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by EpicentrE
Wed Apr 13, 2016 6:29 pm
Forum: Antweights
Topic: Epic Robotics
Replies: 154
Views: 29481

Re: Epic Robotics

Here's what that brushless drive is going to be powering: articulated angled track pods. Because why not?

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by EpicentrE
Tue Apr 12, 2016 3:06 pm
Forum: Resource Websites
Topic: 3D printer supplies
Replies: 99
Views: 24516

Re: 3D printer supplies

Just a quickie; what layer thicknesses have people with Prusa i3's found give the best results?
by EpicentrE
Wed Apr 06, 2016 10:08 am
Forum: Resource Websites
Topic: AntWeight Parts Online & Offline
Replies: 187
Views: 58950

Re: AntWeight Parts Online & Offline

Wondered if anyone could help me;

Thrice I have ordered 1.5mm steel shaft from sellers on eBay, and thrice I have been provided with 1/18" (1.58mm) shaft. I need 1.5mm as it is to go through 1.5mm ID bearings. Does anyone know a reputable source for some?

Thanks.
by EpicentrE
Mon Mar 28, 2016 5:06 pm
Forum: Antweights
Topic: first ant build diary!!!
Replies: 235
Views: 22158

Re: first ant build diary!!!

If there's something specific you're having issues with, then you should ask questions and I'm sure we'll be able to help you make some progress.
by EpicentrE
Fri Mar 18, 2016 9:58 pm
Forum: Antweights
Topic: would this be possible?
Replies: 7
Views: 1082

Re: would this be possible?

Void has never had a spring flipper, so not sure where that information is from :P. I've been developing a spring flipper using an enormous servo, heavily modified, and a gigantic spring, but it's difficult to make it strong enough that it doesn't explode. Definitely go with a servo for your first r...
by EpicentrE
Wed Mar 02, 2016 9:22 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: AWS 49 - Coventry - April 30th 2016
Replies: 43
Views: 7628

AWS 49 - Coventry - April 30th 2016

Antweight World Series 49, presented by Epic Robotics & Team Picus Telerobotics Registration Page: We are using AntLog 3 for AWS 49. You will need to create an account and add your robots to it as described here . Once your team is created and your robots are entered, you can sign up for the event ...
by EpicentrE
Tue Mar 01, 2016 3:36 pm
Forum: Antweights
Topic: Peter Wallers Robot Ramblings
Replies: 741
Views: 102760

Re: Peter Wallers Robot Ramblings

Looking great Peter. I look forward to seeing how the new materials hold up in battle. All this talk about high-impact ABS wants to make me get round to installing a heated bed in my printer...
by EpicentrE
Thu Feb 25, 2016 4:29 pm
Forum: Antweights
Topic: Epic Robotics
Replies: 154
Views: 29481

Re: Epic Robotics

AP03, 2s version, also from Micron. Hobbyking sell it as well though.
by EpicentrE
Thu Feb 25, 2016 10:05 am
Forum: Antweights
Topic: Epic Robotics
Replies: 154
Views: 29481

Re: Epic Robotics

Thanks for the kind words! I'm currently using the XC-6A from Micron . It works quite well, and while they do reverse quickly, I feel it could be faster. However, as far as I can tell the hardware of this board is identical to an ESC which is commonly sold under the name "XP-7A", which has a BLHeli ...
by EpicentrE
Wed Feb 24, 2016 11:18 pm
Forum: Antweights
Topic: Epic Robotics
Replies: 154
Views: 29481

Re: Epic Robotics

Hi all! I'm building again currently, preparing for the next AWS. It was only a short break this time but it's definitely reinvigorated me. I've always said that even if my robots don't win, I would like them to at least be interesting and/or different. The new version of Void is hopefully going to ...
by EpicentrE
Mon Feb 22, 2016 9:44 pm
Forum: Antweights
Topic: First Time Bulid, Diary, And Noob Questions!
Replies: 52
Views: 4781

Re: First Time Bulid, Diary, And Noob Questions!

Quick note; the TinyESC is only a single-channel ESC - it can only control one motor. You'll need two to make a drive setup.
by EpicentrE
Thu Feb 11, 2016 12:04 pm
Forum: Antweights
Topic: First time build! Devils Advocate! Noob questions aswell!
Replies: 3
Views: 984

Re: First time build! Devils Advocate! Noob questions aswell

I'll just copy and paste my reply from the FRA forums here, as it's still all relevant; ------- I'm not sure where to start with this... "ESC - Turnigy 20a" As far as I'm aware Turnigy don't make a reversible ESC for brushed motors. If you bought one for use with brushless motors, it won't work with...
by EpicentrE
Mon Feb 08, 2016 3:05 pm
Forum: Antweights
Topic: Peter Wallers Robot Ramblings
Replies: 741
Views: 102760

Re: Peter Wallers Robot Ramblings

Your moulded tyres are definitely better than the tape I use, I'm just lazy :P
by EpicentrE
Sun Feb 07, 2016 6:08 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: AWS 49
Replies: 46
Views: 7023

Re: AWS 49

I know no one lives really close anymore... The venue is at the school where I work, which I live a five minute drive from :P. I'm happy to sort it out so that someone can host there, but someone else would need to cover the £150 cost and the actual event organisation itself, as I don't have time t...
by EpicentrE
Tue Jan 26, 2016 8:50 am
Forum: Questions (and answers)
Topic: A boreing question
Replies: 3
Views: 843

Re: A boreing question

Thanks for the suggestions; I don't have enough spares of the gears to make a rig like Alex suggested, otherwise that would be a great idea. I do like the collet idea however; I'm going to print some collets that are the perfect size and something to clamp them in. Thanks for the help.