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by voorsk
Fri Sep 13, 2019 8:47 pm
Forum: Antweights
Topic: Team BLEEP build diary
Replies: 123
Views: 19666

Re: Team BLEEP build diary

but it's meant to hit the floor!

well.. not the floor, preferably, but if the front gets pushed up, like while being wedged into a wall, then i want it to hit whatever's pushing it. i got a few free hits that way before. :)
by voorsk
Fri Sep 13, 2019 9:04 am
Forum: Antweights
Topic: Team BLEEP build diary
Replies: 123
Views: 19666

Re: Team BLEEP build diary

*redacts rant about wife* So, I'm not going to BotFest 3, after all, which means no more roboteering for the rest of the year. :( I'm still gonna finish the bots, though. It'll save time for the next one, whenever that will be. Curious Custard (the thwackbot) might be a bit of a dead end in it's cur...
by voorsk
Thu Sep 12, 2019 10:22 am
Forum: Events
Topic: BotFest 3 (14th September 2019)
Replies: 6
Views: 1688

Re: BotFest 3 (14th September 2019)

I was so hoping I could make this event, as I can't make AWS 59 due to my son's birthday, but it looks like I'll have to ferry my wife to the opticians instead, as they have crap hours and don't open Sundays. I had nearly 3 bots ready, too! :(
by voorsk
Wed Sep 04, 2019 11:29 am
Forum: Antweights
Topic: ESC Sanity check
Replies: 20
Views: 1154

Re: ESC Sanity check

The big cap came attached. That's like a top-up tank for the battery, isn't it? Evens out voltage sags during sudden load, or something. I think I need space more than I need to worry about voltage sags, so I'm gonna lop it off. :)
by voorsk
Wed Sep 04, 2019 10:45 am
Forum: Antweights
Topic: Team BLEEP build diary
Replies: 123
Views: 19666

Re: Team BLEEP build diary

Better, but still not quite right... https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48676443526_1b7e09cd22_c.jpg It's now using 50:1 motors, and has the axe shaft mounted vertically. The shaft is threaded M3, so I can add almost anything as a bludgeon. I thought polycarb might crack after repeated hits with th...
by voorsk
Wed Sep 04, 2019 8:47 am
Forum: Antweights
Topic: ESC Sanity check
Replies: 20
Views: 1154

Re: ESC Sanity check

In case anyone's interested, there is also a 3-way version of the ESC: https://www.aliexpress.com/item/32946648379.html Mine arrived yesterday, and I'm gonna try sticking it in my axebot to control drive and the axe, rather than the DasMikro and Vex29 that it currently has. Should save a bit of spac...
by voorsk
Mon Sep 02, 2019 3:30 pm
Forum: Antweights
Topic: ESC Sanity check
Replies: 20
Views: 1154

Re: ESC Sanity check

Here be photos! https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48665266198_c9cf625fb5_c.jpg Chip in the bottom-right is a STC 15W204S https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48665612086_19b48df25d_c.jpg I did try getting a wire through to the other side, but couldn't seem to manage it. I was running out of time be...
by voorsk
Mon Sep 02, 2019 12:27 pm
Forum: Antweights
Topic: ESC Sanity check
Replies: 20
Views: 1154

Re: ESC Sanity check

I'm using the 1.8A version in a thwackbot. Seems okay so far, but I'm not exactly stressing it out. I was hoping the terminals on the PCB had holes through the board, for sausage-fingered soldering, but they seem to be single sided. :( edit: huh.. kyro's 3A board appears to have holes through the bo...
by voorsk
Mon Sep 02, 2019 12:22 pm
Forum: Antweights
Topic: Team BLEEP build diary
Replies: 123
Views: 19666

Re: Team BLEEP build diary

pat bot you say? this is a perfect opportunity to have a little hand as the weapon so you can slap other bots... :) *unplugs eyes* YES! :D I got the wheels here: https://shop.pimoroni.com/products/moon-buggy-wheels-pair Plus, someone linked a narrower variant earlier in the thread: https://www.alie...
by voorsk
Mon Sep 02, 2019 9:57 am
Forum: Antweights
Topic: Team BLEEP build diary
Replies: 123
Views: 19666

Re: Team BLEEP build diary

Before I post this, I'm sticking my fingers in my ears.. er... eyes? I'm not listening to advice! I like to make my own mistakes. :) With that in mind, here's a new project that's wrong on soooo many levels; Curious Custard! https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48664318557_fc2f622ed3_c.jpg It's an an...
by voorsk
Fri Aug 23, 2019 12:51 pm
Forum: Antweights
Topic: Team BLEEP build diary
Replies: 123
Views: 19666

Re: Team BLEEP build diary

Yup - tis an i6 alright. I've adjusted the sticks a bit since last time, and I've already adjusted the rates. I intended to add resistors for a bit of braking, but that'll have to wait. The main thing will be practise, I think. I never managed that in its previous incarnations. I need to run a gaunt...
by voorsk
Fri Aug 23, 2019 11:26 am
Forum: Antweights
Topic: Team BLEEP build diary
Replies: 123
Views: 19666

Re: Team BLEEP build diary

I still haven't moved house. Most of my robot stuff is in storage. But I kept some back! I kept my parts box, a few bits of polycarb, and my only completed bots; Sprouting Potato and Fermented Melon. No way of soldering properly, so I have to use the same electronics. Fermented Melons electronics we...
by voorsk
Fri Aug 02, 2019 3:18 pm
Forum: Antweights
Topic: ESC Sanity check
Replies: 20
Views: 1154

Re: ESC Sanity check

There appears to be 1.8A versions that're ever so slightly cheaper (than 5A versions from China).

They're using a mixture of images, so who knows what'll actually turn up (I bought one) . :P
by voorsk
Tue Jul 02, 2019 9:22 am
Forum: Questions (and answers)
Topic: 3D Printer recommendations?
Replies: 1
Views: 1392

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: 9092

Re: Team Rocket Robotics Updates and Reports

what kind've wheels/tyres are on Dusty? I love chunky wheels! :D