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GeorgeR's robots

Postby GeorgeR » Wed Nov 09, 2016 12:31 am

I guess I'll make a thread for my antweights, so here is my first attempt, Zero.

For my first ant I wanted something simple and robust so i went for a basic 2 wheel drive rambot.

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Specs
121x93x32mm, 149g
NanoTwo esc, Pololu HP 30:1 motors
1.5mm 6082 Alu chassis, 0.9mm Stainless Steel scoop, 0.5mm Titanium armour

The 30:1 hp motors combined with the 32mm wheels mean it's pretty quick, but I'm getting the hang of driving it.
I definitely learnt a lot during the process, and can't wait to give it a go at an event.
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Re: GeorgeR's robots

Postby UserFriendly » Wed Nov 09, 2016 10:00 am

Great George! It looks neat and well made!
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Re: GeorgeR's robots

Postby Shakey » Wed Nov 09, 2016 11:32 am

That's a nice antweight!
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Re: GeorgeR's robots

Postby Roboteernat » Wed Nov 09, 2016 1:44 pm

That does look very nice! nice and clean edges on the folding
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Re: GeorgeR's robots

Postby peterwaller » Wed Nov 09, 2016 2:26 pm

Very nice will we be seeing it in Basingstoke on Saturday.

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Re: GeorgeR's robots

Postby GeorgeR » Wed Nov 09, 2016 5:59 pm

Thanks guys, unfortunately I can't make it this weekend as I'm at a wedding, but I'll definitely get to the next event, whenever that is.
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Re: GeorgeR's robots

Postby Skillz » Wed Nov 09, 2016 6:31 pm

Bravo! Very good looking!
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Re: GeorgeR's robots

Postby botomatic1000 » Thu Nov 10, 2016 5:19 pm

That thing looks so cool great work!
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Re: GeorgeR's robots

Postby GeorgeR » Tue Dec 20, 2016 12:54 am

In what is almost certainly a stupid idea I've decided to give my next antweight a rather oversized axe as a weapon, here it is with my other bot for scale...

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Now I guess I should make a robot to attach it to before ant freeze.
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Re: GeorgeR's robots

Postby GeorgeR » Fri Mar 03, 2017 1:37 am

This is a rather late post as the ant actually made its debut at ant freeze back in January, but better late than never here is Axiom...

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Specs
136x102x26mm, 150g
NanoTwo and 30:1 500rpm motors for drive, Vex 29 and Pololu HP's for the axe.
1.5mm Polycarb chassis, 1mm polycarb armor. The axe weighs in at 40g (not including the motors) and is all 304 stainless steel, with the axe head being made from a bit of solid 12mm square bar.

This was how it looked pre ant freeze, but it did pick up some damage at the event. Dont Hug Me rather wrecked the left armor panel, putting a hole in the side, a big split across the front panel, as well as a crack in the chassis and a few dents in the axe head, Anticyclone subsequently chewed up the front stability prongs, and also removed a bolt head.
Despite the damage I was happy with Axioms performance and it picked up two wins. Zero also picked up a win and probably should have had more, but the combination of it being far too fast and my dodgy driving rather hampered success.
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Re: GeorgeR's robots

Postby GeorgeR » Thu Mar 30, 2017 11:50 pm

Axiom's been getting some upgrades...

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The axe arm is longer which will give it more power, and I've added for some titanium plates to fend off those nasty spinners. The axe head is also new, it's now made of EN24 chrome molybdenum steel, and is sharp enough that i sliced my thumb open on it last week.
Next up I'm planning on making a couple of alternative axes, probably going to do one with a long spiked head to fight edf fan bots, one with a titanium sledgehammer to throw at spinners, and maybe even one with a giant polycarb or HDPE head just for visual effect.
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Re: GeorgeR's robots

Postby GeorgeR » Wed May 10, 2017 11:40 pm

100mm diameter, 2mm thick, 20g, 6Al-4V Titanium.
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Now all i've got to do is make the rest of the bot...
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Re: GeorgeR's robots

Postby Occashokka » Thu May 11, 2017 3:12 pm

Can I reserve the right to be very scared?
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Re: GeorgeR's robots

Postby GeorgeR » Fri May 12, 2017 8:55 pm

Well you can if you want, but I'm far from sure the chassis design is strong enough to avoid a spectacular self destruction as soon as it hits anything. I guess I'll just have to build it and see.
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Re: GeorgeR's robots

Postby Occashokka » Sat May 13, 2017 4:06 pm

Ha ha ha if you want lessons in building chassis too weak for spinners im your man,*looks at 2 bent aluminum and steel chassis and shudders*

However buffy which was definitely not strong enough lasted 18months so who cares if your chassis is wobbly
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