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  • Pinski1's Avatar
    15th November 2019, 22:53
    Pinski1 replied to a thread Melty Brain in Heavyweights
    Not a minimum speed but there is a trade off. The faster you spin the more energy you store and can then deal out. However the faster you spin the less time you have to try and speed up and slow down...
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  • Ocracoke's Avatar
    15th November 2019, 10:36
    Sounds like good progress, can't wait to see what the arena and Nessie will look like when they are finished.
    34 replies | 8370 view(s)
  • Retroman's Avatar
    15th November 2019, 10:23
    Nessie; so far so terrible, the unusual design is making it difficult to balance, and it vibrates like mad. On a separate note, the walking test bed almost works, we may have it in one piece by...
    34 replies | 8370 view(s)
  • Retroman's Avatar
    15th November 2019, 10:00
    Retroman replied to a thread Melty Brain in Heavyweights
    I'm not sure if it counts but http://www.fightingrobots.co.uk/threads/12049-the-figure-8-rule-for-melty-brain-spinners knightrous mentions a 2 wheel melty being capable of 100rpm translation, a...
    10 replies | 4332 view(s)
  • Retroman's Avatar
    15th November 2019, 09:51
    It is stunning... looks fantastic, and the theme is clever too. I can appreciate the level of detail, the illuminated exit sign is genius. If it drives as good as it looks you should have a good...
    110 replies | 42710 view(s)
  • Prophet Of Doom's Avatar
    14th November 2019, 21:22
    Prophet Of Doom replied to a thread Melty Brain in Heavyweights
    Is there a minimum rotation speed for a Melty brain?
    10 replies | 4332 view(s)
  • Prophet Of Doom's Avatar
    14th November 2019, 20:39
    Prophet Of Doom replied to a thread Shell Spinner in Heavyweights
    Is there a minimum rotation speed for a Melty brain?
    8 replies | 2799 view(s)
  • Zenith's Avatar
    14th November 2019, 19:15
    Thanks! I wouldn't go as far as calling myself an artist - I just know I like messing around with the stuff :p
    110 replies | 42710 view(s)
  • McMullet's Avatar
    14th November 2019, 11:32
    Bravo sir. I hope it drives well and the event is successful, but regardless of functionality you are a true artist when it comes to bending HDPE!
    110 replies | 42710 view(s)
  • McMullet's Avatar
    14th November 2019, 11:26
    McMullet replied to a thread Get Shrekt in Build Diaries
    That is an impressive set of damage photos! It's great to see all the little incremental changes you've made to make GS the monster it is today. Hopefully see you at Robodojo in a couple of weeks...
    18 replies | 5337 view(s)
  • Zenith's Avatar
    13th November 2019, 21:56
    Head for the Exit - Build Report Part 2 Now the base of the chassis was finished, time to address the more finicky type of stuff. I started with the weapon arm. It's a rather prominent...
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  • Maxamuslead's Avatar
    13th November 2019, 19:57
    Maxamuslead replied to a thread Get Shrekt in Build Diaries
    hmmmm i wonder what be replacing it..............
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  • Albear's Avatar
    13th November 2019, 17:55
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  • mrsam's Avatar
    13th November 2019, 08:02
    mrsam replied to a thread Get Shrekt in Build Diaries
    *Blows away cobwebs* Been a long time since I posted here, having just returned from a very successful Cheltenham event I thought I’d give a quick update of where Get Shrekt is currently and...
    18 replies | 5337 view(s)
  • RogueTwoRobots's Avatar
    13th November 2019, 00:50
    Good luck! Sounds like you've got a good handle on things for your first build and look forward to seeing it at Edinburgh. I haven't done a scratch built beetle for about four years and mine is...
    14 replies | 3591 view(s)
  • team death's Avatar
    12th November 2019, 17:04
    Yes it will be interesting to see them. Cheers
    6 replies | 527 view(s)
  • Albear's Avatar
    12th November 2019, 12:58
    Hi Colin! I have some very light aluminium split rims from an old go cart that are almost the same size and shape as your wheel guards! would you like me to post a picture of them if your interested?
