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  Topic: Vic Ants
NMO

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PostForum: State Specific Information   Posted: Tue Jun 19, 2018 12:20 pm   Subject: Vic Ants
Im excited to announce the 3rd melbourne ant weight competition in melbourne has been scheduled.

Robot Takedown
Saturday 7th of July
7.30pm - 9.30pm
Sidetracked entertainment
370 Huntingdale ro ...
  Topic: Vic Ants
NMO

Replies: 64
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PostForum: State Specific Information   Posted: Sat Oct 07, 2017 12:44 pm   Subject: Vic Ants
We are still interwsting in bringing ants to vic. There has been some recent interest offline. We are hoping to arrange a builders meeting soon. Ill keep this post up to date
  Topic: NSW Antweights
NMO

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PostForum: State Specific Information   Posted: Wed Feb 22, 2017 6:25 pm   Subject: NSW Antweights
Soooo - really need a laser cutter now!!!

Thats fantastic!

What are your thoughts for the trapdoor mechanism?
  Topic: Vic Ants
NMO

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PostForum: State Specific Information   Posted: Sun Feb 19, 2017 7:59 am   Subject: Vic Ants
I purchased timber for the arena base yesterday, the external dimensions of the arena will be 1 x 1 meters, 1.2 was the plan but it doesn't fit in the back of the car (Nissan xtrail)
  Topic: Vic Ants
NMO

Replies: 64
Views: 37357

PostForum: State Specific Information   Posted: Mon Feb 13, 2017 4:41 pm   Subject: Vic Ants
Been thinking more about the trapdoor,

servo's, electromagents, but what about linear actuators?

http://i.imgur.com/p6gaN8K.jpg

Excuse me bad cad, Red is the arena floor and actuator support, ...
  Topic: QLD Ant weight bot battles
NMO

Replies: 94
Views: 45210

PostForum: State Specific Information   Posted: Sun Feb 12, 2017 5:37 pm   Subject: QLD Ant weight bot battles
That's fantastic, what's the gearbox out of?
  Topic: Vic Ants
NMO

Replies: 64
Views: 37357

PostForum: State Specific Information   Posted: Thu Feb 09, 2017 7:32 pm   Subject: Vic Ants
Might also think about old world servo microswitches, meets 3d printer frames

http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:1036357
  Topic: Vic Ants
NMO

Replies: 64
Views: 37357

PostForum: State Specific Information   Posted: Thu Feb 09, 2017 7:15 pm   Subject: Vic Ants
I do like the idea of electromagnets, Ive just grabbed 2 off ebay,

I have a few ideas, I'm planning on controlling arena lights with 2s-4s brushed esc's, Just the cheap ones off ebay. That way, eve ...
  Topic: Vic Ants
NMO

Replies: 64
Views: 37357

PostForum: State Specific Information   Posted: Thu Feb 09, 2017 5:34 pm   Subject: Vic Ants
http://i.imgur.com/2smKawX.jpg
Only printed in draft, so need to reprint, but is works.
  Topic: Vic Ants
NMO

Replies: 64
Views: 37357

PostForum: State Specific Information   Posted: Wed Feb 08, 2017 7:53 pm   Subject: Vic Ants
So been thinking a lot about the arena.

I was looking through my junk box the other day and came across a USB to servo interface board for 12 servo's (more than enough for the arena.)

https://ww ...
  Topic: Ant weights - Team NMO - Vic
NMO

Replies: 12
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PostForum: Builders Reports   Posted: Sun Feb 05, 2017 7:00 pm   Subject: Ant weights - Team NMO - Vic
there designed to lessen the shock on impact and save the prop from breaking,

I am hoping it will protect the motor shaft from bending, although it is also one of my concerns as Im worried the O ri ...
  Topic: Ant weights - Team NMO - Vic
NMO

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PostForum: Builders Reports   Posted: Sun Feb 05, 2017 6:54 pm   Subject: Ant weights - Team NMO - Vic
Its using what they call a prop saver, its an O ring stretched between 2 bolts,

Thy come on some of the smaller brushless motors.

Check the photo below

http://www.rcmodelpart.com/images/mce_u ...
  Topic: QLD Ant weight bot battles
NMO

Replies: 94
Views: 45210

PostForum: State Specific Information   Posted: Sun Feb 05, 2017 6:23 pm   Subject: QLD Ant weight bot battles
To enable people the maximum amount of freedom and therefore have the most interesting range of bots, I would think the 4" cubed rule would be very limiting. So I would have thought we would want to a ...
  Topic: Ant weights - Team NMO - Vic
NMO

Replies: 12
Views: 7199

PostForum: Builders Reports   Posted: Sun Feb 05, 2017 3:34 pm   Subject: Ant weights - Team NMO - Vic
So had a busy couple of days building.

http://i.imgur.com/75Caelu.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/2iIqoAm.jpg

Already need to redesign the main body to allow more space for wiring and ancor points for ...
  Topic: Ant weights - Team NMO - Vic
NMO

Replies: 12
Views: 7199

PostForum: Builders Reports   Posted: Tue Jan 31, 2017 6:40 pm   Subject: Ant weights - Team NMO - Vic
Still waiting on some parts to arrive, so in the meantime,

Heres my concept for a 3d printed full body spinner

http://i.imgur.com/pJrLRDa.jpg
 
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