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by mackemforever
Fri Oct 12, 2018 6:04 pm
Forum: Antweights
Topic: Stacking components?
Replies: 2
Views: 163

Stacking components?

Right now I'm in the process of putting together a beater spinner. I've tested everything, wired it all up, all of the electrics work absolutely fine. Now all that's left is to build the body for it. The problem I'm having with designing the body is that I don't have a lot of weight to work with, an...
by mackemforever
Thu Oct 11, 2018 11:49 am
Forum: Antweights
Topic: full body spinner saftey
Replies: 2
Views: 194

Re: full body spinner saftey

Same way you would with any other spinner. Make sure you set the failsafe on the weapon ESC to cut power to the weapon if the transmitter is turned off. Then it's simply a case of switching the transmitter off if anything goes wrong.
by mackemforever
Tue Sep 18, 2018 11:25 pm
Forum: Antweights
Topic: Best/cheapest way of producing this part?
Replies: 2
Views: 213

Best/cheapest way of producing this part?

So I'm in the process of building an antweight beater spinner. I've got the components, I've designed and printed the chassis and it all looks like it should work (although I'm yet to wire it all up and test!) however the one area I'm stuck on is the bar itself. I've got a design that should do fine...
by mackemforever
Mon Sep 10, 2018 2:28 pm
Forum: Antweights
Topic: Beater spinner parts list sanity check
Replies: 1
Views: 180

Beater spinner parts list sanity check

So right now I'm looking to put together my first ant, decided to dive in at the deep end and build a spinner because I do like a challenge. Have designed and 3d printed the chassis for a beater style spinner now just need to actually build a bot into it. Before I set about buying anything I just wa...
by mackemforever
Thu Sep 06, 2018 9:04 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: AWS56 - 13th October, Bristol
Replies: 37
Views: 2411

Re: AWS56 - 13th October, Bristol

Luckily I actually have a rare Saturday off work so have flung my name in the ring for this. First time actually fighting anything properly, cheekily entering with a Shakey built flipper so I know I have something that will actually work, and a beater of my own creation that is as likely to tear its...
by mackemforever
Sun Aug 26, 2018 6:44 pm
Forum: Antweights
Topic: Best NanoTwo alternative?
Replies: 7
Views: 712

Re: Best NanoTwo alternative?

Thanks for the mention of the ARC option.

Anybody used the BotBitz 10A ESC?
by mackemforever
Thu Aug 23, 2018 9:33 am
Forum: Antweights
Topic: Best NanoTwo alternative?
Replies: 7
Views: 712

Best NanoTwo alternative?

Completely new to all of this, just starting to put together a parts list for my first batch of antweights but am a little bit stuck on the area of ESC selection. I know that the generally accepted easiest/best option is going with a NanoTwo but I also know that they're damn near impossible to get y...