I really need to sort that local thing out in Lancaster don't I XDLuckyAnimalJeff wrote:New builder here (well, I haven't started building anything yet, but I'm hoping to) Would love to get down to AWS 51, but I live t'up north in Preston.
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- Sat Sep 10, 2016 12:15 am
- Forum: Events
- Topic: Antweight open 12th November 2016
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- Wed Sep 07, 2016 9:33 pm
- Forum: Antweights
- Topic: Antweight robot first build
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I'm not sure what use you'd have for a Zumo chassis? Generally you'll want a custom chassis for antweights but it's not usually that hard - a lot of mine have been basically a sheet of suitable plastic or metal/carbon fibre with holes for the wheels and motor mounts cut out with a knife.
I'd like to make my own controllers one day but it's not really my department :( I am trying to have a diverse range of electronics without using any one controller in all my robots though. Diversity is important and should be encouraged in everything in life, and that goes for speed controllers too...
From what I've seen, it's always more difficult than you think it is and you must sacrifice at least the first four or five revisions to Our Lord And Saviour George Francis in a cloud of ritual smoke until you have something that works! Good luck with it if you do though - my (non-technical) advice ...
- Thu Sep 01, 2016 9:39 pm
- Forum: Antweights
- Topic: Newbie saying hello and looking for local(ish) events.
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I had literally never been to Wales until I went to Rhys' last event, it wasn't too bad in the end :) Ant events tend to be quite concentrated in the southeast of the country quite naturally as most roboteers tend to be from there and therefore access is easy - I think more local events will happen ...
You can still use it; there's no rule against using 27/40mhz gear (and indeed if you do you'll almost certainly have your pick of channels!) and it'd be quite good to see how something of that era holds up in combat. The batteries might not hold much of a charge any more though!