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  • BCartz's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:52
    BCartz replied to a thread FW- Crash Course in Featherweights
    Something like neophyte, that kind of box two wheel lifter, but plan to make it out of hdpe but try to make it compact for Armour. still need to get the speed controller, relay, lipo then wires...
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  • Shooty's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:59
    Shooty replied to a thread FW- Crash Course in Featherweights
    Hi there! You sound like you're in a very similar position to the one I was in back in 2017. When I started out, I only really had a drill and some basic saws, and wanted to make a linear actuator...
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  • Maxamuslead's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:21
    threaded inserts work fine for lids just nothing that will be taking spinner hits, so main frame, Armour panels etc another method is using threaded aluminum blocks (like pulsar/magnetar), it is a...
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  • Ocracoke's Avatar
    Yesterday, 00:05
    Ocracoke replied to a thread FW- Crash Course in Featherweights
    Personally, I use threaded inserts for the lid of my FW these days but you could use barrel nuts I am sure.
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  • BCartz's Avatar
    Yesterday, 00:01
    BCartz replied to a thread FW- Crash Course in Featherweights
    so would you recommend to use l brackets and barrel nuts to hold the chassis and then different one for the top panels as they are going to be coming on and off or just continue with barrel nuts?
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  • Ocracoke's Avatar
    9th August 2020, 23:27
    Ocracoke replied to a thread FW- Crash Course in Featherweights
    Hey there, welcome to the forum! In addition to the aforementioned threaded inserts and barrel nuts, L shaped brackets I find also work on the internal structure of the robot if only to offer...
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  • BCartz's Avatar
    9th August 2020, 18:44
    BCartz replied to a thread FW- Crash Course in Featherweights
    its a linear actuator lifter bot, tools will probably be bog standard tools like power drills and saws as have no electrical or mechanical history. it will probably end up going against spinners at...
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  • Maxamuslead's Avatar
    9th August 2020, 18:10
    hi and welcome, i got 2 questions and 2 suggestions and some advice , 1 what type of robot are you planning to make? 2 What tools do you have access to? i would highly suggest reading as many...
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  • BCartz's Avatar
    9th August 2020, 17:30
    BCartz replied to a thread FW- Crash Course in Featherweights
    cheers, would i need nuts for these or are the just more secure screws? robodojo whilst i plan to do in the future is a bit of a travel as from kent
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  • sean retro's Avatar
    9th August 2020, 17:14
    sean retro replied to a thread FW- Crash Course in Featherweights
    Welcome, these insert nuts works well with HDPE. https://www.screwfix.com/p/insert-nuts-type-d-m6-x-20mm-50-pack/61859 Also depending on where you live, Robodojo will be a good place to test it...
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  • BCartz's Avatar
    9th August 2020, 10:07
    BCartz started a thread FW- Crash Course in Featherweights
    So after years of watching robot wars and live events, and a global pandemic, ive decided to build my first ever bot using the hayes manual as a guide. ive got some parts and hope to build a wooden...
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  • THomas weatherley's Avatar
    8th August 2020, 16:24
    I was there for robodojo antweight and beetleweight minimeet and honestly it was really well done only one person opening and closing the doors for the arena and cleaning the area doors and top area...
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  • team death's Avatar
    7th August 2020, 17:31
    Hi Lucy In my view Robodojo was very professional regarding social distancing and the competitors were sensible-the only close encounters were a metre apart which you might get at any...
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  • voyanuitoa's Avatar
    7th August 2020, 17:08
    I'm currently looking through the rules on Grassroots sports, to see if that could apply....
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  • James Williams's Avatar
    7th August 2020, 17:02
    At Dojo we all except 1 of the pit tables were indoors, but everyone kept 2m apart. Also we brought our own toiletries etc & took our rubbish home with us. If you want I can forward you the...
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  • Ocracoke's Avatar
    7th August 2020, 16:47
    I've asked the church and they seem to be OK with it but I am struggling to get my head around the laws in effect at the moment. The law states that upto 30 people may meet indoors with no specific...
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  • Coolspeedbot's Avatar
    6th August 2020, 19:19
    That's true.
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  • Maxamuslead's Avatar
    6th August 2020, 18:21
    protects them more, if you have another neon style event you be able to keep driving tho without one set of wheels
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  • Coolspeedbot's Avatar
    6th August 2020, 17:00
    It's doable, but why?
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  • Maxamuslead's Avatar
    6th August 2020, 14:05
    ah yes i saw this get suggested to be me on you-tube, only thing to be aware about is that parts of this robot could be rather out of data, also looking at it some of construction it could bend...
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  • Maxamuslead's Avatar
    6th August 2020, 13:04
    tbh i would try to get the single stage to the front
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  • voyanuitoa's Avatar
    5th August 2020, 16:23
    Any news from the Church, dates or procedure wise?
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  • Iestyn's Avatar
    5th August 2020, 13:35
    First, let me (very briefly) introduce myself: My name is Iestyn, I'm from the Netherlands and have so far built two featherweights together with my brother-in-law. Now on to the important stuff:...
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  • Coolspeedbot's Avatar
    5th August 2020, 12:59
    Updated CAD of CSB 2.1 trying out a version using the old drive set up and thicker side panels. The two different drive setups. The left side is a copy of CSB 2.0's drive set up...
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  • Coolspeedbot's Avatar
    5th August 2020, 12:23
    Like I said to Andy this is a rather old version of the cad the belts was basically running on wider pulleys on one side but the updated version has it basically running the pulleys like in CSB 2.0,...
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  • Maxamuslead's Avatar
    5th August 2020, 11:55
    Two questions one how belts gonna work as they are all on tye same side, two what gearboxes you using ?
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  • Roboteernat's Avatar
    5th August 2020, 10:58
    Hiya, I am currently awaiting one of these drills to make a mount for them. Send me a Dm :-) Note these are 2 speed drills so they need locking off to one speed. Again this is something I hope to...
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  • Dw6345's Avatar
    5th August 2020, 09:21
    Hi I’ve just started my first ever featherweight I’ve seen these drills pretty cheap thought they might be of interest to people. Also, if anyone is already using them where and/or who do they get...
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  • Coolspeedbot's Avatar
    4th August 2020, 16:10
    Thanks, really need to post the updated design here, as I've been tweaking the design a lot. Sadly Robodojo is too far for me to get to from Dover. Fingers crossed once this pandemic is over and I've...
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  • Andy's Avatar
    4th August 2020, 14:00
    New design looks great! Also going back to the previous posts a bit, Robodojo is a great place to fight for feathers without going into big melees if it isn't too far north for you.
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