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  1. AWS55 - 30th June - Dunchurch Village Hall (near Rugby)

    This is a cross-post from the RobotWars101 forum: http://robotwars101.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=2697

    Date: 30th June 2018
    Time: 09:00 - 16:00
    Robot class: Antweight (Nano and Flea if time)...
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    Looking good Nat!

    Looking good Nat!
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    Hey Nat, Just seen you've had your TZ85As...

    Hey Nat,

    Just seen you've had your TZ85As delivered. If you're using the brushless ones, instructions for Simon-King them are available - we put the set we used on our website...
  4. Cheers Alan, will see you at some point over the...

    Cheers Alan, will see you at some point over the weekend. Currently writing firmware for my antweight speed controller - so I guess it depends how "stuck" I get doing that as to when I pop in.
  5. I'm hoping to drop by over the weekend at some...

    I'm hoping to drop by over the weekend at some point but not confirmed yet - If I do, I might bring the featherweight with me, although probably only to see how it handles with the new controller if...
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    Antweight brushed ESCs

    Google-fu is failing me, fellow roboteers.

    While I'm well aware that Rory has his very nice DSM based setup and I'm sure it works for many..... I don't want a full setup of bits all ready to go as...
  7. Of course, Daniel, there are some of us who are...

    Of course, Daniel, there are some of us who are roboteers who will be at the filming because we didn't apply/didn't qualify/whatever. So if you want to find me and have a chat with me about building...
  8. Scratch that - my Wednesday AM requirements are...

    Scratch that - my Wednesday AM requirements are now fulfilled :)
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    For future information for the community: In one...

    For future information for the community: In one of my jobs I own a paintball retailer and might be prepared to look favourably on robot builders. That said, there's basically nothing in CO2 bottles...
  10. @inq125 - I am on the hunt for at least one...

    @inq125 - I am on the hunt for at least one ticket for the Wednesday AM show only - need to check if anyone else in my group who has the Wednesday PM show already is up in Glasgow that early.
    ...
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    Team ARC: Catch Me If You Can

    With a slight hiccup in the build on Big Dave 3, I (Chris) have been working on my own Featherweight.

    This started out as a "Let's aim for May" project, specifically Extreme Robots - Portsmouth,...
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    Personally (and this is from experience having...

    Personally (and this is from experience having used the LS20/20 infrared laser modules) the beam is so narrow that it makes hitting the sensors very, very difficult. The laser tag industry has been...
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    After a fairly short Saturday in the workshop, we...

    After a fairly short Saturday in the workshop, we now have an idea what this creation is going to look like...

    The word "Yikes" sprung to mind when we managed to get things into a test fit for the...
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    Another +1 for the TQ4. I have one - am hoping...

    Another +1 for the TQ4. I have one - am hoping to get a second once they're back in stock at my normal supplier as one is tied up with one of the businesses I work for.
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    As I say, if you need some some help - please...

    As I say, if you need some some help - please just ask. I know a few people who've had a go at this sort of thing before and failed due to making silly errors.

    I encourage reading...
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    As a note - generally, the LEDs don't have a...

    As a note - generally, the LEDs don't have a 38kHz modulator.

    The "Industry standard" is to use TSAL6100 LEDs with the microcontroller generating the 38kHz PWM signal.

    Edit: Note that you'll...
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    So......Most of the laser tag kit you see out and...

    So......Most of the laser tag kit you see out and about using a PWM-based signal at 38, 40, or 56kHz (choose your flavour wisely - it *will* affect availability of parts). 38kHz is most common for...
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    Are you essentially trying to build a laser-tag...

    Are you essentially trying to build a laser-tag style tin-can alley....

    If so - it's harder than it looks. One of the several companies I work for does laser tag events for kids parties etc - and...
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    Chris - we ended up on Turnigy's (supposedly)...

    Chris - we ended up on Turnigy's (supposedly) water-cooled 180A ESCs for the drive at the moment.

    One of them doesn't like how much power we're pumping through it in extended tests - but we think...
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    I'll get Rob from ARC to reply tomorrow with the...

    I'll get Rob from ARC to reply tomorrow with the weight saving/increase in power we got by going brushless - but it was quite significant.
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    +1 for brushless DC motors Big Dave 3 is...

    +1 for brushless DC motors

    Big Dave 3 is entirely brushless motor driven, and while the speed controllers for high current brushless motors can be hard to sort out, there are suppliers out there. ...
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    Thanks to all you wonderful people on here with...

    Thanks to all you wonderful people on here with advice over the last few weeks, Rob's just been frantically redesigning the front end of Big Dave 3.

    Here's what he had to say on the matter:...
  23. Thread: Hardox 500/600

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    @Ellis - I imagine it's less broken now than it...

    @Ellis - I imagine it's less broken now than it was in March last year when you were up in Glasgow at the recordings. Surely at events it's basically a case of how few hours sleep can you survive...
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    So, we've ignored advice from this fine community...

    So, we've ignored advice from this fine community for at least a second time by trying out a HiFei speed controller rather than dropping £500 on an MGM.

    So far, so good - I appreciate we haven't...
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    I am not an experienced roboteer - but the...

    I am not an experienced roboteer - but the following is based off my observations with Big Dave 3. I expect somebody else will have a better idea!

    That sounds like a (very) dodgy mix on the...
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