T_Y's Build Log

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EddieJ
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Going to be a bot with style! Looking great so far :D
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T_Y
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Thanks everyone! As I said earlier, I do want to re-cut the panels at some point, but for now the shell will suffice.

@paulmchurd
I picked up a Monoprice Maker Select Plus on Amazon for £290, it's amazing so far. I think it's just a rebrand of the Wanhao that you've got?

I have not had the chance to pop down to the hackspace yet. I might find time to go to one of their open nights in the next few weeks.

@MichaelG92
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Thomas

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Quick update, I've been doing some wiring and soldering today. The weapon ESC arrived, so now I have everything except some more motor mounts.

Looks like I was right, the current shell is too small, so it's back to the Sketchup model to get some extra space inside.
Thomas

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Very nice. :D

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T_Y wrote:
Wed Jun 06, 2018 6:30 pm
Quick update, I've been doing some wiring and soldering today. The weapon ESC arrived, so now I have everything except some more motor mounts.

Looks like I was right, the current shell is too small, so it's back to the Sketchup model to get some extra space inside.
I have lots of spare motor mounts. I live in Heworth if your local and want to come get some?

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@Paulmchurd
I'm a short cycle away, that would actually be quite handy, thanks. Want to discuss in PM?
Thomas

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So for the past few days, every available surface in my room has looked like a robot vomited all over it, while I've been sorting out the wiring. I've cut a larger shell, gaining about 6mm height and 1.5cm in the tail, and I can juuuuuuust about fit everything in, aside from some wires that need shortening.

The long and short of it is that it's working (shoutout to Paulmchurd for the motor mounts)!

https://youtu.be/wMANM1Sqj-I

I still need to do some work on it, mainly trimming down the wires. I used a fair few Dupont and JST connectors so that I could hot-swap components if I needed to, but they take up a lot of room (hence the wires sticking out the back). I also need to shed a little bit of weight, which I can easily do by perforating the base panel, and add a back armour panel to protect the wires.

I was considering painting the armour, but I think I like the bare look of clear polycarb instead.
Thomas

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DieGracefullyRobotics
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Post by DieGracefullyRobotics »

Paint can add a surprising amount of weight too, as I've learnt to my cost in the past!

It looks fantastic though, well done. Can't wait to see it do battle.
Dave
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Derek Dudge
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Ohhh I really hope Manticore draws Percussive Maintenance at AWS. Two 150g hammers trying to bash each other sounds hilarious to me.

Looks good!
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@DieGracefullyRobotics
Oh yeah, it didn't occur to me that there would be a weight issue with paint.

@Derek Dudge
War of the axebots!
Thomas

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