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by Shakey
Mon Jul 01, 2019 7:54 am
Forum: Events
Topic: Coping with the demand (An EO's perspective)
Replies: 24
Views: 649

Re: Coping with the demand (An EO's perspective)

One outcome of the max of 3 robots per team is that it helped open up the final group to a wider number of teams which I liked quite a lot. This to me felt like a better reason for doing that than even getting a more manageable entry number. Even though it'd be a rule that hurts my own chances I'd b...
by Shakey
Sun Jun 30, 2019 11:08 am
Forum: Events
Topic: Coping with the demand (An EO's perspective)
Replies: 24
Views: 649

Re: Coping with the demand (An EO's perspective)

I must say I don't like the idea of restricting spinners more than other classes of robots through higher fees. At the end of the day the competition should remain as fair as possible between robot classes. We do have a 5 minute from call to fight rule, maybe it should start having the screws tighte...
by Shakey
Sun Jun 30, 2019 8:08 am
Forum: Events
Topic: Coping with the demand (An EO's perspective)
Replies: 24
Views: 649

Re: Coping with the demand (An EO's perspective)

Personally I wouldn't be adverse to a more mandatory fee for entries or dropping the limit to 3 robots. Though that 3 robots being 2 rollers + walker/cluster as I don't think a simple 3 robot limit with all being rollers would have much of an impact. Plus always good to encourage the weirder robots ...
by Shakey
Fri Jun 28, 2019 3:41 pm
Forum: Resource Websites
Topic: Nuts And Bots - Robots and components!
Replies: 9
Views: 1794

Re: Nuts And Bots - Robots and components!

The New NanoTwo LT is now stocked: https://nutsandbots.co.uk/product/nanotwo-lt-dual-esc/ This ESC is a receiverless version of the reliable and competitive NanoTwo V2. https://i.imgur.com/JJ9Qnv4.jpg https://i.imgur.com/vjtBESZ.jpg Wheels Just a minor note that this afternoon I managed to solve a ...
by Shakey
Mon Jun 17, 2019 7:00 pm
Forum: Antweights
Topic: Team Shakey Build Diary
Replies: 302
Views: 55034

Re: Team Shakey Build Diary

Most likely yes, Just haven't fully decided on my team yet. The spinners all still need repairs/new discs so maybe ICBINS, Mr Flipling, Ghost Writer and Wedge Wedge Wedge.
by Shakey
Fri May 10, 2019 7:31 pm
Forum: Questions (and answers)
Topic: N20 motor rating
Replies: 4
Views: 535

Re: N20 motor rating

Pretty much yeah.

Though I have a benchtop power supply with a current readout that is what I actually use for this kinda thing. It's also a current limiting one which is handy for testing things too.
by Shakey
Sun May 05, 2019 7:37 pm
Forum: Questions (and answers)
Topic: N20 motor rating
Replies: 4
Views: 535

Re: N20 motor rating

5A is more than enough, typically N209s stall between 0.4A (Rare but I've had some in this low down in power, and 1.6A (Pololu HP motors). The regular ones that tend to be picked up generally seem to cluster around 0.8A.
by Shakey
Thu May 02, 2019 6:00 pm
Forum: Questions (and answers)
Topic: 5V bec?
Replies: 6
Views: 283

Re: 5V bec?

Aren't most LemonRX rated for 2S?
by Shakey
Wed May 01, 2019 5:02 pm
Forum: Antweights
Topic: Tiny 6mm gear motors appearing in Aliexpress
Replies: 2
Views: 198

Re: Tiny 6mm gear motors appearing in Aliexpress

Not to reveal too much but I've been exploring usefullness of motors this size for a little while now, and while I've not poked these specific 6mm motor and gearboxes I have used other 6mm motor in testing. But my findings are essentially that they aren't strong enough for ants by themselves. The is...
by Shakey
Mon Apr 22, 2019 8:22 am
Forum: Antweights
Topic: Team Shakey Build Diary
Replies: 302
Views: 55034

Re: Team Shakey Build Diary

Never posted this bot when I built it. This is the next version along from Glitter EDF robot. EDF robot was fun but had a lto fo problems as it was rushed, it couldn't actually do much after sparkling up a fight! 'Glitter Cannon Bot' is a much more capable ant that can push about others. Plus the ad...
by Shakey
Mon Apr 15, 2019 4:40 pm
Forum: Questions (and answers)
Topic: Small ESCs outside the UK
Replies: 13
Views: 712

Re: Small ESCs outside the UK

Just to clarify a bit: When it comes to RC ESC's there are 2 kinds of brake talked about. One is the motor brake (sometimes called drag brake) like GeorgeR says and is a very desirable feature in fighting robots, I dislike driving robots without it. It just makes it so much more controllable. This k...
by Shakey
Sun Apr 07, 2019 9:52 pm
Forum: Antweights
Topic: Team Pushover's Ants Build Log.
Replies: 37
Views: 1071

Re: Team Pushover's Ants Build Log.

Electronics dying is not all about if it 'smokes' or not. Reverse polarity is normally an instant death for electronics regardless of if smoke is lost or not, especially when microcontrollers and FETs come into play. A NanoTwo that's had power applied in reverse polarity is likely gone. EDIT: To add...
by Shakey
Tue Apr 02, 2019 5:02 pm
Forum: Antweights
Topic: The Hotel Lima, for Ants: A Build Diary
Replies: 98
Views: 4724

Re: A Hotel, constructed of Limas, for Ants: A Build Diary

I replied to your email but I will also reply here with the same text to benefit others (Though do note I don't check this forum hugely regularly whereas email gets straight to my phone for replies): For issue A that is a case of your failsafe settings being incorrect. The robot will set its failsaf...
by Shakey
Sun Mar 10, 2019 6:26 pm
Forum: Antweights
Topic: Pink servo??
Replies: 20
Views: 1071

Re: Pink servo??

The pink servo basically was the first fully fledged ready to go actual flipper servo we had. Now 'flippers' existed before then and some were capable of actual flips. But for the most part you'd really call them a lifter by today's standards, they didn't really have a 'throw' to their flips. Linkag...
by Shakey
Sat Mar 09, 2019 10:23 pm
Forum: Antweights
Topic: Pink servo??
Replies: 20
Views: 1071

Re: Pink servo??

You can find a large variety of alternatives by searching for '450 servo' or '450 heli servo'. There's a whole tree of servos copying each other. :D Saying that KST is a good name that keeps cropping up.