T_Y's Build Log

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T_Y
Posts: 56
Joined: Thu Mar 15, 2018 12:51 am
Location: York

Re: T_Y's Build Log

Post by T_Y » Sat Dec 08, 2018 7:02 pm

So, Robodojo's Christmas social is coming up next week so I'm busy getting my bots ready! For now, here is Have You Tried Turning It Off And On Again, version 2:

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There's a load of changes from the first version. The wheels have been hollowed out to cut weight, and the motor mounts have been integrated with the brackets to hold the back panel and the top and bottom. This also brings the wheels out so they protrude out the back, allowing me to drive off other bots' wedges.

The front end has been made a lot wedgier, so it can get under bots more easily. There seems to be an issue with the construction so the front wedge isn't actually flush with the sides, but it works well enough. I've somehow managed to cut 30g off the bot so now its only around 136g.

https://youtu.be/uB-XOSm9D2w

I also managed to fix up Percussive Maintenance v2 so it actually works now. And, it can self-right... sort of. On my desk, it sometimes fails to self right, but on other surfaces such as at Sheffield it seemed to work just fine, so I'm not too sure whats going on there.

Next step is to actually finish the new front hinge flipper! It turns out there's already a US antweight called Blue Screen of Death, so I'm thinking of changing the name to something else.
Thomas
Hello, World! - Antweight front hinged flipper (retired)
Percussive Maintenance - Antweight 'axe'bot
Have You Tried Turning It Off and On Again? - Antweight 4-bar lifter
Blue Screen of Death (BSoD) - Antweight front hinged flipper (designing)

Matt
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Joined: Sun Jul 01, 2018 6:18 am

Re: T_Y's Build Log

Post by Matt » Sun Dec 09, 2018 3:57 pm

Don't worry about my robots- we can't make it.

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