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by Ocracoke
Wed Jul 29, 2020 7:16 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: BotFest 4 (25th April 2020)
Replies: 14
Views: 2112

Re: BotFest 4 (25th April 2020)

I need to speak to the venue about dates and what restrictions would need to be in place. I should know more by Sunday.
by Ocracoke
Wed Jul 22, 2020 2:27 am
Forum: Events
Topic: BotFest 4 (25th April 2020)
Replies: 14
Views: 2112

Re: BotFest 4 (25th April 2020)

So I've had a look at the updated legislation from the government and it looks as if gatherings of up to 30 people are permitted these days subject to appropriate measures. Since the Church has more internal area to space out in, my initial thought is that BotFest 4 will be hosted there with several...
by Ocracoke
Sat May 16, 2020 5:57 pm
Forum: Beetleweights
Topic: Team Oh, It Broke Build Logs
Replies: 4
Views: 1273

Re: Team Oh, It Broke Build Logs

Shattered drilling what material? I find nice and slow with a bit of oil usually helps in metal. I've snapped drill bits in HDPE but that usually comes with any of the following: the result of a jaunty angle, bad holding of the drill or bending whilst drilling.
by Ocracoke
Tue Mar 17, 2020 6:28 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: BotFest 4 (25th April 2020)
Replies: 14
Views: 2112

Re: BotFest 4 (25th April 2020)

Hello everyone, With the advent of Covid-19 and recent government messages, I am sorry to announce that I'll have to suspend BotFest 4 until such a time as when it is deemed safe to resume and I cannot make any accurate speculation as to when that might be. Like the Beetle Brawl, I'll be reviewing t...
by Ocracoke
Thu Mar 05, 2020 9:26 am
Forum: Questions (and answers)
Topic: What transmitters are the favourite now?
Replies: 16
Views: 1318

Re: What transmitters are the favourite now?

Having not used a FS-i6, I couldn't comment. I find the Orange pretty easy to use though, took me about 10 mins to figure out where most of the functions where that I needed (largely multi-model support and curves).
by Ocracoke
Thu Feb 20, 2020 10:41 am
Forum: Events
Topic: BotFest 4 (25th April 2020)
Replies: 14
Views: 2112

Re: BotFest 4 (25th April 2020)

Haahahaa, excellent, glad to hear the event is well received! I'll see if I can get some time in on getting the arena sorted over the next week or so to get the area floor raised and the pit floor painted. With any luck, it might even have some proper lighting in it this time as well.
by Ocracoke
Tue Feb 11, 2020 4:05 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: BotFest 4 (25th April 2020)
Replies: 14
Views: 2112

Re: BotFest 4 (25th April 2020)

NEVER HAS AN EVENT BEEN SO CLOSE TO ME
It is quite close, relatively speaking :P
Another event to note down in the calendar!
Looking forwards to seeing you there! :D
by Ocracoke
Mon Feb 10, 2020 12:17 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: BotFest 4 (25th April 2020)
Replies: 14
Views: 2112

BotFest 4 (25th April 2020)

It is time for the next BotFest event! Location St. Lukes Church Poulton Wallasey CH44 3BD Date 25th April 2020 Time 11:00 - 17:00 This time, we are planning to split the robots off into 8 round robin heats if there is sufficient numbers with the top robot of that heat going through the quarter-fina...
by Ocracoke
Thu Feb 06, 2020 11:52 pm
Forum: Questions (and answers)
Topic: Building an arena question
Replies: 38
Views: 2816

Re: Building an arena question

Just to throw this in, the BotFest arena only has a arena floor space of 810mm squared with one side exposed as the pit which does perfectly well for the event that it is used in. I think the overall size is 900mm long x 840mm wide x 300mm tall with 4mm polycarbonate on all the sides and roof. Sound...
by Ocracoke
Tue Feb 04, 2020 5:13 pm
Forum: Questions (and answers)
Topic: What transmitters are the favourite now?
Replies: 16
Views: 1318

Re: What transmitters are the favourite now?

To throw in another option, I know of a few people (myself included) who use the OrangeRX transmitters which in the UK at least is DSMX only I believe. International versions also support DSM2.