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by Team RobotMad
Sun Aug 18, 2019 10:16 am
Forum: Questions (and answers)
Topic: 3D printing
Replies: 5
Views: 5118

Re: 3D printing

Thicker is better, but I wouldn't expect any thickness to take a direct hit from a spinner so don't worry about it. Around 3 to 4 mm wall thickness will take a good hit from a spinner and still hold together. but only if hit along the wall and not an edge. i use ABS with 50% infill most of the time...
by Team RobotMad
Sun Aug 11, 2019 4:20 pm
Forum: Antweights
Topic: The smart ant's and flea's
Replies: 70
Views: 42990

Re: The smart ant's and flea's

i was worried about this fight as low, fast wedges with good acetate usually easily overpower mantis due to no acetate and it having a high centre of ballance... SA5 is actualy pretty slow due to being driven by a deltang which has a pretty low voltage limit and using 30:1 motors. its replacment wi...
by Team RobotMad
Sun Aug 11, 2019 12:20 pm
Forum: Antweights
Topic: The smart ant's and flea's
Replies: 70
Views: 42990

Re: The smart ant's and flea's

Roboshowdown was fantastic I find these more relaxed events much more fun than the very competative AWS events tbh. UnorthodoX enterd the 2v2 with flipant just beacuse pete was next to us on the pit bench table, they made quite the duo. flipant saving the match when unorthodox is easly pushed out. e...
by Team RobotMad
Fri Jul 05, 2019 4:09 pm
Forum: Antweights
Topic: The smart ant's and flea's
Replies: 70
Views: 42990

Re: The smart ant's and flea's

Just got back from holiday, so late post AWS 58 summary. Started off with SA5 taking some pretty good damage against a drum spinner i think was called quasar. It seemed to force the flipper open as it tried to close and instantly sheared the output shaft inside the servo, first time I've ever seen o...
by Team RobotMad
Mon Jun 10, 2019 9:56 pm
Forum: Antweights
Topic: The smart ant's and flea's
Replies: 70
Views: 42990

Re: The smart ant's and flea's

new plan for the next AWS SA4 with new hopefully more grippy wheels SA5 v2.1 the slightly improved version of SA5 v2 which was an improved SA5 possibly SA7 v2 a reprinted SA7 with a better flipper shape, i say possibly because the other robots will be prioritised over building this one. i previously...
by Team RobotMad
Wed May 29, 2019 11:46 am
Forum: Antweights
Topic: The smart ant's and flea's
Replies: 70
Views: 42990

Re: The smart ant's and flea's

With only a week and a bit between the end of exams and AWS, i won't have time to complete the spinner. (this is probably about the 10th time i've had to put off completing it over the last few years) this means my 10 degree angle wedge flipper (this needs a better name as currently its SA9 which ma...
by Team RobotMad
Mon Mar 04, 2019 5:25 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Antweight World Series 58 - 29th June 2019
Replies: 84
Views: 45521

Re: Antweight World Series 58 - 29th June 2019

As this is like a bit over a week after my last A level exam. i should be able to make it.
just have to build 2 ant-wights in that 1 week.
by Team RobotMad
Fri Jan 04, 2019 3:54 pm
Forum: Antweights
Topic: SG90's at high voltage
Replies: 5
Views: 711

Re: SG90's at high voltage

(N20 motors are completely different from SG90 servos) we used to use SG90 servos a long time ago but found that the gearboxes were incredibly week but you said its for a spinner so you have probably removed the gearbox, in which case the motor will have such low torque that it probably wont spin an...
by Team RobotMad
Sun Dec 30, 2018 12:12 pm
Forum: Antweights
Topic: The smart ant's and flea's
Replies: 70
Views: 42990

Re: The smart ant's and flea's

(this account is the same person, i forgot my login to the old account and don't have access to its recovery email address anymore. so i made a new account) finally committing to getting to AWS 57 so i guess i need to make some progress towards a working team. SmartAnt 5 V2.1 was completed a while a...