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by minionhunter
Thu Feb 06, 2020 9:37 pm
Forum: Questions (and answers)
Topic: Building an arena question
Replies: 39
Views: 7871

Re: Building an arena question

A central pit would definitely be an interesting change, but depending on design could be a bit of a pain to clear out after every fight, especially if something small but important flies in there. One good thing about the Bugglebots pit is it's designed so it can be accessed from underneath the ar...
by minionhunter
Thu Feb 06, 2020 9:25 pm
Forum: Antweights
Topic: ESC with built-in receiver - interesting?
Replies: 64
Views: 17742

Re: ESC with built-in receiver - interesting?

Oh yes - I will make all power connections (battery + motors) be pin-through-hole or wire-through-hole, with nice big holes (1mm) and big annular rings to allow lots of nice solder to flow on them. I hate soldering wires to tiny delicate pads, that's what always breaks the Dasmikros. (In current de...
by minionhunter
Thu Feb 06, 2020 2:14 am
Forum: Questions (and answers)
Topic: Building an arena question
Replies: 39
Views: 7871

Re: Building an arena question

I'm also interested in any stage ideas you might have. I was reading in the nano forum that people were interested in a stage with a centrally located pit. If I build a 5x5 or 6x6 outer box cube this would allow for substantial flexibility in the types of stages I could use. Is a stage with a centra...
by minionhunter
Thu Feb 06, 2020 1:51 am
Forum: Questions (and answers)
Topic: Building an arena question
Replies: 39
Views: 7871

Re: Building an arena question

Next question, what is your opinion on the ideal size of the driving space for an arena? The 5x4' lexan sheets kind of falling into my lap (almost) got me kickstarted on designing this thing. With that space (5' square outside box) I was thinking of essentially having a 200mm ditch/moat all around t...
by minionhunter
Thu Feb 06, 2020 1:25 am
Forum: Questions (and answers)
Topic: Building an arena question
Replies: 39
Views: 7871

Re: Building an arena question

So I found a guy selling some 0.5" (half inch) lexan for $100/sheet (4'x5') on Craigslist. Perfect right? Well he only has two sheets left and he said the paper is pulled off some parts... Oh well... I'm still going down tomorrow though (it's only about 110 miles round trip) to check them out a...
by minionhunter
Wed Feb 05, 2020 2:12 pm
Forum: Questions (and answers)
Topic: What transmitters are the favourite now?
Replies: 16
Views: 3761

Re: What transmitters are the favourite now?

I am a thumber who aspires to be a pincher with a lighter touch :D The really wide ones are probably nicer, but I was just offering a very simple upgrade. I'm not criticizing this, just trying to understand since I don't even have my transmitters yet and I'm wondering about mods during the wait tim...
by minionhunter
Wed Feb 05, 2020 2:09 pm
Forum: Antweights
Topic: ESC with built-in receiver - interesting?
Replies: 64
Views: 17742

Re: ESC with built-in receiver - interesting?

I've been trying to develop a ESC with built-in receiver. (Or is it a receiver with built-in ESC?) If I could build something like this, would anyone be interested? In particular, would you pay money to buy one or two? * Radio protocol - AFHDS2A - compatible with the popular FS-i6 transmitter and s...
by minionhunter
Tue Feb 04, 2020 11:57 pm
Forum: Questions (and answers)
Topic: Servo actuation questions
Replies: 9
Views: 1970

Re: Servo actuation questions

Does it have motor braking? Yes, see https://github.com/MarkR42/malenki-esc/blob/master/firmware/esc/mixing.c#L180 Here is a picture which I took just before the fights, in case it got broken (it didn't, despite fighting "Why Wait?") http://vectrex.org.uk/mark/penelope_antfreeze.jpg Cool!...
by minionhunter
Tue Feb 04, 2020 11:56 pm
Forum: Questions (and answers)
Topic: What transmitters are the favourite now?
Replies: 16
Views: 3761

Re: What transmitters are the favourite now?

A really simple mod that I do on my FS-i6's .. Unscrew the alloy ends on the sticks, then screw them back on reversed so that the sharp "spikey" ends are not digging into your thumbs or fingers. BTW, the FS-i6 is the defacto standard in our local scene. Mike. Huh! I thought they were for ...
by minionhunter
Tue Feb 04, 2020 10:21 pm
Forum: Questions (and answers)
Topic: Servo actuation questions
Replies: 9
Views: 1970

Re: Servo actuation questions

I made it myself, some info is here https://github.com/MarkR42/malenki-esc It's a little unconventional for Antweight robots because it uses a different interface to the RX, ibus or sbus, which is more commonly used on drones. Basically it is a three-channel brushed ESC with mixing and a few option...