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    Hi all, Most of the parts are ready now - just...

    Hi all,

    Most of the parts are ready now - just a few more holes to drill.

    im now turning my attention to getting these parts welded together. I have done a lot of research and basically...
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    Thanks for the advice Jamie! I’ve been wearing a...

    Thanks for the advice Jamie! I’ve been wearing a cheap dust mask when using the grinder and very thankful for it - the stuff that comes off is not nice at all lol.

    aluminium is so messy! Didn’t...
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    I managed to finish cutting out the two...

    I managed to finish cutting out the two bulkheads.

    Thats the thickest piece of ally I’ll need to cut for this build so glad the blade held up!

    i also got myself an angle grinder to clean up the...
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    thanks very much for the tip. I’ll take a look at...

    thanks very much for the tip. I’ll take a look at some cheap grinders tomorrow.
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    So the blade gave up on me before I could cut out...

    So the blade gave up on me before I could cut out one 120x210 bulkhead! it came in a pack of two (40/80 teeth) so will put the new one on and see how it goes!

    Ive also realised cutting straight...
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    I was thinking this but it’s 1/2” ally and not...

    I was thinking this but it’s 1/2” ally and not sure how good (expensive) a saw would be required!
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    haha I’m actually surprised at how well it’s done...

    haha I’m actually surprised at how well it’s done considering it’s a £20 blade!

    It was a fairly simple design to begin with, but I have made it even more simple since I got some equipment to cut...
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    Hello all, I’ve made a few changes to the...

    Hello all,

    I’ve made a few changes to the design - mainly reducing the thickness of the chassis from 1/2” to 3/8” or even 1/4” where I think it will allow.

    The aluminium has arrived! I spent an...
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    Hello - hope everyone enjoyed the holidays! ...

    Hello - hope everyone enjoyed the holidays!

    Thanks to the kind advice above, I have bought new Gimson motors as suggested. In order to accommodate these larger, heavier motors my design is now...
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    I have a few questions and would be grateful for...

    I have a few questions and would be grateful for any help.

    1. Is it okay for the pulleys to overhang the motor shafts as long as the grub screws make contact?
    2. Are keyways absolutely essential...
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    Great, thanks everyone for the help! I will...

    Great, thanks everyone for the help!

    I will get a request off this week to sort the pulleys out.

    In the meantime I have ordered one of the housed bearings which I am using on the drive shafts...
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    Thank you everyone for the feedback! In all...

    Thank you everyone for the feedback!

    In all honesty, I originally wanted to build an axe bot but the idea of working with high pressure CO2 frightened me more than a spinner!

    The plan for...
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    First Build - Featherweight Bar Spinner

    Hi everyone - I am totally new to anything engineering-related but after many years of watching and admiring the robots on Robot Wars/Battlebots I've decided to get involved!

    I have spent...
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