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  • Bad Wolf's Avatar
    Yesterday, 21:11
    No worries mate, glad you enjoyed it. I thought it was a really good event, I can't wait for the next one and I can't wait to keep pushing things forward with the event. Bad Wolf
    30 replies | 7623 view(s)
  • Coolspeedbot's Avatar
    Yesterday, 20:20
    Thanks, going to be the best-looking robot in the rumble, but let's hope it'll do the business when it comes to fighting. You're welcome about the belts.
    420 replies | 102171 view(s)
  • Retroman's Avatar
    Yesterday, 19:49
    CSB2 looks nuts! The blue lighting really sets it off 8) almost too nice to fight... Thanks for the extra info for the belt drive stuff too, helped me out massively.
    420 replies | 102171 view(s)
  • Coolspeedbot's Avatar
    Yesterday, 15:24
    After 10 months of work CSB 2 is ready for Extreme Robots Maidstone. And a test drive on 4s can't wait to see what it'll do on 5s at the weekend.
    420 replies | 102171 view(s)
  • Ocracoke's Avatar
    Yesterday, 15:08
    Hahaha, looking forwards to seeing it. I can't work on mine until after the MW championship. Jibril So the new body needs more work than I've got time for at the moment. I'll have it ready by the...
    157 replies | 117609 view(s)
  • Retroman's Avatar
    Yesterday, 14:58
    Thanks for the vid Luke! Loving the little intros 8) I actually forgot how good some of the fights were!! Gets me fired up for the next event!
    30 replies | 7623 view(s)
  • beardyblair's Avatar
    13th October 2019, 19:10
    All parts have now arrived and I have weighed everything and finalised my spreadsheet. The good news is that I am 100g underweight so I intend to move up to a slightly more powerfull motor. 40% extra...
    12 replies | 2416 view(s)
  • tweedermeister's Avatar
    13th October 2019, 17:36
    It would make a great starting point for a new builder or someone that wants something low maintenance to build on. Specs are as follows: 8mm hardox 500 sides 10mm hardox 500 back plate 8mm...
    0 replies | 88 view(s)
  • Bad Wolf's Avatar
    13th October 2019, 16:45
    Sorry for the delay with the video, Life... and stuff! haha Here you go https://youtu.be/z-gGY7AD6Cs Enjoy :) Bad Wolf
    30 replies | 7623 view(s)
  • COAESystems's Avatar
    13th October 2019, 13:44
    Yeah, the spinners in the BW champs eclipsed mine for sure, I'm currently building a chassis upgrade for Naginata my horizontal spinner :)
    157 replies | 117609 view(s)
  • Noisy's Avatar
    12th October 2019, 22:24
    PM sent
    1 replies | 1486 view(s)
  • Flag Captured's Avatar
    12th October 2019, 13:49
    Will be adding more stuff as and when I finish cleaning the shed out, just want rid of most of it now though. Will be able to discount stuff for quick payments if people are interested. Postage...
    1 replies | 1486 view(s)
  • PrideFighter's Avatar
    11th October 2019, 13:17
    Thanks all! I must say I am very proud of that servo mount.... also for my first go on the Miller I must say it's not too bad haha! My plan at this current stage for the wheels are PLA hubs,...
    21 replies | 2142 view(s)
  • Shooty's Avatar
    11th October 2019, 12:12
    Very neat servo mount! For beetles, 3D printed wheels can certainly work. Printed with the more common materials like PLA or ABS they'll support your weight, and take most things that aren't hits...
    21 replies | 2142 view(s)
  • Ocracoke's Avatar
    11th October 2019, 09:24
    Oooohhh, the progress looks good. U:AF looks like it will look amazing in the arena. Just be careful of 3D printing the wheels. Lets Dance, which is a fully 3D printed robot, doesn't seem to handle...
    21 replies | 2142 view(s)
  • PrideFighter's Avatar
    11th October 2019, 09:00
    Thanks all! :) I'm not actually too sure... The scales we used to use for weighing these bots broke but we only just replaced them haha! Hopefully I'll get a chance to go over such things...
    21 replies | 2142 view(s)
  • Coolspeedbot's Avatar
    10th October 2019, 18:06
    Thanks, Dom hopefully it shouldn't disappoint. The belt drive idea I have seen used in others however the belts serve as the 3rd stage of a 3 stage reduction I based on from another...
