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  • Ocracoke's Avatar
    Yesterday, 22:41
    Aye, just one of those things. Short of a miracle happening, I am not expecting to run an event now until next year. By then... BotFest might have a completely new arena. ;)
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  • Ocracoke's Avatar
    Yesterday, 22:20
    Ocracoke replied to a thread FW- Crash Course in Featherweights
    I thought you meant on the receiver? The RC bits I have already have a JST-SH plug on them normally, it'd just push on and then some electrical tape over the wire, plug and RX to hold it in place.
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  • BCartz's Avatar
    Yesterday, 20:13
    BCartz replied to a thread FW- Crash Course in Featherweights
    awesome thanks
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  • voyanuitoa's Avatar
    Yesterday, 19:23
    voyanuitoa replied to a thread FW- Crash Course in Featherweights
    https://hobbyking.com/en_us/jst-sh-servo-plug-set-futaba-gold-plated-10pairs-set-1.html?queryID=24114dafdc51bf6086d99bfab5ee7aa7&objectID=84242&indexName=hbk_live_magento_en_us_products If you have...
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  • BCartz's Avatar
    Yesterday, 19:17
    BCartz replied to a thread FW- Crash Course in Featherweights
    cheers, how do you attach the wire to the pins is that tape as well or are separate plugs needed?
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  • Bad Wolf's Avatar
    Yesterday, 19:03
    Ahhh thats a real shame :( But totally out of everyones hands and just one of those things! On to 2021 now I guess and lets pretend 2020 never happened! Viva La Bot Fest!
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  • Ocracoke's Avatar
    Yesterday, 18:07
    Ocracoke replied to a thread FW- Crash Course in Featherweights
    I use the pins that come on the receiver and put electrical tape around that and the board to keep it in. Have come a cropper with RC wires coming out before.
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  • BCartz's Avatar
    Yesterday, 18:00
    BCartz replied to a thread FW- Crash Course in Featherweights
    Update time :) should be on my deadline of having it built in October, not many pieces left to get now, just battery and lipo left to get. although with the receiver what would be best soldering...
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  • Ocracoke's Avatar
    20th September 2020, 01:38
    Lafiel So the shell I posted a picture of in my last post didn't work. I could, amazingly, get it in size and weight but it was quite ugly and it wasn't very good overall so I ripped that apart and...
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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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