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Re: Team Shakey Build Diary

Postby Shakey » Fri Nov 20, 2015 12:26 am

My team for the AWS, though Sir Digby needs a new chassis already after a small incident in testing! :D

Test Robot Please Ignore
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A new redone design making it shorter and wider with some forks for balancing hits. It drives much better and gyros less. The disc is freshly sharpened and delivering some monstrous hits!
134g

The Surprising Adventures Of Sir Digby Chicken Ceasar And His Sidekick Ginger
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A mix of Hexachopper and ROFLSTOMP it uses 2 motor 4WD with gears to transfer the power. This works far better than hexachoppers drive did, the gears adding little extra load and it can spin them driving against a wall. The disc also works a lot better as a vertical. Just a few tweaks to make before it is 100% ready to fight. It weighs in at 136g and will be getting a nano called 'Ginger' to complete it. The eventual plan is to turn sir digby into a walker.

And the full team of antweights (nanos to come):
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From left to right, 'The Surprising Adventures Of Sir Digby Chicken Ceasar And His Sidekick Ginger', Test Robot Please ignore, You Should Probably Just Leave, I Can't Believe It's Not Stanley.

Also I picked up a new heavy chassis:
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It's a bit small (actually a compact middleweight) but it will be bought up to weight and given a weapon. I also have 2mm hardox on the way aswell.
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AWS 44, 45, 49 & 51 Winner - Far too many robots!

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Re: Team Shakey Build Diary

Postby Shakey » Wed Jan 06, 2016 3:39 pm

As I mentioned in the Bristol Robot Wars 3 thread we were invited along to that and for part of it we threw together a flea cluster.

So I now have this guy:
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Weighing in at 58g it's a very simple 2WD pusher with 2 80mah roundcells powering it (which lasted a surprisingly long time). 2 hacked HPXF servo boards for escs aswell. I just need to put it in a proper chassis (this is literally the back chopped off an old Sir Digby chassis). I might give it a little grabber aswell or try and lighten it so it can be joined by a nano.

Over christmas I also built my grandad a robot, a horizontal grabber powered by a PP3 9v battery (in order to avoid needing specialised chargers, it is somehow still in weight even with this battery). It was actually a really fun robot to drive around so I intend on making a horizontal grabber to compete in my team, hopefully I can bring the weapon system back somewhat.
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Also the parts finally arrived for my nanoweight team so expect some work on those shortly. I have a Grabber, drum and FBS planned.

3D printer stuff
I have found the key to using a 3d printer with ABS... ACETONE! LOTS AND LOTS OF IT!
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Plus I've been trying out some more detailed printing on my printer:
Attempt 1, 3" long PLA:
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Attempt 2, 5" long ABS, printed in 3 parts split across (was testing to see if joins can be well hidden, not as good as I hoped):
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Attempt 3, 8" long, 2 parts (ring seperate) ABS:
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Almost forgot:
ROBOT BOWLING!!
https://youtu.be/bl9HrjTpaTc
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Re: Team Shakey Build Diary

Postby Shakey » Fri Jan 08, 2016 3:50 pm

This might be a long shot but has anyone got any 80~90mah turnigy round cell batterys I could buy/trade for before Ant Freeze. I need a load for nanoweighting but Hobbyking is out of stock in the UK.
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Re: Team Shakey Build Diary

Postby Shakey » Fri Jan 08, 2016 7:41 pm

I built a new spinner for you all to fear!

https://youtu.be/rfv-tVSn_QA
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Re: Team Shakey Build Diary

Postby AntRoboteer » Sat Jan 09, 2016 11:28 am

Please enter that into Ant Freeze! :D

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Re: Team Shakey Build Diary

Postby Shakey » Fri Jan 22, 2016 3:43 pm

For record keeping a full report:

May I present my most brutal, deadly and competetive spinner to date... Oh wait not that one, I need to build that one. Have 'Fine Tuning' instead:
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Part serious and part bodge this was meant to be at the bristol event but a print failure and the fact it is 170g stopped it. I have a smaller tin to reduce weight sometime but that'll happen whenever I decide to cook a tuna pasta bake again. I'll bring it to ant freeze for people to poke and maybe demo though!

I mentioned earlier in the thread about this guy:
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Something for fleaweight clustering, but being 56g I saw a challenge to be had. I thought it would be fun to make it into a nano/flea fleaweight cluster. Got it down to 52g which was this guy:
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Though being only 2g off of a nice 1/3rd of an ant there was only one solution....
WEDGE WEDGE WEDGE!
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Each component is 49g and is individually a legal flea. Together they form an ant cluster of 'Wedge Wedge Wedge!'. They're too fast and twitchy to drive but very fun and the hecticness of 3 of them should be confusing enough to fluke a few wins!

Also I may be building a few nanos soon, the batteries are here...
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Re: Team Shakey Build Diary

Postby Shakey » Tue Mar 22, 2016 5:42 pm

Not much progress on my main team due to a load of commissions to be done!

However I am after a servo horn to fit one of these, I seem to have misplaced mine and am trying to build a new flipper robot!

www.hobbyking.co.uk/hobbyking/store/__2 ... c_21g.html
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Re: Team Shakey Build Diary

Postby Occashokka » Tue Mar 22, 2016 6:21 pm

I can send you one or 2 horns from the HXT900 that hobbyking do along with the spinner stuff (once I have your address!). I don't know how to tell if they fit but they look like they come with identical horns to me so its worth a shot I guess
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Re: Team Shakey Build Diary

Postby Lincoln » Tue Mar 22, 2016 7:27 pm

i bought some a while ago for use in smart ant 5 as they are amazing and how it has such a powerful flip.
so i have a bunch of servos and there horns for that exact model
which of the horns do you want?
pm address and stuff

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Re: Team Shakey Build Diary

Postby Shakey » Tue Mar 22, 2016 7:54 pm

Thankyou very much, I've sent you a PM Lincoln!

