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by joey_picus
Fri Aug 12, 2016 5:27 pm
Forum: Antweights
Topic: Walks robot goodness
Replies: 4
Views: 755

Re: Walks robot goodness

That would definitely be a shuffler/walker in my opinion - really the rules are aimed at stopping what would basically be wheeled robots with oddly shaped wheels.
by joey_picus
Tue Aug 09, 2016 5:12 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: 20th August 2016 - The Oxford Games, Carterton
Replies: 80
Views: 11022

Re: 20th August 2016 - The Oxford Games, Carterton

There's often barely enough time at an AWS to do the AWS, let alone games at the end! I do feel like there's a lack of events other than based solely around full combat though - it's why I initiated this one, I always loved the earlier Robot Wars series with the gauntlet and trials and Simon Windisc...
by joey_picus
Mon Aug 08, 2016 7:58 pm
Forum: Antweights
Topic: Meet Killer-Wolf
Replies: 25
Views: 3453

Re: Meet Killer-Wolf

Hiya James/Ben/any of the various names I managed to call you (sorry!), it was good to meet you at Basingstoke :) I'd definitely recommend a plastic hinge for the flipper, with bolts to retain it, and more rigid mounting of all the components; Gary's website has a lot more information on flipper the...
by joey_picus
Sun Aug 07, 2016 3:12 pm
Forum: Antweights
Topic: Introducing ProtoBot!
Replies: 7
Views: 1637

Re: Introducing ProtoBot!

'fail safe' and 'on/off switch' are two different things - the failsafing should be taken care of by the reciever and speed controller. The on/off switch needs to be externally accessible, but it doesn't need to be a switch, leading to a lot of people (me included) just having some means of accessin...
by joey_picus
Sun Aug 07, 2016 1:52 am
Forum: Antweights
Topic: Advice
Replies: 9
Views: 1274

Re: Advice

For the first thing, I always used Hitec HS82MGs back in the day (two or three years ago) but Turnigy have come up with several servos that are widely used; I'll defer to others on that! On the second point though, I've had good results with piano wire (around 1mm diameter should be enough). Bent pa...
by joey_picus
Fri Aug 05, 2016 2:10 pm
Forum: Antweights
Topic: ESC and Micro Motor Question
Replies: 7
Views: 1631

Re: ESC and Micro Motor Question

For some perverse reason it amuses me that you have a power switch as well as each ESC having its own little power switch. My robots go the other way and have no switches at all...I like systems like this though, I think as good as Rory's kits are (and I'm going to be getting more soon!), it's not g...
by joey_picus
Fri Aug 05, 2016 1:09 am
Forum: Antweights
Topic: Bot Building Questions!
Replies: 35
Views: 4220

Re: Bot Building Questions!

Tin snips will do Ti, but I wouldn't honestly reccommend it as the resulting edges are a bit terrible and it ends up bending/warping a little from the cut :( You can probably get a nicer finish by cutting a little oversize and filing to fit though. A Dremel with a grinding disc will do the job quite...
by joey_picus
Wed Aug 03, 2016 1:25 pm
Forum: Nanoweights
Topic: Peter Waller Nano Adventures
Replies: 142
Views: 15767

Re: Peter Waller Nano Adventures

Looks very good, especially with the translucent armour :3 To be honest problems with photobucket were what led me to make a 'storage' folder on my web hosting account and link pictures from there instead - less ads, less hassle, but also less bandwidth...
by joey_picus
Wed Aug 03, 2016 12:46 pm
Forum: Antweights
Topic: Drones??
Replies: 3
Views: 610

Re: Drones??

I have a suspicion 'annoying and don't do much' might be why Big Robots had rules for a long time banning exposed rotating aerofoils, along with health and safety...I don't see a problem with it, I just don't really see any advantages either.
by joey_picus
Tue Aug 02, 2016 5:57 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: 20th August 2016 - The Oxford Games, Carterton
Replies: 80
Views: 11022

Re: 20th August 2016 - The Oxford Games, Carterton

Hiya everyone, just a reminder that this is happening (definitely this time, the hall's booked and everything and my train tickets are here!), and the format as designed works better the more people we can sign up so get to it if you haven't already! :) I'm aware Insomnia's the week after for feathe...
by joey_picus
Tue Aug 02, 2016 12:06 pm
Forum: Antweights
Topic: Bandit's Bot-Building Bonanza
Replies: 19
Views: 2309

Re: Bandit's Bot-Building Blog

ooooh, I love that, the frame/polycarb construction looks really really nice :) it'll be good to see what you have planned after that if this is your first attempt! I would add a metal (Ti?) scoop on the front and maybe bend it around the sides, but it looks pretty good to me. Maybe a bigger battery...
by joey_picus
Tue Aug 02, 2016 2:39 am
Forum: Nanoweights
Topic: slightly more serious thoughts towards a nano
Replies: 12
Views: 1461

Re: slightly more serious thoughts towards a nano

SLIGHT POSTSCRIPT: Browsing Technobots at 3am (as you do) I happened across these, which look quite promising with the ratio and the fact they have a matching wheel (also sold by Technobots). At £22 for a pair with wheels it's relatively expensive, but possibly worth considering?
by joey_picus
Mon Aug 01, 2016 11:42 am
Forum: Antweights
Topic: Knappster's monstrosities!
Replies: 14
Views: 1941

Re: Knappster's monstrosities!

You may need to swap the left/right motor cables physically (either between motors, or just reversing motor polarity) in combination with servo reversing to get a combination that works - I have that with most transmitters inevitably!
by joey_picus
Fri Jul 29, 2016 8:58 pm
Forum: Nanoweights
Topic: New Nanoweight Arena
Replies: 17
Views: 2007

Re: New Nanoweight Arena

I think a manual pit release or any active hazards is probably a little much XD I would like to see a central pit though, and starting squares - pretty please not red and blue!
by joey_picus
Tue Jul 26, 2016 11:20 pm
Forum: Antweights
Topic: Total cost?
Replies: 35
Views: 4836

Re: Total cost?

When you know nothing, the only way is up :) welcome to the world of antweights! Taking an R/C car apart is of limited use, unless you really do have no prior knowledge of r/c systems at all - it's unlikely any of the parts will be transferable to 150g, assuming (from the forum you've posted in!) th...