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by GeorgeR
Fri Nov 04, 2016 1:16 am
Forum: Events
Topic: Antweight World Series 51 - Peasedown St. John, 29th October 2016
Replies: 36
Views: 14270

Re: Antweight World Series 51 - Peasedown St. John, 29th October 2016

The video's up on youtube - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PzdKvL6mqJw

Looks like a lot of fun, absolutely love the box! My first ant is almost done now so I'll definitely be at the next one.
by GeorgeR
Tue Sep 20, 2016 7:17 pm
Forum: Questions (and answers)
Topic: Axe motor/servo?
Replies: 8
Views: 3169

Re: Axe motor/servo?

Gearmotors it is then. I'm going to get calculating and figure out the best option for gear ratios, and thanks for the Vex 29 recommendation, I hadn't seen those before. It would be great if it does actually turn out to be effective, and if not the stupidly large axe should at least be entertaining ...
by GeorgeR
Sun Sep 18, 2016 2:08 pm
Forum: Questions (and answers)
Topic: Axe motor/servo?
Replies: 8
Views: 3169

Re: Axe motor/servo?

Yeah, 10cm is going to be a tight fit, I think it can be done, and if not its going to be very close, I can definitely get a 9.5cm arm in. I did see that some people had used gear motors before, but was thinking that a servo would be simpler as it wouldn't require external positioning switches. I gu...
by GeorgeR
Sun Sep 18, 2016 10:10 am
Forum: Questions (and answers)
Topic: Axe motor/servo?
Replies: 8
Views: 3169

Axe motor/servo?

Looking at the aws videos on youtube there doesn't seem to be many axe/hammer bots, so just to mix it up I thought I'd have a go at making one, but was wondering about powering the axe. My initial idea was to mod one of the high speed servos (turnigy 306 or emax es9256) for 180 degree rotation and u...
by GeorgeR
Tue Aug 30, 2016 12:43 pm
Forum: Antweights
Topic: The "Robot Wars" Effect
Replies: 24
Views: 6186

Re: The "Robot Wars" Effect

Hello everybody, I'm new here too. I always loved robot wars when I was younger and wanted to build one at the time, but my teenage self lacked the skills. I hadn't thought about it for years, but the new show reminded me and I found my way here. I'm definitely going to build an antweight or two and...