Nanoweight Robots

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Nanoweight Robots

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As you may have seen from my build thread, there's been a fair amount of interest in starting an actual Nanoweight robot class.

Current Nanoweights rules are:

Must fit in a 50mm cube
Must weigh under 25g

All other rules are the same as that for ants.

There's currently some rough plans to hold a competition for this weight class at the end of the next AWS and at the Antweight Open.
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I've got the parts for 2 arriving tomorrow hopefully :)

The design for one is already done and printing, Still trying to work out what to do with the second one :)
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*que Inertia XT*

We still need an arena, which'll probably be about 50cmx50cm. We'll need some polycarb round it as well, though 1mm would probably be perfectly adequate...
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is there a list of parts that doesn't involve modified servos as i can't modify them myself?
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I'll see what I can rustle up arena wise but I don't think I have enough Poly to encase it?
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We did have a dudeweight class a while go that was 1oz 28.3g I think that was a 1" cube. 2" cube 25g would an interesting challenge to drive.
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They're not too bad to drive, I just find them more interesting to build; I can churn out ants at an alarming rate these days.
Nanoweights are a little more of a challenge to do as much as possible with a tiny weight, and take up less space in my tool box :P

Hogi, the only option really which doesn't require mods is to use these: http://www.technobotsonline.com/solarbo ... motor.html with these http://www.robotshop.com/en/solarbotics ... heels.html tires (someone check that's right.). I believe it's the same as Alsoran uses, but it's not overly cheap...
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Also, if someone (probably Will..) could 3D print a 50mm cube then that'd be more accurate than using a cardboard one.. Also I'm sure we could splash out on some 1mm polycarb for the job.. if not we can just have a raised platform in the middle of the antweight arena like we did with the fleas, though that's less helpful for running events side by side..
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so, would i have to run those motors with some form of speed controller board? are any recommended? if nanoweights take off i'll probably build once i've got the money ( probably christmas. it'd also be nice to have something propper to cluster transit ant with as well.
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Struggling to find much enthusiasm for these myself but if someone is going to have a 6 part clusterbot entered into the AWS then that's something I really look forward to seeing!
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