New Robots- Continued

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Re: New Robots- Continued

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I am looking for name inspiration for an incomplete robot borne of whimsy:

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(more pictures available at http://s267.photobucket.com/albums/ii30 ... ripherals/ )

Drive: Peter Waller option A board and 2 cell lipo powering 30:1 Ultra High Power motors (an entirely made up name by myself for the http://www.botbitz.com/ Australian motors, which are apparently twice the power of the Pololu ones and draw 2000mah at stall) driving Scalextric aluminium wheels with silicone rubber tyres
Speed: Entirely too quick...<insert joke about fast loading times>
Armour: 1mm industrial grade plastic (could be ABS), 1mm VHS case grade plastic (could be HDPE) and 1mm aluminium (could be aluminium)
Weapons: None as yet - my current plan is for a servo to lift some forks at the front, although part of me wants to attempt to build some sort of cartridge-based interchangable weaponry system. I have plenty of weight and space to play with, so watch this space...

Anyone familiar with 1980s old computers will probably recognise where the bodyshell comes from XD
It came about when, while acutely ill recently (hence my lack of forum contribution, apologies) I happened across the ZX Microdrive's dimensions on the internet and noted that it would fit nicely in the cube, and my instinctive reaction was 'to eBay!' as you would expect from a budget not backed up by any sort of clue. It's partially meant as an eyecatcher/drive-all-day thing for larger events (to replace Arcus when that eventually dies) but it's robust enough and compact enough to potentially be able to cut it at an AWS.

Anyway, can anyone suggest any good namWRITE PROTECT BROKEN
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Re: New Robots- Continued

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Joey wrote:I am looking for name inspiration for an incomplete robot borne of whimsy:

Anyway, can anyone suggest any good namWRITE PROTECT BROKEN
The Sinclair CU Jimmy!
Joey wrote:Speed: Entirely too quick...<insert joke about fast loading times>
Fast to load but crashes mid process. Thank you!

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Re: New Robots- Continued

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Clive???
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Joey, that is inspired. I love it.
You could just call it Sinclair ZX Microdrive to save a name label. Or the best (worst) pun I could come up with was Peripheral Vision.
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Re: New Robots- Continued

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It's time for the traditional Dave AWS team roll call, though I realised when I was taking pictures of the robots that they are all a bit boring this time, going for function and drivability over daftness or weaponry. Still, here you go.

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747

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Zod

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For this event, my girlfriend Gemma is also competing as team Horse Power. Here are her robots.

Raarr!!

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Robot IN-Dentistry

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So that's it folks, you can all stop worrying now. :lol:
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"going for function and drivability over daftness or weaponry"

First picture has a pumpkin head, skeleton arms, plodding Lego legs and no weaponry.

<3 you Dave!
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yep,that statement made me giggle too!
super awesome line-up,to the max!!! 8)
Nice artwork,too! :)
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I suppose by your standards Dave the are more normal but there is still enough quirkyness to keep them interesting. :D

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on an awesomeness scale of 1 - 10 those are... those..things.. are.... 27 :D

+/- is cool, looks scary very, very nice :)

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Re: New Robots- Continued

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I'd like to fight any/all of those robots with Napalm Death.

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