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  • LimitingFactor's Avatar
    Today, 10:26
    Hi All, I'm selling some ant weight suitable bits and pieces, all recently bought and hardly used. They can be collected in Southend or I'm happy to post out if the buyer pays postage. DasMikro...
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  • Ocracoke's Avatar
    Yesterday, 22:44
    Belt. Easily, it'll slip on excessive torque and not snap like a chain might I'd imagine.
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  • COAESystems's Avatar
    Yesterday, 22:43
    So I answered one of my questions straight away, 20mm centre hole looks a lot more suited to the bar spinner than the 12mm centre design. I scaled up the beetleweight bar to give me a 1.4kg...
    2 replies | 58 view(s)
  • Coolspeedbot's Avatar
    Yesterday, 22:19
    First purchase for CSB: Echo, The 22mm gear motors from Bristol Bot Builders website and the BB10A ESCs from Ranglebox. So drive will be sorted, I have loads of scrap 10mm HDPE to make the Bulkheads...
    11 replies | 414 view(s)
  • COAESystems's Avatar
    Yesterday, 19:48
    Hello everyone, So it's time to take a leap of faith, combine the best bits of my featherweight design for Flatfish and my beetleweight horizontal spinner Naginata. It's time to build a...
    2 replies | 58 view(s)
  • Ocracoke's Avatar
    Yesterday, 16:26
    That weird and wonderful update time. Lafiel The unnamed antweight is now called Lafiel and this has been an utter pain throughout. Since the success of Ikari, I've been trying to refine how I...
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  • Roboteernat's Avatar
    16th January 2020, 16:14
    Roboteernat replied to a thread BOB FW Series in Build Diaries
    ive not had a chain break nor split in Wanna choppa, and thats had some forces on it. Although not as powerful as some axe bots, its been ok on 06b. but as you have bought it, consider the 06b if you...
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  • Mr Manuva27's Avatar
    16th January 2020, 12:52
    Looks great so far! Excited to see how it develops! The "semi autonomous control" sounds interesting, is that for the weapon to automatically grab when a robot comes near?
    3 replies | 415 view(s)
  • McMullet's Avatar
    16th January 2020, 11:41
    McMullet replied to a thread New build: Scarab in Build Diaries
    Looks brilliant, and yeah it's great to see a clampbot! What's the rest of the machine going to look like? I'm imagining Dead Metal but less spiky... Am I right in thinking that the spring is for...
    3 replies | 415 view(s)
  • Ocracoke's Avatar
    15th January 2020, 23:39
    Ocracoke replied to a thread New build: Scarab in Build Diaries
    Hey there, welcome! Specs and picture look pretty neat to me though not sure how effective a spring might be (though it'd be a quick clamp if I've read them right). Definitely will good in the...
    3 replies | 415 view(s)
  • TheNutcracker's Avatar
    15th January 2020, 20:57
    Hello all! So I'm coming out the wooodwork and starting a build diary for Scarab! Ive been designing for over 2 years, taking advice from a lot of generous colleagues and friends... I have no team,...
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  • sean retro's Avatar
    15th January 2020, 09:41
    sean retro replied to a thread BOB FW Series in Build Diaries
    Well, there's no overkill like overkill. I was looking at 06b as well but I went with the 08b just to be sure the chain doesn't keep break, plus I never built an axe bot before so I'm still learning...
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  • Maxamuslead's Avatar
    14th January 2020, 19:51
    Maxamuslead replied to a thread BOB FW Series in Build Diaries
    wooh, that some over kill chain there, fm2 using 06b which is used in HW drive, i mean if you already got it then ok but i would look at either t8f chain aka minimotor chain (a bigger 8mm chain 05b...
    93 replies | 23027 view(s)
  • sean retro's Avatar
    12th January 2020, 12:55
    sean retro replied to a thread BOB FW Series in Build Diaries
    The new vice and Dad's olds socket I saved has done the trick, with a bit of force as well. As for the chain I got this to use...
