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by T_Y
Sun Feb 02, 2020 7:56 pm
Forum: Antweights
Topic: T_Y's Build Log
Replies: 189
Views: 116580

Re: T_Y's Build Log

Ant Freeze 7 was technically my most successful event, in that one bot won the most fights in a competition on record for me... at 2 wins 2 losses XD PM2 went 0/2. The first fight against Unorthodox was fun. That thing has a 70g servo giving its flips so much oomph. Eventually, the gearing slipped, ...
by T_Y
Sun Feb 02, 2020 7:43 pm
Forum: Antweights
Topic: Team Shakey Build Diary
Replies: 357
Views: 166179

Re: Team Shakey Build Diary

Normally when entertaining the prospect of fighting big spinners, I feel both nervous and excited.

Drill bot just terrifies me.
by T_Y
Sun Feb 02, 2020 7:39 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Ant Freeze 7 - 1st Feb 2020 - Hinckley, Leicestershire
Replies: 30
Views: 6956

Re: Ant Freeze 7 - 1st Feb 2020 - Hinckley, Leicestershire

Great event, thanks for running it!
by T_Y
Wed Jan 29, 2020 8:13 am
Forum: Antweights
Topic: T_Y's Build Log
Replies: 189
Views: 116580

Re: T_Y's Build Log

latex gloves... cut some up into strips and glue onto each roller? That's a good idea - I might look into this after AntFreeze. Fire me the STL for the roller part in a PM, and I will 3d print you some rubber rollers on the DLP machine. This needs to be at maximum effectiveness That would be awesom...
by T_Y
Mon Jan 27, 2020 11:16 pm
Forum: Antweights
Topic: T_Y's Build Log
Replies: 189
Views: 116580

Re: T_Y's Build Log

I think given the curved shape of the rollers, casting silicone tyres onto them might be a bit tricky, I'd have to think about it and see what could be done. I was thinking of some sort of tape or paint-able latex which may do the trick. Any attempt to add tyres to the rollers is going to need a mod...
by T_Y
Sun Jan 26, 2020 11:30 am
Forum: Antweights
Topic: T_Y's Build Log
Replies: 189
Views: 116580

Re: T_Y's Build Log

The spanner I've picked up for PM BW clocks in at around 150g. Realistically, I think I won't be able to build anything bigger than a beetleweight with my current workspace/tools, but it would be nice to see Percussive Maintenance bigger at some point in the future! E404 has basically no pushing pow...
by T_Y
Sat Jan 25, 2020 4:07 pm
Forum: Antweights
Topic: T_Y's Build Log
Replies: 189
Views: 116580

Re: T_Y's Build Log

With AntFreeze 7 in a few weeks, I've been busy getting the team ready. HYTTIOAOA had little in the way of repairs. All that needed doing was to get some slightly larger wheels printed off and attached, to help prevent the drive issues I had in the fight against RBMK. For PM2, I tweaked the design s...
by T_Y
Tue Jan 07, 2020 1:08 pm
Forum: Antweights
Topic: Eddie J - DisinfectANT, Kinnettic Disassembly, Cilit BANG
Replies: 104
Views: 86675

Re: Eddie J - DisinfectANT , Cilit BANG, Flash POWERspray

...Y'know, I've somehow only just realised that the drisk appears to be powered by two brushless motors, not just one...

AAAHHHHH RUN AWAY!
by T_Y
Mon Dec 02, 2019 11:18 pm
Forum: Questions (and answers)
Topic: Cutting Polycarbonate sheet on budget CNC router
Replies: 6
Views: 1505

Re: Cutting Polycarbonate sheet on budget CNC router

I mostly use 1.5mm PC, the way I cut it is to draw the outline of the shape I want, then score along the line with a Stanley knife and a metal ruler, aup to around halfway through, then bend and snap on a table corner. For internal slots (for wheels etc.) I use a small pin vice to drill out the corn...
by T_Y
Sun Dec 01, 2019 10:22 pm
Forum: Antweights
Topic: T_Y's Build Log
Replies: 189
Views: 116580

Re: T_Y's Build Log

So, AWS60. I think this event was the one I had the most fun at, despite not winning any fights. HYTTIOAOA's first fight was against the infamous RBMK. I was actually looking forward to this fight, and feeling fairly confident. If my drive was working properly, I think I had a chance at corralling i...