    420 replies | 102171 view(s)
  • Retroman's Avatar
    10th October 2019, 17:43
    Now then... Stripped my Devo 7e apart to see what the power switch issue was... found 2 of the 3 wires on the back of the switch were loose, no problem, just re-solder :proud: and nope... much...
    32 replies | 7298 view(s)
  • Spikygoat's Avatar
    10th October 2019, 11:41
    Might have to dig out the hand tools and have a go - see how it goes :) And thanks for the link - will have a look at that later too.
    7 replies | 439 view(s)
  • Ocracoke's Avatar
    10th October 2019, 08:39
    There is this guide to working with the stuff which is quite detailed: https://www.fightingrobots.co.uk/threads/14279-a-basic-guide-on-how-to-work-with-hdpe
    7 replies | 439 view(s)
  • Retroman's Avatar
    10th October 2019, 07:55
    CSB2 is stunning, great work! Also, may steal your belt drive idea for the weapon, seems better than the current spring idea I have :oops:
    420 replies | 102171 view(s)
  • Retroman's Avatar
    10th October 2019, 07:53
    HDPE can be worked with normal wood working tools, for straight lines I鈥檓 currently using a standard wood saw (a hacksaw can make neater cuts), for the wiggly bits I have a jigsaw with wood blades,...
    7 replies | 439 view(s)
  • dotDominic's Avatar
    10th October 2019, 07:32
    Wow - That鈥檚 a gorgeous machine, dude. :) I鈥檓 hyped to see this thing drive!
    420 replies | 102171 view(s)
  • Spikygoat's Avatar
    10th October 2019, 06:11
    It'll be keeping the eyes 頎巾竴 What do people use for cutting hdpe? It's 15mm and I'm guessing a jigsaw may not be the best, plus think I'd struggle with the straight lines 頎巾竸 Was thinking maybe a...
    7 replies | 439 view(s)
  • Coolspeedbot's Avatar
    9th October 2019, 21:47
    Three years? This is CSB 2. CSB 1 fought last year at XR Maidstone (and was the one that took 18 months) this is the new one I started this build back in January.
    420 replies | 102171 view(s)
  • team death's Avatar
    9th October 2019, 18:59
    Looks very impressive but will you be reluctant to put it into battle after a three year year build time?.
    420 replies | 102171 view(s)
  • Coolspeedbot's Avatar
    8th October 2019, 22:37
    Close to completion with the last few panels left to paint. Drive pods painted and the battery holder fitted, sadly I chipped the paint and missed a few areas with the paint. CSB 2...
    420 replies | 102171 view(s)
  • McMullet's Avatar
    7th October 2019, 21:29
    See, it's quite tempting now to wait until January before I reply... :mrgreen: Good writeup, and well done on patching both the machines up. Looked like quite a bit of work.
    90 replies | 35400 view(s)
  • McMullet's Avatar
    7th October 2019, 21:14
    McMullet replied to a thread Project fear in Build Diaries
    Both looking marvellous, be grand to see them in the metal on Sunday!
    8 replies | 1512 view(s)
  • Ocracoke's Avatar
    7th October 2019, 15:01
    BW European Championships Another early start at 4am, getting on the road for 5am. The journey down wasn't too bad, not was the journey back up mercifully but I really do need to get a proper...
    157 replies | 117609 view(s)
  • team death's Avatar
    7th October 2019, 14:12
    I like it ! All Robots should have a face,it gives them character. I think back to the Robot Wars days and some Robots Didn't do well but you can still remember their Faces like Diotor,Milly...
    7 replies | 439 view(s)
  • Spikygoat's Avatar
    7th October 2019, 06:01
    Yep, just the shell. There's a few bits that definitely need replacing, as it's cracked / missing bits. I've previously built the budget build featherweight, and I know Nelly used drill motors...
    7 replies | 439 view(s)
  • Ocracoke's Avatar
    6th October 2019, 22:14
    Neat. Certainly looks like a robust shell. Looks like just the shell parts, what do you plan to put back into it?
    7 replies | 439 view(s)
  • Spikygoat's Avatar
    6th October 2019, 21:43
    Having recently bought Nelly the Ellybots featherweight shell, the plan is to replace / restore and rebuild, and hopefully get it back fighting again. Not going to be a quick build, and might go for...
    7 replies | 439 view(s)
  • Shooty's Avatar
    6th October 2019, 20:26
    Cheers for the compliments! Probably the latest reply possible, but yeah, the need for symmetry is the only reason it's like that, makes no difference otherwise. We actually can't fit in a regular...
