The Hotel Lima, for Ants: A Build Diary

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Re: A Hotel, constructed of Limas, for Ants: A Build Diary

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on a second note, i would test a few pieces before using your main part as going too thin can make it brittle and would snap before it bends with a big impact, although this is usually quite hard to do its not impossible.

i have hammered some down to half original thickness and been fine where as other times i have only hammered down roughly a quarter of the thickness and it has become brittle... i guess its dependent on which grade of alu you have...

so just keep that in mind


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Sadly my Jewelers anvil is tiny - it's great for shaping wire, but rather underwhelming for this.
I'm also playing with different thicknesses of Polycarb - like, I had used 1.5mm for the base as I figured it'd give the best rigidity for mounting components. And armour itself too - how much difference in toughness is there as you make the polycarb thicker?
Exciting times!
(ordered the lemons btw, once those and the motors arrive I'm gonna try find a day to rebuild them. I think I'm gonna do the sides of Key thinner next time and have them as a separate 2-fold piece from the base. I'm also gonna mess around with the connection between the servo and the fipping arm, as at the moment it's at a nearly 90 degree angle which is robbing the servo of nearly all it's flip. Pushbot is gonna be invertible, and Jiggy is gonna exist. I'm excited!
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Ayyy! New motors are here! Just waiting for the Pinless Lemons to arrive before total rebuilds happen. That said, I'm excited to see if these N20s make the difference to my speed - gonna swap out the old N20s in the existing Key Grip for a test-drive!
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https://youtu.be/SHc9KOWKbyI
Crap quality, but hey. It shows the important bit.
HAHAHAHAHAHA YEEEAAAHHH!
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that seems much faster than at AWS...

what rpm are those? at a glance id guess about 400 rpm going by the speed of my 400 rpm motors.

although i purchased some 500rpm 6v motors and some 1000rpm 12v motors which should run at the same speed at the same voltage but the 500 rpm motors are a fair bit faster...
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These new ones were sold as 500rpm 6v 30:1 N20s and as of yet I've no reason to doubt them. And yeah, it's mentally fast comparitively! :D
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Waheyy! The Lemons are here! My god they're smaller without those massive pins! And they're still packaged with a bind plug? That's amusing.
I'm off to London this weekend, but next week I plan to have rebuilds going!
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i dont know if you saw on my thread but to embed an image you use the bbcode [img ] url.jpg[/img ] with no spaces... the .jpg was where i was getting it wrong
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I did yeah, cheers Kyro!
Tried going back through old posts to embed the pictures and it doesn't seem to work with imgur?
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i think voorsk uses imgur and he can embed (i may be wrong about voorsk) maybe see if anyone else that uses imgur can verify...

i use gyazo which is on pc and smartphone... makes a link from screenshots and photographs and that works for me
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