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by GeorgeR
Tue Jul 09, 2019 12:19 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: AWS 59 -21st September 2019
Replies: 1
Views: 207

Re: AWS 59 -21st September 2019

Sounds great. I'll definitely be there attempting to defend the title.

Any news on whether it will be 3 or 4 entries per team? Or will it depend on numbers?
by GeorgeR
Fri Jul 05, 2019 9:44 am
Forum: Antweights
Topic: The smart ant's and flea's
Replies: 67
Views: 14629

Re: The smart ant's and flea's

MarkR wrote:
Fri Jul 05, 2019 9:35 am
Unorthodox was amazing at AWS58, please, tell us how the walking mechanism works?

Or is it a super trade secret?
It's a 4 way cam system, there's a pic at the bottom of page 3 of this thread. Amazing how quick it is really.
by GeorgeR
Thu Jul 04, 2019 10:51 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Antweight World Series 58 - 29th June 2019
Replies: 84
Views: 5645

Re: Antweight World Series 58 - 29th June 2019

Harry's posted the video, 3h45m of antweight goodness!

https://youtu.be/hI-l7RWZ_DQ
by GeorgeR
Wed Jul 03, 2019 9:43 am
Forum: Antweights
Topic: GeorgeR's robots
Replies: 111
Views: 13752

Re: GeorgeR's robots

That is a brilliant robot and probably the most original but not quite the first walker to win an AWS. Mutant won in 2004 at AWS15 but there were far less robots to beat back then http://www.antweight.co.uk/results/ws15/ws15.htm I stand corrected, someone told me it was the first, but I guess they ...
by GeorgeR
Tue Jul 02, 2019 11:20 pm
Forum: Antweights
Topic: GeorgeR's robots
Replies: 111
Views: 13752

Re: GeorgeR's robots

AWS 58 Well, AWS 58 proved very successful for Team Zero, and much to my surprise I’m now an AWS winner! Six months ago RBMK was no more than a mad idea in my head that I was less than 50% sure would even work at all, and now it’s the champion of an event that is normally dominated by wedges, flipp...
by GeorgeR
Tue Jul 02, 2019 6:12 am
Forum: Antweights
Topic: ESCs and channel mixing
Replies: 7
Views: 237

Re: ESCs and channel mixing

Yep, there's no mixing on a FT tinyesc, it's a single channel esc so there isn't anything to mix. Some dual esc's come with mixing, some don't, and some can be switched between mixing and not mixing. As the others have said the best option would be to get a transmitter that supports mixing, like Lim...
by GeorgeR
Mon Jul 01, 2019 9:16 pm
Forum: Antweights
Topic: n20 gearbox front plate thread size?
Replies: 2
Views: 141

Re: n20 gearbox front plate thread size?

M1.6
by GeorgeR
Mon Jul 01, 2019 3:00 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Antweight World Series 58 - 29th June 2019
Replies: 84
Views: 5645

Re: Antweight World Series 58 - 29th June 2019

I might have missed something but... I'm seeing various mentions of 'Sheffield' and 'September' in relation to AWS 59 but can't find any details (and nothing on Antlog). If this is 'a thing' then it would help if someone could start a thread with whatever details are known at this stage. They said ...
by GeorgeR
Sun Jun 30, 2019 11:15 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Coping with the demand (An EO's perspective)
Replies: 24
Views: 762

Re: Coping with the demand (An EO's perspective)

While I've not been an EO, I certainly agree with the issues you've raised regarding long term sustainability. Regarding numbers of bots and time restraints; I think that 128 entries should remain a hard limit (and this could even be reduced), Chris, I know you've talked about developing antlog to c...
by GeorgeR
Sun Jun 30, 2019 9:12 am
Forum: Events
Topic: Antweight World Series 58 - 29th June 2019
Replies: 84
Views: 5645

Re: Antweight World Series 58 - 29th June 2019

Many thanks to Chris and all the other helpers for yet another fantastic event. Completing a double elimination event with 123 robots in one day is no mean feat.

For those that don't want to know the results look away now.....

1st - RBMK
2nd - Trigger
3rd - Valkyrie
4th - Bzroink
by GeorgeR
Fri Jun 21, 2019 10:16 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Antweight World Series 58 - 29th June 2019
Replies: 84
Views: 5645

Re: Antweight World Series 58 - 29th June 2019

Wow that's a lot of antweights!

Don't panic though Chris, I'm sure it should be manageable. We had 104 at AWS57 and that finished with over an hour to spare, even with a lunch break. The key was definitely getting started early.
by GeorgeR
Fri May 17, 2019 1:09 pm
Forum: Antweights
Topic: Team Pompidou First Antweight Build/Questions
Replies: 34
Views: 2224

Re: Team Pompidou First Antweight Build/Questions

The switch should be added between the battery plug and the dasmikro, on the positive (red) wire. Good luck with soldering the dasmikro, they're very delicate.
by GeorgeR
Sun Apr 28, 2019 4:23 pm
Forum: Antweights
Topic: The Hotel Lima, for Ants: A Build Diary
Replies: 98
Views: 5004

Re: A Hotel, constructed of Limas, for Ants: A Build Diary

Regarding the overheating servo, it probably can't move through its full range of motion due to the linkage. So at one end of its travel the servo is constantly stalled, which will quickly heat it up. The solution is to program the servo end points on the transmitter.
by GeorgeR
Sat Apr 27, 2019 7:27 pm
Forum: Antweights
Topic: Fishy Electronics - DisinfectANT , Cilit BANG
Replies: 63
Views: 6591

Re: Fishy Electronics - DisinfectANT , Cilit BANG

I wouldn't be too worried about the counterweight, it shouldn't get hit, and it's going slower anyway. The bits that look marginal to me are between the central hub and the edge of the bar, particularly by that mounting hole, and along the threaded holes that the tooth screws into. Polycarb is a gre...
by GeorgeR
Fri Apr 26, 2019 6:59 pm
Forum: Antweights
Topic: Fishy Electronics - DisinfectANT , Cilit BANG
Replies: 63
Views: 6591

Re: Fishy Electronics - DisinfectANT , Cilit BANG

Wow, a polycarbonate weapon bar is certainly a brave choice. I'm not saying it definitely won't work, but you might want to have a backup plan just in case! It's still looking beautiful though.