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by T_Y
Thu Jul 25, 2019 9:24 pm
Forum: Antweights
Topic: T_Y's Build Log
Replies: 189
Views: 104891

Re: T_Y's Build Log

I bought a roll of PETG filament as I ran out of PLA+ and wanted to see how well it would do. Unfortunately I've been having problems with layer adhesion, particularly higher up the print, as well as with supports, so I need to sort that out. https://i.imgur.com/xiYRtDV.jpg In the meantime, back to ...
by T_Y
Sun Jul 07, 2019 1:26 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: RoboShowdown
Replies: 9
Views: 17171

Re: RoboShowdown

I've signed up with 2 bots, but one may not be ready depending on if stuff is delivered on time - should I edit my submission with a third bot, and drop one on the day (I only want to bring 2 into the main competition)? I'm bringing along my brother for the ride (hopefully get him hooked into combat...
by T_Y
Wed Jul 03, 2019 7:27 am
Forum: Antweights
Topic: T_Y's Build Log
Replies: 189
Views: 104891

Re: T_Y's Build Log

Good point about the front armour.

I think I'll stick with 1.5mm for the front, lower sides and base, 1mm for the tail section and 0.5mm for the top and upper sides. That should give me an extra 6.5g to play with. Perforating the base and the front armour panels should also shave off a few grams.
by T_Y
Wed Jul 03, 2019 7:14 am
Forum: Antweights
Topic: GeorgeR's robots
Replies: 127
Views: 94749

Re: GeorgeR's robots

Congratulations on your performance at AWS58! RBMK's journey to the top was spectacular to watch.
by T_Y
Tue Jul 02, 2019 9:34 pm
Forum: Antweights
Topic: T_Y's Build Log
Replies: 189
Views: 104891

Re: T_Y's Build Log

So I finished the CAD work for the next bot... Presenting Percussive Maintenance 2: Tech Support Boogaloo! https://i.imgur.com/1xPEh6g.png https://i.imgur.com/7r3lOkp.png https://i.imgur.com/yUdHsOn.png https://i.imgur.com/sJpuhTb.png Taking some design cues from Blacksmith, this version is more box...
by T_Y
Tue Jul 02, 2019 7:22 am
Forum: Antweights
Topic: T_Y's Build Log
Replies: 189
Views: 104891

Re: T_Y's Build Log

Post-AWS update! AWS 58 was brilliant - I had so much fun there, despite not doing very well. I brought WAI, INABIAF and HYTTIOAOA, and won 2 of my 8 fights - 2 better than last year at any rate! I'm pleased that INABIAF survived against Chaotica, a large overhead spinner, without taking any damage ...
by T_Y
Sun Jun 30, 2019 8:05 am
Forum: Events
Topic: Antweight World Series 58 - 29th June 2019
Replies: 84
Views: 91327

Re: Antweight World Series 58 - 29th June 2019

Thank you very much Chris for hosting again - it was an amazing day!
by T_Y
Wed Jun 26, 2019 7:47 pm
Forum: Antweights
Topic: T_Y's Build Log
Replies: 189
Views: 104891

Re: T_Y's Build Log

So I've fixed the wiring for INABIAF. I found the reason for why it was cutting out in a sharp change in direction - apparently I had the motor driver taking power from the Arduino instead of directly from the battery!

Well, the team is now ready for AWS 58.

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by T_Y
Tue Jun 25, 2019 7:42 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: AWS 58 - Crew Call
Replies: 8
Views: 15554

Re: AWS 58 - Crew Call

I can come early to help out with venue layout or arena setup/teardown, whichever you need me on more.
by T_Y
Sun Jun 23, 2019 1:59 pm
Forum: Antweights
Topic: T_Y's Build Log
Replies: 189
Views: 104891

Re: T_Y's Build Log

So I've added forks to the leading edge, cut from 0.5mm plasticard. https://i.imgur.com/lh1qc3B.jpg I've also added a 1.5mm HDPE shield for the exposed wiring inside the jaw. It's not that strong (especially compared to the rest of the armour), but the angle and the fact that it's right at the back ...