    6 replies | 527 view(s)
  • Ocracoke's Avatar
    12th November 2019, 11:24
    That was what I meant by overdrawing. Given the motor mentioned, it is likely to be quite low draw anyway, good to know. Plotting intensifies :D
    6 replies | 280 view(s)
  • Shakey's Avatar
    12th November 2019, 07:34
    All of my spinners run 180 or 210 mah batteries and can complete multiple fights. 180mah is enough capacity and normally enough draw except for larger spinners may struggle with current PLAs...
    6 replies | 280 view(s)
  • Roboteernat's Avatar
    11th November 2019, 23:47
    Extreme Robots Cheltenham post event review... This sums it up... https://youtu.be/GIQn8pab8Vc Then https://youtu.be/KCkmIyC6v00
    105 replies | 28631 view(s)
  • McMullet's Avatar
    11th November 2019, 23:31
    Looks great! My understanding is that PLA+ is tougher in the formal engineering sense, but then "tougher than normal PLA" leaves a lot of room to not really be very tough...
    6 replies | 280 view(s)
  • 5upercrab's Avatar
    11th November 2019, 23:13
    Cheers folks, yes the render mode is rather fun. This is about as good looking as it will ever get. Downhill from here! Just using normal PLA. If I get strength issues with PLA I will probably buy...
    6 replies | 280 view(s)
  • McMullet's Avatar
    10th November 2019, 22:46
    If they're normal Argos drill motors the gearboxes are single speed, so no worries there! I've found going in a straight line at low speed a challenge too, I think basically what happens is that the...
    52 replies | 7514 view(s)
  • Ocracoke's Avatar
    10th November 2019, 21:20
    Extreme S.T.E.M - Jibril, The Honey Badger and Ikari The S.T.E.M event was interesting. Nice laid back atmosphere but it was getting a bit confusing over which fight was due when. Anyway, the main...
    170 replies | 123345 view(s)
  • Ocracoke's Avatar
    10th November 2019, 20:22
    Jibril does pull as well under low acceleration as well. Think Azriel does as well. I would try driving it on a piece of plywood or something to see what happens then. Uneven contact along the...
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  • Ocracoke's Avatar
    10th November 2019, 20:19
    For spinners, you want the higher capacity or you run the risk of overdrawing the battery or running out during the fight. Looks damn nice, can't wait to see it at the next event.
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  • Ocracoke's Avatar
    10th November 2019, 20:16
    Ocracoke replied to a thread Arena hazards? in Antweights
    I guess they were trying to make it more grungy for Series 3 at the time but with all the palaver with the production at the time, things had to change in Series 4.
    11 replies | 597 view(s)
  • Mr Manuva27's Avatar
    10th November 2019, 20:14
    Wheels are now secure! I bit the bullet and bought a pillar drill from Screwfix, some 120mm trolley wheels and some 3/8th bolts from a Land Rover Defender. A quick blowtorch and heat press later,...
    52 replies | 7514 view(s)
  • team death's Avatar
    10th November 2019, 19:32
    Piece De Resistance I have done a major re work on this Robot this week. changing all the sprockets and chain drive system to the drill direct drive through the gearboxes which I achieved...
    6 replies | 527 view(s)
  • McMullet's Avatar
    10th November 2019, 16:15
    Looks great, I'm impressed by all the graphics! I use F360 a lot but I never bother making anything look pretty. I'm also planning out a 3D printed PLA ant, so I'm interested to see how you get...
    6 replies | 280 view(s)
  • beardyblair's Avatar
    10th November 2019, 16:12
    Well things escalated quickly here. V1 was built and all parts played well together, elctrics were tested and my ideas seemed to work. However there were space issues in the main compartment and some...
    14 replies | 3591 view(s)
  • Knappster's Avatar
    10th November 2019, 01:12
    Yeah, I think I accepted your friend request.
    6 replies | 830 view(s)
  • Theo's Avatar
    9th November 2019, 20:30
    Ah very sorry, think my membership's up actually, do you have Facebook? Really interested!
    6 replies | 830 view(s)
  • Knappster's Avatar
    9th November 2019, 19:18
    Hi Theo, I didn't receive a message. I tried to send you a PM but I get a warning "Theo has exceeded their stored private messages quota". Regards, Knappster.
