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by BeligerAnt
Wed Oct 26, 2016 7:30 pm
Forum: Antweights
Topic: Part recommendation
Replies: 55
Views: 6890

Re: Part recommendation

For soldering irons the best advice is to get a sponge and keep it damp for cleaning the tip. Cleaning the tip will make it last a LOT longer and make soldering much easier. Rory's tip about using leaded (60/40 tin-lead) solder is spot on, lead-free solder is a right pain to use and unnecessary for ...
by BeligerAnt
Sat Oct 22, 2016 8:52 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: AntLog - double elimination result logging tool
Replies: 63
Views: 25847

Re: AntLog - double elimination result logging tool

Antlog 3.0.2 Entrant view defaults to showing robots as signed up Added access control to event open action and redirect to view after opening Allow event organisers to delete their own events Added configurable path to mysql.exe and error if it cannot be found Added lock table to allow locking of ...
by BeligerAnt
Thu Oct 20, 2016 8:11 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Paper Sheets
Replies: 3
Views: 923

Re: Paper Sheets

Antlog 2 (the Open Office spreadsheet) and the paper (well, PDF) charts are all now on Github:

https://github.com/GaryA/antlog/tree/ma ... og_2_files
by BeligerAnt
Wed Oct 19, 2016 10:17 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Paper Sheets
Replies: 3
Views: 923

Re: Paper Sheets

I have them somewhere but my website seems to have fallen apart :(

BTW a new Antlog3 will be out tomorrow with one-click install (well, OK about 3 clicks, but it's super-easy).

I'll also sort out some links to Antlog2 (using Open Office) and the paper sheets.
by BeligerAnt
Sun Oct 16, 2016 9:38 pm
Forum: Resource Websites
Topic: 3D printer supplies
Replies: 99
Views: 23745

Re: 3D printer supplies

I didn't know modern CAD tools had an "Airfix" plugin! :P

(Kids, Airfix is what we had in the days before Minecraft :lol: )
by BeligerAnt
Tue Oct 11, 2016 9:15 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: AWS 51
Replies: 23
Views: 3662

Re: AWS 51

by BeligerAnt
Sun Oct 09, 2016 6:56 pm
Forum: Heavyweights
Topic: PC Plod Build/Upgrade Log
Replies: 8
Views: 4159

Re: PC Plod Build/Upgrade Log

Hi, and welome to the forum! However, if you look at the relative volume of posts in each section you will see that this forum is very much focussed on the antweight class. If your only interest is in heavyweights you may well do better over at the FRA forum http://www.fightingrobots.co.uk/forum/ Ha...
by BeligerAnt
Sun Oct 09, 2016 6:48 pm
Forum: Antweights
Topic: Antweight first build diary
Replies: 28
Views: 5165

Re: Antweight first build diary

High density polyethylene (HDPE) is less dense than polycarbonate (PC), so less weight for the same volume. The downside is that it is a lot more flexible than PC so for the same stiffness you will end up using thicker material, so more weight... It's also almost impossible to stick anything to it. ...
by BeligerAnt
Sun Oct 09, 2016 6:39 pm
Forum: Resource Websites
Topic: ebay gear motors
Replies: 10
Views: 1994

Re: ebay gear motors

The Ebay listing says the output gear is 4.5mm dia, 6 teeth, 0.6 mould [sic]
by BeligerAnt
Sun Sep 25, 2016 10:28 am
Forum: Events
Topic: AWS 51
Replies: 23
Views: 3662

Re: AWS 51

bath, bristol and somerset? thats a bit far west isn't it? Given that we have people travelling from Wales, Somerset, Gloucestershire, etc no it isn't! :D I also live on the South Coast and almost every event is the wrong side of the M25 for me :) but wherever you live you have to accept that not a...
by BeligerAnt
Sat Sep 17, 2016 9:48 pm
Forum: Beetleweights
Topic: Beetleweight Rules
Replies: 5
Views: 6453

Re: Beetleweight Rules

Why oh why do people insist on capitalising file names? :evil:
Thanks Alex for providing an up-to-date link :)
by BeligerAnt
Mon Sep 12, 2016 6:46 pm
Forum: Questions (and answers)
Topic: More then 1 driver per team?
Replies: 4
Views: 930

Re: More then 1 driver per team?

She can enter as part of your team or as her own team. The only difference is that if you are part of the same team you will be put into different groups for the early rounds, so you will not get drawn against each other until/unless you both reach the finals stage - usually the last 16 at an AWS. N...
by BeligerAnt
Sun Sep 11, 2016 9:23 am
Forum: Antweights
Topic: Antweight first build diary
Replies: 28
Views: 5165

Re: Antweight first build diary

Weigh all the parts individually before you start trying to save weight, no point in trying to get 10g out of a 9g part! Can you use thinner material in some places? Or cut holes? (But you need a *lot* of holes to save significant weight) Can you use plastic screws instead of metal? If you're really...
by BeligerAnt
Fri Sep 09, 2016 8:21 pm
Forum: Antweights
Topic: The "Robot Wars" Effect
Replies: 24
Views: 3754

Re: The "Robot Wars" Effect

Ha ha :D Don't worry we were all new once ;)
by BeligerAnt
Thu Sep 08, 2016 9:26 pm
Forum: Antweights
Topic: Antweight robot first build
Replies: 9
Views: 2153

Re: Antweight robot first build

Screws would probably be the best bet for attaching a metal shell to a polycarbonate chassis. You can tap polycarbonate (if it's >2mm thick) and use machine screws. M2 steel or M3 nylon screws would be OK. You may need to make some brackets or blocks to screw into. If you use 1mm polycarbonate you w...