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Thread: Post battle analysis and repair

  1. #41
    Congrats Colin, sounds like a successful event especially given you were running 3 machines solo!

    Nice to hear that everything was CV safe as well - not that I had any reason to think it wouldn't be, but after 6 months working from home and reading too many news stories I start to worry about these things so that's reassuring.

  2. #42
    I've only been to one Dojo since Covid hit, but I have to say it's extremely well covered. There's four pages of Covid info and risk assessments included in the emails that competitors have to read first, everything is laid out to minimise contact/distance/risk etc and as Colin mentioned, Ian is on the ball with keeping things in check. Far more reassuring than the UK Government most of the time

  3. #43
    Make do and mend...........
    I'm from an era when making do and mending was the norm and I guess that helps when
    you build Robots on a shoestring budget as i do.
    So on investigation I found both of my Robots wheels on Project fear were damaged-one buckled and the other
    I tried to plastic weld at Robodojo but it may not have lasted another fight.

    Now I could have ordered some new castors off e bay and it's always nice to receive a parcel but I thought
    a good refabricating session on a rainy day would be more fun, plus I save about £6.

    I started by removing both wheels and knocking out the central boss where the spindle goes-this
    was quite easy to do so it's a indication why they failed, then I used my hole saw cut four wheel
    panels to sandwich either side of where the wheel boss used to be and after hammering them into
    the wheel inner core I drilled a hole to fit the drive shaft.

    After bolting them back in place on the Robot I'm pretty confident they will now out perform
    the original wheels.

    pictures
    1 the plastic welding I did at Robodojo
    2 cutting the wheel cores out of plywood
    3 finished article
    4 project fear
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