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by voorsk
Tue Jan 30, 2018 11:39 am
Forum: Antweights
Topic: Team BLEEP build diary
Replies: 123
Views: 92710

Re: Another noob bot

As far as I can tell, they attach between the terminals on the motors in order to reduce radio interference that's caused by the motors sparking. https://www.pololu.com/docs/0J15/9 edit: oh, and yeah - they're the little brownish things that're attached to the motors. The ESC came with 8 of them, wh...
by voorsk
Tue Jan 30, 2018 9:26 am
Forum: Antweights
Topic: Team BLEEP build diary
Replies: 123
Views: 92710

Re: Another noob bot

Another night of soldering, and this time I attached some pin connectors to the 50:1 drive motors, along with the anti-interference capacitors. I left the leads on the capacitors, as I'm going to heat shrink them to the floppy wires that hold the connectors for a bit of rigidity. https://farm5.stati...
by voorsk
Mon Jan 29, 2018 8:15 pm
Forum: Antweights
Topic: Team BLEEP build diary
Replies: 123
Views: 92710

Re: Another noob bot

in case anyone was wondering about the bristlebots..

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bristlestorm immobilized!
by voorsk
Mon Jan 29, 2018 1:15 pm
Forum: Antweights
Topic: Team BLEEP build diary
Replies: 123
Views: 92710

Re: Another noob bot

Nice electrickery! I should've mentioned that I did my BTEC back in 1990, and the only PCB we made was a basic 555 timer project with some chunky single-sided PCB work. I made the smallest PCB in class, which I was really proud of, but my maths was too rubbish, so I got into programming. :P My son's...
by voorsk
Mon Jan 29, 2018 11:38 am
Forum: Antweights
Topic: Team BLEEP build diary
Replies: 123
Views: 92710

Team BLEEP build diary

edit: Updated title to reflect team name (I'm still a noob, tho) edit 2 (01/10/18): Updated title to reflect new and improved team name Hi all! Yes, I'm afraid it's yet another noob build diary thingie. The other ones have been useful for me, as it meant other people asked all the questions that I ...
by voorsk
Wed Jan 17, 2018 9:48 am
Forum: Antweights
Topic: Newbie to Ant Weight Questions
Replies: 9
Views: 2507

Re: Newbie to Ant Weight Questions

I bought motors from a few places, as I kept changing my mind about what I'd need (now I can try all sorts!). They all cost about a fiver, with various postage charges, and they're all UK suppliers coz I'm impatient. :P I bought some 10:1 motors from hobbyking (was buying batteries, so figured I may...
by voorsk
Tue Jan 09, 2018 3:40 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Ant Freeze 5 - 3rd Feb 2018 NEW DATE
Replies: 79
Views: 63155

Re: Ant Freeze 5 - 3rd Feb 2018 NEW DATE

I'm also a noob - my ant is still mostly in the post!

What's the event like for spectators? In particular, small, 4ft high, short attention spanned spectators who've just spent an hour in the back of a Honda? :P