    93 replies | 23027 view(s)
  • Maxamuslead's Avatar
    12th January 2020, 09:32
    Maxamuslead replied to a thread BOB FW Series in Build Diaries
    there standard thread, use mole grips, Slip Joint Plie etc to grip the shaft and something to grip the nut. but you will need to battle hardern the magenets in the scooty, and it suggestable to...
    93 replies | 23027 view(s)
  • team death's Avatar
    9th January 2020, 16:03
    team death replied to a thread BOB FW Series in Build Diaries
    If you are still stuck Sean, first make sure the nut is not left hand thread-you can do this by tracing the exposed thread with your finger nail to make sure you are slackening rather than...
    93 replies | 23027 view(s)
  • sean retro's Avatar
    9th January 2020, 14:08
    sean retro replied to a thread BOB FW Series in Build Diaries
    Well, I have been using a spanner and pliers to do the job, but the pliers can't seem to get a good grip on it. I'm sure I got a 19mm socket hiding in my Dad's old toolbox, also I need to get a new...
    93 replies | 23027 view(s)
  • Roboteernat's Avatar
    9th January 2020, 13:18
    Roboteernat replied to a thread BOB FW Series in Build Diaries
    The sprocket is a D shape, if you dont want the sprocket tighten it into a vice or a set of pliers and use a spanner to unscrew the nyloc nut. Otherwise clamp around the sprocket with material to...
    93 replies | 23027 view(s)
  • Ocracoke's Avatar
    9th January 2020, 12:27
    Ocracoke replied to a thread BOB FW Series in Build Diaries
    It is kind of, it is in threadlock. I had to get these off for Kaizen before I switched out for something else. I detailed how I got mine off in the build thread for Kaizen here:...
    93 replies | 23027 view(s)
  • sean retro's Avatar
    9th January 2020, 12:07
    sean retro replied to a thread BOB FW Series in Build Diaries
    Any tips on getting that nut off the scooter motor. No matter how hard I try to keep the motor from turning it just wants to turn. Also I'm sure they guled the hut on.
    93 replies | 23027 view(s)
  • Roboteernat's Avatar
    8th January 2020, 11:52
    I sell the Argos motor mounts as well as other brand mounts for £10 a set. mounting dimensions 30mm centre height to base, screw mounting 52.5mm x 30mm. I also offer the ability to modify the...
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  • Roboteernat's Avatar
    8th January 2020, 11:44
    Please be aware that after 2 years of producing these, i have had to implement a long coming price increase from £7 to £10 a set. This is to cover some additional costs for time, as these are...
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  • Garfie489's Avatar
    6th January 2020, 23:19
    Hey all, Just to confirm the event will definitely take place over two days now, on the Medway Campus for the University of Greenwich - ME4 4TB If you want to come to the event, sign ups...
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  • joebrown's Avatar
    6th January 2020, 16:12
    Big restock of 22mm planetary gearmotors in time for UWE! shop.bristolbotbuilders.com/22mm/ We now ship to all of Europe.
    2 replies | 763 view(s)
  • Ocracoke's Avatar
    6th January 2020, 09:26
    Cool, thanks for the information. I'll need to see closer to the time if the stars line up to allow me to go to that.
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  • Mr Manuva27's Avatar
    6th January 2020, 03:26
    Next featherweight dojo is 22nd March after January! :)
    187 replies | 133749 view(s)
  • Ocracoke's Avatar
    4th January 2020, 18:56
    Haaahhaa, thanks. I am not too sure how well the arms will stand up but I can always get them remade if needed. With suitably wide washers top and bottom of the threaded section of the U...
    187 replies | 133749 view(s)
  • McMullet's Avatar
    4th January 2020, 17:46
    Great stuff, I'm liking that £95 deal! See you all in 3 weeks.
    4 replies | 368 view(s)
  • McMullet's Avatar
    4th January 2020, 17:44
    Merry Christmas, or I suppose happy new year or whatever now. Jibril is looking suitably mean now, the spiky front does indeed look the biz. HDPE seems like a good plan for the chassis given...
    187 replies | 133749 view(s)
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