The smart ant's and flea's

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Re: The smart ant's and flea's

Postby Rapidrory » Fri Oct 07, 2016 8:47 pm

Smallest in antweights and fleas.. but there have been two Nano walkers :L I found 3 legs to be the optimum balance between smoothness and size, but yours seems pretty small as is.
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Re: The smart ant's and flea's

Postby Lincoln » Tue Nov 08, 2016 3:46 pm

so, we were steadily making progress on the walker, when we realized we only had a week befor antweight open, snuck up on us rather quickly.
with a whole team to rebuild or entirely make from nothing.

Smart ant 3, new polycarbonate armor and new tracks

Smart Ant 4, new stainless steel front plate and new wheels

Smart Ant 5, brand new version 2, being printed at the moment, a few improvements like stainless steel front on the flipper and other internal features

currently non existent unnamed walking cluster, may be called Smart Flea 3 (or one of them will be) most the cad still to be done and some failing walker prototypes along with custom pcb's not working and broken code. so might not make it to antweight open but it is a very cool design, using the same servo as most antweight flippers these days, the turnigy s306g-hv,
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Re: The smart ant's and flea's

Postby Lincoln » Wed Jul 05, 2017 9:24 pm

Having finished exams i've finally had some time to start to design some new robots.

Thanks to the great success of the walking mechanism used in SmartFlea 3's i'm basically going to use that walking design on lots of robots now for a few reasons, 1. because of the extra weight from being a walker, 2. prove that walkers can be competitive and aren't just a joke, 3. it's hilarious the way they drift around the arena. 4. because i can!

In a single day in cad i've come up with the basic cad for 2 new ants.
1. a sort of cross between SmartFlea 3 and SmartAnt 5, meaning a big flipper what walks.
2. a walking spinner that i've had the parts to build for years and never built.
i may end up designing more robots than i can actually build :)

The software for the SmartBoard is still progressing, its a long process......., also working on new means of controls like using a phone app or a xbox controler, these work using the bluetooth le 4.0 that we put on the board.

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Re: The smart ant's and flea's

Postby Lincoln » Thu Jul 27, 2017 10:57 am

now paused all antweight projects sorry guys.
however i am going to build a beast of a robot. not for any size category but about beatle in size ish.
do you want to see me post things on that project and where should i post them. not really right to put on the antweight section. but not for beatles either. as it will be autonomous maybe under the autonomous section of the forum?

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Re: The smart ant's and flea's

Postby peterwaller » Fri Jul 28, 2017 8:19 am

I would certainly be interested and the Autonomous section would seem the logical place for it.

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Re: The smart ant's and flea's

Postby Shakey » Fri Jul 28, 2017 8:25 am

Count me in as an interested person!
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Re: The smart ant's and flea's

Postby BeligerAnt » Fri Jul 28, 2017 8:44 pm

The autonomous section would be appropriate I would think, or you can put it in off-topic, regulars will find it if they're interested!
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Re: The smart ant's and flea's

Postby Lincoln » Mon Sep 18, 2017 1:18 pm

The autonomous robot is still in progress, still designing the robot but will order the bits required soon.
but i've mostly been working on a antweight spinner,heading towards a design similar to a robot i think was called bulkhead?
basically a 3d printed metal horizontal bar. thanks to our new walking mechanism i can make walkers without many drawbacks and all the positives of the extra weight allowance.
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