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    The 50A car fuses have been pretty good, what...

    The 50A car fuses have been pretty good, what would be handy is replacing the clunky junction terminal with a lighter connector. I've used Wago connectors for my beetle weight and wondered if there...
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    It weighs in about 13kg in its current form, and...

    It weighs in about 13kg in its current form, and goes pretty fast with the new penny washers!
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    I like the design of the beetle weight, I got...

    I like the design of the beetle weight, I got into beetles this year after watching Bugglebots season 1 and it performed well! Also, there are more LGBT roboteers around these days :D If you ever...
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    Below are a few pictures of the original...

    Below are a few pictures of the original Flatfish. Credits to Team Panoramic for the Robots Live picture. I use the original scoop as a lucky charm now. :)

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    I've had the standard RS mains soldering iron for...

    I've had the standard RS mains soldering iron for XT60s and XT90s and it works for both, also invest in a small metal clamp with corkscrew handle to hold the connector in place while soldering, makes...
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    2 775 brushed motors with the Saturn gearboxes...

    2 775 brushed motors with the Saturn gearboxes from Ranglebox and got spares while they were still on sale. 5S lipo and a junction box to connect it all together. Botbitz 85A ESCs and thick cables....
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    Flatfish Build Diary - FW

    Hello everyone,

    Just a quick introduction, my name is Robert Shalders aka Robo Rob and this build diary will cover the progress of Flatfish from 1.0 to 2 and a bit. I will find the old pictures...
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    I like this new design, looks like it will...

    I like this new design, looks like it will perform well! I'll be at Stevenage Robots Live but will mix it with Extreme Robots next year. :)
  9. Looks good, I will have my Mark 2 robot ready...

    Looks good, I will have my Mark 2 robot ready early next year and hope to meet you at an event! :) My first attempt came in at 12kg and the improvements take it to the weight limit.
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    Also recommended for new starters is either get a...

    Also recommended for new starters is either get a relative/friend involved or find a hacker space that's local to you. I went to the Milton Keynes one and that really helped me on my first build.
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    I'd be interested in knowing the plans for the featherweights also, looking forward to getting the bot in the arena :)
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    Quick update: Built a prototype out of scrap wood...

    Quick update: Built a prototype out of scrap wood and whatever else I could find, and got the robot running with the Ranglebox Saturns/ESC/motor combo! Videos/pictures are on my phone so will upload...
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    Thanks for the feedback, will reduce the size...

    Thanks for the feedback, will reduce the size down and up the height a bit to make room for the electronics.
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    So, an update! (mainly maths) I got 2x...

    So, an update! (mainly maths)

    I got 2x 250x250x8mm HDPE to use for spare material and gauge how heavy a bot made out of HDPE weighs. I came up with these dimensions and weights: Warning lots of...
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    I'm planning on using HDPE as I picked that up...

    I'm planning on using HDPE as I picked that up from other build threads. For now I have ordered 4x 3.7V LiPo batteries and the motors are 2x Philips DC Geared Motor, Brushed, 12V DC from RS (330rpm)....
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    New Featherweight Robot (Beginner)

    Hi all,

    Having watched Robot Wars a lot as a kid, and being inspired by the resurrection of the series on TV, I decided to have a go at building my first featherweight robot. I have a background...
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