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    Done a bit more work on Shrekt, namely tidying up the internals and making sure they’re as protected from shock as possible. I’ve also put the front forks back on, they’re probably not the most functional things but they look pretty cool. At this point the robot isn’t far off finished, and I have plenty of time until Manchester, not used to being ready this far in advance!

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    Cheers
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    So I had a few days off from work and was able to get Shrekt finished and ready for Manchester. It’s not as perfect as I’d like but for something basically handmade I won’t complain too much. Looking forward to seeing what it can really do!

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    Haven’t updated this in a while, Get Shrekt has had a major overhaul the past couple of weeks.

    So Insomnia was a great event for Shrekt, it won all of its qualifiers by knockout and managed to get all the way into the top 8! Not bad for a first event. However it did show up some flaws with the design that I couldn’t really ignore and with Cheltenham on the horizon I thought I’d fix some of the more major stuff and bring it along.

    First up was the weapon bulkheads, when I built Shrekt initially I didn’t really pay much attention to the angle at which the wedge fed stuff into the disc, or how long said wedge should be. As it turns out, having a super shallow, super long wedge isn’t great for consistent bite. To fix this I completely re-made both bulkheads with a much steeper wedge mount, to get the wedge almost parallel with where the disc tooth comes around. This should result in much bigger hits more consistently.
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    Next up, addressing the slight issue that in every fight At Insomnia, Shrekt bent the shaft for the weapon motor. I’ve put this down to 2 things, the shaft material and the lack of support between the back of the pulley and where the shaft goes through the bulkhead. I made a new Grade 5 Titanium shaft and also added a bearing to the bulkhead to hopefully add some extra support.

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    Decided that the bodged, fairly weedy wheelguards should probably go too. They’ve been fine but whilst I was fixing everything else I figured I’d do that as well. The old ones were a mix of 15 and 20mm hdpe, the new wheelguards are all 20mm with 35mm thick bar at the back, much more substantial.

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    All that was left to do now was some new top covers and mounting the wedge. I had planned a new wedge but for a spinner heavy live event I didn’t see much point I risking getting it damaged. I’ve just cut the old wedgelet down by about 45mm and resharpened it.

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    Apologies for the slight word vomit, Lots to talk about.

    Shrekt will be at Extreme Robots Cheltenham this Sunday so I’ll hopefully see some of you there!

    Cheers, Sam
    Last edited by mrsam; 10th November 2018 at 08:24.
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    Do you drill everything with a cordless drill? It's always so accurate!!

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    I use my drill press for most things nowadays, best tool I ever invested in. For stuff that I can’t put on the drill pres like the wedge mounts and base of the bulkheads etc I use a cordless drill.
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    I second the use of a drill press. I just have one for holding a standard corded drill in, cost about £15 but worth every penny.
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