Superant Kit!

Like antweights...only bigger!! (Unfortunately dead now...)

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Superant Kit!

Post by alasdair » Mon Jul 19, 2010 8:56 am

I have found that roaming robots are bringing out a superant kit! It is not yet for sale, but i saw a prototype at my birthday party (Jon Findlay brought some battle ratz, and he showed it to me) and it looks pretty good. With a servo powered flipper. 8) looks vaguely like a big criminal ant...

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Post by haz » Mon Jul 19, 2010 12:28 pm

Cool, ho w much will cosy

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Post by haz » Mon Jul 19, 2010 2:56 pm

sorry i did that on my phone in maths so what i ment 2 say was cool, how much will they be? :P

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Post by alasdair » Tue Jul 20, 2010 10:17 am

I dont know, no more that ?100 probably

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Post by EpicentrE » Tue Jul 20, 2010 11:59 am

For that money (or not much more than it) you can build an ant, and actually have competitions and a wide range of other roboteers and robots to fight against, rather than joining a dead weight class. It seems a bit strange to me :-?.
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Post by joey_picus » Tue Jul 20, 2010 12:06 pm

I think the intention with these (as with the 6kg BattleRatz kits) is to create a new beginners-only class, rather than join on to an existing class, but it still seems odd when they're so near to the very popular antweights and considering that ants aren't exactly difficult or expensive to build...
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Post by alasdair » Tue Jul 20, 2010 3:50 pm

EpicentrE wrote:For that money (or not much more than it) you can build an ant, and actually have competitions and a wide range of other roboteers and robots to fight against, rather than joining a dead weight class. It seems a bit strange to me :-?.
Thats what struck me

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Post by Simon Windisch » Wed Jul 21, 2010 6:01 am

Have you spoken to Jonno about it? He's a reasonable chap.

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Post by alasdair » Wed Jul 21, 2010 6:37 am

Simon Windisch wrote:Have you spoken to Jonno about it? He's a reasonable chap.

Simon
Well, i have not seen him since, but i will expect anyone going to roaming robots portsmouth will see him ( i am)

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Post by terminaldamage » Wed Jul 21, 2010 2:06 pm

He's posted a couple of videos of the kit prototype running about on Youtube. In the video info, he mentioned a price of around ?49.99. That's not too bad for a complete kit from scratch and while it may be cheaper to do it yourself or build an antweight for a few pounds more, some people don't have the skills or technical understanding. This kit is probably quite a good option for them.
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Post by peterwaller » Wed Jul 21, 2010 3:20 pm

It looks like quite some development time has gone into this I don't think he is going to redesign it just to suit us. It may be he has deliberatly decided on a different class to keep it under his control.

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Post by Simon Windisch » Thu Jul 22, 2010 12:04 am

Or based on commercial reasons, he's running a business after all.

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Post by leo-rcc » Thu Jul 22, 2010 12:42 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9dqbCoJhi_0
Super ant kit demo #1

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zrcf7r2aFSQ
Super ant kit demo #2

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uXn-67sIW6k
Super ant kit demo #3

It's plenty quick I must say.
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Post by Simon Windisch » Thu Jul 22, 2010 5:22 pm

Yup, looks good, and all in for ?50? Wow.

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Post by alasdair » Fri Jul 23, 2010 9:16 pm

Wow! now when i look at the finished one, it is just a big disobidiANT! It has the same shape, and wheels are in the same place.

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