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Re: Team Shakey Build Diary

Post by Shakey » Tue Jun 17, 2014 7:24 pm

Right time to start thinking about the AWS.

Got to reprint Stanleys chassis before it actually crumbles (Only verging on 3 years old now).
Accelerant needs to be put back to the old designs with the big wheels and good flipper :D

And I'm going to be attempting a 6WD 4 bar flipper.... Yeah... This may be tricky.

However on the featherweight front my axe wielding feather Gimli is doing rather nicely! So well I decided to spruce up its paintjob and give it some lights on the front to see what it is hitting! I only need to remount the power LED next to the link, mount the link properly and add in limit switches and Gimli won't need any work other than maintenance for fighting :D Kinda on the very edge of the weight limit though (Just under right now).
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And I should also be starting my heavyweight sometime soon using some wheelchair motors. Not entirely sure what it will be when I'm done but it should be something fairly interesting.
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Re: Team Shakey Build Diary

Post by Shakey » Mon Jun 30, 2014 8:22 pm

I decided I needed an arena of my own for testing and casual fighting so:

I got my hands on some polycarb and started making one!
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It stores nicely aswell:
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It's not huge by any means but just enough 2 ants can get a decent fight in. I'll also be doing a few things to stop it being so easy to 'pit' opponents. It's just something decent and portable enough that I can take to uni with me and maybe use it for small meets or something. I'm going to use captive nuts to make putting it together and taking it apart easy. The screws are all countersunk and the top sanded so no ants can catch on them either.

Also in a nice twist I have this:
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Probably going to make a rubbish heavy for laughs while I try and get a proper one just so I can compete. It'll get mullered every fight but it's all fun!

My main aim right now though is a nice 3D printer!
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Re: Team Shakey Build Diary

Post by Remote-Controlled Dave » Tue Jul 01, 2014 7:30 am

A rubbish heavy for laughs is my kind of heavy.
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Re: Team Shakey Build Diary

Post by Roboteernat » Tue Jul 01, 2014 7:55 am

I managed to get 2 mobility power chairs from ebay that didnt sell so well, were it bits too, but complete, both ones were £40 total! What is impressive is they have the full electronics kit, including scissor lift seats! Im hoping to build a new heavy, but fear that competitions are limited, unless i find a local builder and get in on some competitions. I miss robot wars from my Short Circuit days! http://youtu.be/YG0tzSBt7Yk?t=37s

I am thinking io need to build an arena for testing my new ANTS!!!
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Re: Team Shakey Build Diary

Post by Shakey » Tue Jul 01, 2014 11:04 am

Short circuit looks like a fun robot :D

I kind of want to try a thwackbot but I have no idea of if those motors have any decent torque in them.

The actual heavy I will build for competing will be a go kart wheeled brushless drive machine with either a 4 bar lifter or an axe (probably an axe :P ).
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Post by Roboteernat » Tue Jul 01, 2014 12:15 pm

They do tend to have alot of torque as they have to manouver heavyweights up inclines, so they are good, alot of bots used them, i used mine as a bit of a basher as the chainsaw blew up the day before filming!

Sounds like a half Tornado bot your going for!
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Re: Team Shakey Build Diary

Post by Rapidrory » Tue Jul 01, 2014 1:18 pm

Yeah, wheelchair motors have plenty of torque, just not much speed... Just a case of getting enough grip out of those wheel really (and overvolting them I should imagine seeing as it's you :roll: )
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Post by razerdave » Tue Jul 01, 2014 2:29 pm

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=si3fAkh442I

Cabrakan 1 on wheelchair motors, 36v and 300mm wheels, for comparison.

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Re: Team Shakey Build Diary

Post by Shakey » Tue Jul 01, 2014 3:27 pm

razerdave wrote:https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=si3fAkh442I

Cabrakan 1 on wheelchair motors, 36v and 300mm wheels, for comparison.
Quite nimble actually :D

I reckon if I put something together and maybe bike tyre on the wheels and try and weight the back just enough to get some kind of overhead swing I'll be happy.

Base plan is 2 wheelchair motors, TZ85's for drive (I reckon for wheelchair motors these would be passable) and some kind of mace or something, and SLA's.

The actual heavy I want to compete with I'll be aiming for 6WD. Though I need to sort out the weapon as looking at my pneumatic ram it just isn't enough. Any thoughts on how to do a heavy axe cheaply and not really horrifically badly?
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Re: Team Shakey Build Diary

Post by Shakey » Wed Jul 16, 2014 1:31 pm

I'll just step into the garage to rebuild accelerant.... Aaaand I made a ducted fan bot. :P It's probably my most bodged bot yet, it's held together mainly by hot glue gun but it works nicely! Currently 136g without a lid or notable front armour. The fan adds about 160g of pure down thrust onto the weight and whatever effect it has via low pressure beneath the bot. When I actually have time/printer I'll be making this a proper not so bodged bot. Also with EC3 connectors as the JST connectors are heating up in this o.O

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It has to use 2x 180mah LiPo's for the discharge rate and can't fight for long. I'll upload a test video in a bit. :)
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Re: Team Shakey Build Diary

Post by Rapidrory » Wed Jul 16, 2014 2:01 pm

Most importantly: Name? :P
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Re: Team Shakey Build Diary

Post by Shakey » Wed Jul 16, 2014 4:10 pm

Well it's officially signed up under Accelerant so...

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NOW WITH BODGED TOP AND REAR ARMOUR!
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And yay upside down!
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Got 8 grams left for some Ali on the front and acetate. Well within size too :D

EDIT: TESTING VIDEO! http://youtu.be/nwewAkMU6Ig
I need prongs to 'guide' it's self righting though, it kinda just takes off right now :S

Also I did some tweaks to Stanley, mostly ensuring the front armour was more secure (Read: I had the hot glue gun in hand and saw Stanley).
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Re: Team Shakey Build Diary

Post by Shakey » Thu Jul 17, 2014 12:00 pm

Another test of the upside down bot:
http://youtu.be/_u_NQR7CJHs
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Re: Team Shakey Build Diary

Post by Remote-Controlled Dave » Thu Jul 17, 2014 12:11 pm

Best self righting ever
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Re: Team Shakey Build Diary

Post by Shakey » Fri Jul 18, 2014 11:10 am

The self righting is a little energetic :P

Also I'm trying to think of a name for a small online store I'll be making selling some ant parts and kits. Since you guys tend to be epic at naming I was wondering if you guys had ideas? :P

(Also Anyway to change your name on the Forum, I want to change it to 'Shakey')
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