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by Derek Dudge
Mon Jul 01, 2019 9:59 am
Forum: Events
Topic: Coping with the demand (An EO's perspective)
Replies: 24
Views: 1518

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

3 bots per team did seem to shake it all up a bit. Certainly if the 128 robot limit must remain its better to have more teams able to take part with one less bot each for the biggest/veteran teams. I would be a bit sad if a permanent move to 3 bots each included a 2 wheeled bots only clause though b...
by Derek Dudge
Sun Jun 30, 2019 10:34 am
Forum: Events
Topic: Antweight World Series 58 - 29th June 2019
Replies: 84
Views: 7874

Re: Antweight World Series 58 - 29th June 2019

More thoughts after some sleep @ Dave. Baphomet was one of my aforementioned new favs to look out for. That and Kyro's Mantis Grappler joined my list of admiration. I'm glad George got his title. That team of ants definitely deserves one. What a showing by Trigger too though! When was the last time ...
by Derek Dudge
Sat Jun 29, 2019 7:20 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Antweight World Series 58 - 29th June 2019
Replies: 84
Views: 7874

Re: Antweight World Series 58 - 29th June 2019

Yeah that was spot on. I very much enjoyed. Kudos to Chris and anyone who helped with running. The field of bots seems better than ever too. Some of those nasty weapon bots are getting scarily reliable. I got me a couple new favs to watch out for in future events too. You all build some awesome stuff.
by Derek Dudge
Mon Jun 24, 2019 5:39 pm
Forum: Antweights
Topic: Mark's Antweight build
Replies: 56
Views: 7211

Re: Mark's Antweight build

Stacie looks great. Looking forward to seeing it at AWS
by Derek Dudge
Sun Jun 02, 2019 2:38 am
Forum: Events
Topic: Antweight World Series 58 - 29th June 2019
Replies: 84
Views: 7874

Re: Antweight World Series 58 - 29th June 2019

Getting excited for this now we're into June. Haven't been on here much or able to do any new bots or anything due to moving house and other hectic things these past few months but both my existing ants *should* be good to go. There is a lot of bodge job repair work involved and I'm running rather l...
by Derek Dudge
Wed Feb 06, 2019 5:48 pm
Forum: Antweights
Topic: Team Dudge build diaries.
Replies: 85
Views: 9822

Re: Team Dudge build diaries.

So the plan before Ant Freeze was I would recycle Manticore after and make something else but his spirited effort won me round on him a bit and with me still having one more 50:1 motor I bought as a spare for the hammer - he lives on yet to fight again at another event. The full list of repairs requ...
by Derek Dudge
Sun Feb 03, 2019 1:08 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Ant Freeze 6 - 2/2/19 - * Updated * Details & Signup
Replies: 30
Views: 4391

Re: Ant Freeze 6 - 2/2/19 - * Updated * Details & Signup

Another later in the year would be amazing. Only real feedback request I got would probably already be fixed if you got antlog going and that's being able to find out your upcoming opponents a bit quicker once the groups are drawn. Otherwise the whole thing is a good time and kudos to you and the fa...
by Derek Dudge
Sun Feb 03, 2019 12:57 pm
Forum: Antweights
Topic: Team Dudge build diaries.
Replies: 85
Views: 9822

Re: Team Dudge build diaries.

Totally unexpected results for Ant Freeze 6! Colour me surprised. Third Law who I had decent hopes for had a good start in the Nuts game, winning it's heat and getting into the semis. Alas it was a rapid downhill from there. In the tournament it failed to win a fight, getting pitted by team Oink's w...
by Derek Dudge
Sat Feb 02, 2019 5:46 am
Forum: Antweights
Topic: GeorgeR's robots
Replies: 111
Views: 15800

Re: GeorgeR's robots

It looks bonkers and I can't wait to see it spun up and is it just me or does it have a robot crab/crustation look going on? Those top bolts for little shrimp eyes and the little vert spinners look like mandibles.
by Derek Dudge
Fri Feb 01, 2019 10:53 am
Forum: Events
Topic: Ant Freeze 6 - 2/2/19 - * Updated * Details & Signup
Replies: 30
Views: 4391

Re: Ant Freeze 6 - 2/2/19 - * Updated * Details & Signup

So if it does snow it's looking like I'm coming on the train, yikes early start but there's one that gets there about half 9 so should be ok. One way or another robot combat shall be had. @paul annihilator is some big rumble action and nuts is a game where a pile of big plastic nuts are in the middl...
by Derek Dudge
Wed Jan 30, 2019 2:15 pm
Forum: Antweights
Topic: Team Dudge build diaries.
Replies: 85
Views: 9822

Re: Team Dudge build diaries.

I don't have an exact number on the plastic but it's roughly a half and half split on weight between chassis/armour/wedge and then internals. Slightly more weight in the externals maybe. Thickness it's a mix. Baseplate/chassis is 1mm folded up to make a tray. The side panels and front panel that mou...
by Derek Dudge
Wed Jan 30, 2019 3:03 am
Forum: Antweights
Topic: Team Dudge build diaries.
Replies: 85
Views: 9822

Re: Team Dudge build diaries.

Finally got Third Law's rebuild finished. I think he's quite a big improvement over the last version. At very least he should not be losing the same way again. Hopefully I can drive well and do him justice! Looking forward to Saturday 🤘 https://i.ibb.co/HdZDxhp/20190130-022233.jpg https://i.ibb.co/M...
by Derek Dudge
Wed Jan 30, 2019 2:56 am
Forum: Antweights
Topic: GeorgeR's robots
Replies: 111
Views: 15800

Re: GeorgeR's robots

Oh myyyy.

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by Derek Dudge
Mon Jan 28, 2019 2:32 am
Forum: Questions (and answers)
Topic: Repairs
Replies: 4
Views: 750

Re: Repairs

Interesting one IMO. Ship of Perseus thing. I feel like if it's recognisably the same robot, the back up chassis is identical to the broken one, then I would have no problem my opponent having more than one with them. Making a full switch to a new chassis in the pits between matches, particularly to...