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by GeorgeR
Sat Oct 05, 2019 11:04 am
Forum: Antweights
Topic: GeorgeR's robots
Replies: 127
Views: 92268

Re: GeorgeR's robots

N10 Gear Motors As I mentioned in a previous post I've been looking at some alternative drive motors for my ants, and they've finally arrived. Here's one next to an N20..... https://i.imgur.com/CgYhExUm.jpg The N10 has the same gearbox as our beloved N20, but is fitted with a shorter motor. I picke...
by GeorgeR
Wed Oct 02, 2019 8:35 am
Forum: Antweights
Topic: Eddie J - DisinfectANT, Kinnettic Disassembly, Cilit BANG
Replies: 101
Views: 76364

Re: Eddie J - DisinfectANT , Cilit BANG

That is simply the most beautifully complex ant I've ever seen. Really can't wait to see it at an event.
by GeorgeR
Tue Oct 01, 2019 11:30 am
Forum: Antweights
Topic: GeorgeR's robots
Replies: 127
Views: 92268

Re: GeorgeR's robots

Cheers, I'm still waiting on the N10s right now. I'll make a post about them once they've arrived and I've had the chance to test them, watch this space!
by GeorgeR
Mon Sep 30, 2019 11:06 pm
Forum: Antweights
Topic: GeorgeR's robots
Replies: 127
Views: 92268

Re: GeorgeR's robots

A slightly late AWS 59 report! Well, I may no longer be reigning AWS champion, but I certainly had a good and successful time up in Sheffield. RBMK managed a couple of wins, neither particularly impressive, but in an arena that was less kind to spinners than the Dunchurch one it was too easily bundl...
by GeorgeR
Thu Sep 26, 2019 10:30 pm
Forum: Antweights
Topic: GeorgeR's robots
Replies: 127
Views: 92268

Re: GeorgeR's robots

Cheers, it's done as a toner transfer. You print the name (reversed) using a laser printer, then iron it on to the metal, and finally soak off the paper. I originally learnt the technique as part of producing homemade pcbs, and realised the transfer part of the process (without any etching) would ma...
by GeorgeR
Thu Sep 19, 2019 10:57 pm
Forum: Antweights
Topic: GeorgeR's robots
Replies: 127
Views: 92268

Re: GeorgeR's robots

Quick pre-AWS update, and the main news is a new chassis for Vampire... https://i.imgur.com/I7hB4YKl.jpg The old one was looking a bit worse for wear (I counted over 60 hits on the armour!), and there were a couple of issues I wanted to address. The new chassis is wider and lower, this allows it mor...
by GeorgeR
Mon Sep 09, 2019 10:01 am
Forum: Antweights
Topic: MichaelG92's Build Diaries
Replies: 37
Views: 35118

Re: MichaelG92's Build Diaries

Which wires would need to touch for a short circuit? Red touching black? Yep, specifically I was referring to the red and black wires that aren't connected to anything in the above picture, if they touched it could burn out the driver chip. In future it's good practice to tape over bare disconnecte...
by GeorgeR
Sat Sep 07, 2019 6:37 am
Forum: Antweights
Topic: MichaelG92's Build Diaries
Replies: 37
Views: 35118

Re: MichaelG92's Build Diaries

I'm pretty sure the damaged chip is one of the motor drivers, so I'd suspect a short on the motor wires. Either the two unused motor wires touched momentarily, or maybe it's shorted at the bottom left motor (with 4 wires attached).
by GeorgeR
Thu Aug 22, 2019 9:26 pm
Forum: RW101 Announcements
Topic: Welcome Back
Replies: 2
Views: 18874

Re: Welcome Back

Many thanks for getting us back up and running again!
by GeorgeR
Sun Aug 18, 2019 11:23 pm
Forum: Questions (and answers)
Topic: ESC battery and motor paring
Replies: 3
Views: 19251

Re: ESC battery and motor paring

The first question here is are these brushed or brushless motors? Because if they are brushless you will need a separate esc for each motor. Secondly, yes this sounds like major overkill, even though the motors may be rated for 16a they won't draw that much current for more than a fraction of a seco...