Another New Nanoweight...

If Fleaweights are just too big...

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Re: Another New Nanoweight...

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could always make a fleaweight cluster with it. could be quite an effective cluster as the roller/walker weight ratio graph in the rules would give you a bit extra weight. whatever you do with it, i hope to see it in action soon :)
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Needs eyes

Is ace though.
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Way ahead of you:

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Good.

2 questions - can it push anything? And when do you start work on the antweight sized one?
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No, and probably not soon :L

Fighting it against Sharkbait was an entirely futile affair :L
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Re: Another New Nanoweight...

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That is brilliant having three legs on each side seems to greatly improve the walking compared to the two I have used in the past.
When I think how many hours I have spent in the past machining cranckshaft when all I needed was a bent paper clip.
I had dug out some of my old crankshafts but because each crank was 2mm the narrowest lathe tool I had they are way to wide for a Nano.
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Might just have to think about copying that idea.

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Feel free, although it's a lot trickier than it looks; took me 4 attempts to get one right...
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How many snapped paperclips?
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Yeah, I chose three legs as it was the minimum number that would give a nice smooth walking motion. It's also using the silicon insulation off wire on the feet to reduce bounce and add some grip.
We had this thing charging round the attic floor for about half an hour yesterday; it's great over obstacles and though the legs got jammed once or twice, that was easily fixed by just reversing the motor briefly. Over all I'm very happy with how the design turned out. If I do it again I'll probably use slower motors though; this one could run them at about half speed before getting erratic, however this made steering kinda twitchy. I was using a Blade so couldn't wind down the travel adjust. I might try with some of those little single speed hacked worm gear motors for my actual Nano walker (which'll hopefully fit in the cube :L).

None of them snapped, just trying to get the geometries of each section of the cam equal was a pain; once it was folded there was little you can do to correct it, so it was just a case of starting again from scratch. Annoyingly the first one I did was perfect, the other one took me about 2 hours (most of which was spent learning that correcting an error was futile :p )

If i do do an ant walker, i'm going to need some bigger steel rod... I wonder if they do novelty grade paper clips? :L
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Garden wire or piano wire.
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