Team Shakey Build Diary

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Re: Team Shakey Build Diary

Postby peterwaller » Sat Jul 23, 2016 6:49 am

Looks like my nylon printed parts will be getting a good testing I only hope its as strong as I think.

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Re: Team Shakey Build Diary

Postby botomatic1000 » Sat Jul 23, 2016 8:48 pm

I would have called the blue one Dust pan and Brush(less)
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Re: Team Shakey Build Diary

Postby Shakey » Wed Aug 10, 2016 4:49 pm

I finished up these two guys yesterday, they're to be sold to help fund repairs to my featherweight team.
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Test video for the left ant: https://youtu.be/ELMygE_SkRQ
Test Video for the right ant: https://youtu.be/uURhrf_ffhs
The left ant is a rotary flipper so that mechanism can rotate all the way around the chassis.

Post AWS 50 Rundown
I realised I never did one of these!

I Said I Was Sawry:
Not the best of draws plus my inexperience with the robot punished it in this AWS but I was pleased with it and it was a fun robot to try and use. With enough practice I'll have you all running for the pit! :D

Wedge Wedge Wedge:
Surprisingly this seems to be my most competitive bot now even after the dodgy driving we displayed!

OCOSD (Running under Test Robot Please Ignore):
Last minute switch into the team after realising Test was in no fighting shape. This bot did me proud exploding a few bots and managing to place 5th along the way. I'll be a little sad when I actually have to hand it over to its owner might have to build myself one!

ICBINS: It did pretty well but it seems that it just doesn't have the armour to deal with spinners anymore!
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As punishment for not winning though I ductaped it to a bot and entered it into Hebocon:
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Hebocon Video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=txqfRsQkFMc
Alex Shakespeare - Team Shakey:
AWS 44, 45, 49 & 51 Winner - Far too many robots to list!
I sell Antweight Parts, 3d Printing and Custom Designs!

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Re: Team Shakey Build Diary

Postby Occashokka » Wed Aug 10, 2016 6:06 pm

I was looking at being 'original' and designing a 2wd version of breaker box / shockwave and now you built one better than mine and my budget, interesting technique of rotation tho, I might have copied you if I hadn't cut the 3rd and 4th motors off like 20 minutes ago goddamnit
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-not yet built nasty mean spinnt thingy

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Re: Team Shakey Build Diary

Postby Shakey » Wed Aug 10, 2016 7:58 pm

Mine is to be sold so you can still make your own.

If you're interested it uses 2 70 RPM motors for the flipper powered by a single VEX 29 ESC (available for ~£10 from RS). Pretty cheap to build.
Alex Shakespeare - Team Shakey:
AWS 44, 45, 49 & 51 Winner - Far too many robots to list!
I sell Antweight Parts, 3d Printing and Custom Designs!

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Re: Team Shakey Build Diary

Postby bot_bandit » Thu Aug 11, 2016 10:17 am

Amazing work as always Alex! Were these made for commission or will they be up for sale for anyone?
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Re: Team Shakey Build Diary

Postby Shakey » Thu Aug 11, 2016 10:31 am

bot_bandit wrote:Amazing work as always Alex! Were these made for commission or will they be up for sale for anyone?


They'll be up for sale for anyone, going to go on the grand old ebay.
Alex Shakespeare - Team Shakey:
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I sell Antweight Parts, 3d Printing and Custom Designs!

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Re: Team Shakey Build Diary

Postby botomatic1000 » Fri Aug 12, 2016 12:33 pm

Oooh Ebay! I may treat myself lol
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Jack The Flipper US Antweight flipper
Lamprey Antweight grabber W.I.P
Unnamed Shockbots Nanoweight

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Re: Team Shakey Build Diary

Postby Shakey » Sun Aug 14, 2016 8:36 pm

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll? ... 933wt_1139

I've started the first of the auctions for the flipper, it's starting at pretty much component cost!
Alex Shakespeare - Team Shakey:
AWS 44, 45, 49 & 51 Winner - Far too many robots to list!
I sell Antweight Parts, 3d Printing and Custom Designs!

