The Hotel Lima, for Ants: A Build Diary

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Kyro
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Re: A Hotel, constructed of Limas, for Ants: A Build Diary

Post by Kyro » Sun Apr 28, 2019 9:23 pm

or just dana nana nana nana
Team Rocket Robotics
Esper(4wd flipper)
Mantis (2wd control bot)
Dominus (4wd flipper)
Twinzer (L&K) (cluster)
Remembering Rex (antweight cassuis)

Sometimes, i wake up grumpy... other times i just let her sleep in...

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LimaHotel
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Re: A Hotel, constructed of Limas, for Ants: A Build Diary

Post by LimaHotel » Mon Apr 29, 2019 8:14 am

Much as the batman aesthetic was kinda deliberate, It was more just to do something with the wings rather than leave them boring and triangular (and shave off some weight :p)
Namewise I would like it to be something from The Rise And Fall, or Bowie at the very least.
Current name ideas:
Flip 'em by Smiling
Suffragette Flippy
Jammin' Good with Weird and Flippy

Update: kinda sold on Jammin' Good with Weird and Flippy. Then my team would be:
Jiggy Sawdust, Jammin' Good with Weird and Flippy, and The Pushbot from Mars
He played it left hand.....

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Jiggy Sawdust (Grabber)
Jammin' Good with Weird and Flippy (Rear-hinged Flipper)
The Pushbot from Mars (Pushbot, under rebuild)

Key Grip (Rear-hinged Flipper, currently out of service)

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Re: The Hotel Lima, for Ants: A Build Diary

Post by LimaHotel » Tue Apr 30, 2019 11:14 pm

So I was working on Pushbot, and I slipped with the hacksaw.
Wear gloves kids!
Cut to the bone, but thankfully no damage done.
Right. So Pushbot may not get finished as soon as I'd hoped.
Jiggy Sawdust (Grabber)
Jammin' Good with Weird and Flippy (Rear-hinged Flipper)
The Pushbot from Mars (Pushbot, under rebuild)

Key Grip (Rear-hinged Flipper, currently out of service)

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Re: The Hotel Lima, for Ants: A Build Diary

Post by LimaHotel » Mon May 06, 2019 3:35 pm

I had a great time at robot club 2 - such a relaxed event! On the whole I'm really happy with how both Jiggy and Jammin' Good performed - Jammin' had the most problems. Drive kept cutting out for some reason, it wasn't often, but happened. And I'm not sure why. Both bots encountered self righting issues - Jiggy is too slow to self right (and also REALLY struggled with the bouncy arena floor) and Jammin' Good gets stuck on it's side. Jammin' Good should be easy enough to fix, Jiggy I'm not so sure about. I might see if I can get a greater degree of motion on the sawblades? If they lift further that should in theory help the self righting.
Oh, and I was REALLY impressed with Peter's MilitAnt, the rubber band flipper. I'm looking forwards to seeing the video of the event - there were some great fights!
Jiggy Sawdust (Grabber)
Jammin' Good with Weird and Flippy (Rear-hinged Flipper)
The Pushbot from Mars (Pushbot, under rebuild)

Key Grip (Rear-hinged Flipper, currently out of service)

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