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  • Ocracoke's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:44
    I don't disagree with that proposition but there are only so many slots you can have in a show. Accommodating 3 weight classes is the issue here. I know EXR were running Featherweight fun time warm...
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  • Ocracoke's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:36
    When I was last at Maidstone in 2017, there were two FW melees per show, not one and so the choice to not fight a spinner was there. I suspect that to include Middleweights, this might be why it was...
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  • Ocracoke's Avatar
    21st October 2019, 00:41
    Oh I was wrong... so wrong with this one... So far, this year, I've clocked 4,086 miles, not including the BotFest events which is reasonably close to me. Cheltenham is a weekend thing, so...
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  • Ocracoke's Avatar
    21st October 2019, 00:08
    In my Beetleweight robots, I have been known to glue down my removable links to the body but in The Honey Badger, I clamped it down with a small cut of polycarbonate. The XT60 connector in that needs...
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  • Ocracoke's Avatar
    20th October 2019, 19:26
    The trouble with Robodojo is that it is on a Sunday and I am generally not available on Sundays otherwise I would come. I've also not got a functional featherweight at the moment as Azriel is in bits...
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  • Ocracoke's Avatar
    20th October 2019, 19:04
    Yup. Staggered into the house and had a long tea. I've definitely had a tough year, especially with this MW robot. I think what it is comes down to a few factors. The biggest one is that I am...
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  • Ocracoke's Avatar
    20th October 2019, 15:56
    EXR Maidstone 2019 Maidstone happened. It was a 3am get up and didn't get home until midnight with 3 hours sleep behind me (though I had 14 hours the night before). I think this wins the award at...
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  • Ocracoke's Avatar
    20th October 2019, 13:16
    Welcome to the forum! Nice looking bot. Fuses as links is OK, I've seen this in the Featherweight class. 3mm aluminium will stand up to most things in a BW arena, better than mine did :P
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  • Retroman's Avatar
    20th October 2019, 10:41
    Yeah, the position of the the link is spot on there my dude, and to be honest we are talking shaving a few grams, it's probably more of a last ditch effort ha Depending on which aluminium you've...
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  • Retroman's Avatar
    19th October 2019, 23:23
    As far as I know, The fuse being the link is acceptable (I do this with my ants and have designed it into my feather) so long as removal renders the robot dead you should be fine, and the rules...
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  • Ocracoke's Avatar
    18th October 2019, 18:46
    I need to get Azriel ready for EXR Cheltenham anyway so if it survives that, I might put in for Robodojo but likely at Full Combat rather than Sportsman. Depends on how I feel about it. A whiteboard...
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  • Retroman's Avatar
    18th October 2019, 12:39
    I do admire the packing job, I like seeing all the pics of builds with tidy wiring and an absurd amount of electronics squeezed into a tiny space, I can respect the effort and planning involved,...
    38 replies | 5716 view(s)
  • Ocracoke's Avatar
    18th October 2019, 10:21
    "Neat and elegant". Not words I would ascribe to that version of the Badger. :P It did the job, even stood up to the likes of Neon for a few brief moments before the wheels came off. TBH, it was a...
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  • Retroman's Avatar
    18th October 2019, 09:55
    Not going to lie Lucy, that’s the exact build I was thinking of with the suggestion, a neat and elegant solution imho. I'm sure we could butter the toast in the pits afterwards tho :lol:
    38 replies | 5716 view(s)
  • Ocracoke's Avatar
    18th October 2019, 09:33
    Yeah, gotta make toast in the arena :P I can't think of a rule where it wouldn't be allowed in, perhaps just not buttered as that would probably count as a liquid. I did a mezzanine floor in The...
    38 replies | 5716 view(s)
  • Retroman's Avatar
    18th October 2019, 09:10
    1. Good stuff, I'll look out for it when I finally make a FW event 2. Nah, you gotta have some class, be the fanciest (and possibly scariest) toaster in the northwest. 3. Yeah, also a biker, and...
    38 replies | 5716 view(s)
  • Ocracoke's Avatar
    18th October 2019, 08:39
    Ah yes, I forgot about For the Love of Sci-Fi. I am sure I entered that with Azriel. Gonna need to start (re)building it then. :P
    38 replies | 5716 view(s)
  • Ocracoke's Avatar
    17th October 2019, 12:18
    Neat write up. The wheels definitely appear to help but as a suggestion, you may wish to limit the amount of throw in the TX to make it more drivable? It is something I do in Jibril which has...
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  • Ocracoke's Avatar
    17th October 2019, 00:02
    Some updates Azriel I am going to put Azriel on hold until after the MW championships. I don't think I'll have time to work on it before Cheltenham. That being said, I am thinking of completely...
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  • Retroman's Avatar
    15th October 2019, 21:58
    First and foremost: that jacket... is. Ace. Secondly: that’s a lot of progress, making me look lazy, looking good too, I second Lucy’s suggestion of going vertically, something like a mezzanine...
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  • Ocracoke's Avatar
    15th October 2019, 21:27
    Looks like good progress so far. I don't think it'll be that cozy though, Azriel is pretty tight in there for the moment with 2x batteries, a block of ESCs and still need to fit in an axe mechanism,...
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  • Bad Wolf's Avatar
    14th October 2019, 21:11
    No worries mate, glad you enjoyed it. I thought it was a really good event, I can't wait for the next one and I can't wait to keep pushing things forward with the event. Bad Wolf
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  • Retroman's Avatar
    14th October 2019, 19:49
    CSB2 looks nuts! The blue lighting really sets it off 8) almost too nice to fight... Thanks for the extra info for the belt drive stuff too, helped me out massively.
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  • Ocracoke's Avatar
    14th October 2019, 15:08
    Hahaha, looking forwards to seeing it. I can't work on mine until after the MW championship. Jibril So the new body needs more work than I've got time for at the moment. I'll have it ready by the...
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  • Retroman's Avatar
    14th October 2019, 14:58
    Thanks for the vid Luke! Loving the little intros 8) I actually forgot how good some of the fights were!! Gets me fired up for the next event!
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  • Bad Wolf's Avatar
    13th October 2019, 16:45
    Sorry for the delay with the video, Life... and stuff! haha Here you go https://youtu.be/z-gGY7AD6Cs Enjoy :) Bad Wolf
    30 replies | 8045 view(s)
  • Ocracoke's Avatar
    11th October 2019, 09:24
    Oooohhh, the progress looks good. U:AF looks like it will look amazing in the arena. Just be careful of 3D printing the wheels. Lets Dance, which is a fully 3D printed robot, doesn't seem to handle...
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  • Retroman's Avatar
    10th October 2019, 17:43
    Now then... Stripped my Devo 7e apart to see what the power switch issue was... found 2 of the 3 wires on the back of the switch were loose, no problem, just re-solder :proud: and nope... much...
    32 replies | 7612 view(s)
  • Ocracoke's Avatar
    10th October 2019, 08:39
    There is this guide to working with the stuff which is quite detailed: https://www.fightingrobots.co.uk/threads/14279-a-basic-guide-on-how-to-work-with-hdpe
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  • Retroman's Avatar
    10th October 2019, 07:55
    CSB2 is stunning, great work! Also, may steal your belt drive idea for the weapon, seems better than the current spring idea I have :oops:
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  • Retroman's Avatar
    10th October 2019, 07:53
    HDPE can be worked with normal wood working tools, for straight lines I’m currently using a standard wood saw (a hacksaw can make neater cuts), for the wiggly bits I have a jigsaw with wood blades,...
    7 replies | 690 view(s)
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