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Re: Team Shakey Build Diary

Postby botomatic1000 » Sun Aug 14, 2016 8:49 pm

If I (well my mum lol) wins it im going to give it the tiger shark mouth decals you see on the side of planes and will be named Mako.
Ethan Wall KINGS HEATH COLLIDERS
watch out watch out the guzunderbot fans about...
Robots:
Phantom Fox a flipper
Jack The Flipper US Antweight flipper
Lamprey Antweight grabber W.I.P
Unnamed Shockbots Nanoweight

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Re: Team Shakey Build Diary

Postby UserFriendly » Fri Aug 19, 2016 10:04 pm

Shakey wrote:http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=172306046297#ht_933wt_1139

I've started the first of the auctions for the flipper, it's starting at pretty much component cost!


Looks like this is pretty hot property!!
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Re: Team Shakey Build Diary

Postby HugoIsOnFire » Fri Aug 19, 2016 10:43 pm

woah, thats amazing, with the same money you could also buy...
A boat http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Tabur-T300-Bo ... SwdzVXqawH
a super legit transmitter-receiver set up http://www.hobbyking.co.uk/hobbyking/st ... ouse_.html

or the components for nearly 3 antweights! i think the value skyrockets because the evil mastermind Alex made it :roll:
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Re: Team Shakey Build Diary

Postby Shakey » Fri Aug 19, 2016 11:05 pm

I'm going to be putting the funds from this bot (one of 3 ebay ants) towards a CNC router/mill which'll let me do super fancy stuff with polycarbonate.

Between that and the printer and getting a load of spinner discs cut there shouldn't be any design out of reach of my tooling setup. So expect some pretty weird stuff once I have my hands on it!
Alex Shakespeare - Team Shakey:
AWS 44, 45, 49 & 51 Winner - Far too many robots to list!
I sell Antweight Parts, 3d Printing and Custom Designs!

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Re: Team Shakey Build Diary

Postby InfernalTank » Sat Aug 20, 2016 3:47 am

I got the chance to mess around with both of them at Shakey's place and they are quite fun. The teal flipper definitely looks like a strong contender, while the red one definitely requires some driving practice to get used to.
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Re: Team Shakey Build Diary

Postby Shakey » Tue Aug 30, 2016 5:13 pm

Well the two ebay fundbots sold a lot better than I expected and so I decided tot reat myself!

I know have this lovely piece of machinery cluttering up my room:

CNC Router/Mill
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A4 bit of polycarbonate for scale. It's a 3020T mill which is the generic brand of cheap mill that inhabits ebay currently. It's actually very solidly built and while the finish can be a bit rough round the edges I'm suitably impressed with the machine. It does have one problem though:

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This is the control box of the mill and the problem is that circuit board in the bottom left. That part controls the stepper motors and talks to the PC, the problem is it uses a parallel port and software known as Mach3. I haven't had a parallel port on my PC in years and it requires a not so cheap conversion board to run (which wouldn't actually fit). The software is also end of life and is surpassed by many of the open source offerings these days. To fix this I have this:
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This is a Gshield v5b mounted onto an ARM toting Arduino board. Much more power and will happily accept gcode over USB making it much simpler to run.

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A little mockup of the new control box. I need to order a 24v->12v step down converter and print a mount to hold the arduino and the converter in place. Wiring it shouldn't be too long then it's just a matter of getting the settings sorted and it should be a working CNC machine!

Once it's running it should let me make much stronger ants and be able to try designs I otherwise wouldn't be able to as well as allow me to CNC in beetles and some parts in feathers.

Mini Foxic
In amongst the pile of commissions being worked on I managed to get this guy sorted and in the hands of Craig Danby.
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It's certainly a fun machine and has given me some ideas to further improve my own flippers with.
Alex Shakespeare - Team Shakey:
AWS 44, 45, 49 & 51 Winner - Far too many robots to list!
I sell Antweight Parts, 3d Printing and Custom Designs!


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