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by joey_picus
Sat Sep 24, 2016 12:14 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: AWS 51
Replies: 23
Views: 2948

Re: AWS 51

Honestly I'd have thought there's more than enough room for two events at the end of the year :) I'll happily go to both Bristol and Basingstoke, and anywhere else for that matter...

Where would most people be staying if it does go ahead in Somerset?
by joey_picus
Tue Sep 20, 2016 7:42 pm
Forum: Antweights
Topic: A question about the sabertooth esc
Replies: 3
Views: 792

Re: A question about the sabertooth esc

Either way works; if one motor goes the opposite direction to how you want it to go, swap the wires!
by joey_picus
Sun Sep 18, 2016 9:12 pm
Forum: Antweights
Topic: Design-Build of Fe, my first competitive ant.
Replies: 11
Views: 1867

Re: Design-Build of Fe, my first competitive ant.

0.75mm might work; I would look at spring steel maybe (ebay?) as that's probably going to have better antweight properties than mild steel for the same weight. Good luck with the build and weight!
by joey_picus
Sun Sep 18, 2016 6:49 pm
Forum: Antweights
Topic: Design-Build of Fe, my first competitive ant.
Replies: 11
Views: 1867

Re: Design-Build of Fe, my first competitive ant.

The design looks good, but I trust you've done the weight calculation if you want to armour the entire robot in steel? You might be able to do it with less than 0.5mm thickness for that much surface area (going on eyeballing) but 0.2 or 0.3mm thick anything isn't going to offer much protection at all!
by joey_picus
Mon Sep 12, 2016 8:57 pm
Forum: Questions (and answers)
Topic: Das Mikro - £12 dual channel speed controller with mixing
Replies: 32
Views: 7630

Das Mikro - £12 dual channel speed controller with mixing

Being a Description and full and frank Account of the Testing of an exciting new Brand of Motor Controller from the Orient by a reknowned Moron of few Talents and a frankly poor Grasp of the English Language, with Apologies The price of antweight speed controllers has gone down a bit over the years...
by joey_picus
Sat Sep 10, 2016 12:15 am
Forum: Events
Topic: Antweight open 12th November 2016
Replies: 71
Views: 9638

Re: AWS/Antweight open 12th November 2016

LuckyAnimalJeff wrote:New builder here (well, I haven't started building anything yet, but I'm hoping to) Would love to get down to AWS 51, but I live t'up north in Preston.
I really need to sort that local thing out in Lancaster don't I XD
by joey_picus
Thu Sep 08, 2016 5:29 pm
Forum: Antweights
Topic: SG90 Speed Hacking
Replies: 12
Views: 2628

Re: SG90 Speed Hacking

Araldite or similar epoxy should do it, maybe with some coarse sandpaper or similar to rough up the gear faces for a better bond.
by joey_picus
Wed Sep 07, 2016 9:33 pm
Forum: Antweights
Topic: Antweight robot first build
Replies: 9
Views: 1737

Re: Antweight robot first build

I'm not sure what use you'd have for a Zumo chassis? Generally you'll want a custom chassis for antweights but it's not usually that hard - a lot of mine have been basically a sheet of suitable plastic or metal/carbon fibre with holes for the wheels and motor mounts cut out with a knife.
by joey_picus
Wed Sep 07, 2016 5:38 pm
Forum: Antweights
Topic: Total cost?
Replies: 35
Views: 4836

Re: Total cost?

I'd like to make my own controllers one day but it's not really my department :( I am trying to have a diverse range of electronics without using any one controller in all my robots though. Diversity is important and should be encouraged in everything in life, and that goes for speed controllers too...
by joey_picus
Mon Sep 05, 2016 6:10 pm
Forum: Antweights
Topic: Total cost?
Replies: 35
Views: 4836

Re: Total cost?

From what I've seen, it's always more difficult than you think it is and you must sacrifice at least the first four or five revisions to Our Lord And Saviour George Francis in a cloud of ritual smoke until you have something that works! Good luck with it if you do though - my (non-technical) advice ...
by joey_picus
Sun Sep 04, 2016 8:55 pm
Forum: Antweights
Topic: Battle bots on channel spike - freeview now
Replies: 6
Views: 990

Re: Battle bots on channel spike - freeview now

They're a little big for antweights surely?
by joey_picus
Thu Sep 01, 2016 9:39 pm
Forum: Antweights
Topic: Newbie saying hello and looking for local(ish) events.
Replies: 12
Views: 1765

Re: Newbie saying hello and looking for local(ish) events.

I had literally never been to Wales until I went to Rhys' last event, it wasn't too bad in the end :) Ant events tend to be quite concentrated in the southeast of the country quite naturally as most roboteers tend to be from there and therefore access is easy - I think more local events will happen ...
by joey_picus
Thu Sep 01, 2016 8:28 pm
Forum: Questions (and answers)
Topic: Was this a tv series/episode?
Replies: 5
Views: 810

Re: Was this a tv series/episode?

Was it anything to do with technogames? I have a tape of that somewhere that features the original Scuttle with its legs falling off...
by joey_picus
Tue Aug 30, 2016 11:13 pm
Forum: Antweights
Topic: Sort of Newbie...
Replies: 8
Views: 1299

Re: Sort of Newbie...

You can still use it; there's no rule against using 27/40mhz gear (and indeed if you do you'll almost certainly have your pick of channels!) and it'd be quite good to see how something of that era holds up in combat. The batteries might not hold much of a charge any more though!
by joey_picus
Tue Aug 30, 2016 5:19 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Antweight open 12th November 2016
Replies: 71
Views: 9638

Re: AWS/Antweight open 12th November 2016

Stroud's good for me too! Hell, anywhere's good for me realistically, it'll be an overnight stop no matter where really...