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    Was great to see this live at Robodojo, and good...

    Was great to see this live at Robodojo, and good to read the report! Shame about the technical issues, but seems like you've got it all in hand. Looking forward to seeing you smash everything up next...
  3. Was great to see this in the flesh (well metal)...

    Was great to see this in the flesh (well metal) at Robodojo. Hope the repairs weren't too much work! Looked like you took a bit of a hammering against Drumroll (or whatever Drumroll was actually...
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    I mean, if the iron isn't hot enough to burn you...

    I mean, if the iron isn't hot enough to burn you it's not going to melt any solder...

    If your old iron has a really knackered tip or is low power then you probably will have problems whatever you...
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    I've had trouble melting the housings of the xt...

    I've had trouble melting the housings of the xt pin connectors when soldering, so the contacts go all wonky and don't fit the other connector any more... I guess that's what you've had too?

    It...
  6. Thread: BOB FW Series

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    Sounds good! I'm hoping to graduate to the full...

    Sounds good! I'm hoping to graduate to the full combat fights too, look forward to seeing your progress. :)
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    Last weekend Al mentioned that the pic of our...

    Last weekend Al mentioned that the pic of our locking system made it look a bit like the jaws had munched into the chunk of wood themselves... So I had to give it a go...
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  8. I took a few (admittedly rather low quality)...

    I took a few (admittedly rather low quality) slow-motion videos of the spinner fights if anyone fancies a look: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLOOjDvIwCWrnQlVsBVaaGn6uaNePNCHeR
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    Robodojo was a mixed bag in terms of our...

    Robodojo was a mixed bag in terms of our performance this time. On the plus side, nothing broke (just a few knocks and dents as usual) and we managed to use the weapon in one of the fights to...
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    Nice! The stickers/fish scales decoration is a...

    Nice! The stickers/fish scales decoration is a genius idea. Look forward to seeing more!
  11. That's some quality bodging! Good work on the...

    That's some quality bodging! Good work on the tidy up.

    Another option for belts: https://simplybearings.co.uk/shop/Belts/c4601/index.html

    I've found that most online shops that have at least...
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    A strange thing happened yesterday... we finished...

    A strange thing happened yesterday... we finished all the fixes and mods to Wedgeley a whole day ahead of schedule. :eek: Partly that's because there wasn't too much (critical) stuff to do, but still...
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    Thanks for the detailed write ups! It's great to...

    Thanks for the detailed write ups! It's great to see the kind of steps even if, as you say, there may be some variation in the nitty-gritty.
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    There's another Robodojo event next weekend, so...

    There's another Robodojo event next weekend, so it's time to pencil in some panic-bodging for next weekend.

    In the meantime, I have made one change recently. Currently Wedgeley has only ever...
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    Is Ikari made of wood, or are my eyes messing...

    Is Ikari made of wood, or are my eyes messing with me? I'd really like to make an ant at some point.

    I'll be interested to follow your brushless conversion on Azriel. I find the sheer range of BL...
  16. Thread: BOB FW Series

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    Seems like you took the hits well! Are you taking...

    Seems like you took the hits well! Are you taking BOB to Robodojo next weekend?
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    Great stuff all round. That wheel looks very neat!

    Great stuff all round. That wheel looks very neat!
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    That is a very satisfying internal layout! Great...

    That is a very satisfying internal layout! Great work.
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    The option I've used for strip fuses is to glue...

    The option I've used for strip fuses is to glue the head of bolt into the base of the chassis (or otherwise secure it in place) and then you can fix down the fuse and the power lines (with ring...
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    Looks like we're largely in agreement here Lucy!

    Looks like we're largely in agreement here Lucy!
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    The max current from your battery is the capacity...

    The max current from your battery is the capacity in Ah multiplied by the C rate (in this case you have a burst and continuous C rate, so use the lower of the two, i.e., the continuous rating)....
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    As an alternative, I use one of these:...

    As an alternative, I use one of these: https://hobbyking.com/en_us/pd606-charger-uk-plug.html

    I don't think it's as well-featured a piece of kit as the Accucell ones but it does have advantage...
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    Sounds like a frustrating weekend for Jibril. :(...

    Sounds like a frustrating weekend for Jibril. :(

    Thanks for another great write up though!
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    I was wondering how you were progressing with...

    I was wondering how you were progressing with this! Looks great. It's amazing how updating the build diary is the one thing that's easier to procrastinate about than building the robot. :lol: Thanks...
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    Ellis Ware made a nice how-to video:...

    Ellis Ware made a nice how-to video:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AcIIUGBJzJM
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