Antweight World Series 58 - 29th June 2019

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Re: Antweight World Series 58 - 29th June 2019

Post by cmalton » Mon Mar 18, 2019 5:28 pm

Re: your AWESC questions - I'll clear that up once in this thread.

Legacy Calibration allows you to use "full forward throttle" at power on to enter calibration mode. I've had issues with a couple of customers reporting issues with unexpectedly entering calibration mode mid-battle. As I've since provided alternative ways to get into calibration, this is now a legacy feature (although still supported). As a general rule, you probably don't want it, unless you have very specific use cases (like the ESC being completely unreachable after you've built whatever uses it).

Calibration - The ESC needs to know where your endpoints are as all transmitters are different.

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Re: Antweight World Series 58 - 29th June 2019

Post by Jonathan J » Tue Mar 19, 2019 3:00 pm

Is it possible to see a picture of the arena we’ll be using at the event?
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Re: Antweight World Series 58 - 29th June 2019

Post by cmalton » Tue Mar 19, 2019 3:07 pm

I don't have an immediate picture to hand - but it will be the same one we used last year, albeit with a few changes. I will see if I can dig some photos out in the next day or two. Notably the floor will be a single sheet of hardboard, fractionally smaller than last year, instead of the two sheets we had last year, thus avoing any joins in the floor.

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Re: Antweight World Series 58 - 29th June 2019

Post by Jonathan J » Tue Mar 19, 2019 7:40 pm

How many drop offs will it have as I’ve nevet see. Your arena before so I’m just curious.
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Re: Antweight World Series 58 - 29th June 2019

Post by cmalton » Tue Mar 19, 2019 8:35 pm

The arena has 2 drop off edges.

Sorry for short reply. On mobile.

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Re: Antweight World Series 58 - 29th June 2019

Post by Jonathan J » Tue Mar 19, 2019 9:19 pm

It’s okay man just wondering because I don’t want to bounce myself out the arena with the spinner.
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Re: Antweight World Series 58 - 29th June 2019

Post by MarkR » Tue Mar 19, 2019 11:41 pm

There is video... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CYe_PA5pmVA

The arena has partial drop-offs on two sides, but not corners. Some parts have higher walls than others.

This is a very good design in my opinion, it allows pushing out of the arena but does not make it too easy; it allows powerful flippers /spinners to throw robots over the fence but not without a big hit.

As far as I can remember, pneumatic flipper Anticide got someone over the high fence :)
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Re: Antweight World Series 58 - 29th June 2019

Post by Jonathan J » Wed Mar 20, 2019 12:37 pm

Cheers.
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Re: Antweight World Series 58 - 29th June 2019

Post by Jonathan J » Thu Mar 21, 2019 10:40 am

Definitely coming with vortex and should hopefully be bringing a 2nd robot but il have to see about that but it should be great event cant wait :D
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Re: Antweight World Series 58 - 29th June 2019

Post by LimaHotel » Mon Apr 08, 2019 5:31 pm

A query on fitting in the box - can I bend flexible outriggers to fit in? Because Jiggy fits if he goes in sideways and the tail bends upwards as he slides into the box. Otherwise the tail sticks out a fair bit.

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Re: Antweight World Series 58 - 29th June 2019

Post by peterwaller » Mon Apr 08, 2019 6:00 pm

You can have parts of the robot unfold in the arena but it has to be done by remote control.
You can't just bend bits in that are held there by the cube, the robot must enter the arena in the state but not necessarily orientation that the fit in the cube.

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Re: Antweight World Series 58 - 29th June 2019

Post by LimaHotel » Mon Apr 08, 2019 6:57 pm

I suspected that was the case. I can shorten the tail, but it'll pop wheeleys. Damn. I can't really change anything else. Hmmm...
May be time to start designing a version 2.
Or I look into restraining methods that will hold the tail bent until I begin driving. Does it matter if a bit of the robot is literally designed to fall off the moment the wheels start turning?
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Re: Antweight World Series 58 - 29th June 2019

Post by James Williams » Mon Apr 08, 2019 7:15 pm

Does it matter if a bit of the robot is literally designed to fall off the moment the wheels start turning?
I'm pretty confident this would be fine, but I'm not 100% certain. Sounds like one of those "check with the EO first" things. One thing you could try is have the robot start sitting on the tail & use the movement of the drive/weapons to somehow make it roll onto the wheels. My flipper Please Shut Up starts sitting on it's acetate & that has been OK so far.

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Re: Antweight World Series 58 - 29th June 2019

Post by Kyro » Mon Apr 08, 2019 10:32 pm

could you not have the tail shorter, mounted lower... to fit in the gap between the bend at the bottom of your polycarb and extend up towards where the wall would sit?
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Re: Antweight World Series 58 - 29th June 2019

Post by Derek Dudge » Sun Jun 02, 2019 2:38 am

Getting excited for this now we're into June. Haven't been on here much or able to do any new bots or anything due to moving house and other hectic things these past few months but both my existing ants *should* be good to go. There is a lot of bodge job repair work involved and I'm running rather low on parts but they should make it into the box at least.

Mostly I'm looking forward to seeing all you folks and your awesome bots again though. Bring it on!
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