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Re: Team 1202 Build Diary

Post by Spaceman » Thu Sep 13, 2018 6:54 am

So the pan for AWS 56 is to turn up with 4 new bots:

Robototron Mk 5: Tracked lifter

Crabulon: Shufflebot. Not sure I will get as far as a active weapon on this one at the moment.

OAF 3: Critical Fail: A D&D inspired take on the hamsterball concept

R.E.X: Tracked Clampbot.

At the moment all 4 are in the design phase.

Going to save my spinner aspirations for the next AWS at least. The aim for this AWS is for me to finally get 3D printed bots to a AWS.

I shall post some pics when I get the chance
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Re: Team 1202 Build Diary

Post by Spaceman » Wed Sep 19, 2018 1:41 pm

Been having lots of fun printing ABS...

Not 100% there but getting close to printing some pretty good looking parts out of ABS. hopefully means I will have some assembled bots soon.

The PLA test version of Crabulon weighed in at 160g with 20% print. Still lots of weight to add armor, weapons etc but I have redesigned it to use less material for the final print. Id ideally like it to be under the wheeled ant limit prior to any additions.

I still have hopes of all 4 bots making it to AWS 56 at the moment.
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Re: Team 1202 Build Diary

Post by Spaceman » Sun Oct 14, 2018 3:52 pm

So made it to AWS 56 with 3 robots:

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Crabulon: Shufflebot walker

Robototron MK 5: 2WD wedgebot that was frankensteiend from Mecano and 3d printed parts.

Afterthought: a test chassis we put in last min.

Also has Shaun along as a team mate in order to entice into the hobby.

we only one one fight via the other robot being unable to continue. so no real wins. Shuan did a good job with driving the two wheeled bots despite them being horrible to control.

despite loosing every match, Crabulon did a great job, Despite loosing 4 legs in a altercation with horizontal spinner of doom we managed to cobble it together to come back.

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so for next time I want to focus on making a solid wheeled robot, optimise Crabulon and add weapons!
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Re: Team 1202 Build Diary

Post by Zanbots » Sun Oct 14, 2018 9:03 pm

Well done with the bots. I really like your shuffle drive. Well deserved sportsmanship award re assembling the bot after getting smashed apart.
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Re: Team 1202 Build Diary

Post by Spaceman » Mon Oct 15, 2018 6:53 am

Zanbots wrote:
Sun Oct 14, 2018 9:03 pm
Well done with the bots. I really like your shuffle drive. Well deserved sportsmanship award re assembling the bot after getting smashed apart.
Very kind of you to say.

I spent a good Sunday afternoon starting design on the next Crabulon. I shall post some screen shots soon.
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Re: Team 1202 Build Diary

Post by Zarak » Tue Oct 16, 2018 4:20 pm

You thought of building a spinner robot.... hurricanado

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Post by Spaceman » Wed Oct 17, 2018 6:48 am

Zarak wrote:
Tue Oct 16, 2018 4:20 pm
You thought of building a spinner robot.... hurricanado
This would be the right thing to do. It would have to be a full body spinner.

Fun trivia: the original Robototron corpse (because that all it is now) is now signed by Evil scarecrow.

Also: Evil scarecrow would be a great name for a robot.
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Post by haz » Wed Oct 17, 2018 7:02 am

Bringing back bloodstock memories :)

Loving the robots too!

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Post by Spaceman » Wed Oct 17, 2018 7:39 am

haz wrote:
Wed Oct 17, 2018 7:02 am
Bringing back bloodstock memories :)

Loving the robots too!
2014 Evil Scarecrow opening slot per chance?
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Re: Team 1202 Build Diary

Post by Spaceman » Mon Oct 22, 2018 8:25 am

So my next question...

I managed to get printing with ABS but has cause some issues.

Is PLA + worth using and is it standard PLA temps?
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Re: Team 1202 Build Diary

Post by Spaceman » Wed Oct 24, 2018 10:42 am

So a ramble post full of promises and ambition...

So my plan for Ant freeze / AWS 57 is weapons. Of all the ants I have made, only one had a weapon which lasted about 3 seconds thanks to a horizontal spinner.

So I plan at this point to have 4 bots for those events.

Crabulon: Current plans for Crabulon is to try and make it a Klann-linkage shuffler. I have several designs for more efficient closed cam shufflers and was working on shuffle drive pods when I decided that Crabulons purpose is not to win, but to look as cool as possible. one of my personal fave robots is Mechadon, an absolutely useless robot but my it looks cool. So my aim with Crabulon is to make it look cool, though I have some ideas for a weapon system fit for the crab lord...

Robototron The MK 5 at AWS 56 was a Frankenstein of a bot built from what I had to hand. I love the ant weight Loader with its hair band-based track system. So I hope to simplify the design of MK 5 to make an invertible track bot in a similar style. weapon wise I’m currently thinking a plow/ lifter arrangement of some form.

Huricianado I said I want to make a spinner. I stand by that Idea. So, It’s fitting that Hurricanado be the bot to do it. current plans are some kind of plastic derived full body spinner, tho This may change so something that can make be adapted from the Robototron chassis (common parts always being good. before my change of heart regarding Crabulon the plan was to be that Crabulon and Robototron would be the same chassis with different drive pods, an idea I may revisit).

Oaf 3: This is all ready designed but was unable to print prior to AWS 56. Basically, it’s the ball concept but using a icosahedron rather than a ball. For those not in the know. The icosahedron is a 20 sided shape and the shape of the 20 sided dice used in D&D. Hence Oaf 3s full name: Oaf 3: Critical fail.

So thats the plan. I will try and update this with pictures and what not as the plan develops and changes.

Also, as a side note. I will probably put Crabulon 1 on Thingverse relatively soon if people want it. I have a bot called shaunbot on there that was a test bot that never actually got printed. Should probably print that at some point...
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Post by Spaceman » Sun Nov 04, 2018 11:46 am

Just a quickie:

Crabulon on thingverse:

https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:3195078

Enjoy
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Post by Spaceman » Mon Nov 05, 2018 8:54 pm

A quick screen shot of Crabulon 2

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still have to fit batteries and Electronics.
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Re: Team 1202 Build Diary

Post by haz » Tue Nov 06, 2018 9:17 am

That's the best thing.

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Re: Team 1202 Build Diary

Post by voorsk » Wed Nov 07, 2018 9:25 am

ooh - looks compilicated!

which way does it move? flat bit forward, or legs forward?
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