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    After running the old FW at a few events, we've decided to retire it due to a lack of compatible spares and the fact we were getting a little bored with a simple rammer. So we've decided to commit to a new FW, this time with an active weapon.

    List of parts acquired so far:
    • 2x Gimson GR02 motors
    • 2x pairs of 125mm Banebots wheels
    • 2x Botbitz 85A ESCs
    • Plenty of 12V NiMH batteries
    • 1x transmitter/receiver
    • 1x Gimson GLA4000 linear actuator


    The plan is to build a grabber/crusher robot, somewhat similar to Pitbull or Chompalot in terms of it's proportions. The steel for the top half of the jaw has already been machined(see the picture below), and the frame for the bottom half should be together in the next month or so.

    Watch this space for more updates!

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    nicely cut, where did you have that done?

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    We're in the fortunate situation that one of us has access to a CNC mill at their workplace, so cutting conventional metals has become a very simple and cheap affair.

    If all calculations are correct, the jaw should have around 230kg of force at the tip of the fangs. Probably won't cause much damage to well-made bots, but should still be enough to get a very solid grip.

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    That's impressive, can still remember us attending our first event at the same time lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by daveimi View Post
    That's impressive, can still remember us attending our first event at the same time lol
    Hopefully we might run into you again in Barnsley next year, it'll be good to see you again and maybe get Ferrovore's teeth into whatever bot you bring XD

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    Pretty sure Barnsley has been pulled from the live tour for 2016.
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    Really? Bummer. Are there any other non-spinner events in the north?

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    I've been waiting for the schedules for 2016 to come out, am hoping to get on the one in Jan.

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    I've just had a look at the ticket website, looks like my best shot is Manchester in April.

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    Yeah gonna sit down and have a sort out what's going on in 2016 at dinner time today hopefully.

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