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by BeligerAnt
Tue Nov 01, 2016 11:28 pm
Forum: Questions (and answers)
Topic: Upgrading to lipo, other electronics needed.
Replies: 12
Views: 1536

Re: Upgrading to lipo, other electronics needed.

As with most things, the short answer is "it depends". Some receivers will run happily off a 2S LiPo, but the majority are rated at about 6V maximum. So you generally need a voltage regulator to generate (typically) 5V to power the receiver. This is known in RC circles as a BEC (battery elimination ...
by BeligerAnt
Sun Oct 30, 2016 5:13 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Antweight World Series 51 - Peasedown St. John, 29th October 2016
Replies: 36
Views: 7915

Re: Antweight World Series 51 - Peasedown St. John, 29th October 2016

The spreadsheet-based Antlog 2 is still available, as are the paper (PDF) charts. Several people are familiar with Antlog 2 and there are still a few who remember how to use the paper system :) Antlog 3 is also released, documented and as simple as I can make it. If we're going to run large successf...
by BeligerAnt
Wed Oct 26, 2016 7:30 pm
Forum: Antweights
Topic: Part recommendation
Replies: 55
Views: 7504

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: 28686

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: 990

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: 990

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: 27142

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: 4040

Re: AWS 51

by BeligerAnt
Sun Oct 09, 2016 6:56 pm
Forum: Heavyweights
Topic: PC Plod Build/Upgrade Log
Replies: 8
Views: 4767

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: 5707

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: 2631

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: 4040

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: 7117

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: 1042

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...