"Flip-it” new build/project

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Re: "Unnamed" new build/project

Post by Paulmchurd » Fri Jan 19, 2018 4:54 pm

Not much space in here. Time to start trimming some wires.

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Re: "Unnamed" new build/project

Post by Paulmchurd » Sun Jan 21, 2018 4:50 pm

Robot nearly complete. Weighs in at 154g.

To do:
Drill holes to reduce weight.
Trim more wires and add an external switch.
Remove paper template and plastic protector.
Attach roll bars as robot can get stuck on its side.
Attach servo to flipper panel.

Possible redesign of inners to protect electronics more.

Pictures… soldered 2 10a ECS together.

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Re: "Unnamed" new build/project

Post by Ocracoke » Sun Jan 21, 2018 11:35 pm

Those ESCs look like the ones I am using in my Antweight and Beetleweight, they've not yet let me down. ;)
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Re: "Unnamed" new build/project

Post by Paulmchurd » Mon Jan 22, 2018 10:23 pm

Here he is...

Flip-it
https://youtu.be/2_rAZAI6nJ8

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Re: "Flip-it” new build/project

Post by Paulmchurd » Wed Jan 24, 2018 6:36 pm

More pictures. He’s a little wonky. Once nuts were all tightened haha.
Added switch on the back of robot.

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Re: "Flip-it” new build/project

Post by Paulmchurd » Mon Jan 29, 2018 9:26 pm

Flip-It is finished!

Kind of..4 grams over... I’ll drill some holes to get it to weight if I enter any competitions.

Time to build a second robot for my school project. I need a second house robot.


News on the project.

I had a £300 budget and managed to buy enough electronics to build 6 robots!!!

It’s all in the post. Some from China to keep it in budget. I’ll take a picture with it all once it arrives.

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Re: "Flip-it” new build/project

Post by Derek Dudge » Mon Jan 29, 2018 11:01 pm

6 competing robots for the club to build and a house robot ready? Sounds great. None of my old technologies teachers would have run a club like that. Give it a few years and you might be on robot wars with your students.
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Post by Paulmchurd » Wed Jan 31, 2018 9:06 pm

I think I’d need a 3-4 thousand pounds donation from a very generous parent for a heavy weight robot.

Maybe if I have a popular club with the government initiative on STEM subjects the school may give me a yearly budget.

I can dream can’t I?

Haha.

So next house robot have been drafted in paper. Plan for a scoop style flipper. Not the typical wedge style flipper.

This one will have UPGRADES! A nice powerful flipper hopefully. SG90 is a little weak.

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Post by voorsk » Thu Feb 01, 2018 10:57 am

I'm liking the look of that! Sounds a little pricier.. is it going to be a one-off house robot/ref bot for teacher to control? :)
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Re: "Flip-it” new build/project

Post by Paulmchurd » Thu Feb 01, 2018 10:03 pm

It’s going to be a house robot like on the tv show. Basically it’s for me and another teacher to have a little fun of our own while the pupils are building their robots. Hehe

My plan was for each team to use my two house robots to battle each week. So everyone has something to do during the club.

Constructing, planning, watching past episodes of RW, reading the Hayens book and battle house robots. If they win a battle they will gain points for their team. Which will then seed them for the finals at the end of the term.


Chassis and holes drilled. Will use the bending machine at work tomorrow.

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