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by MarkR
Fri Apr 29, 2022 9:34 am
Forum: Antweights
Topic: Cost To Print An Antweight chassis/parts with PLA
Replies: 6
Views: 2083

Re: Cost To Print An Antweight chassis/parts with PLA

Cost of 3d printing (today's fun) £200 cost of printer £20 /kg cost of materials £flip amount of swearing and buying spare parts, fitting them and it still not printing reliably !!?!? Yes cheapo 3d printers are a scam :) . Join a Hackspace with a good 3d printer and someone who knows how to maintain...
by MarkR
Tue Apr 26, 2022 6:11 pm
Forum: Antweights
Topic: Cost To Print An Antweight chassis/parts with PLA
Replies: 6
Views: 2083

Re: Cost To Print An Antweight chassis/parts with PLA

I think the Hackspace charges something like 5p / gram, so it's still only a couple of quid, to use the Reading Hackspace's nice 3d printers. That includes some maintenance costs on the machines.

My 3d printer at home is broken; I think this is the default state for such a machine.
by MarkR
Fri Feb 11, 2022 8:24 pm
Forum: Antweights
Topic: Fingertech Viper
Replies: 4
Views: 1309

Re: Fingertech Viper

No you don't need 8 channels for this or indeed probably any combat robot.

I may be wrong, but isn't the Viper a US-Antweight (1 lbs / 450g) robot kit? It's not going to make weight for a 150g tournament certainly.
by MarkR
Tue Dec 21, 2021 1:03 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Ant Freeze 8 - update 28/12/21
Replies: 28
Views: 10251

Re: Ant Freeze 8

Well if you push it back a couple of months - which may be prudent - then won't it need to be "Ant Thaw"?

Mark
by MarkR
Fri Dec 10, 2021 9:33 pm
Forum: Questions (and answers)
Topic: Can someone walk me through transmitter setup?
Replies: 12
Views: 7903

Re: Can someone walk me through transmitter setup?

The very tiny receivers don't have telemetry so the binding process doesn't end - the transmitter just stays in bind mode until switched off; this is normal and when you power on it should work. If you have to move the stick diagonally to go straight, then mixing isn't configured - follow one of the...
by MarkR
Fri Nov 05, 2021 10:58 am
Forum: Antweights
Topic: Team Astro Build Log (Cheese bots)
Replies: 31
Views: 16378

Re: Team Astro Build Log (Cheese bots)

Question: https://www.banggood.com/2_4G-4CH-Mini-RC-Receiver-Compatible-FrSky-D8-With-PWM-Output-p-1143300.html?imageAb=1&rmmds=detail-top-buytogether-auto__2&cur_warehouse=CN&akmClientCountry=GB https://shop.bristolbotbuilders.com/product/flysky/ Are these the same thing? I think I jus...
by MarkR
Sun Sep 19, 2021 11:58 am
Forum: Events
Topic: Antweight World Series 62 - Midsomer Norton - November 20th 2021
Replies: 19
Views: 8355

Re: Antweight World Series 62 - Midsomer Norton - November 20th 2021

Hi, good news! 1. What is the maximum number of robots per team? I think we can expect this event to be "fully stacked". 2. Is there a maximum number of teams (pit space, time, etc?) 3. What is the sign up process / system? I suggest that maybe keep some slots open for newcomers (What is t...
by MarkR
Thu Aug 19, 2021 7:03 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Ant Freeze 8 - update 28/12/21
Replies: 28
Views: 10251

Re: Ant Freeze 8

Hypothetically, would a "active weapons" exception be made for a meltybrain spinner?

Mark
by MarkR
Fri Aug 06, 2021 2:41 pm
Forum: Antweights
Topic: Harry Makes Ants
Replies: 26
Views: 23162

Re: Harry Makes Ants

That pneumatic flipper is great!

Sorry about your skin getting glued. We've all been there.