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  1. I would second Jamie's advice. Combat testing is...

    I would second Jamie's advice. Combat testing is always going to show your where you need to improve things and will add to your credibility.
  2. If its a featherweight then usually its just a...

    If its a featherweight then usually its just a straight whiteboard (all feathers) at Extreme robots
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    Nice, these councils though really need to up...

    Nice, these councils though really need to up their game on road building
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    Will, you are not wrong when you say its a...

    Will, you are not wrong when you say its a vertical, seems to be running on the roof ;)
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    Get an Argos value drill and these...

    Get an Argos value drill and these https://nutsandbots.co.uk/product/simple-value-drill-mounts-2-pairs/
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    The best investment I made was an Atmel...

    The best investment I made was an Atmel programming socket and USB adapter
    https://hobbyking.com/en_us/atmel-atmega-socket-firmware-flashing-tool.html?___store=en_us

    I have used this lots of...
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    true , we did change the firmware but as an...

    true , we did change the firmware but as an extension of that there was lots of VESC tuning which is about the same level of black art as melty brain :)

    Carbide team did what I would of done in...
  8. Thread: Tx85

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    There are 2 for sure along with DeWuts etc ...

    There are 2 for sure along with DeWuts etc

    Alex is selling it, not sure what price he is asking for
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    just get a brushless and change the code. Its 10...

    just get a brushless and change the code. Its 10 mins including taking the lid off and on
    Happy to program one for you if you source
  10. Battery tech has definitely moved on for the...

    Battery tech has definitely moved on for the better

    A number of the roboteers use http://optipower.co.uk/Products/lithium-cells/

    Personally I use hobbyking which also has a UK warehouse...
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    Ask the EO to be sure, for reference Nuts is...

    Ask the EO to be sure, for reference Nuts is approx 100Kg with a couple of 5Kg mini-bots (give or take depending on how we mix them). Whats important for RW was the weight that got immobilised
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    I would pick 10mm HDPE over 4mm aluminium

    I would pick 10mm HDPE over 4mm aluminium
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    message Shakey on the forum He is thinking of...

    message Shakey on the forum
    He is thinking of selling a couple
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    Many things have got in the way of getting the...

    Many things have got in the way of getting the bot this far

    Finally took it for a test drive tonight.

    Not quite finished yet. On temporary wheels and tyres which are rock hard. Strange though,...
  15. Thread: Keyed shaft

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    I have bought it off grainger.com before due to...

    I have bought it off grainger.com before due to not finding an EU supplier
    One closer to home would be handy :)
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    Mainly build feathers but I run on a rule of...

    Mainly build feathers but I run on a rule of thumb of 50% weight for chassis. I build in hardox mainly.
  17. Thread: Ranglebox.com

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    Good news, I could do with a couple of Saturns...

    Good news, I could do with a couple of Saturns (need to run rings around a few bots ;) )
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    Not much help but I output my dxf through...

    Not much help but I output my dxf through emachine shop. 1 file per part
    Always worked fine with kcut
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    shakey had some for sale

    shakey had some for sale
  20. Should be good for my Neumotors then :D

    Should be good for my Neumotors then :D
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    Great write up, thanks Jamie

    Great write up, thanks Jamie
  22. Sharp edges on switching, what every happened to...

    Sharp edges on switching, what every happened to mushy ramps and slushy drivers ;)
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    Haven't seen genuine ones come up for sale in a...

    Haven't seen genuine ones come up for sale in a long time (2+ years).
    You might get lucky and see a decent second one. I sold off mine a while ago when I saw that there were no spares
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    if you have good solder flow you should be ok but...

    if you have good solder flow you should be ok but 10AWG (2.5mm2) should fit into the cup
    Do a dry fit (no solder on either ends) to see what level of clearance you have

    you need to minimise the...
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    Its not lots of reduction 5:1 , Spur 3 ran 5.5 :...

    Its not lots of reduction 5:1 , Spur 3 ran 5.5 : 1 on 2 motors
    Its fine. The motors are low KV but so much torque for a feather that cogging is not a concern
    I've ran smaller motors on similar...
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