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Team Coolspeedbot's robot builds

Post by coolspeedbot » Fri Sep 16, 2016 7:59 pm

Decided to make a build diary thats not specific to one robot.

I'll leave a link to the older diary for Killer-wolf here: http://robotwars101.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=2439

but to start off this new build diary, let me introduce a new robot to the team...

Bunny-Ears

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It's not a joke... My sister named it as well as operate the robot as shown below:

https://youtu.be/F0bh9QC2U9E

Bunny-Ears uses parts donated/ recycled from Alpha_wolf, Killer-Wolf 1 and Killer-Wolf 1.5, including old battery, motors, polycarb panels, ESCs and old transmitter and receiver.
James Booth
Team Coolspeedbot

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Killer-Wolf (2.0), Bunny-Ears (1.5), HB (CAD).
Featherweights:
Wolf-E (under construction).

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Re: Team Coolspeedbot's robot builds

Post by coolspeedbot » Sun Sep 18, 2016 6:20 pm

Looking at servos for use as ESCs for Killer-Wolf, from what I have seen on the forum, I might be able to use these: https://www.amazon.co.uk/TowerPro-Micro ... B008Q8Q06G
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Killer-Wolf (2.0), Bunny-Ears (1.5), HB (CAD).
Featherweights:
Wolf-E (under construction).

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Re: Team Coolspeedbot's robot builds

Post by coolspeedbot » Thu Sep 22, 2016 3:11 pm

A recording of a test drive I did with Killer-Wolf 1.5, I soon learned afterwards that one of its ESCs was not working correctly.

https://youtu.be/aW7rVsSHyhw
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Killer-Wolf (2.0), Bunny-Ears (1.5), HB (CAD).
Featherweights:
Wolf-E (under construction).

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Re: Team Coolspeedbot's robot builds

Post by UserFriendly » Fri Sep 23, 2016 10:23 am

coolspeedbot wrote:...one of its ESCs was not working correctly.
Do you mean because it won't stay still?
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Re: Team Coolspeedbot's robot builds

Post by coolspeedbot » Fri Sep 23, 2016 11:37 am

No it wasn't a zeroing issue, it was causing the right wheel to move slower than the left.

I checked the motors with the spare ESCs, and they work fine. So I had a look at the faulty ESC it looks like my rewiring might be to blame.
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Killer-Wolf (2.0), Bunny-Ears (1.5), HB (CAD).
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Wolf-E (under construction).

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Re: Team Coolspeedbot's robot builds

Post by UserFriendly » Fri Sep 23, 2016 11:56 am

Easily done!

If it's not that, check the gear ratios are the same, (and motor voltage rating)
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Re: Team Coolspeedbot's robot builds

Post by coolspeedbot » Fri Sep 23, 2016 12:04 pm

I first thought it was the motors but after using the spare ESCs the issue was gone.
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Killer-Wolf (2.0), Bunny-Ears (1.5), HB (CAD).
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Wolf-E (under construction).

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Re: Team Coolspeedbot's robot builds

Post by UserFriendly » Fri Sep 23, 2016 12:08 pm

Ok, I see what you mean.
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Re: Team Coolspeedbot's robot builds

Post by coolspeedbot » Mon Sep 26, 2016 3:09 pm

got some new ESCs made for Killer-Wolf hopefully they'll do the job
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Killer-Wolf (2.0), Bunny-Ears (1.5), HB (CAD).
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Wolf-E (under construction).

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Re: Team Coolspeedbot's robot builds

Post by coolspeedbot » Fri Oct 07, 2016 8:39 pm

Introducing Bunny-Ears... With a flipper!
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Killer-Wolf (2.0), Bunny-Ears (1.5), HB (CAD).
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Wolf-E (under construction).

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Re: Team Coolspeedbot's robot builds

Post by coolspeedbot » Fri Oct 14, 2016 2:26 am

Small update to Killer-Wolf, got the new wheels I bought from Alex and have sorted out the new mount for the motors.

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Killer-Wolf (2.0), Bunny-Ears (1.5), HB (CAD).
Featherweights:
Wolf-E (under construction).

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Re: Team Coolspeedbot's robot builds

Post by coolspeedbot » Fri Oct 14, 2016 11:09 pm

The AWS 51 is round the corner and sadly Killer-Wolf will have to sit out on this one. But that doesn't mean Team Coolspeedbot will not be there. Flying the flag for the team will be Bunny-Ears and its driver my little sister Jessica who'll be making their debut on the robot fighting scene.

I'll be there as team captain, pit crew and adviser for my sister.

Jessica, like me, is a robot fighting fan and ever since I first built Alpha-Wolf a year or so ago she has been hooked and has been interested to compete at event too. Now when I was her age (8 if you was wondering) the last series of the original run of Robot Wars ended and it took me 13 years to have the chance to compete so I've made every effort to give that chance to Jessica. Donating parts to Bunny-Ears, driving lessons. And on the 29th of October she'll get her first robot fight.
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Killer-Wolf (2.0), Bunny-Ears (1.5), HB (CAD).
Featherweights:
Wolf-E (under construction).

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Re: Team Coolspeedbot's robot builds

Post by coolspeedbot » Mon Oct 17, 2016 4:20 pm

Labels have been worked on and with a final weight and size check Bunny-Ears is finished and ready for AWS 51.

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Killer-Wolf (2.0), Bunny-Ears (1.5), HB (CAD).
Featherweights:
Wolf-E (under construction).

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Re: Team Coolspeedbot's robot builds

Post by UserFriendly » Tue Oct 18, 2016 2:46 pm

Looks good James!
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Re: Team Coolspeedbot's robot builds

Post by AntRoboteer » Tue Oct 18, 2016 3:41 pm

Both look fantastic; awesome work! :D

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