L.W.S Robotics build diarys

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Re: L.W.S Robotics build diarys

Post by tweedermeister » Sun Nov 20, 2011 9:19 pm

ok thanks :D
it will probably take me a while to build though because i'll only be able to work on it for 3 hours a week because i need to use my schools dt workshop to do the wiring and I need to find someone that can do welding to build the chassis and shell

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Post by anttazz » Sun Nov 20, 2011 9:23 pm

I use plastic for the chassis which can be cut with hand tools. My FW robots are pretty much all plastic.

As for the wiring, when I wired up my first bot I used the guide from the Battle Ratz to do it, its fairly straight forward really it can just look a bit daunting when you have a load of bits lying in front of you.

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Post by tweedermeister » Sun Nov 20, 2011 9:26 pm

i'll just use thick plastic then and as for the wiring i'll get my dt teacher to help because he's built a few heavyweights for robot wars ( that werent too good but they drove which is good enough for me :lol: )

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Post by haz » Sun Nov 20, 2011 9:32 pm

HDPE is pretty good stuff, about 10mm ish thick will be fine, i use 12mm however

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Post by tweedermeister » Sun Nov 20, 2011 9:42 pm

also, how would I attach wheels to the drill motors or will I have to make my own ?.
and how would I attach the plastic together, bend one solid piece, with bolts or should I melt it together with a soldering iron because I dont know how to do plastic welding ?

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Post by anttazz » Sun Nov 20, 2011 9:48 pm

There are wheels you can buy to attach directly to drill motors. You'd be wanting the ones with nut inserts.

http://www.robochallenge.co.uk/Events_a ... nical.html

I would just use screws/bolts to hold it together

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Post by haz » Sun Nov 20, 2011 9:55 pm

screw it together, i do that and it holds up well to be in tossed around by shwxplosion :P

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Post by tweedermeister » Sun Nov 20, 2011 10:02 pm

I plan on doing as much research on shwxplosion and building my featherweight to specifically exploit its weakness ( if it has one that is )
and if we ever fight shwxplosion at the same time we should both team up on him and take him out first

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Post by bitternboy » Sun Nov 20, 2011 10:13 pm

shwxplosion? Do you mean Explosion?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A-UMAaQ8hg4
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Post by tweedermeister » Sun Nov 20, 2011 10:17 pm

bitternboy wrote:shwxplosion? Do you mean Explosion?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A-UMAaQ8hg4
yeah its a running joke from the gametechmods forums

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Post by bitternboy » Mon Nov 21, 2011 10:38 am

Gottcha.
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Post by tweedermeister » Mon Nov 21, 2011 6:10 pm

I have another question, where would I get the safety link for a featherweight and how would I wire in failsafes, a safety link, and a power light ?

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Post by haz » Mon Nov 21, 2011 6:18 pm

the removable link is just something you can plug in to turn the robot on, i have used deans and andersons, i like them both, deans are probably easyest and smallest.
if you have decent radio gear (DX5e) then it should failsafe automaiticly, giant cod does too if the rx is bound in neutral.
pretty simple to wire it up, think of pluggin the link in as completling the cirucit, have a extra bright led and a 24v resister wired in line and your set

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Post by Team Invade » Mon Nov 21, 2011 7:55 pm

tweedermeister wrote:I plan on doing as much research on shwxplosion and building my featherweight to specifically exploit its weakness ( if it has one that is )
and if we ever fight shwxplosion at the same time we should both team up on him and take him out first
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Re: L.W.S Robotics build diarys

Post by tweedermeister » Mon Nov 21, 2011 7:58 pm

Team Invade wrote:
tweedermeister wrote:I plan on doing as much research on shwxplosion and building my featherweight to specifically exploit its weakness ( if it has one that is )
and if we ever fight shwxplosion at the same time we should both team up on him and take him out first
Don't think I'm not watching :wink:
I was counting on it :wink:

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