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by voorsk
Tue Jul 02, 2019 9:22 am
Forum: Questions (and answers)
Topic: 3D Printer recommendations?
Replies: 1
Views: 208

Re: 3D Printer recommendations?

I've got an Ender 3. It can print ABS, but you'll need an enclosure of some kind (unless you have a nice warm area to work in). It can print PETG, too, but it requires careful setup for that. There can be some build quality issues with Ender 3s, but not usually anything that can't be fixed fairly ch...
by voorsk
Tue Jul 02, 2019 8:32 am
Forum: Antweights
Topic: Team Rocket Robotics Updates and Reports
Replies: 57
Views: 3680

Re: Team Rocket Robotics Updates and Reports

what kind've wheels/tyres are on Dusty? I love chunky wheels! :D
by voorsk
Sun Jun 30, 2019 11:46 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Coping with the demand (An EO's perspective)
Replies: 24
Views: 773

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

I wouldn't mind donating. £5 per robot seems cheap to me, considering the amount of work and money you guys have to spend on helping us to have fun. The 2+1 rule sounds good, as it'll get people thinking about what to enter, rather than just making bots to fill their quota. As a sort-of northerner (...
by voorsk
Thu Jun 13, 2019 3:44 pm
Forum: Antweights
Topic: Pneumatic antweight.
Replies: 13
Views: 644

Re: Pneumatic antweight.

Hogi wrote:
Sun Jun 02, 2019 7:33 am
The aim of this project is to make a crusher that can actually crush things rather than just holding them.
Aren't crushers usually hydraulic?
by voorsk
Thu Jun 13, 2019 3:35 pm
Forum: Antweights
Topic: Team BLEEP build diary
Replies: 109
Views: 11662

Re: Team BLEEP build diary

progress report: naff all! So, I thought I had lots of time to plan the next bot. I made a 4-bar flipper design that rocks, and I intended to field it for AWS 58, but I felt like a rest, so didn't build it straight away... Then my wife got a job in Leeds, and so we need to move house before Septembe...
by voorsk
Thu Jun 13, 2019 3:18 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Antweight World Series 58 - 29th June 2019
Replies: 84
Views: 5699

Re: Antweight World Series 58 - 29th June 2019

i'd forgotten i'd registered! :roll:
hopefully i can convince the wife to let me escape, but if I have to drop out, should i remove my bots from antlog?

edit: can't make it, so bots removed. :(
by voorsk
Tue Jun 04, 2019 3:08 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Antweight World Series 58 - 29th June 2019
Replies: 84
Views: 5699

Re: Antweight World Series 58 - 29th June 2019

Haven't been on here much or able to do any new bots or anything due to moving house Must be summat in the air! I've also had to put a lot of bot plans on the backburner due to needing to move house. Unfortunately, we're in the searching phase, and every weekend is vital, so I don't think I'm gonna...
by voorsk
Mon Apr 08, 2019 9:00 am
Forum: Antweights
Topic: Team Pushover's Ants Build Log.
Replies: 37
Views: 1205

Re: Team Pushover's Ants Build Log.

weirdly, i did the same thing to a dasmikro, and it survived!

and then it survived normal polarity, which is just as risky. :P
by voorsk
Tue Mar 26, 2019 10:35 am
Forum: Antweights
Topic: Dual motor Axe bot
Replies: 12
Views: 699

Re: Dual motor Axe bot

GeorgeR's axebot is dual motor - there are pics in his build diary, so you can see how he did it. Using two motors means that they'll fight each other a little bit, so they have to be well secured. You also have to consider the torque reaction of the axe, as it's possible to make an axebot that flip...
by voorsk
Mon Mar 25, 2019 9:17 pm
Forum: Antweights
Topic: Team BLEEP build diary
Replies: 109
Views: 11662

Re: Team BLEEP build diary

ooh - actual damage? :D that was probably the other axebot, then. :P i did enjoy ramming stolen concept right in the gubbins with sprouting potato. even though it didn't achieve much, i think it was my favourite moment, as i just really wanted to ram a spinner to see what happens. :) the side armour...
by voorsk
Mon Mar 25, 2019 1:30 pm
Forum: Antweights
Topic: "What it says on the tin" N20s / Far from tacky tacho
Replies: 5
Views: 360

Re: "What it says on the tin" N20s / Far from tacky tacho

The only ones I bought from ebay were rubbish, so I never did that again. The rest came from either hobbyking or pimoroni, and were all as advertised. As they all look about the same, I labelled my motors using little bits of sticky label (the stuff for sticking printed addresses to envelopes) with ...
by voorsk
Mon Mar 25, 2019 1:21 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Botfest 2 (23rd March 2019)
Replies: 15
Views: 1676

Re: Botfest 2 (23rd March 2019)

I bet that means all the fights where I don't just drive into the pit are missing. :P Did you get the rumble on video?

I too really enjoyed it, and I'm looking forward to the next one. It so nice to have a relaxed competition where everyone's just there to have fun. :)
by voorsk
Mon Mar 25, 2019 12:48 pm
Forum: Antweights
Topic: Team BLEEP build diary
Replies: 109
Views: 11662

Re: Team BLEEP build diary

I was already using just the one hinge. The nylon ones were too flimsy, so I just added it as a fixed wedge in the end. Weight: 144g. Botfest was the other day, and it's a good event for testing or dialing in robots, as you get a lot of fights. I needed the testing, as I hadn't test driven either ro...
by voorsk
Sat Mar 23, 2019 10:05 pm
Forum: Antweights
Topic: The Hotel Lima, for Ants: A Build Diary
Replies: 98
Views: 5040

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

i use flickr, so I'm afraid I'm not much help. apparently you can generate bbcode from imgur if you're on their desktop site; https://help.imgur.com/hc/en-us/articles/115003264766-FAQ-for-Forum-Users- edit: just tried it on one of your images. viewed, went to desktop mode, a tab appeared called 'emb...
by voorsk
Tue Mar 19, 2019 10:11 am
Forum: Antweights
Topic: Team BLEEP build diary
Replies: 109
Views: 11662

Re: Team BLEEP build diary

4 days to go before Botfest. Quite looking forward to it, as it's a lot nearer than any of the AWSes get, so I don't get a stressful 4 hour drive either side, and it's also more relaxed generally. :) I've been very slowly upgrading the bots in readiness, and both are a tweak or two away from complet...