoin! Was great to meet you and your Dad...

    Thanks Eoin! Was great to meet you and your Dad too.

    I've got lots of ideas for modifications to the current robot and/or completely new designs... it'll be interesting to see what actually...
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    Can't you just use a wheel 3 times bigger on the...

    Can't you just use a wheel 3 times bigger on the side that turns slower? :p
  25. I hope you're going to keep at least one screw...

    I hope you're going to keep at least one screw the same so you can say it's still the same robot. :mrgreen:

    Look forward to seeing V2!
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