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by Shakey
Sun Feb 02, 2020 12:13 pm
Forum: Antweights
Topic: Team Shakey Build Diary
Replies: 357
Views: 152588

Re: Team Shakey Build Diary

When designing test robot please ignore, did you put the blade in the centre of the robot, so that the two sections where the electronics and battery lay, felt the same centrifugal forces, or does it not matter? I'm afraid I don't understand your question, Do you mean the gyro forces somehow? I put...
by Shakey
Fri Jan 24, 2020 6:59 pm
Forum: Antweights
Topic: Antweight Rules Proposal
Replies: 31
Views: 4792

Re: Antweight Rules Proposal

As far as I can remember it has always been the case and remains the case that the grabber has won in this scenario as they are the aggressor. Note that a lot of the problems we get with the ruleset are when people go into these wording minutia to try and pull one over or claim a victory against the...
by Shakey
Fri Jan 24, 2020 7:13 am
Forum: Questions (and answers)
Topic: ESC questions & why not USA shipping
Replies: 54
Views: 4758

Re: ESC questions & why not USA shipping

From When I looked at using resistors to add braking:

http://robotwars101.org/forum/viewtopic ... =10#p57290
by Shakey
Thu Jan 23, 2020 10:28 pm
Forum: Questions (and answers)
Topic: ESC questions & why not USA shipping
Replies: 54
Views: 4758

Re: ESC questions & why not USA shipping

Is it common for the esc to get "hot enough to burn"? This was just something in the endbots site and I was curious if this was just common to esc's.. Thank you! All electronics produces heat as a by-product, power electronics especially so. It isn't uncommon at all for ESCs to heat up and with ESC...
by Shakey
Mon Jan 20, 2020 6:53 pm
Forum: Questions (and answers)
Topic: Some driving questions
Replies: 8
Views: 959

Re: Some driving questions

Also, Betsie's "super clever" control system (which uses gyroscopic stabilisation) causes it to drive like a pile of dog poo. I have tried many changes to the control software to improve it, but I've never got it to be very usable. I'm beginning to think that putting more intelligence into, at leas...
by Shakey
Mon Jan 20, 2020 6:44 pm
Forum: Questions (and answers)
Topic: Some driving questions
Replies: 8
Views: 959

Re: Some driving questions

With regards to your other questions, it's honestly just practice. Driver skill decides matches way more often than bot design does. Heck, there are some drivers here I'm convinced would be able to beat me at my best using nothing but a half empty tub of Margarine! To add a bit more, it's often why...
by Shakey
Mon Jan 20, 2020 6:16 pm
Forum: Questions (and answers)
Topic: Some driving questions
Replies: 8
Views: 959

Re: Some driving questions

I've read about mixing (either on a chip or on the bot) making all steering (forward, reverse, back, forward) on one stick. I think I have this right. Mixing isn't necessarily moving it all to one stick but simply the act of making one channel a forwards/backwards and another steering (Making those...
by Shakey
Tue Jan 14, 2020 6:31 pm
Forum: Antweights
Topic: Team Shakey Build Diary
Replies: 357
Views: 152588

Re: Team Shakey Build Diary

I like the sound of that. Can I ask what router you use. Is that something you CAD on sketchup? Thanks https://i.imgur.com/K1QRugy.jpg A super old pic of when I just got it is all I could find, but this is my 3020T CNC router. Served me well for plasticwork though I'm replacing it with a larger Wor...
by Shakey
Mon Jan 13, 2020 11:49 am
Forum: Antweights
Topic: Team Shakey Build Diary
Replies: 357
Views: 152588

Re: Team Shakey Build Diary

It's all polycarbonate of normally 1.5mm thick. For cutting I have a small CNC router, so I simply design the plates in CAD with the rest of the bot, program up the machine and it'll cut them out.
by Shakey
Sun Jan 12, 2020 11:47 pm
Forum: Antweights
Topic: Eddie J - DisinfectANT, Kinnettic Disassembly, Cilit BANG
Replies: 101
Views: 81562

Re: Eddie J - DisinfectANT , Cilit BANG, Kinnettic Disassembly

It's always a fun day when the machines seem unhappy!

I'm looking forward to seeing it together though, and those wheels look great. :D