Build Diary for a new antweight

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Re: Build Diary for a new antweight

Postby botomatic1000 » Sun Jul 24, 2016 9:10 pm

Me likey,
Ethan Wall KINGS HEATH COLLIDERS
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Jack The Flipper US Antweight flipper
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Re: Build Diary for a new antweight

Postby Occashokka » Sun Jul 24, 2016 9:14 pm

It looks cooler than anything I've made in 18months :p
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-not yet built nasty mean spinnt thingy

I'm gonna build something huge and stupid, try and stop me :P

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Re: Build Diary for a new antweight

Postby Fenrir » Sun Jul 24, 2016 9:50 pm

Thanks guys, fingers crossed it works when I get the Tx and Rc, and then it'll be competition ready.

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Re: Build Diary for a new antweight

Postby botomatic1000 » Sun Jul 24, 2016 10:13 pm

May I ask how you did the paint and what type of paint it is?
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Jack The Flipper US Antweight flipper
Lamprey Antweight grabber W.I.P
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Re: Build Diary for a new antweight

Postby Fenrir » Sun Jul 24, 2016 10:29 pm

botomatic1000 wrote:May I ask how you did the paint and what type of paint it is?


I actually used some Letraset Promarkers, they look great and are pretty versatile, and you can get metallic colours to make everything look shiny haha. I drew it out in pencil first, went over in pen, and then filled in with certain colours. I'm not too great with paint so I tend to use these instead.

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Re: Build Diary for a new antweight

Postby botomatic1000 » Sun Jul 24, 2016 10:42 pm

Cheers man now I can get lamprey looking nice when it's finished
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: Build Diary for a new antweight

Postby Fenrir » Sun Jul 24, 2016 10:50 pm

botomatic1000 wrote:Cheers man now I can get lamprey looking nice when it's finished

Yeah it sounds like a nice design, hope everything goes right for you, and make sure you don't give up! :D

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Re: Build Diary for a new antweight

Postby botomatic1000 » Sun Jul 24, 2016 11:52 pm

I'm hoping it does too thanks :D
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: Build Diary for a new antweight

Postby bot_bandit » Mon Jul 25, 2016 12:16 pm

I love the theming and aesthetic of this robot! It'll be one of the coolest looking teams out there. Can't wait to see photos/videos of the finished bot in action. Any plans for which mythical beast will be next?
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Re: Build Diary for a new antweight

Postby Fenrir » Mon Jul 25, 2016 1:49 pm

Well, I do have my first robot, which is a lifter but is poorly built, so once Roc is up and running I plan to gut the internals of my first robot and rebuild it, and I'm thinking of theming it around an Oni, a Japanese demon that had the power to cause disasters, disease and famines and looks like some sort of hideous troll so that should be fun, haha.

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Re: Build Diary for a new antweight

Postby Fenrir » Wed Jul 27, 2016 8:21 pm

Just a quick update. Transmitter is on its way, as is receiver, not entirely sure whether they'll work together but it's worth a shot and another receiver shouldn't be too costly.

I made another front scoop using the new vice as the first cracked when drilling a couple more holes due to a new addition, this one is much sturdier in the bends and appears to fit a bit better on the robot

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The reason I was drilling more holes was for this interchangeable scoop to fit in the front panel for some more precision control and as a barrier against more destructive robots. I wouldn't want the beak being ripped off by a spinner, at any rate.

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So that's it for now, I also tightened the bolts on the wings because they were getting a little loose but there isn't much else to report. The battery does appear to lose its charge a little more quickly than my other one though so might end up buying a new one at some point.

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Re: Build Diary for a new antweight

Postby bigsi111 » Thu Jul 28, 2016 12:31 pm

Looking very good!

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Re: Build Diary for a new antweight

Postby Fenrir » Fri Jul 29, 2016 3:09 pm

So Roc is done. As you can see it's a little fragile looking, the front is lowered by the piece of flexible plastic, I'm not actually sure what it is it just came from the RW101 ant shop so much appreciation for that. What's also noticeable is the two side fins in order to roll it onto its back so the tail can right the robot. I experimented with their placement, and where they are now isn't the most reliable in rolling the robot over but it works around 50% of the time, and when it's on its back it rights itself flawlessly. The tail feathers get a little bent but it happens, they're made of carboard. The beak is a little disappointing, at least aesthetics wise, but it gets a nice grip when I fought it against my other not-quite-antweight, so I'm pleased it works. The robot also does appear to just about fit in the four inch cube, and if not I'll sacrifice it's self righting ability to allow it to do so. Overall I'm quite happy with it. Next to rebuild my first robot.

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Re: Build Diary for a new antweight

Postby botomatic1000 » Fri Jul 29, 2016 3:18 pm

Cool.
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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: Build Diary for a new antweight

Postby playzooki » Fri Jul 29, 2016 8:33 pm

Very good, one of the best looking antweights i have seen


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