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  • team death's Avatar
    17th September 2020, 18:52
    Thankyou Lucy and Adam, the lifter is hand winch converted to drill powered-it's the same design I use in project fear to power the hammer. I'm a big believer in making robots with interchangeable...
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  • Redirect Left's Avatar
    17th September 2020, 18:34
    Looks a great addition to the growing Team Death squadron of bots!
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  • Ocracoke's Avatar
    17th September 2020, 18:28
    Looks good, well done. Guessing a pair of drills for the drive and and linear actuator for the jaw?
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  • team death's Avatar
    17th September 2020, 18:08
    Meet the latest edition to Team Death's Robot Family-..Arfur Bald Tyre,a Robot incorperating Half of a Bald tyre with a two prong attack weapon for impalling and lifting the enemy. Picture-Project...
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  • PanoramicHarry's Avatar
    16th September 2020, 00:52
    - Three 4WD Antweight pushers, selling one each in Red, Blue & Yellow. - 4x 500rpm N20 Motors, ABS chassis & wheels, 7.4v 200mah LiPo battery and power switch. - Red uses DSM2 receiver, blue &...
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  • Danjr1's Avatar
    14th September 2020, 20:32
    In case anyone wants to have a look at the workings of the code, the attached zip file has all the files. I was using Atmel Studio 6 in case that's important.
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  • Danjr1's Avatar
    13th September 2020, 18:31
    Hi all With some help from Kane Aston, I've been able to modify the open source brushless-to-brushed ESC firmware from https://launchpad.net/brushed so that Spektrum RC gear (STX2 with a...
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  • mrsam's Avatar
    11th September 2020, 13:51
    mrsam started a thread Shrektforce in For Sale
    Hi all, So I’m saving up for other things and I have too many featherweight verts. As such I’ve decided to see if there is any interest in Shrektforce. Current state is “slightly in bits” so it...
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  • McMullet's Avatar
    11th September 2020, 10:20
    Thanks for the update Lucy. It sucks but at least you know where you stand now. Until the next time!
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  • Ocracoke's Avatar
    11th September 2020, 00:59
    I am afraid not. So the recent (upcoming) law change has pretty much made running BotFest 4 impossible to do in its current form. The exemption around team sports only applies if the governing...
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  • RogueTwoRobots's Avatar
    9th September 2020, 22:57
    Maybe harder to argue for antweights, but lifting heavyweight scale robots in and out of sheds/garages/cars/vans is a hell of a lot of physical activity :lol:
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  • team death's Avatar
    9th September 2020, 19:35
    So the new changes have be announced about Covid and unless you break the rules regarding 6 people gathering together I don't see a problem. For an ant weight event you don't need more than one...
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  • James Williams's Avatar
    9th September 2020, 15:32
    I realise this is a long shot but could we move the event to this Saturday, before the new rules come into force?
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  • Ocracoke's Avatar
    9th September 2020, 11:54
    Fighting robotics, I would argue, is a sport in the sense that it is highly organised, has the same type of rules and structure in place as you would football or cricket or whichever traditional...
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  • McMullet's Avatar
    9th September 2020, 11:36
    I suspect the provision for "organised team sport" is based on sports where the teams are necessarily greater than six people. E.g., if you're playing 5-a-side football you have to have at least 10...
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  • team death's Avatar
    9th September 2020, 06:57
    Oh Lord !-This is no doubt a headache for any organiser but I think if you regiment the event itself as proposed the only sticking point would be keeping the competitors apart during breaks....
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  • THomas weatherley's Avatar
    8th September 2020, 23:05
    I think it would be classed under it but it honestly though it's down the govement at this point we just have to wait and see
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  • Ocracoke's Avatar
    8th September 2020, 22:38
    The assumption was that everyone who signed up would attend. If there are dropouts for whatever reason, I can always shuffle them around to balance things out as best I can. I did the draw ahead of...
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  • Mr Manuva27's Avatar
    8th September 2020, 22:36
    As much as I wish we can, I very much doubt robot combat will be classified as a sport for the purposes of these rules "The Council of Europe charter on sport uses the following definition: "Sport...
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  • voyanuitoa's Avatar
    8th September 2020, 21:46
    Hopefully we can finagle our way past the new lockdown restrictions as an organized team sport. We have a set date and group stage draw, so its organized. Everyone had to put down a team name on the...
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  • Mr Manuva27's Avatar
    8th September 2020, 14:53
    Edit: Rephrased due to poor wording of the original post. Is there a reason why the draw has been done so far ahead of the event? I was hoping to have a second robot completed in the next few...
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  • Ocracoke's Avatar
    8th September 2020, 13:57
    Please find attached the group draws, please tell me if you have two or more robots in the same group but I don't think that is the case here. As previous events, it will be a "everyone...
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  • Ocracoke's Avatar
    7th September 2020, 16:59
    Yes, I will be.
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  • James Williams's Avatar
    7th September 2020, 16:52
    Will you be posting the draw once it's ready?
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  • Ocracoke's Avatar
    7th September 2020, 16:31
    I dunno. I think it rather depends on the event organiser. Even when I was new to the Ant Freeze events, the drive wasn't checked as far as I recollect. Either way, we are talking 35 entrants to this...
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  • Roboteernat's Avatar
    7th September 2020, 16:21
    good point, maybe it was done to me as i was a new bot into my first comp?
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  • James Williams's Avatar
    7th September 2020, 15:40
    I've been to over a dozen antweight events & have never had the drive failsafe checked. I imagine it's mostly a time saving thing, since some events recently have actually ran over the time the venue...
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  • Ocracoke's Avatar
    7th September 2020, 08:21
    I've only ever been to Ant Freeze events where the drive isn't checked as far as I recall but good point. Beetles definitely will need their drive checking I agree. The tech sheet was written in the...
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  • Roboteernat's Avatar
    7th September 2020, 07:58
    Just a thought, there should be a section on checking failsafe for drive also? I notice you have AW weapon failsafe test only? AWS events for ants I have been to (one) have tested failsafe on drive...
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  • Ocracoke's Avatar
    5th September 2020, 23:58
    So AWs in general don't typically adhere to the FRA rules in their entirety and BotFest models its tech checking requirements off of the AWS rules as well. I've attached the form I use to do the...
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  • voyanuitoa's Avatar
    5th September 2020, 18:32
    Hi Lucy, I was wondering if you could provide any info on the tech check procedures you use? This will be my first proper event and I know that AWS ants don’t exactly have the same safety rules as...
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