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Thread: Sprouting Potato: 4wd Pusher

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    Just a couple of days to go before Botfest, so I thought I'd share one of the bots that I completed last night. Say hello to Sprouting Potato:



    It's had a few iterations. First it was gonna be a wedge-shaped pusher, then a servo-angled wedge pusher, then after a minor fail at AWS 55 with my other bot, Suspicious Houmous, I decided to make it a simple 4wd pusher. I should probably stick an 'L' plate on the back, as my driving is AWFUL.

    Actually, I had an intention of letting my 7-year-old son drive, but I let him drive it around the front room and he just drove round in circles, sometimes breaking to drive it into a table leg or the entangling embrace of a throw blanket. Maybe he'll do better with an opponent to aim at.

    It's not totally finished. The side armour needs a trim, and I need to fix the front screws better (some HDPE will do that, and create a buffer against the motors, too), and it needs decorating! oh, and it's a bit too slow. I'm hoping it'll feel faster in the arena.

    The aforementioned Suspicious Houmous is also signed up for Botfest, but it had so many issues at AWS 55 that it needs a complete redesign. Two evenings and a morning to build a robot.. easy!

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    Ocracoke's Avatar
    Team Kaizen

    Looks very neat, much neater than some of my creations. When I rebuild Ikari, polycarbonate will probably be my port of call.

    The aforementioned Suspicious Houmous is also signed up for Botfest, but it had so many issues at AWS 55 that it needs a complete redesign. Two evenings and a morning to build a robot.. easy!
    Yeah, easy peasy :P What kind of issues do you mean?
    Team Kaizen - Build Diary for all the robots

    AW: Amai, Ikari, Lafiel, Osu, Ramu
    BW: Shu!, The Honey Badger
    FW: Azriel
    MW: Jibril, Kaizen

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    Theo's Avatar
    Roboteer

    They look absolutely fantastic (I think?). I'm sure you won't come last, that's reserved for me

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    Theo's Avatar
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    Bring it on!

    We'll have a whiteboard and control each other's, then we'll see who's last!

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