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by Ocracoke
Mon Jan 20, 2020 1:07 am
Forum: Antweights
Topic: jes's build log
Replies: 31
Views: 762

Re: jes's build log

A power-on LED is not required in the Ant class, I think it's mandated in the heavier ones. It certainly is in the Beetleweight and heavier classes as per the FRA rules. As noted, it is not required in the Antweight class but I find it good measure to have *a* light somewhere, even if it is the one...
by Ocracoke
Wed Jan 15, 2020 6:25 pm
Forum: Antweights
Topic: Little help requested with a new bot - receiver, material sourcing etc. thanks.
Replies: 16
Views: 380

Re: Little help requested with a new bot - receiver, material sourcing etc. thanks.

@ocracoke which waterjet company did you use? did you supply the material? K-Cut (https://k-cut.co.uk/). You can supply the material or they can (I do recommend supplying it yourself at this scale because them supplying can be expensive). I originally wanted 2mm Grade 5 Titanium for a spinning bar ...
by Ocracoke
Wed Jan 15, 2020 1:58 pm
Forum: Antweights
Topic: Little help requested with a new bot - receiver, material sourcing etc. thanks.
Replies: 16
Views: 380

Re: Little help requested with a new bot - receiver, material sourcing etc. thanks.

I'd worry about balancing it accurately if it was done with a hacksaw and a file. I used a CAD file drawn with LibreCAD and then submitted that to a water cutting company to have it made accurately, which hopefully results in better balance.
by Ocracoke
Sat Jan 11, 2020 8:38 pm
Forum: Antweights
Topic: Team Phyte Antweight Builds & Event Reports
Replies: 26
Views: 24694

Re: Team Phyte Antweight Builds & Event Reports

There is the possibility of that fight happening :P TBH, I don't think any of my machines have every trashed another so it'd be a new experience if that happens, I'll probably be more in shock that something I built "works".
by Ocracoke
Sat Jan 11, 2020 5:21 pm
Forum: Antweights
Topic: Team Phyte Antweight Builds & Event Reports
Replies: 26
Views: 24694

Re: Team Phyte Antweight Builds & Event Reports

Looks very good! Reminds me of Raphael from the MW class a little. Hopefully will get a chance to fight it with my vertical spinner at AntFreeze. :P
by Ocracoke
Sun Oct 13, 2019 10:46 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: BotFest 3 (14th September 2019)
Replies: 7
Views: 13894

Re: BotFest 3 (14th September 2019)

And here is the video from the event. Again, many thanks to all that came, I'll see about announcing the date for BotFest 4 around the start of the new year.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z-gGY7AD6Cs
by Ocracoke
Wed Oct 09, 2019 1:03 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Antweight open/AWS 2019
Replies: 60
Views: 53686

Re: Antweight open/AWS 2019

The 4th entry, under current AWS rules (http://robotwars101.org/ants/rules.htm), does have to be a walker or a cluster under rule 5g. Other than taking my finger off the throttle I have no way of stopping these, or their weapons, via a button on my controller. Will this be acceptable, I am not clear...
by Ocracoke
Sat Sep 14, 2019 4:40 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: BotFest 3 (14th September 2019)
Replies: 7
Views: 13894

Re: BotFest 3 (14th September 2019)

Many thanks to everyone who came to BotFest 3! It is always great to see new and returning faces come to this tiny little event. We had 25 robots enter this time and a whole host of excellent fights. The grand final, particularly, was spectacular. We'll have the video of the event up soon. For 2020,...
by Ocracoke
Fri Sep 13, 2019 1:03 pm
Forum: Antweights
Topic: Team BLEEP build diary
Replies: 123
Views: 82460

Re: Team BLEEP build diary

Or redesign the arm to include a lobe so that it hits that first before the blade hits the floor.
by Ocracoke
Fri Sep 13, 2019 12:34 am
Forum: Events
Topic: BotFest 3 (14th September 2019)
Replies: 7
Views: 13894

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! :( Nooo! Sorry to hear we won't see you at this one, next ...