Team Shock's Beetleweights

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Team Shock's Beetleweights

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I've been planning to make a couple of Beetles for a while now. Going to start of with one and see how it goes from there. I can no longer make the event in Deeside but I'm going to go ahead and build one for the next event whenever that may be.

I have a couple of designs in mind, which one I go for will decide on how much the waterjet cutting is going to cost which I should find out fairly soon. Either way it should be something fun to play with :)

More to follow hopefully later in the week once a few things are sorted.
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I look forward to seeing what you come up with :)

How come you can't make deeside?

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Thanks Dave! I've got some nice ideas- not what most people would expect me to build ;)

I can't make Deeside as I will be helping Orla move her stuff back into her uni accommodation that weekend. A shame I have to miss the event but that's the way it is.
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teamocean wrote:I can't make Deeside as I will be helping Orla move her stuff back into her uni accommodation that weekend.
*whipcrack* ;)

I would assume your beetle would be spinny, but I may be mistaken.

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razerdave wrote:
*whipcrack* ;)

I would assume your beetle would be spinny, but I may be mistaken.
No comment on the first bit Dave :P

I have now got round to sorting out the waterjet cutting for my beetle and I can't wait to get my hands on the pieces. It will be a spinner but not the usual type for me- going to go horizontal for a change :)

I have also ordered the remaining parts from Botbitz and Hobbyking so there should be some progress soon
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Re: Team Shock's Beetleweights

Post by Jordanmann »

The whipcrack thing made me laugh so much :lol:

I'm loving all the beetleweights if I knew how to make a removable link I'd make one :P

The beetleweights in America and Canada are awesome can't wait to see this spinner bot :)

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A removable link is the easiest thing to make; where your battery goes to the robots controllers, just make a cut in the positive wire and solder the ends to a connector (use one suitable for the power). Then, with the mating half of the connector, solder a loop of wire going from one side of the connector to the other. When it's plugged in, the wire bridges the gap in the positive wires and turns the robot on. Easy.

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Now that most of it has been sorted I can now reveal what I'm making :)

Going for a single tooth horizontal spinner. Chassis is being made entirely out of waterjet cut 6082 T6 Aluminium and there will be interchangeable 6mm and 10mm Hardox discs for it.

Ratio will be 1:1 off of a Turnigy 28mm outrunner and belt drive running at 3s so top speed should be in the region of 9 - 10,000rpm.

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That is rather awesome, look forward to seeing/fighting it :)

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Thanks Haz!

Yours is the reason I went for the 10mm disc, I could see the 6mm one getting bent after a couple of good hits from your eggbeater.
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