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by LimaHotel
Sat Jan 18, 2020 4:19 am
Forum: Questions (and answers)
Topic: Building an arena question
Replies: 38
Views: 2178

Re: Building an arena question

Chris does use these forums, though iff the top of my head I have no idea what his username is. Hmm. Okay, just looked it up. cmalton. For the record though - building an arena is NOT cheap, and Chris' is especially flash. Mostly you want 6mm (minimum) thickness polycarb for the walls, with both an ...
by LimaHotel
Thu Jan 16, 2020 5:52 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Ant Freeze 7 - 1st Feb 2020 - Hinckley, Leicestershire
Replies: 30
Views: 4066

Re: Ant Freeze 7 - 1st Feb 2020 - Hinckley, Leicestershire - Sign up now!

Battery powered if we can, though I often also bring a 1-4 power adapter unit thingy.
Generally events are full of nice people who just want to help and offer anyone lacking tools use of theirs.
by LimaHotel
Wed Jan 15, 2020 1:14 pm
Forum: Antweights
Topic: Little help requested with a new bot - receiver, material sourcing etc. thanks.
Replies: 20
Views: 1816

Re: Little help requested with a new bot - receiver, material sourcing etc. thanks.

you'll need to find some other way to supply 5v to the receiver. Not necessarily. Many recievers (for example the dsm2 feather lemon rx that I use) are rated to 2s. Check your reciever, but generally it's still a better idea to run the rx through a bec as it'll be less noisy. (as in the power won't...
by LimaHotel
Mon Jan 13, 2020 7:51 pm
Forum: Antweights
Topic: jes's build log
Replies: 43
Views: 3519

Re: jes's build log

Oh, I absolutely second making sure you have full rear-wheel ground contact. This will allow you to reverse off a Wedge that may get under you instead of being high centered and helpless. Regarding printing, I know shakey had success with abs and I know Peter has success with nylon filaments. I pers...
by LimaHotel
Sat Jan 11, 2020 2:25 pm
Forum: Questions (and answers)
Topic: What is a team?
Replies: 37
Views: 2387

Re: What is a team?

A note with clusters: The Team that operates the Cluster must own all the transmitters that are used for driving the cluster. You can get a driver from another team to drive your other cluster part(s), but they'd need to use your transmitter.
by LimaHotel
Sat Jan 11, 2020 2:19 pm
Forum: Antweights
Topic: AWS'60 Results Analysis
Replies: 14
Views: 1261

Re: AWS'60 Results Analysis

jes wrote:
Sat Jan 11, 2020 10:37 am
Hmm, taking a look at AWS'59 might be worth doing
You'll wanna watch AWS58. Not that 59 isn't worth watching, but 58 is great.
by LimaHotel
Fri Jan 10, 2020 11:41 am
Forum: Antweights
Topic: AWS'60 Results Analysis
Replies: 14
Views: 1261

Re: AWS'60 Results Analysis

If I made one, it would suck. I don't believe that for a second! Now MY spinners are gonna suck. Mostly because I'm insisting on using parts I found in skips (BLDCs from old CD drives, the bar itself is gonna be kitchen knife steel, etc), but also because I'm planning to have the spinner off-center...
by LimaHotel
Fri Jan 10, 2020 11:16 am
Forum: Antweights
Topic: Fitting your Ant in the 4" cube
Replies: 2
Views: 452

Re: Fitting your Ant in the 4" cube

Or you build your bot entirely by eye, then hope! Well, then be disappointed! But have enough leeway to make some modifications!
Same's true for weight!
by LimaHotel
Fri Jan 10, 2020 10:59 am
Forum: Antweights
Topic: AWS'60 Results Analysis
Replies: 14
Views: 1261

Re: AWS'60 Results Analysis

wow WOW AAAAAA STOP THINKING YOU'RE STRESSING ME OUT! I kid, that's some dedicated analysis! But seriously - I've never so much as even sketched a robot before cutting my first piece of polycarb! If you come up with some super statistically justified the numbers are with me bot, then I look forwards...
by LimaHotel
Mon Dec 30, 2019 11:38 am
Forum: Questions (and answers)
Topic: Devo 7e
Replies: 5
Views: 666

Re: Devo 7e

Interesting that there are issues with Win10. I use linux (Mint Sylvia), and didn't run into any problems that couldn't be fixed by a simple google.

Glad you got it sorted!