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Re: Team Roland build diary

Post by Matt » Mon Sep 10, 2018 2:39 pm

Thanks. I made a new spinner last week. Manta ray should stand up to it, but I think it's a new design and it would be close.

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Re: Team Roland build diary

Post by TeamScrewUp » Mon Sep 10, 2018 4:17 pm

Matt wrote:
Mon Sep 10, 2018 2:39 pm
Thanks. I made a new spinner last week. Manta ray should stand up to it, but I think it's a new design and it would be close.
I mean if its horizontal i have a chance. If not then.... damn.... maybe they will get drawn together some day.
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Re: Team Roland build diary

Post by Matt » Mon Sep 10, 2018 4:59 pm

Horizontal undercutting saw. 30 teeth. Any chance of a whiteboard soon?

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Re: Team Roland build diary

Post by Matt » Mon Sep 10, 2018 4:59 pm

I think my granddad likes verts though.

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Re: Team Roland build diary

Post by TeamScrewUp » Mon Sep 10, 2018 8:35 pm

Matt wrote:
Mon Sep 10, 2018 4:59 pm
Horizontal undercutting saw. 30 teeth. Any chance of a whiteboard soon?
I might be able to manage it. Dunno. Depends how well i can get Manta ray working.
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Re: Team Roland build diary

Post by Matt » Sat Nov 03, 2018 8:26 pm

After a first competition, terrorising sheffield uni with a spinner, it is clear that a switch is needed. So much re- soldering has been needed after pulling off wires, and before one fight, shorting a lipo. I burnt myself twice in a few minutes, first on a shorted lipo, trying to remove the disc and the lid- 10 screws in total, with a horrible smell coming from the spinner was not a good experience. I then burnt myself on the soldering iron. Again. wood screws will be attempted to stop this as the m6 screws tapped into HDPE doesn't work. Brass and titanium does make nice sparks though. I eventually came second, with a big effort after every fight as a full day of testing the day before has damaged the thread on the HDPE. 3 robots scumbered to Nemesis, and drove off into the pit, despite the disc forcing it to spin in a circle. HDWB won a gladiator despite the steering being reversed that day.

Nemesis mk2 will have aluminium rods for support and no tapped HDPE. Also hopefully it works consistently. I have planned this design in CAD, so no components need to be stacked. Yay.

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Re: Team Roland build diary

Post by Matt » Sat Nov 03, 2018 8:31 pm

Nemesis mk2 will also be on 3s. so should have a even more powerful forced turn and will be even more uncontrollable. It will also be a bar.

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Re: Team Roland build diary

Post by T_Y » Mon Nov 05, 2018 7:25 pm

Congrats on the good performance of your bots. Nemesis was definitely a scary one to fight! It's death hum is terrifying!
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Re: Team Roland build diary

Post by Matt » Tue Nov 06, 2018 5:01 pm

I hope the footage comes out soon.

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Re: Team Roland build diary

Post by T_Y » Tue Nov 06, 2018 5:59 pm

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)

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Re: Team Roland build diary

Post by Matt » Tue Nov 06, 2018 8:16 pm

This looks good.

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Re: Team Roland build diary

Post by Matt » Tue Nov 06, 2018 8:28 pm

The next one will have wheel protection, so iw should still be able to drive as it will be harder to hit the tyres off the wheels. both finalists(me and rory) need new blades as both are bent. His is bent more. Nemesis mk 2 shall win next time! Beware those at ant freeze as the next one may work consistently. Love the spinning soundtrack though. 3s should give a more reliable spin as the pink motors are designed for 3-4s, and mk1 was on 2s.

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