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Re: Team Coolspeedbot's robot builds

Post by coolspeedbot » Wed Nov 16, 2016 12:42 pm

Thanks, did a test run last night and it ran smoothly.
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Re: Team Coolspeedbot's robot builds

Post by coolspeedbot » Wed Nov 16, 2016 10:20 pm

Trimmed the wires on the ESCs now just need to fix the receiver down and switch to the lipo battery. did a test run, Killer-Wolf is nearing completion.

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Re: Team Coolspeedbot's robot builds

Post by coolspeedbot » Thu Nov 17, 2016 2:59 pm

Added the mount for the receiver the most neat and tidy wires I ever had in a robot. Just need to add the battery and its holder then get a new servo down the line.

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Killer-Wolf (2.0), Bunny-Ears (1.5), Blue-Terror (CAD).
Featherweights:
CSB 1 (retired) CSB 2 (under construction).

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Re: Team Coolspeedbot's robot builds

Post by coolspeedbot » Fri Nov 18, 2016 7:49 pm

new flipper hinge and early weight check. Weighed with out the new servo and lipo battery

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Killer-Wolf (2.0), Bunny-Ears (1.5), Blue-Terror (CAD).
Featherweights:
CSB 1 (retired) CSB 2 (under construction).

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Re: Team Coolspeedbot's robot builds

Post by coolspeedbot » Mon Nov 21, 2016 9:48 pm

Encountering a very odd and worrying bug with Killer-Wolf's drive the left motor stutters at times and isn't putting out the same power in reverse. not sure where to start looking for the solution.
James Booth
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Killer-Wolf (2.0), Bunny-Ears (1.5), Blue-Terror (CAD).
Featherweights:
CSB 1 (retired) CSB 2 (under construction).

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Re: Team Coolspeedbot's robot builds

Post by coolspeedbot » Tue Nov 22, 2016 12:29 am

Ok re-alinged the left motor and put the temp battery in the middle of the robot seems the robot is driving better the stuttering might be a random issue, I think the ESC for the left motor might have been getting interference from resting against one of the motors, although I'll let the people more experienced with electronics in robots to correct me on that.

I also tested out Killer-Wolf's self-righting roll fins and they work (in none combat situations).

Hardware wise my balance charger arrived but I have to wait till Xmas before I can use it (and no I didn't peek at my presents).

Also thought I share the test/ play arena we will start to use for testing our robots on.

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Killer-Wolf (2.0), Bunny-Ears (1.5), Blue-Terror (CAD).
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CSB 1 (retired) CSB 2 (under construction).

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Re: Team Coolspeedbot's robot builds

Post by coolspeedbot » Thu Nov 24, 2016 3:06 pm

Added a bolt to the front to help with supporting Killer-Wolf's flipper when it turns.
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CSB 1 (retired) CSB 2 (under construction).

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Re: Team Coolspeedbot's robot builds

Post by coolspeedbot » Mon Dec 05, 2016 10:23 pm

While Killer-Wolf's work has slowed I took the time to start designing Bunny-Ears' upgrade.

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Re: Team Coolspeedbot's robot builds

Post by coolspeedbot » Thu Dec 08, 2016 12:28 am

new drive motors, no more sharing the drive motors between two bots.

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Fitted the lable/ logo to Killer-Wolf.

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CSB 1 (retired) CSB 2 (under construction).

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Re: Team Coolspeedbot's robot builds

Post by coolspeedbot » Sun Dec 11, 2016 9:49 pm

Action:

Wired the new motors to the modified servo boards.

Result:

they didn't work.

Conclusion:

James is still bad at wiring, needs new servo boards to modify, failing that ask someone else to do it.
James Booth
Team Coolspeedbot

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Killer-Wolf (2.0), Bunny-Ears (1.5), Blue-Terror (CAD).
Featherweights:
CSB 1 (retired) CSB 2 (under construction).

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Re: Team Coolspeedbot's robot builds

Post by coolspeedbot » Thu Dec 22, 2016 4:21 pm

New polycarb arrived 1.5mm this time already started work on Bunny-Ears.

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Electronic wise I need to assess my options for new ESCs
  • Servo boards
    Nano-Two
    DasMikro 2s6a
Servo boards need modifying with a resister.

Nano-Two, plug and play but needs a DSM2 compatible transmitter which is getting harder to find.

DasMikro 2s6a, being a pain to try and buy and might be a pain with the wiring.
James Booth
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Killer-Wolf (2.0), Bunny-Ears (1.5), Blue-Terror (CAD).
Featherweights:
CSB 1 (retired) CSB 2 (under construction).

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Re: Team Coolspeedbot's robot builds

Post by Shakey » Thu Dec 22, 2016 4:35 pm

Also the Das Mikro has no centre braking which is a big need for combat robots. It can be *kinda* fixed with a resistor though.
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Re: Team Coolspeedbot's robot builds

Post by coolspeedbot » Thu Dec 22, 2016 5:16 pm

Oh yeah thats another issue. I would say I would be aiming towards the Nano-Two just because it has been tried and tested and is more reliable then servo boards which I'm fed up with having to re-zero them. :x

But because it still only uses DMS2 no pin RXs (which I'm guessing is the only reason it's not DMSX compatible) I still can't use the Nano-Two. :(
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Killer-Wolf (2.0), Bunny-Ears (1.5), Blue-Terror (CAD).
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Re: Team Coolspeedbot's robot builds

Post by Shakey » Thu Dec 22, 2016 5:26 pm

What TX do you have, a lot of DSMX ones can be used with DSM2?
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Re: Team Coolspeedbot's robot builds

Post by Rapidrory » Thu Dec 22, 2016 9:55 pm

By the sounds of it I need to reinstate the N2LVs until I can find a proper solution for DSMX compatibility. (https://docs.google.com/document/d/19oF ... sp=sharing)

They just plug into a regular RX using servo leads so can be used with both DSM2 and DSMX receivers.

If you'd like a N2LV I still have the parts to do one for you.
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