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Re: Team Shakey Build Diary

Post by Shakey » Wed Jul 30, 2014 7:54 pm

Again it's a testbot :P

Also I did plenty of driving and hitting without plowing into the walls from hits, it's suprisingly stable. And having it mounted up top puts the disc 30mm off the floor which is too high. Though clustering it wouldn't be a horrible idea.
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Re: Team Shakey Build Diary

Post by Rapidrory » Wed Jul 30, 2014 9:20 pm

The problem with clustering a spinner, especially a not very controllable spinner, is that you stand a good chance of shredding your other cluster bot... That's why I didn't cluster Smidge and Flail Whale in the end; two entirely uncontrollable robots together would not have ended well :L
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Re: Team Shakey Build Diary

Post by Shakey » Wed Jul 30, 2014 9:28 pm

Oh there's a really high chance of taking out my own bot... But I hope I won't :P
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Re: Team Shakey Build Diary

Post by peterwaller » Thu Jul 31, 2014 6:48 am

Been there done that. :oops:

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Re: Team Shakey Build Diary

Post by Shakey » Fri Sep 05, 2014 8:52 pm

In a wierd twist.... MY TEAM IS READY :P

I was getting some bots together for the brighton maker faire but they actually came out really well so will become part of my team alongside stanley. PICaxe and Kinda Accelerant had a cut 'n' shut job so Kinda Accelerants front is on the back of PICaxe making one nifty grabber :D

Left: New Flipper (as of yet unamed). Middle: Stanley (The team captain :P ). Right: PICaxe (I guess... Needs renaming)
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The new flipper:
2 50:1 motors on a 2 cell 180mah LiPo. Servo powered flipper, 4 bar linkage with a very wide throw. Can self right quite nicely and is a fast robot. 143g with N2LV and LemonRX
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This was probably my most time consuming build of a single chassis but it came out nicely, though I do now remember why I hated working carbon fibre.

PICaxe:
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You can see the old chassis hiding underneath with a Mangles N2LVHP (With lemonRX) hiding in the cavernous insides :P 2cell 180 mah LiPo and 50:1 motors, tripled up pololu wheels. This was a simple build of cutting the front of PICaxe off and putting the front of Kinda Accelerant on (Originally the front of Stanley) and cladding the whole lot in more carbon fibre! 137g in total with HS82mg servo, thick ali servo arm and 5mm Polycarbonate claw, hopefully it'll stand up to a spinner impact better now.

That's my new team finally with a flipper again for fun at the contests :D
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Re: Team Shakey Build Diary

Post by Remote-Controlled Dave » Fri Sep 05, 2014 9:34 pm

Nice things!
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Re: Team Shakey Build Diary

Post by Hogi » Sat Sep 06, 2014 7:24 am

Dan likey dese fings...
Featherweight under construction.

Antweight to build list: 4Wd lifter, new clusterbot, secret project, walker of some description.

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Re: Team Shakey Build Diary

Post by BeligerAnt » Sat Sep 06, 2014 8:09 pm

After today's Maker Faire there might be a spinner appearing in Team Shakey... :D
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Re: Team Shakey Build Diary

Post by Rapidrory » Sat Sep 06, 2014 9:37 pm

Shakey wrote:MY TEAM IS READY
...You clearly underestimated the destructive power of children :L
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Re: Team Shakey Build Diary

Post by Shakey » Sat Sep 06, 2014 10:14 pm

After the maker faire... A child broke Stanley... I still am not entirely sure how.

PICaxe will be donating the prototype N2LVHP it has that has been tested in Stanley before and is being removed from the team for the time being.

It will be replaced by the horizontal spinner of doom (Once repaired) after a good show at the maker faire. :D

And I knew saying my team was ready would ruin it :P
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Re: Team Shakey Build Diary

Post by Remote-Controlled Dave » Sun Sep 07, 2014 6:59 am

Please actually name it Horizontal Spinner of Doom.
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Re: Team Shakey Build Diary

Post by Rapidrory » Sun Sep 07, 2014 10:11 am

Remote-Controlled Dave wrote:Please actually name it Horizontal Spinner of Doom.
I second that.
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Re: Team Shakey Build Diary

Post by Shakey » Tue Sep 09, 2014 5:09 pm

I guess I don't really have a choice in the name of it eh? :P Though there is one current issue with 'Horizontal Spinner of Doom'...

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This was self inflicted at the maker faire, granted the hits were awesome it definitely needs something to take the sideload off the motor. For now I'm going to house it in some drilled rings of polycarb forming a pipe around the motor. It shouldn't touch but under impact the motor would touch the side transferring radial load to the rings not the shaft of the motor.

Also do you know what a DX6i doesn't have enough of? Switches.

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Re: Team Shakey Build Diary

Post by Rapidrory » Tue Sep 09, 2014 5:45 pm

Shakey wrote:...granted the hits were awesome...
For those who didn't see it in person, here's a summary:

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Also, I'm liking the triggers :L Is that your dodgy spektrum or your other one?
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Re: Team Shakey Build Diary

Post by Shakey » Tue Sep 09, 2014 6:32 pm

This is the non dodgy one, the dodgy one is not responding to any amount of poking/dropping/reassembling so I modded the working one to be able to be used with Gimli and flippers well. :)
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