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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Ocracoke's Avatar
    Yesterday, 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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  • 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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  • 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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