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Re: Epic Robotics

Post by Remote-Controlled Dave » Wed Oct 21, 2015 2:32 pm

Can I buy Void?
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Re: Epic Robotics

Post by EpicentrE » Wed Feb 24, 2016 11:18 pm

Hi all! I'm building again currently, preparing for the next AWS. It was only a short break this time but it's definitely reinvigorated me.

I've always said that even if my robots don't win, I would like them to at least be interesting and/or different. The new version of Void is hopefully going to have a lot of general funkiness and silliness. As a preview, here's a prototype of it's brushless drive:

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Re: Epic Robotics

Post by Hogi » Thu Feb 25, 2016 7:31 am

Welcome back Scott. :)
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Re: Epic Robotics

Post by Occashokka » Thu Feb 25, 2016 7:52 am

I love it because while I know it been cunningly engineered it looks brilliantly like someone's got half a gear motor and a brushless and glued them together, this could be best or the worst drive we've ever seen, although having said that making it slower and more uncontrollable than mecha spall would be a challenge...
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Re: Epic Robotics

Post by peterwaller » Thu Feb 25, 2016 8:45 am

That does look very interesting Scott have you found a source of small reversible brushless controllers. :roll:

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Re: Epic Robotics

Post by Shakey » Thu Feb 25, 2016 9:47 am

Now I'm excited!

The afro brushless ESC's can be made reversible escs quite easily.
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Re: Epic Robotics

Post by EpicentrE » Thu Feb 25, 2016 10:05 am

Thanks for the kind words!

I'm currently using the XC-6A from Micron. It works quite well, and while they do reverse quickly, I feel it could be faster. However, as far as I can tell the hardware of this board is identical to an ESC which is commonly sold under the name "XP-7A", which has a BLHeli firmware file available for it. So I intend to flash them with that and see how that affects performance.
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Re: Epic Robotics

Post by Rapidrory » Thu Feb 25, 2016 4:04 pm

What motor is that?
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Re: Epic Robotics

Post by EpicentrE » Thu Feb 25, 2016 4:29 pm

AP03, 2s version, also from Micron. Hobbyking sell it as well though.
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Re: Epic Robotics

Post by Rapidrory » Thu Feb 25, 2016 4:45 pm

Ah cool, those are much easier to mount than the ones from HK that Pete and I use for our Nano spinners.. Shame they're quite pricy
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