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    Sketch of internals






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    Some more progress this week. I've dismantled everything previously built and now have a box of bits, esc's, motors, batteries etc and am concentrating on one spinner-proof (I hope) robot.

    The inner chassis is cut and only half bolted together at the minute, just to see if the wheel slides over with any clearance problems. I'm working on a heavily shock mounted chassis-shell mounting. I'm having a worry with self righting, I will dream up something for that.

    I have a 22 lorry wheel on the way that I've bought to start building a heavy weight as well. For that I'm wondering if 6x Gimson's and a good speed controller will be enough. I'm going to work out the wattages, and failing that get a second hand wheel chair.

    I'm umming and arring about weapons, I'd like the feather and the heavy to be similar in appearance and weaponry, colour scheme etc.









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    The first basic chassis I've ever scratch built is together!!! Looks really rough...and it is!...but I made it myself lol and am proud of my first steps into getting battered


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    And then cut flush to fit into the wheel.



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    It has wheels and a front and rear skid!!









    All of the electrics gradually coming together. Still need to sort out radio gear, link, LED and cablings. And some brackets to hold everything.




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    I think this is fantastic way to go about it

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    Lol Thanx! My first fan! I will have to get "Team Skipdiving Robotics Crew" T-shirts made up and start posting them to my fans! Lol j/k

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    I have to say it looks good and it been built reasonably fast but you seem pretty chilled about getring it done haha i have tried to rush mine and its taken 1 year and 1/2. I am sure tou have probably said this but are tou going to add a weapon and if so what weapon?

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    Haha yeah I'm not really the most rushed of people. Originally I was part of a small team that got bored and left me to it lol so I'm having to learn how to make everything as I go. I started 2013 afresh with a 12 month deadline to get a robot running and ready to compete in 2014. I've not been able to get over how expensive it is! Hence building from scrap parts.

    Originally the wheel was going to be a rammer with some spikes and a roll over bar. But I've been developing a Wiper-Motor powered hammer that is powerful enough to roll the 'bot back onto it's wheels if turned over. It's taking a while to get it running right so it's a bit touch and go with the hammer idea.

    I'm definitely open to weapon suggestions if you have any or would like to see something specific on the robot!

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    What's the white plastic board? It looks a bit like chopping-board (polyethylene)

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