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Re: EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEK

Post by kickboxer » Thu Jun 02, 2011 4:52 pm

Jonny wrote:i kinda agree with dave, heres a suggestion:

build a basic featherweight rambot and learn how these larger weight classes work. if you still want to build a flipper you can use drive and batteries from your rambot in your flipper :) by the what budget are you working with? featherweights are alot more expensive than ants!
how much did it cost.
are there any vids of it in action.

my budget is £150

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Re: EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEK

Post by kickboxer » Thu Jun 02, 2011 5:02 pm

thanks for your advice guys.
im going to do a 2 wheel drive.
staying with my chasis though.
but how affective are roll cages these days

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Re: EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEK

Post by kickboxer » Thu Jun 02, 2011 7:33 pm

ok here are the motors im using.

http://www.argos.co.uk/static/Product/p ... rivers+%2F

thanks jonny

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Re: EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEK

Post by kickboxer » Fri Jun 03, 2011 12:18 pm

so this is the chasis.

side

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bottom

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top

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the metal is a mixture of steel and aluminium.
what do you think

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Re: EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEK

Post by Jonny » Fri Jun 03, 2011 3:36 pm

hmm, how was that made? cast aluminium cracks easily. it also looks very heavy and probably a pain to adapt for robot use. i'd recommend using hdpe, it's light, easy to work with, cheap, and can be cut easily using a jigsaw
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Re: EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEK

Post by kickboxer » Fri Jun 03, 2011 3:54 pm

well it survived bieng in a fire for an hour and my dad dropping a bag of bricks on it.
plus this is free and isnt as heavy as you may think

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Re: EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEK

Post by joey_picus » Fri Jun 03, 2011 4:14 pm

...I dread to ask, but what is that and why was it on fire for an hour?
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Re: EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEK

Post by kickboxer » Fri Jun 03, 2011 4:24 pm

used to be a small man operared weed digger.
my grandads shed (at the alottment )caught fire when a bunch of hooligans set it on fire.
there were like 5 dead mice :cry:

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Re: EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEK

Post by Team Orr » Sun Jun 05, 2011 12:58 am

Dave26 wrote: You're trying to walk before you can run
:lol:

Anyway yeah i agree with pretty much everything that's been said here, start basic, a rammer or something simple. you can always adapt it later. also i urge you to drop that chassis (not literally) and trade it for something like HDPE, there's a page about it on my website.
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Re: EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEK

Post by haz » Sun Jun 05, 2011 4:23 pm

pms sent ryan

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