Another New Fleaweight

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Re: Another New Fleaweight

Post by Rapidrory » Thu Mar 12, 2015 7:31 pm

I realised I hadn't actually looked into fitting the ant servo I planned; I'd just assumed it wouldn't fit. However having removed some of the servo case, I found I could just squeeze it in, albeit there's a little bit of a power bulge in the flipper now. It's not nearly as powerful as I had thought, as I wasn't factoring in running it off 1 cell, but it's better than the Nano servo in there previously; it can lift much higher and with a bit more power, so was definitely worthwhile (though still not quite good enough to self right). It means it weighs about 65g now, but that's more a good thing as It means I don't have to pack it with as much weight.
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Re: Another New Fleaweight

Post by Remote-Controlled Dave » Thu Mar 12, 2015 7:39 pm

Will it explode?
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Re: Another New Fleaweight

Post by Rapidrory » Thu Mar 12, 2015 7:46 pm

It's not THAT tightly packed fortunately..
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Re: Another New Fleaweight

Post by Remote-Controlled Dave » Thu Mar 12, 2015 7:47 pm

Aw :-(

BTW, "Power Bulge" is a hilarious name.
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Re: Another New Fleaweight

Post by Rapidrory » Thu Mar 12, 2015 8:16 pm

Haha, Might have to make a really terrible nano called that :P

I just watched through all the asdfmovies again as my usual source for names, but apart from 'There's something on your face' which better suits a spinner, there's not much more that that series has to offer sadly :L
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Re: Another New Fleaweight

Post by Remote-Controlled Dave » Thu Mar 12, 2015 8:32 pm

If you like the Simpsons, things Troy McClure has starred in make great names.
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Re: Another New Fleaweight

Post by razerdave » Thu Mar 12, 2015 10:34 pm

For a really screwed up robot: “Mommy, What’s Wrong With That Man’s Face?”.

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Re: Another New Fleaweight

Post by Remote-Controlled Dave » Thu Mar 12, 2015 10:56 pm

That's been on my list of names for a while.
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Re: Another New Fleaweight

Post by Rapidrory » Thu Mar 12, 2015 11:20 pm

LED's are shiny :)

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Also, I took a quick video of it running around: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8MGi-sV ... e=youtu.be
It ends how I expect all fights with this robot to end; with me driving out the arena :roll:
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Re: Another New Fleaweight

Post by Remote-Controlled Dave » Fri Mar 13, 2015 12:04 am

LEDs ruin Harry's filming. I learnt that at the last Reading AWS. Lol

Its really quite impressive though. If you can keep it under control it'll be a serious contender. Have you thought about clustering it with an exact clone?
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Re: Another New Fleaweight

Post by Rapidrory » Fri Mar 13, 2015 12:42 am

I previously thought about building a clone of Haggis and entering those two as my cluster, and I literally had the polycarb and scissors in my hands but I just couldn't be that guy, as I knew I'd end up entering them both separately in the FWS and that just would be un cool :L
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Re: Another New Fleaweight

Post by Hogi » Fri Mar 13, 2015 7:13 am

it that one is only 65 grams you could make a three botlet cluster of that, haggis and that tiny 8 gram robot. that would be fun.
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Re: Another New Fleaweight

Post by Rapidrory » Fri Mar 13, 2015 11:58 am

Sadly, my 8g robot is in a bit of a state of disrepair atm, and has no on-board mixing so would be on a Blade tx with diagonal drive which could be interesting.. :L Also, as the FWS is after the AWS, I'd rather have a dedicated fourth member of my AWS team so that I don't trash my fleas before the FWS.
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Re: Another New Fleaweight

Post by Remote-Controlled Dave » Fri Mar 13, 2015 11:59 am

Why do I get the feeling you have a mad plan for your 4th?
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Re: Another New Fleaweight

Post by Rapidrory » Fri Mar 13, 2015 12:34 pm

I may do.. :roll: However I'm still waiting on parts, and I'm not sure I'll have time or tools to build it before the AWS, so am looking at more boring backup ideas.
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