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  1. #301
    Ocracoke's Avatar
    Team Kaizen

    Aye but then again, it was just good to be back in the scene and to see everyone again after over a year of not being able to compete. v4.2 will have new 22mm drive motors, new wheels to avoid the tyre coming off again and some studs in the back to prevent it landing on its back the way it did.

    Also planning the return of Shu! as something different.
    Team Kaizen - Build Diary for all the robots

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

  2. #302
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    Team Kaizen

    Hmm, I guess it depends on wherever you find working to the BW scale easier than the FW scale. I find working on FWs easier than BWs simply because of size of components but then again, I've gotten better at building over the years so I guess it is down to preference. A BW is definitely easier to manage size wise.

    what changes to shu are you planning?
    Shu! is going to be fully rebuilt for its v3.0 build. Gonna try and aim for a 15cm square machine with 8mm hollowed out HDPE bulkheads.
    Team Kaizen - Build Diary for all the robots

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

  3. #303
    That's a tough fight card. 0-3 looks bad but great job making it through all the fights!

  4. #304
    Ocracoke's Avatar
    Team Kaizen

    Aww thanks Sam. Having rewatched the fights, its simply too slow and, being honest, big for what it is. I don't think the size is the problem but yes, definitely new motors and mend the damage. It'll live again
    Team Kaizen - Build Diary for all the robots

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

  5. #305
    You had a super tough heat - hell, I felt like I had a tough heat. You held up awesomely!

  6. #306
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    Team Kaizen

    Awww, thanks Craig! It was a tough heat, wasn't it? Still, will improve for next time :P In AW news...

    Ramu
    Ramu had been on the backburner for a long while as I wanted a clear evening to replace the malfunctioning NanoTwo v2 with a v3 model. That was tonight whilst fighting a bad head. After quickly putting the motors on the new ESC and soldering the ESC to the switch and battery, it bound fine... and then appeared to burn out on me.

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    I say appeared. After a bit of time away from it, I took another look at the wiring, tested that the switch wasn't what was broken with a LED and found that the positive wire had come away from the NanoTwo board. In order to get to it, I had to remove the heatshrink and after burning my fingertip, managed to get the positive wire back on the pad. A rebind later and finally, it's alive again.

    So, unofficially, it is now dubbed Ramu 2: Whoops, I voided the warranty. If I find the time, I'll repaint the robot and replace the worn Polycarbonate on the front.
    Last edited by Ocracoke; 12th July 2021 at 23:22.
    Team Kaizen - Build Diary for all the robots

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

  7. #307
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    Team Kaizen

    Been a while huh? After a fairly good performance at BotFest 4, I needed to take some time off from full on robot combat. Not to go into too much detail but 2021 has been dogged by persistent health issues which has meant I've not had time to really concentrate on anything, let alone full on robot combat but I am now in a position where I can resume where I left off.

    Jibril
    I am committing to getting the darn video done of it because although there are up and coming changes, it is for the most part finished barring some last minute machine work. Amazingly, the Scythe-Axe works first time and it is very, very satisifying to see and hear it work. That being said, the 39.88:1 gearbox feels now to be a little too geared for my liking so I am going to experiment with a change to 25:1.

    My hope is to get into Robots Live! in October with this thing and finally fight some HWs or MWs properly.

    Kaizen
    I've been planning this one for a while and am nearing the end of the design phase. I am going to stick with it being an axebot (I had planned a front hinge flipper originally) and have most of the parts here to construct with. The design contraints of the transport I have for this robot means its going to be fairly small for a HW and like Jibril will need to be capable of being dissassembled into smaller parts but I think I've nearly nailed it all down.

    Azriel
    I really feel for this machine. It was rebuilt a while ago to the 1.0 specification it is in now and it hasn't gone into any robotic events since. Since now I have a proper pillar drill, I am going to be doing some lightening work on the axe mechanism and see about improving the overall durability of the robot given some parts are knocking on 4 years old now.
    Team Kaizen - Build Diary for all the robots

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

  8. #308
    Sorry to hear you've not been well Lucy, hope things are or soon get better.

    Sounds like you have some good stuff planned, look forward to seeing the Jibril‚Äč video!

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