"Flip-it” new build/project

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Paulmchurd
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Re: "Flip-it” new build/project

Post by Paulmchurd » Sun May 13, 2018 3:20 pm

Thought I’d revisit one of my bots. To improve its flipper.

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I am onto my third iteration of the weapon. Originally I used a fork like flipper. Which was was an awful idea in hindsight, I did it to try and save weight. If it tried to flip a robot the forks just bent and had no power. I added a small support panel on to it which helped a little.

I then used 1mm polycarbonate instead of 1.5mm to make a full panel flipper. Which worked great however a little flimsy. Sometimes not being able to flip 150g very far at all.

So I decided to do some weight saving on the robot to build a 1.5mm thick flipper. Drilled some speed holes, Took off the RX case, chopped some wire and swapped to some lighter wheels.

Short video of flipping other robots...https://youtu.be/oWYEO90w0lU


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Jobs left to do:

Trim the carbon fibre rods.
Remove stencil and protective film.
Add acetate to the flipper for better scooping.
Possible paint job

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Re: "Flip-it” new build/project

Post by Paulmchurd » Sun Jun 03, 2018 5:27 pm

Spoilt by my family...30th Birthday gift 😁

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Took me about 1 hour to level the bed as the sensor had not been placed in the right location. 🤯

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Re: "Flip-it” new build/project

Post by Paulmchurd » Tue Jun 05, 2018 6:38 pm

My first printed wheel, got my D-Hole dimensions wrong.... nice loose fit 😂

Back to the drawing board.

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Re: "Flip-it” new build/project

Post by Paulmchurd » Thu Jun 07, 2018 7:43 pm

NEW BOT! Introducing...

Stolen Concept, going for a fully 3D printed design. You may recognise this from somewhere. Hence the name 🤫🌚

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Re: "Flip-it” new build/project

Post by Paulmchurd » Sat Jun 09, 2018 6:43 am

Can anyone guess what I’m making?

I just need some banggood post to turn up today....please🙄

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Re: "Flip-it” new build/project

Post by MarkR » Sat Jun 09, 2018 8:31 am

Looks suspiciously horizontal-spinner :)

Carbide-like ?

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Re: "Flip-it” new build/project

Post by MrEnDo » Sat Jun 09, 2018 11:22 am

Oh wow you have just justified my spend on a 3D printer...

Paulmchurd
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Re: "Flip-it” new build/project

Post by Paulmchurd » Sat Jun 09, 2018 1:54 pm

MarkR wrote:
Sat Jun 09, 2018 8:31 am
Looks suspiciously horizontal-spinner :)

Carbide-like ?

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Pretty much Carbide/witchdoctor(USA)/Shrapnel(Aussie)

No post unfortunately. I may have to pop down the hack space to make the spinning bar.

Really wish I could make 30th 🤬😕... 13th October will have to be my debut.

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Re: "Flip-it” new build/project

Post by Paulmchurd » Tue Jun 12, 2018 7:36 pm

My 3 robots are complete, maybe some cosmetic stickers will be added. All made weight and size.



Flip-it, Drax Power and Drax

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I’ve put 1000RPM n20 motors in Drax Power....A little too fast?

https://youtu.be/HkAFBMfK59I

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Re: "Flip-it” new build/project

Post by Paulmchurd » Sat Jun 16, 2018 9:21 am

3D printing is fun...

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If you want to print this here is the link...it does not fit in a 4inch cube though...

https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:1800795

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