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  Topic: New builder need advice
marto

Replies: 11
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PostForum: New Builders   Posted: Tue Jun 20, 2017 11:44 am   Subject: New builder need advice
I would suggest starting with Ants. There is the Ant starter kit for $60 on botbitz. Beetles are a bit bigger but there isn't many in Aus relative to ants and its easier to get new people with ants as ...
  Topic: Turning a TZ85A into a Sensored controller
marto

Replies: 17
Views: 482

PostForum: Technical Chat   Posted: Mon Jun 19, 2017 8:35 pm   Subject: Turning a TZ85A into a Sensored controller
Usually on these controllers the limiting voltage is the rating on the FETs which is 30V. They derate them as the BEC can't put out the current specced at higher voltages which is a big issue for plan ...
  Topic: Robowars Nationals 2017 - August 19/20th - Brisbane
marto

Replies: 4
Views: 233

PostForum: Upcoming Events & Announcements   Posted: Mon Jun 19, 2017 5:21 pm   Subject: Robowars Nationals 2017 - August 19/20th - Brisbane
I have no issue with hopping. I think it would classify as a novel form of locomotion for weight bonus. However you need to be able to show controlled motion. If I say move from one corner to another ...
  Topic: Turning a TZ85A into a Sensored controller
marto

Replies: 17
Views: 482

PostForum: Technical Chat   Posted: Sun Jun 18, 2017 10:03 pm   Subject: Turning a TZ85A into a Sensored controller
So I looked at this many years ago.

Realistically if you want to do this don't mod TZ85As.
Get some of these https://hobbyking.com/en_us/hobbykingr-tm-80a-sensored-sensorless-car-esc-1-8-1-5.html ...
  Topic: Robowars Nationals 2017 - August 19/20th - Brisbane
marto

Replies: 4
Views: 233

PostForum: Upcoming Events & Announcements   Posted: Mon Jun 12, 2017 11:02 pm   Subject: Robowars Nationals 2017 - August 19/20th - Brisbane
  Topic: TBD - RedTip - NSW
marto

Replies: 15
Views: 627

PostForum: Builders Reports   Posted: Fri Jun 09, 2017 9:49 pm   Subject: TBD - RedTip - NSW
Should be plenty of chargers around.

Steve
  Topic: TBD - RedTip - NSW
marto

Replies: 15
Views: 627

PostForum: Builders Reports   Posted: Sat May 27, 2017 10:06 pm   Subject: TBD - RedTip - NSW
Given its your first bot, it's sportsman and the time why not just leave it as MDF?

Just armour the parts you (I) care about (BATTERY) ESCs Rx.?

Not best construction method but for a cheap and ...
  Topic: Robowars Vivid Sydney 2017 - June 11th
marto

Replies: 42
Views: 2544

PostForum: Upcoming Events & Announcements   Posted: Sat May 27, 2017 1:12 am   Subject: Robowars Vivid Sydney 2017 - June 11th
Thanks to all who have sent through their photos & robot info. I will be working through them over the weekend.

For anyone who saw the saga that was me forever giving up on Moshtix hopefully w ...
  Topic: Qld Ant weight Competition WAR OF THE ROSES 27th May 2017
marto

Replies: 6
Views: 268

PostForum: State Specific Information   Posted: Tue May 23, 2017 11:09 pm   Subject: Qld Ant weight Competition WAR OF THE ROSES 27th May 2017
Sorry guys it's likely I will be put due to moving and Vivid. Hope it's a great comp sad to be missing out. Really wanted to give the new remote kit a try.

Steve
  Topic: Robowars Australia - Demo Bot
marto

Replies: 0
Views: 113

PostForum: Builders Reports   Posted: Sat May 20, 2017 8:16 pm   Subject: Robowars Australia - Demo Bot
Over the years I have done a number of demo bots for Robowars events. You may remember the Sydney Opera House and Sydney Harbour Bridge Bots for the early Vivid event. There was my token saws at vivi ...
  Topic: Sportsman Summary
marto

Replies: 84
Views: 11505

PostForum: Rules, Safety, Administration   Posted: Tue May 16, 2017 11:05 pm   Subject: Sportsman Summary
That sounds correct. However the teensy 3 will need to have failsafe. It should not attempt to reload or fire if loses signal should remain in whatever state it is currently in. There should also be a ...
  Topic: Total Recoil - Chunkulator - NSW
marto

Replies: 67
Views: 3109

PostForum: Builders Reports   Posted: Mon May 15, 2017 10:25 pm   Subject: Total Recoil - Chunkulator - NSW
Weight getting close?
  Topic: Robowars Vivid Sydney 2017 - June 11th
marto

Replies: 42
Views: 2544

PostForum: Upcoming Events & Announcements   Posted: Mon May 15, 2017 9:43 pm   Subject: Robowars Vivid Sydney 2017 - June 11th
First confirmed robot.
https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/14uOrCjsX58gKzS7HP4E2UMbVXte7QGc8jRY4j6NKZdM/edit?usp=sharing

Got a few more emails to go through yet. Hope to see some more this week ...
  Topic: Robowars Vivid Sydney 2017 - June 11th
marto

Replies: 42
Views: 2544

PostForum: Upcoming Events & Announcements   Posted: Sun May 14, 2017 7:31 pm   Subject: Robowars Vivid Sydney 2017 - June 11th
That's fine. Links preferred but wyachi switch us more than acceptable.
  Topic: Robowars Vivid Sydney 2017 - June 11th
marto

Replies: 42
Views: 2544

PostForum: Upcoming Events & Announcements   Posted: Sat May 13, 2017 5:04 pm   Subject: Robowars Vivid Sydney 2017 - June 11th
Just sent an email to everyone. Please read.
 
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