Thanks for the offer Occashokka but it seems to be a slightly non standard size of servo horn, I'll drop you a PM for the spinner stuff though. :)
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Re: Team Shakey Build Diary

Postby Shakey » Tue Apr 12, 2016 7:04 pm

https://youtu.be/3r1RhCDyTm0

I've been testing out walking mechanisms for antweights a little bit. It's a bit bouncy but that might just be the fact the test chassis is only 80g however the speed is alright with a good amount of grip.

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Re: Team Shakey Build Diary

Postby peterwaller » Tue Apr 12, 2016 7:22 pm

That looks very good, I have been toying with the idea of adapting the walking mechanism from Shuffleaction into an Ant with maybe a spinner.
It needs to be reduced in height quite a lot and the spinner would be easier in the vertical plane but otherwise it looks doable.
Seeing yours might just give me the incentive to get it built.

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Re: Team Shakey Build Diary

Postby Rapidrory » Tue Apr 12, 2016 9:52 pm

Go on Pete, we've been pretty short on walkers recently!
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Re: Team Shakey Build Diary

Postby Shakey » Thu May 12, 2016 10:47 pm

I never did my normal post or even pre event update so here we go!

I Can't Believe It's Not Stanley
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In the lead up to AWS49 I completely rebuild ICBINS and repaired its electronics thoroughly. it now features side armour to help keep pesky spinners that make it round the side from doing any damage and a more effective scoop made out of polycarbonate which is also proving to be a more capable armour than the aluminium I used before. I added 2 LEDs to the front because why not? ICBINS did really well at the AWS and I finally managed to win against ALBOF, it was hugely difficult each time but a change from my normal strategy helped out a lot and didn't open my robot up so much when I made mistakes in the driving. It didn't take any damage and I don't have to worry about it before next event which is a bit of a change!

Test Robot Please Ignore
Test was it's usual happy self getting reasonably far though some unlucky bouncing put it out earlier than I'd hoped. It still needs a new disc cutting out of my grade 5 titanium and that should be on there before the next event. Had a lot of fun in the annihilator(s) with it and had most the front of the bot shortened by 'Optimistic Chances Of Self Decimation'.

Wedge Wedge Wedge
I don't think the chaos of Wedge Wedge Wedge will ever stop amusing me, they also managed to face down one of the most powerful horizontals and live only to be taken out by another one of the most powerful horizontals. That combined with some truly awful driving in one match put Wedge Wedge Wedge out but it was a good laugh which is the clusters entire purpose!

Filthy Casuals
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I only finished filthy casuals the night before and it showed in the weapon as it just lacked the throw to be fully effective. The drive worked amazingly well with no issues despite being 2 motor 6 wheel drive and even carried on working after slice to meet you took 2 of the wheels out. Slice did a lot of damage to one side of the robot and the front but the many wheels did their job and kept it rolling with repairs being done in a few minutes after the fight. The big improvements needed are to get the geometry of the weapon right and to increase the speed of the drive. The speed really let me down against Slice To Meet You as everytime I took a hit I wasn't able to get back to Slice before it was up to speed again.

U Wot M9
U Wot M9 had somehow fixed its drive by itself from the previous event so went strait back into the fight with only a charge. Some good work in lemmings had me quite excited for the NWS. Though there were only 3 competitors (one of whose battery ran out during the fight) U Wot M9 won. I don't see any need to change this bot, very prone to falling over but that's part the fun of it!

Optimistic Chances Of Self Decimation
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I built this spinner on commission after a good friend asked what I could do with an 80mm ti disc. The name comes from the fact we were convinced it wouldn't survive the event just from being unable to contain its own power. However even when hitting tooth to tooth with Bad Idea the robot stood up impressively well. Should be a bot to fear in future as it's new driver becomes more experienced and the final tweaks to the design are done!

Team Shots:
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RANDOM STUFF TIME!
Today I maybe got a bit too bored and well... This robot now exists:
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https://youtu.be/7n3GtLS1sWk
Mounted to the walking chassis for no real reason at all this is a continuous axe mechanism. It allows the axe to strike continuously without stopping or reversing the motor. It does this through weird gear trickery:
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Printer update
After my 3d printer very uncerimoniously attempted to quit its job I completely redesigned and rebuilt the x carriage basing it off the new-fangled E3d titan extruder. It's an amazing piece of kit that has made my printer so much easier to use and has increased the print quality significantly along with the more ridgid bolt on bearing design. The new design also means I can now get my print cooling fan back!
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Re: Team Shakey Build Diary

Postby Shakey » Fri Jul 22, 2016 10:50 pm

A quick Pre AWS 50 post showing the new robots to my team!

Wedge Wedge Wedge
All new wider chassis, no longer legal fleas but much better pushers with some control ability. Now in bright distraction colours!
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A quick in print photo!
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I Said I Was Sawry
Coming to attack top armour near you I built an overhead saw! Packing 120W of cutting power it slices through armour scarily fast.
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And a quick full team snap showing all my bots running tomorrow:
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