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  • Shooty's Avatar
    6th October 2019, 20:21
    DAY 2 Most of the morning was spent chatting to teams about the night before, and both Barr贸g鈥檚 were in a good position to continue fighting. For the first time, both machines were able to enter...
    90 replies | 35400 view(s)
  • Shooty's Avatar
    6th October 2019, 19:57
    Late as always, but here is the update from the bots from XR Bolton. DAY 1: We arrived at the event in good time, and both machines were looking ready to go. Unfortunately upon arriving to the...
    90 replies | 35400 view(s)
  • team death's Avatar
    6th October 2019, 16:40
    team death replied to a thread Project fear in Build Diaries
    Just finished Project fear and a re vamp of piece de resistance and Danger UXB, so now I can relax until next weeks Robodojo. I have added a spring aid to piece de resistance which makes the...
    8 replies | 1512 view(s)
  • McMullet's Avatar
    5th October 2019, 14:12
    We'll be screwing some mountain bike tyre into the plastic for that purpose - though I think the thin scooter tyres we've used up to now were problematic partly because they could so easily miss the...
    56 replies | 11389 view(s)
  • Eidg's Avatar
    5th October 2019, 09:10
    It`s not the thickness of the wheels which improves your grip, you have to work with the rubber hardness.
    56 replies | 11389 view(s)
  • McMullet's Avatar
    4th October 2019, 21:38
    With a mere 9 days before the next Robodojo, it must be time to start PANICKED WEDGELEY UPDATES. The big job for this update is wheels, we need wheels that connect with the ground in a more grippy...
    56 replies | 11389 view(s)
  • Ocracoke's Avatar
    4th October 2019, 19:45
    Ocracoke replied to a thread CNC machining parts in Antweights
    Ah, you did say in your initial post. Speed reading and all that :P Kevin had one of those blades on his spinner at BotFest, the "Shredder" variant. Looks nice really but I'd go for the double...
    4 replies | 268 view(s)
  • 5upercrab's Avatar
    4th October 2019, 17:13
    5upercrab replied to a thread CNC machining parts in Antweights
    Cheers folks Quote was from protolabs So it does seem like they are a bit pricey. Have reached out to a few more CNC centres. I didn't know about drizzlebots. Looks a nifty website that, will...
    4 replies | 268 view(s)
  • James Williams's Avatar
    4th October 2019, 16:43
    Have you tried Drizzlebots? ICYMI Tom Brewster has a shop specifically for antweight "wheels" & offers a custom "wheel" commission service. Having only bought the standard "wheels" he has on offer I...
    4 replies | 268 view(s)
  • Ocracoke's Avatar
    4th October 2019, 15:49
    Ocracoke replied to a thread CNC machining parts in Antweights
    That is some insane pricing, it is probably worth asking around on that, who quoted that? You typically balance a single tooth like this with a counterweight on the opposite side of the tooth...
    4 replies | 268 view(s)
  • 5upercrab's Avatar
    4th October 2019, 15:43
    Hello chums Since botfest the other week I have decided to get myself into gear and upgrade wee gremlin. Gremlin has dome a decent job for the last couple of events, and generally works exactly as...
    4 replies | 268 view(s)
  • Roboteernat's Avatar
    3rd October 2019, 16:45
    Roboteernat replied to a thread Regulator in Wanted
    Interesting... Could you send me a pic of it, and i would be interested in it firstly if it is suitable, if its what i think it is. Thats if Team Helix are not wanting it :)
    3 replies | 860 view(s)
  • Anttazz's Avatar
    3rd October 2019, 14:06
    Anttazz replied to a thread Regulator in Wanted
    Clearing out my house at the moment as i'm moving, think I have a Trev Reg somewhere going spare.
    3 replies | 860 view(s)
  • Outlaw's Avatar
    2nd October 2019, 21:16
    Outlaw replied to a thread Project Squirrel in Featherweights
    So, quick little update, I've been advised to template everything out of cheap, equal thickness yoga mats, and build that to a 1 to 1 scale now, before hitting up the plastic again. Hopefully by...
    197 replies | 47618 view(s)
  • Ocracoke's Avatar
    2nd October 2019, 16:29
    A few days before the BW championship, for better or worse, here is The Honey Badger 4.0 and Shu! 2.0 I've installed a basic battery cage in both so that they don't fly about and secured down...
    157 replies | 117609 view(s)
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