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by MarkR
Wed Jul 07, 2021 5:36 pm
Forum: Questions (and answers)
Topic: 3D printers
Replies: 15
Views: 16890

Re: 3D printers

Yes Carbon/PLA should be the same but it is abrasive and will wear the nozzle faster than normal PLA. I haven't tried it myself just using PLA for now, but I do use the Hackspace printers sometimes they have ruby nozzles which are wear resistant.
by MarkR
Sat Jun 26, 2021 9:26 am
Forum: Events
Topic: Ant Freeze 8
Replies: 7
Views: 433

Re: Ant Freeze 8

Great, I might stand a better chance with my axe bot, given that there are usually only a few axes :)

Mark
by MarkR
Tue Jun 08, 2021 5:01 pm
Forum: Antweights
Topic: Team Astro Build Log (Cheese bots)
Replies: 22
Views: 5531

Re: Team Astro Build Log (Cheese bots)

Sounds like overkill cnc for such a simple part, you can probably make it with mostly hand tools out of the right thickness of polycarb. As a quick tip: materials which cannot be laser cut, either stick some masking tape, then laser etch the design, or just print out the design on paper and stick it...
by MarkR
Mon Jun 07, 2021 1:08 pm
Forum: Antweights
Topic: Team Astro Build Log (Cheese bots)
Replies: 22
Views: 5531

Re: Team Astro Build Log (Cheese bots)

Excellent job for a first outing. I'm glad I helped- I was a last-minute drop-out :) I see the spinner mounting piece sheared off despite being made of TPU - which is impressive. I suggest maybe either try a softer TPU, or perhaps remake that piece out of a different material or as a bolt-in piece o...
by MarkR
Fri Jun 04, 2021 12:20 pm
Forum: Questions (and answers)
Topic: Hobbyking
Replies: 7
Views: 625

Re: Hobbyking

I would really hope it's cock-up rather than conspiracy (to do fraud). I expect it to get sorted eventually, HK do try to be a good retailer in my experience (I've ordered a few times) --- The difficulty with smaller retailers stocking / shipping lipos is the rules concerning safe storage and transp...
by MarkR
Wed Jun 02, 2021 9:17 am
Forum: Questions (and answers)
Topic: Hobbyking
Replies: 7
Views: 625

Re: Hobbyking

I would definitely chase it up, the items weren't on "back order" were they?

I've never had them take more than a few days really. I try to only order stocked items.
by MarkR
Fri Apr 16, 2021 11:33 am
Forum: Antweights
Topic: T_Y's Build Log
Replies: 196
Views: 142511

Re: T_Y's Build Log

The mecanum wheel robot is amazing.

Getting a 4wd + mecanum + active weapon in 150g is a good effort. I hope it does well.
by MarkR
Sat Jan 30, 2021 10:04 pm
Forum: Antweights
Topic: Crusher, why not?
Replies: 32
Views: 4471

Re: Crusher, why not?

I think it's yes - related to physics, but also the more mundane - availability of parts. The hydraulics which some heavies use, are somewhat tricky in Antweight. The only way I can see it is to use bicycle hydraulic brake parts, but those are very specialised. Ideally you'd need some way of getting...
by MarkR
Thu Jan 21, 2021 7:25 pm
Forum: Antweights
Topic: Thinking about a one off competition.
Replies: 29
Views: 5226

Re: Thinking about a one off competition.

Damn 40 micron that's pretty thin, mine is 125 um
by MarkR
Mon Jan 11, 2021 10:53 pm
Forum: Antweights
Topic: Team S-R build's
Replies: 19
Views: 6276

Re: Team S-R build's

jray, that looks amazing.

How is the opposite side of that weapon supported? Is it a dead shaft or live? Is there a bearing in there somehow?

It spins nicely though whatever it is.