Peter Wallers Robot Ramblings

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Derek Dudge
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Re: Peter Wallers Robot Ramblings

Post by Derek Dudge » Thu Jan 17, 2019 10:51 pm

The reversible wedge mini bot with the offset wheels is the coolest thing I've seen all week. Adorable!
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Re: Peter Wallers Robot Ramblings

Post by Shakey » Thu Jan 17, 2019 11:49 pm

I didn't see the thread popup in my unread until dereks reply. I agree, that is one awesome little minibot!
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Re: Peter Wallers Robot Ramblings

Post by peterwaller » Tue Jan 29, 2019 8:24 pm

Been fairly busy as well as an almost total rebuild of the drum spinner I have four new bots as yet untried in combat.
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Re: Peter Wallers Robot Ramblings

Post by peterwaller » Sat Feb 09, 2019 9:21 am

Some of you may remember a while back I said I was writing a book about building robots well I finally got it finished and it is now available on Amazon as an e-book called Small Combat Robots priced £9.99. It is really aimed more at those fairly new to the hobby but hopefully others might find it useful.
All the robot examples shown in it are ones I have scratch built over the years because I had the information, pictures, and drawings readily to hand.
https://www.amazon.co.uk/s/ref=nb_sb_no ... bat+robots

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Re: Peter Wallers Robot Ramblings

Post by voorsk » Sat Feb 09, 2019 10:43 am

ooh - You've got yourself a deal, young Mr Waller. :D
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Re: Peter Wallers Robot Ramblings

Post by peterwaller » Sat Mar 09, 2019 4:36 pm

I am looking at giving the arena a bit of an overhaul as it is beginning to look a little worn.
I have got replacement polycarb for the 200 mm high wall that surrounds the arena and protects the cover plus some for the small walls on two of the pits.
I will probably also have to finally replace the arena floor as it is more filler than hardboard these days and do a little strengthening in the pits.
I think we need to introduce a rule against operating spinners once in the pit.

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Re: Peter Wallers Robot Ramblings

Post by peterwaller » Tue Mar 12, 2019 8:23 pm

I have replaced the polycarb wall that surrounds the arena plus the two polycarb low walls that are across two of the pits.
I have introduced some polycarb angle into the pits and glued some more support wood under the pits to further strengthen them.
B&Q don't do 8 x 4 sheets of hardboard so I have had to use 5 mm ply for the arena surface it looks better and you can use both sides but it is a lot more expensive. For some reason it looks almost varnished in the photo which was caused by the flash but it is just plain wood at the moment.
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Re: Peter Wallers Robot Ramblings

Post by Hogi » Wed Mar 13, 2019 7:50 am

The arena looks great. Its definitely appreciated, the effort and expense you go to to maintain it.
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