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by BeligerAnt
Thu Jul 19, 2018 7:59 pm
Forum: Antweights
Topic: Antweight Arena?
Replies: 2
Views: 217

Re: Antweight Arena?

I'd say an arena floor of 48"x48" is a bit on the big side. You run the risk of robots just chasing each other for 3 minutes without making contact! The AWS rules (currently) only specify a minimum of 30" square but this is generally reckoned to be a bit small these days. Peter Waller's arena is gen...
by BeligerAnt
Sun Jul 15, 2018 8:51 pm
Forum: Antweights
Topic: Antweight equipment for sale
Replies: 0
Views: 138

Antweight equipment for sale

Some stuff for sale (on behalf of James): Spektrum DX6i transmitter Very good condition, original box and manual. DSMX. £50 plus postage Imax B6 charger Very good condition, original box and manual. Includes mains PSU in the box. £15 plus postage AWS DVDs from before the advent of YouTube! AWS18, AW...
by BeligerAnt
Mon Jul 02, 2018 7:22 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: AWS55 - 30th June 2018 - Dunchurch Village Hall
Replies: 105
Views: 6361

Re: AWS55 - 30th June 2018 - Dunchurch Village Hall

AWS results are all up on AntLog. It all looks OK so it seems the fixes for the problems from last time have worked :)
by BeligerAnt
Sun Jul 01, 2018 7:42 am
Forum: Events
Topic: AWS55 - 30th June 2018 - Dunchurch Village Hall
Replies: 105
Views: 6361

Re: AWS55 - 30th June 2018 - Dunchurch Village Hall

Well done Alex for (yet another!) win :)
I have the results from Chris but they won't be on AntLog until later in the week. I'm away from home currently and uploading results is not something I want to do on my phone and dodgy WiFi :D
by BeligerAnt
Sat Jun 23, 2018 8:07 pm
Forum: Questions (and answers)
Topic: Accucell 6 charger
Replies: 3
Views: 221

Re: Accucell 6 charger

Ummm, that looks like a mains cord given that the wires are brown and blue. If so, you need a 3-pin 13A plug. It would be very useful if you posted a picture of the whole thing so we could figure out which end of the charger you were talking about. A power supply needs 2 plugs - mains power in and D...
by BeligerAnt
Fri Jun 08, 2018 7:22 pm
Forum: Antweights
Topic: Ant Attempt 2 - 'Tough Justice'
Replies: 18
Views: 827

Re: Ant Attempt 2 - 'Tough Justice'

It looks like you have all the bits in the right places and yes, you do only need to connect the white (signal) wire on one of the servo leads. Make sure you plug the servo leads into the receiver the right way round. Usually the black (0V) wires go towards the edge of the board and the white (signa...
by BeligerAnt
Wed Jun 06, 2018 8:53 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: AntLog - double elimination result logging tool
Replies: 63
Views: 19656

Re: AntLog - double elimination result logging tool

Antlog 3.1.0 Added button to force events to complete state if AntLog is only used for signup Added privacy statement and ability to update/delete user (team) info Added links to user info and team stats from username on navigation bar Events created locally are created in the correct state Added a...
by BeligerAnt
Tue Jun 05, 2018 6:51 pm
Forum: Antweights
Topic: Robot Name Clearing House
Replies: 12
Views: 560

Re: Robot Name Clearing House

If a robot hasn't already competed in an event (in AntLog) then you can just change its name. You don't have to create a new robot. Robots that have already competed can't have their names changed as doing so would change all the previous results. Robots can, however, be "retired" if they are no lon...
by BeligerAnt
Sun Feb 18, 2018 10:10 pm
Forum: Antweights
Topic: Yet another new guy!
Replies: 20
Views: 1224

Re: Yet another new guy!

my servo moves twice; once on powering up, to a random anticlockwise position, then again when the tx is turned on, to a set position. it's always the same position, which matches the tx settings. Always power the transmitter on first! If you don't the receiver only receives noise and any random si...
by BeligerAnt
Thu Feb 08, 2018 7:42 pm
Forum: Questions (and answers)
Topic: Football / Hockey - rules?
Replies: 2
Views: 265

Re: Football / Hockey - rules?

Hello and welcome Ian! I'm not sure there have ever been any "official" rules for antweight football. :) It's usually a case of pick some teams (2 or more a side), chuck the ball in and stand well back! I think we've played for 3-5 minutes before. Depending on the battery capacity/technology you are...
by BeligerAnt
Sat Feb 03, 2018 9:31 pm
Forum: Questions (and answers)
Topic: Tx and RX question
Replies: 5
Views: 395

Re: Tx and RX question

It is the receiver that gets bound to the transmitter. Although the transmitter has to send a bind message it doesn't know which receiver(s) are bound to it. Consequently several receivers can be bound to the same transmitter but each receiver can only be bound to a single transmitter. If you want t...
by BeligerAnt
Fri Jan 12, 2018 7:43 pm
Forum: Antweights
Topic: Team Dudge build diaries.
Replies: 77
Views: 5109

Re: First time building diary: Third Law

I think it's fair to say that cutting 1mm polycarbonate with scissors is easy enough, but that extra half a mm makes all the difference! Tin snips and wire cutters are a good suggestion for when the going gets too tough for scissors.
by BeligerAnt
Fri Jan 12, 2018 7:34 pm
Forum: Questions (and answers)
Topic: Best battery for transmitter
Replies: 4
Views: 401

Re: Best battery for transmitter

That charger will be perfect for the NiMH batteries and will also be suitable for LiPo batteries when you want to get a bit more advanced. Note that the charger runs off 12V DC so you will need a suitable mains adaptor to go with it. There are some very similar chargers that have a mains power suppl...
by BeligerAnt
Wed Jan 10, 2018 11:13 pm
Forum: Questions (and answers)
Topic: Best battery for transmitter
Replies: 4
Views: 401

Re: Best battery for transmitter

First of all, welcome! We're a friendly bunch (outside the arena at least) and this forum is a wealth of information. That transmitter and receiver looks fine for an antweight, plenty of channels and memories for when you get on to your second, third... robots :) You may want to check that "Mode 1" ...
by BeligerAnt
Tue Jan 02, 2018 10:03 am
Forum: Events
Topic: Dorset Robot Championship
Replies: 2
Views: 357

Re: Dorset Robot Championship

Looks good, and I don't see any reason why day 2 couldn't be an AWS. Given a reasonable turnout the extra events (sumo etc) may have to be for the Friday only as it generally takes all day to get through the AWS fights. If you had a separate space (and people!) to run the obstacle course in parallel...