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  • firefly1's Avatar
    Yesterday, 12:36
    I would think 6mm is wayy too thin. personally I use 10mm titanium to save weight you would probably get away with 8mm but the standard in drums and beaters seems to be 10mm. Also if weight is an...
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  • Eidg's Avatar
    1st April 2020, 08:30
    Looks good i wouldn`t thin out the shaft in the middle section.
    7 replies | 1067 view(s)
  • joebrown's Avatar
    31st March 2020, 11:34
    Just to let people know, while the Royal Mail is still running, our shop is still open! We've had a big restock of our 22mm beetle motors & mounts, ant escs, motors and wheels. We also still...
    4 replies | 1306 view(s)
  • joebrown's Avatar
    31st March 2020, 11:28
    Sorry, forgot to update on here! Original post from 21st March: Unsurprisingly, we're postponing the bodgebots event to a later date when pubs are open and large gatherings are safe again. Please...
    1 replies | 273 view(s)
  • Coolspeedbot's Avatar
    28th March 2020, 22:29
    Beelte Belt like all events at present got called off due to Covid 19 but at the very least I got CSB: Echo fully running and assembled for a second test drive Yes I know my washing machine is...
    15 replies | 1450 view(s)
  • Retroman's Avatar
    27th March 2020, 00:04
    Hey Lucy! No, being honest, I walked away, so I’m happy at that. Bike was written off, and I was supposed to get my new one on Tuesday just gone, but lockdown happened, not so happy with that bit....
    38 replies | 11732 view(s)
  • Ocracoke's Avatar
    26th March 2020, 23:45
    Hey Paul! Ouch, hope your accident didn't result in anything too severe? Updates look good, getting something to work reliably is a challenge in of itself. Love to see the UV paint on the...
    38 replies | 11732 view(s)
  • Retroman's Avatar
    26th March 2020, 23:42
    Hi everybody, long time no see! What a few months, new workshop 8), busy at work, new kitchen, motorbike accident, and now a pandemic. Wow. Updates!!! Sort of... Arena; first up, updates on...
    38 replies | 11732 view(s)
  • Dan-27's Avatar
    26th March 2020, 20:36
    Hello all, I could use some help with the design of this robot. I was just about to cut the side panels and thought that the beater may be compromised by running on too large a dead shaft. The...
    7 replies | 1067 view(s)
  • Diddlydodger's Avatar
    26th March 2020, 10:03
    Hi Colin. The exhaust silencer sounds like a great idea :) When we were kids we used to put 'Cherry Bombs' on our Mini's, a robot themed one of those would look cool. I'm committed to doing Jerry...
    6 replies | 365 view(s)
  • Diddlydodger's Avatar
    26th March 2020, 09:54
    Hi Sam, we sat down and brainstormed last night, Andy has given me some good ideas and he listened to some of mine too. We have done a couple of sketches with biro but nothing too technical. I'll do...
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  • team death's Avatar
    25th March 2020, 16:26
    I also like this idea and as I said to Andrew during his Bread dead toaster build-More like this please! I found myself eyeing up a exhaust silencer box a few weeks back with the intention of...
    6 replies | 365 view(s)
  • McMullet's Avatar
    25th March 2020, 07:31
    Sounds great! Is going to be very distinctive to look at but you've also got a nice big box shape to fit everything in. Look forward to seeing it take shape! Do you have any concept sketches?
    6 replies | 365 view(s)
  • Diddlydodger's Avatar
    24th March 2020, 21:04
    Hi, thanks for the welcome and the recommendations. I'll check out the link. HDPE is a sound idea to bolster up my tin, i think it's only 16 gauge but there's a bit of ribbing to give it structural...
    6 replies | 365 view(s)
  • Ocracoke's Avatar
    24th March 2020, 20:48
    Hey there, welcome to the forum! So if you wanted a ESC, I could recommend trying out a pair of BotBitz controllers (https://ranglebox.com/shop/product/botbitz-30a-brushed-esc/ for example)...
    6 replies | 365 view(s)
  • Diddlydodger's Avatar
    24th March 2020, 20:28
    Day 1: I've been thinking of doing this for months, I've got some bits already. My plan is to split a 20 Liter Steel Jerry Can and robotize it (of course) with 2 motors and tank tracks. Mr Manuva,...
    6 replies | 365 view(s)
  • team death's Avatar
    22nd March 2020, 20:17
    More Progress on Mean Machine this weekend, the 8 to 1 ratio reducers are now in place and the Cim drive motors are also in position, there will be some slight tweaking needed to align the chains...
    11 replies | 2694 view(s)
  • PanoramicHarry's Avatar
    21st March 2020, 20:51
    Former Antweight event competitor, has previously competed in RoboShowdown 1, AWS 59-61, Antweight Open 2019 & Ant Freeze 7. Once placed third in main competition. Equipped with 2x Drive Motors,...
    0 replies | 266 view(s)
  • McMullet's Avatar
    21st March 2020, 16:53
    Awesome work Andy. Only just got around to reading this after the, ahem, distractions of the last few days. Looks like pretty much a ground-up rebuild of the whole machine, and very solid one at...
    70 replies | 14448 view(s)
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