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by MySolderIsOlder
Wed Jan 22, 2020 6:23 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: AWS 61 - who wants to do it?
Replies: 6
Views: 600

Re: AWS 61 - who wants to do it?

Ooh - Antlog!
by MySolderIsOlder
Sat Jan 18, 2020 2:46 pm
Forum: Beetleweights
Topic: What Shores? (for Beetle tyres)
Replies: 1
Views: 466

Re: What Shores? (for Beetle tyres)

So, I went for the A28 and that seems to be just right. Casting direct onto the hubs but with a couple of design features to ensure the tyres can't slip or roll off. We'll have to see how they hold up in a real fight - hopefully in Chatham in March - but they look pretty tough..
by MySolderIsOlder
Mon Jan 13, 2020 4:51 pm
Forum: Antweights
Topic: jes's build log
Replies: 31
Views: 882

Re: jes's build log

Also... watch out for flat/square sides. In a fight it's surprisingly easy to get stuck on one side or the other with all four wheels spinning to no avail as the room counts you out. For my 'bog-standard 4wd wedge' bots I like to stick a couple of machine screws in on either side, protruding just en...
by MySolderIsOlder
Sun Jan 12, 2020 6:09 pm
Forum: Antweights
Topic: Peter Wallers Robot Ramblings
Replies: 748
Views: 193617

Re: Peter Wallers Robot Ramblings

Age-ANT Orange?
by MySolderIsOlder
Sat Jan 11, 2020 1:03 pm
Forum: Antweights
Topic: AWS'60 Results Analysis
Replies: 14
Views: 466

Re: AWS'60 Results Analysis

But yes - the one thing I've learnt in my limited time roboteering is that driver skill is far more important than weapon design. I should probably spend less time tinkering and more time driving, though i doubt it would do me any good!
by MySolderIsOlder
Sat Jan 11, 2020 12:40 pm
Forum: Antweights
Topic: AWS'60 Results Analysis
Replies: 14
Views: 466

Re: AWS'60 Results Analysis

Proud to have been 50% of the flail spinners at AWS60, though I only won one fight IIRC - and that was mainly through pushing.
by MySolderIsOlder
Tue Dec 31, 2019 7:57 am
Forum: Beetleweights
Topic: What Shores? (for Beetle tyres)
Replies: 1
Views: 466

What Shores? (for Beetle tyres)

I've started work on our first Beetleweight (a bog-standard 4WD pusher) in the hope of having at least one bot ready for the Uni of Greenwich bash in March. All going well so far but just a bit stuck on the wheels. I'm printing my own hubs (using Polymax PC) and would appreciate some advice on Shore...
by MySolderIsOlder
Tue Dec 24, 2019 5:49 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: University of Greenwich - Medway, 28/29 March
Replies: 4
Views: 330

Re: University of Greenwich - Medway, 28/29 March

Couldn't help myself. Ordered some 25mm 12v motors this morning...
I feel making a beetle might be at the top of New Year Resolutions.
:roll:
by MySolderIsOlder
Mon Dec 23, 2019 3:58 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: University of Greenwich - Medway, 28/29 March
Replies: 4
Views: 330

Re: University of Greenwich - Medway, 28/29 March

If someone does manage to organize an antweight arena for this event then Anthony & I would definitely be up for it. We're based in Tunbridge Wells so it's about as convenient a location as we're ever likely to get. Although I do eventually mean to build a couple of Beetleweights (maybe a scaled-up ...
by MySolderIsOlder
Tue Dec 10, 2019 5:26 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: AWS 60 - Headington, Oxford - 30th Nov 2019
Replies: 112
Views: 22423

Re: AWS 60 - Headington, Oxford - 30th Nov 2019

Well I see from the Team Panoramic YouTube page that the vid is scheduled to premiere at 19:30 tonight. So very soon we'll all be able to re-live those controversial moments in glorious Technicolour!