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by Ocracoke
Thu Feb 14, 2019 10:47 am
Forum: Antweights
Topic: Newbies Build Diary.
Replies: 6
Views: 436

Re: Newbies Build Diary.

Due to Uni work, progress has been intermittent, but there's not much left to do to be ready for the next AWS. I have signed up for it on Antlog and was just wondering if I needed to do anything else before the event. I'm looking forward to it, and meeting all of you and testing how (badly) my ant ...
by Ocracoke
Thu Feb 14, 2019 10:43 am
Forum: Antweights
Topic: AgoBros team, new member on the platform
Replies: 12
Views: 339

Re: AgoBros team, new member on the platform

You can replace parts but your robot still has to meet the tech check requirements I think (4" cube size max, 150g max). There was a query about replacing the body during a event in a different thread which I don't recall the outcome of but if it was me, I'd simply fix what was broken.
by Ocracoke
Tue Feb 05, 2019 6:26 pm
Forum: Antweights
Topic: AWS rule polls 2019
Replies: 22
Views: 529

Re: AWS rule polls 2019

Personally, I already enforce the "spinners need switches" rule and the "LiPo bags for charging in" for BotFest, they just seemed like sensible things to do. There was one thing that I think might be worth discussing though in regards to the aerials rule change. Osu is a bit weird in that it uses a ...
by Ocracoke
Fri Feb 01, 2019 12:17 pm
Forum: Questions (and answers)
Topic: Best glue for wheely loose wheels?
Replies: 3
Views: 183

Re: Best glue for wheely loose wheels?

One of my Ants has its wheels glued on with a Locite Superglue which hasn't failed me yet. However, be warned, overzealous gluing (assuming it is a N20) will cause the gearbox to lock up if it gets onto the gears.
by Ocracoke
Fri Jan 11, 2019 1:06 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Botfest 2 (23rd March 2019)
Replies: 4
Views: 445

Re: Botfest 2 (23rd March 2019)

Oooh, that'll be excellent to see! Hope you do get your printer fixed. ;)
by Ocracoke
Mon Jan 07, 2019 10:52 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Botfest 2 (23rd March 2019)
Replies: 4
Views: 445

Botfest 2 (23rd March 2019)

Hey Everyone! After a bit of a wait (apologies :P), I am pleased to announce BotFest will be making a return for 2019! Following on from the pilot, we are sticking with the Church so this event will be running on the 23rd of March at the following location from 11:00 - 17:00 . St. Lukes Church Poult...
by Ocracoke
Mon Dec 31, 2018 1:13 am
Forum: Events
Topic: Ant Freeze 6 - 2/2/19 - * Updated * Details & Signup
Replies: 30
Views: 1862

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

I am happy to help out with anything you need doing at the event.
by Ocracoke
Tue Dec 18, 2018 5:00 pm
Forum: Antweights
Topic: "Flip-it” new build/project
Replies: 74
Views: 6515

Re: "Flip-it” new build/project

The size feels OK, plenty big enough for a mass rumble of most of the Ants that went to the BotFest pilot back in July but small enough to prevent no battling in 1v1 fights. I think the arena used for Ant Freeze is about the same size as yours, perhaps a little bigger but definitely not more than a ...
by Ocracoke
Mon Dec 17, 2018 10:17 pm
Forum: Antweights
Topic: "Flip-it” new build/project
Replies: 74
Views: 6515

Re: "Flip-it” new build/project

Looks neat, very slightly smaller than mine (81cm square). Polycarbonate sides and roofing shouldn't be too hard.
by Ocracoke
Sat Dec 08, 2018 5:28 pm
Forum: Antweights
Topic: NanoTwo Kits
Replies: 61
Views: 19228

Re: NanoTwo Kits

Went to buy a couple and have already sold out! Oh well... :P
by Ocracoke
Mon Dec 03, 2018 11:30 am
Forum: Antweights
Topic: Arena surface material
Replies: 3
Views: 273

Re: Arena surface material

My arena uses 12mm hardwood plywood flooring, similarly not fixed down and segmented into two sections for flat pack convenience. It is also primed and painted. Having used it at the BotFest pilot, it works fine as far as I can see.
by Ocracoke
Mon Oct 22, 2018 9:26 am
Forum: Events
Topic: Attempting at an event and possible webseries....
Replies: 3
Views: 335

Re: Attempting at an event and possible webseries....

I'd possibly be interested, depends on where and when it might be.

It should be noted, building an arena is a bit of a undertaking to build as I found. Might not be so much of an issue if it is a non-spinner event but worth bearing in mind.
by Ocracoke
Mon Oct 08, 2018 9:12 am
Forum: Events
Topic: Ant Freeze 6 - 2nd Feb 2019 confirmed
Replies: 11
Views: 948

Re: Ant Freeze 6 - 2019

I can probably make this. ;)
by Ocracoke
Sat Aug 11, 2018 10:48 pm
Forum: Antweights
Topic: Advice on using a pistol grip transmitter
Replies: 2
Views: 315

Re: Advice on using a pistol grip transmitter

I use a pistol style transmitter in one of my antweights. The one I use does not mix the channels together so one control would drive one wheel and one would drive the other. I did have an external mixer at one stage which worked until it caught fire (don't ask how :P) so I have to be quite careful ...
by Ocracoke
Tue Jul 17, 2018 1:56 pm
Forum: Antweights
Topic: Wheely big Help...
Replies: 6
Views: 447

Re: Wheely big Help...

Assuming these are the N20 motors, I'd just unscrew it via the two crosshead screws that you can see when looking at the output shaft. Having just done it to a old motor I have, the whole brass section (plus the gears) just comes away as one part so you should just be able to clamp that down and use...