    6 replies | 830 view(s)
  • Theo's Avatar
    9th November 2019, 15:04
    PM Sent
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  • Retroman's Avatar
    8th November 2019, 17:27
    Retroman replied to a thread Arena hazards? in Antweights
    Noted, I had a look at some older series of Robot Wars and there were some (s3 springs to mind?) that were horrendously lit, I just want everyone to be able to see clearly.
    11 replies | 597 view(s)
  • Roboteernat's Avatar
    8th November 2019, 13:38
    Roboteernat replied to a thread Arena hazards? in Antweights
    Remember that too much 'blue' light causes effects in camera sensors and makes everything go violet in the picture.
    11 replies | 597 view(s)
  • PanoramicHarry's Avatar
    8th November 2019, 11:15
    Just an update, robot availability has been extended. Will discuss more when the event schedules for 2020 have been released.
    1 replies | 793 view(s)
  • Retroman's Avatar
    8th November 2019, 10:38
    Retroman replied to a thread Arena hazards? in Antweights
    I thought I’d read that somewhere, thanks for clearing that up Alex. Final question (probably:uhoh:) would it be better to use white lighting or colours? Already planning on a red glow for the pit...
    11 replies | 597 view(s)
  • 5upercrab's Avatar
    7th November 2019, 22:40
    Hello all I think it is time to start a design/build thread for my latest creation. I learnt a fair bit building my first wee robot, Gremlin, and I was quite amazed just how well it did in the two...
    6 replies | 280 view(s)
  • Shakey's Avatar
    7th November 2019, 22:18
    Shakey replied to a thread Arena hazards? in Antweights
    We've not followed the 50% rule for a long time even in AWS arenas, the rules were just never 'fixed' to reflect it.
    11 replies | 597 view(s)
  • Retroman's Avatar
    7th November 2019, 20:22
    Retroman replied to a thread Arena hazards? in Antweights
    For some reason I can’t change the orientation on my phone... So apologies about the quality of the artwork, I’ll spare you all the concept work and present the ‘finished’ design! I still can’t...
    11 replies | 597 view(s)
  • Retroman's Avatar
    7th November 2019, 20:04
    Retroman replied to a thread Arena hazards? in Antweights
    I’m literally re-sketching the floor plan now, we’ll, once I’ve made coffee... Good to know it’s only for AWS events though, I’ll leave it as is :mrgreen: Now, coffee is made, I’ll get this...
    11 replies | 597 view(s)
  • Ocracoke's Avatar
    7th November 2019, 19:46
    Jibril Despite the rain, I did manage to get a test drive done at a friends house. The drive is OK but once again, the Scythe failed. It fired but didn't complete a full rotation. I couldn't...
    170 replies | 123345 view(s)
  • Ocracoke's Avatar
    7th November 2019, 19:36
    Ocracoke replied to a thread Arena hazards? in Antweights
    Sounds intriguing, I'd like to see the sketch. The 50% drop off thing I thought only applied to arenas being used for AWS (it is one of the reasons why the BotFest one doesn't meet the criterion for...
    11 replies | 597 view(s)
  • James Williams's Avatar
    7th November 2019, 18:20
    James Williams replied to a thread Arena hazards? in Antweights
    This sounds good, I especially like the quarter pipe side idea as I think it will suit more unorthodox designs. Regarding the 50% drop off rule I wouldn't worry about it. There was talk about...
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  • Retroman's Avatar
    7th November 2019, 17:40
    Retroman replied to a thread Arena hazards? in Antweights
    This will be for AW, walking before I start to run and all that... although the idea of a BW arena hasn't been discounted yet...
    11 replies | 597 view(s)
  • sean retro's Avatar
    7th November 2019, 16:29
    sean retro replied to a thread Arena hazards? in Antweights
    Is the arena for AW or BW?
    11 replies | 597 view(s)
  • Retroman's Avatar
    7th November 2019, 14:28
    Retroman started a thread Arena hazards? in Antweights
    What’s everyone’s feelings about arena hazards? Backstory; I was planning to build a battle box for testing purposes, then realised for an extra few quid in materials I could build a full arena,...
    11 replies | 597 view(s)
  • Ocracoke's Avatar
    7th November 2019, 01:29
    Jibril The drive is sorted, the Scythe gearbox is pretty much back together and the Scythe has been smoothed a bit to lighten it. With any luck, I might even get to test the robot before the event...
    170 replies | 123345 view(s)
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