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by Shakey
Sun Jun 17, 2018 11:26 am
Forum: Antweights
Topic: Team Shakey Build Diary
Replies: 291
Views: 43481

Re: Team Shakey Build Diary

A bit late for it but throwing out a few pics of Bristol bot Builders 2. This was one of the most fun events I've been to in a long time, I joined in the bodgebots with 'Pukka', a robot more bodge than any I could do while sober. https://i.imgur.com/MOIKGcO.jpg The addition of pipe cleaner decoratio...
by Shakey
Thu Jun 14, 2018 9:14 pm
Forum: Questions (and answers)
Topic: No control
Replies: 9
Views: 194

Re: No control

Do you have a servo lying around you can use? If the servo works on the RX you'll know the ESC's are the problem, if the servo doesn't it's in the TX/RX. Just helps to start narrow down the cause.
by Shakey
Thu Jun 14, 2018 9:03 pm
Forum: Questions (and answers)
Topic: No control
Replies: 9
Views: 194

Re: No control

You need to hold it in bind not only for the light to stop flashing but to then come back and stay on solidly.

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by Shakey
Tue Jun 12, 2018 8:45 pm
Forum: Questions (and answers)
Topic: Devo 7e Question
Replies: 3
Views: 126

Re: Devo 7e Question

Also you can just hit the ENT key to go through the warning if your throttle won't actually go to the right value. An option tucked away somewhere is called 'calibrate sticks' which can help with this (and general trim issues).
by Shakey
Mon Jun 11, 2018 6:29 pm
Forum: Antweights
Topic: T_Y's Build Log
Replies: 60
Views: 2138

Re: T_Y's Build Log

Those driver boards don't have connections for the receiver. The reason those are 'cheap' is because they are simply a single component of a typical ESC, vitally missing is the micro controller which translated the receivers signals into signals that can be used to control those driver boards.
by Shakey
Sun Jun 10, 2018 9:30 pm
Forum: Antweights
Topic: Team Shakey Build Diary
Replies: 291
Views: 43481

Re: Team Shakey Build Diary

Unfortunately this won't be able to cut metal (I'd need to add about 2 zeros onto it's pricetag for that!), I've only cut them as they were the first DXF's I found in my mammoth CAD folder. :P But it'll be pretty handy to check stuff like that before getting it done properly. Cut a FW out of MDF to ...
by Shakey
Sun Jun 10, 2018 8:43 pm
Forum: Antweights
Topic: Team Shakey Build Diary
Replies: 291
Views: 43481

Re: Team Shakey Build Diary

Not a robot, but a new tool! LASER! I like lasers and I like easily cutting out shapes for robots. So... https://i.imgur.com/bvv9mmn.jpg https://i.imgur.com/ofaUzsR.jpg Bodged in air assist, running off a paintbrush compressor borrowed from my dad for now. https://i.imgur.com/MlEncGW.jpg The first f...
by Shakey
Sun Jun 10, 2018 8:31 pm
Forum: Antweights
Topic: Shakey's Commission Stash!
Replies: 26
Views: 3976

Re: Shakey's Commission Stash!

Cheers! I'll hopefully get the last couple finished up and displayed here soon, then the real fun can begin with all my personal bottled up crazy designs!
by Shakey
Fri Jun 08, 2018 7:47 pm
Forum: Questions (and answers)
Topic: Walker rule clarification? Unusual design.
Replies: 30
Views: 593

Re: Walker rule clarification? Unusual design.

It is plainly clear that a bristlebot would completely qualify for walker allowance under the current ruleset as detailed in my previous post (final output = contact surface) and there is no reason for that to change; the engineering challenge is more than enough to contend with. The issue is that ...
by Shakey
Thu Jun 07, 2018 8:57 pm
Forum: Questions (and answers)
Topic: Walker rule clarification? Unusual design.
Replies: 30
Views: 593

Re: Walker rule clarification? Unusual design.

I don't agree with bristle bots being walkers. I consider the final drive output to be the last directly driven component in the drive, not just a part that vibrates. Bristlebots in my mind have a final output that is rotating through 360 degrees.
by Shakey
Tue May 22, 2018 4:52 pm
Forum: Questions (and answers)
Topic: Posting photos
Replies: 7
Views: 319

Re: Posting photos

The lack of flickr use is mainly due to imgur being such a dominant force in the image host world, especially after photobucket added a paywall. Imgur was originally made to support reddit (ranked 6 in global website rankings), imgur itself is ranked 4 at the moment. So you can see how widespread im...
by Shakey
Tue May 15, 2018 5:02 pm
Forum: Antweights
Topic: Just getting started..
Replies: 8
Views: 289

Re: Just getting started..

Thanks Alex. Is that why some ants have a bit of elastic on the flipper? Sure i've sen this somewhere No the elastic is fine for retracting. Flippers don't need any extra care for the TGY306HV as they can take that fine, no sudden stops in its travel (in theory). It's only grabbing that poses a ris...
by Shakey
Tue May 15, 2018 6:29 am
Forum: Antweights
Topic: Just getting started..
Replies: 8
Views: 289

Re: Just getting started..

The TGY306HV will work for a grabber but be aware it doesn't really appreciate repeated sudden stopping of the servo arm. It's best used with arms that have a bit of spring to them to make it more gentle on the servo (They have a small tendency to sheer their own output shafts).
by Shakey
Fri May 11, 2018 1:15 pm
Forum: Questions (and answers)
Topic: Servo won't center
Replies: 7
Views: 346

Re: Servo won't center

For £1 more than those servos cost you could just buy a vex29?
by Shakey
Fri May 11, 2018 6:07 am
Forum: Questions (and answers)
Topic: Servo won't center
Replies: 7
Views: 346

Re: Servo won't center

Not every servo uses a 50-50 split for the resistors, I suggest centering the potentiometer, carefully disconnecting it without adjusting it and measuring what resistance values each side of it is.