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    OK, so how about it?

    OK, so how about it?
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    It this happening today?? Or next week or what?

    It this happening today??

    Or next week or what?
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    Ah, can't do week days... Any chance we could...

    Ah, can't do week days...

    Any chance we could make it more of an early evening thing on the Friday or Saturday, something like 7PM? Should be before the crowds get in..
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    Yes, for me as well, one of the rail station pubs...

    Yes, for me as well, one of the rail station pubs sounds good. I'm in Sheffield. And probably for R9000, Rory.

    Cheers

    Tim
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    Hi Rory, Shame I wasn't a bit more...

    Hi Rory,

    Shame I wasn't a bit more enthusiastic about interviewing everybody else. I hate the sound of my recorded voice but I can just about cope with that on your video and should have done more...
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    I have had an exchange with a guy here who's...

    I have had an exchange with a guy here who's parents have a farm with camping.

    We have got to be able to organise a just for fun, no paying spectators thing with bring your own robot to the...
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    In that case, I take back my unsaid idea that...

    In that case, I take back my unsaid idea that your chassis looked weak and silly.

    If you have used such a practicle and obvioulsy strong basis for your bot rather than mess around with unnecessary...
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    Well the point of more motors is lost when the...

    Well the point of more motors is lost when the amount of force is determined by the friction x the weight of the bot. More motors just makes more of your precious weight taken by stuff that does not...
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    2 wheels with 1 motor have the power of that...

    2 wheels with 1 motor have the power of that motor and the force of that motor divided by 2.

    2 wheels with 2 motors have double the force untill you are on just the back wheels when you are being...
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    What do you have between the shaft and the forks...

    What do you have between the shaft and the forks at present?

    If you have a retaining washer bolted onto the end of the shaft it will only rub against the face of the fork when it is pushed against...
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    Can you extend the shaft through the supporting...

    Can you extend the shaft through the supporting "forks" and then have it secured with something like a nut or something? As then any sideways forces will be taken by both sides of the forks rather...
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    Drilling hard steels

    Right, I have just collected my steel that I will be using to make a hydraulic jaw thingy.

    It is EN24T, which I am told is high strength steel. I will be putting lots of compression and tension...
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    If you have 2 small plates either side of the...

    If you have 2 small plates either side of the origonla hole with a bolt through and then weld a couple of bolts with their heads cut off sticking out sideways from the ends of the plates, between...
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    Not yet, but we have our plans!!

    Not yet, but we have our plans!!
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    The Manchester event is this weekend, so can we...

    The Manchester event is this weekend, so can we make it some other time.

    And Yes, I am working on my bot and would appreciate additional helo although Rory is great...
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    Just in case I ever get my bot built can I book a...

    Just in case I ever get my bot built can I book a place in your test farm zone, date time and actual working robot to be sorted one day in th efuture hopefully.

    Obviously all responsibility would...
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    Fame!! Those are my legs and hand on the first...

    Fame!! Those are my legs and hand on the first video!! and indeed the wife's scales.

    Looks like you have been very busy Rory on not doing your revision for your finals. Good job with the self...
  18. When is the event, and I might come along and...

    When is the event, and I might come along and cheer, or heckle....
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    I would expect that a whiping/springing/good golf...

    I would expect that a whiping/springing/good golf swing type of ax action would make it far more effective than the basic arc that seems to be used.

    Also more damage resistant.

    Also I have...
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    Just listening to this. Applications must be...

    Just listening to this.

    Applications must be in by 20th March.

    I have a collection of bits and ideas, an engineering company sorting out a couple of spindles and shortening my hydrolics oil...
  21. I have transport so anybody out there at all with...

    I have transport so anybody out there at all with a lathe???
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    Can you use flappy skirts to keep the flippers...

    Can you use flappy skirts to keep the flippers out or to get under other bots?
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    Small spindles for gears

    I don't have a lathe so where is the best place to get some spindles and bearings for making my gearing?

    I need to attach a couple of sprockets to the same spindle and thus reduce the rpm rate of...
  24. You should sponsor something in Robot wars......

    You should sponsor something in Robot wars... Either a team or two or some sort of prize for most novel ues of hardened steel or.....
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    I am planning to use the pressure vessel reserve...

    I am planning to use the pressure vessel reserve thing that exists in the hydralic world to be the reservoir rather than a tank but I hope that I can use the much cheaper plumbing expansion vessels....
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