Nanoweight Robots

If Fleaweights are just too big...

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Rapidrory
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Yeah they are basically the same; we just decided to keep it metric. In a similar way, a 3 inch cube is ~75mm, and a 4 inch cube ~100mm
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I must admit, I really like the look of the Nanoweights. Unlike fleas (which I'm not a huge fan of), they're not just downsized versions of ants using the same components; they're entirely different and require entirely different components. I'm definitely interested in building one if other people keep doing so.
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I can't see them dying off anytime soon; they have the rather useful ability to fight along side underweight ants, of which I (and I'm sure others) have a fair few :L Plus I find them a nice engineering challenge; A way of showing off engineering skill without spending too much time or money on it :)
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Ok, so I made an arena... unfortunately I had a lot less polycarb than I thought I did, so had to improvise a little;

Here's the arena without the cover:

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And here it is with :roll:

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Not my best work i'll admit; it was a little rushed. It's perfectly safe, just not as smart as it could be...
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Rory...that's rubbish.
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that's great Rory! loving the makeshift battlebox.
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Cheers Dave :roll:

Yeah, battle box is a bit naf, but I was outta spare polycarb and had about half an hour to come up with something. The arena itself is perfectly fine though; certainly good enough for non spinner fights. I'm sure we'll at least make use of it here in Reading :)
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I think the arena is great.
The base would fit in the bottom of the box then all your robots and bits on top and your ready to rumble.

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Sorry but my plans just did not work. It was overweight, too big and just rubbish. It couldn't push anything, the rubber fell off and by the end of it, both of the tiny motor wires had snapped on each motor. As the motor turned on, a shock appeared to go through to the wires, pulling them for about a quarter of a second. This meant they all snapped. I tried to solder them back on and had partial success until the boards started smoking like crazy. I am hoping to get proper parts at Christmas (the reccomended gear + (finally) a Lipo) but will have to wait until then, which is a bit of a disappointment. Oh well... Hope to join in with you in the new year!

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That's a shame :S hopefully I can start supplying pre-hacked servos for drive soon, which would make it much easier for people to get involved :)

Alex and I had the first trial Nanoweight fight in my arena last night with Lift-a-little and MiniDozer... Good god these things are hilarious to fight :P
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