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Re: Ofsted/my friendly uncle/I don't know

Post by Occashokka » Fri Apr 29, 2016 6:41 pm

As the wiring is so troublesome we took apart the transmitters just to see and one of them was accessible so we have modded it and if we encounter future problems we can still put it back to how it was but thanks for the offer of help, will update again when it starts spinning :)
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Post by Occashokka » Fri Apr 29, 2016 7:55 pm

IT MOVES AND IT SPINS AND IT IT LOUD AND AWESOME AND THANK Y'ALL who helped
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Re: Ofsted/my friendly uncle/I don't know

Post by Rapidrory » Fri Apr 29, 2016 8:21 pm

Glad to hear it :) just make sure that if you turn the transmitter off while the bot is on that the spinner doesn't spin up. (If it does then turn the transmitter back on rather than trying to switch the bot off)
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Re: Ofsted/my friendly uncle/I don't know

Post by Occashokka » Fri Apr 29, 2016 8:27 pm

Yup it's all been tested and is safe, however I need 1 last favour, I know people usually bring acetate but could someone bring spare for my other 2 robots, and may I ask if the name 'Buffy' or 'the grim sweeper' has been taken
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Re: Ofsted/my friendly uncle/I don't know

Post by BeligerAnt » Fri Apr 29, 2016 8:52 pm

I don't think either of those names have been used, but TBH it doesn't really matter too much. Certainly Antlog can cope with 2 robots with the same name even if we can't! :D
Since names may well get re-used or passed around as time goes on Antlog only requires that the combination of robot name and team are unique, so *every* team could have a robot called "My robot" and it wouldn't break Antlog! (Although it might break the event organisers!)
This does allow someone to send a robot to an AWS in the care of another team, without that team having to enter as two different teams and running the risk of getting drawn against themselves (!)
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Re: Ofsted/my friendly uncle/I don't know

Post by Occashokka » Sun May 08, 2016 11:53 am

While baby metal and Buffy will only undergo minor changes,ExuberANT is in an unfortunate state of limbo after being ripped to pieces by yours truly after the AWS, only to find the source of the problem, green fluff in the gear boxes and a really loose motor wire, so for my next very bold project may I ask if 1mm polycarbonate could get away with being used as the main material in ants/ fleas, bearing in mind it will either have a large weapon on the front or a large steel wedge so no blades will directly hit it
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Post by joey_picus » Sun May 08, 2016 11:56 am

You should be alright with 1mm polycarbonate; I've had issues with it stress cracking when cold folded before so you may want some heat if you're planning on using the same chassis for a while, but it's generally quite robust. You might want something stiffer to mount any big weapons to though!
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Re: Ofsted/my friendly uncle/I don't know

Post by Occashokka » Sun May 08, 2016 1:05 pm

I've worked out minus the servo I can easily make a new exuberant really light and then realised I can use these:

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/20-SETS-Micro ... 1256976731

to make modular weapons as I have enough weight for basically any weapon and then I realised if I removed all weapons and just had 1mm polycarb it would fit in as a flea so I intend to make a robot which can enter the AWS and FWS so extra fights for the little boy who cant afford to buy a fourth esc package XD, in theory this should work great and i've worked out I should have the weight and space to have a 4inch 3mm titanium bar spinner attachment :) , lets just say if everything works then eventually you won't be seeing much of the steel wedge plan :)
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Re: Ofsted/my friendly uncle/I don't know

Post by botomatic1000 » Sun May 08, 2016 1:42 pm

im interested in this robot it sounds cool very best of luck building it.
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Re: Ofsted/my friendly uncle/I don't know

Post by Occashokka » Sun May 08, 2016 3:52 pm

I have a feeling I'm going to need all the luck I can get...
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Re: Ofsted/my friendly uncle/I don't know

Post by Rapidrory » Sun May 08, 2016 4:57 pm

No don't heat it! :L Heating polycarbonate makes the folding easier, but it's much more brittle when it cools. 1 - 1.5mm polycarb cold folds fine, 2mm is a bit of a pain and can require some heating to get it to do tight bends.

1mm should be ok, but you might want to add right angle bends along long edges to help stiffen it, as it's quite flexible.
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Re: Ofsted/my friendly uncle/I don't know

Post by Occashokka » Sun May 08, 2016 9:15 pm

How sharp can you get the bends?
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Post by Rapidrory » Sun May 08, 2016 9:19 pm

I generally avoid more than 90 degrees, but should be fine 135 degrees if need be
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Re: Ofsted/my friendly uncle/I don't know

Post by Occashokka » Sat May 21, 2016 9:18 pm

Because I wasn't expecting to go I'm now bodging together exuberant with whatever I got, so a shallow aluminum wedge begins, nothing big nothing strong but hopefully something drivable for Oxford event other than an underperforming bulldozer scoop and a slightly glitchy spinner
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Re: Ofsted/my friendly uncle/I don't know

Post by Occashokka » Fri Jun 03, 2016 4:26 pm

I've seen Rory with a 50g blade and I've heard numerous threats of 6inchers but I thought, hey what if I look at the biggest motor possible, and to which I found a 39g 4200kv 22a mega motor, to which I thought wow what if you stuck a thin 6inch bar on that? Done the maths and realized it's illegal as it will be able to do 800mph and will break the speed of sound and cause a sonic boom which is illegal unless you receive special permissions. If anyone has designed a faster spinner please do tell :)
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