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KiloWasps



Joined: 15 Jan 2017
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Location: Melbourne


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New builder from Melbourne

Hi there everyone,
I'm a Melbourne based student that's looking to get into the robowars scene but I'd like to join a team more than building solo to start off with, does anyone know where I can look or where to find someone that's willing to take someone in and show them the ropes?
Thanks, Wasps

Post Sun Jan 15, 2017 11:07 pm 
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seanet1310



Joined: 08 Nov 2006
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Location: Adelaide


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Only real team in Vic is Rotwang down in Geelong as a Father, Son (+girlfriend) group.

A few others in Vic floating around like myself but right now I am botless and without a good design worth building so I doubt I would be much of a useful team right now (Do plan to compete this year again though so will need a design soon)

I was talking to one of the very old guard who was thinking of building an Ant so that might be a place to start. Historically they have not been a thing this far south but are popular ATM in Adelaide and had quite a following in QLD for years.

The Angus series of Youtube videos can be a good place to start regarding a basic bot and the Facebook group may have some people interested in joining teams. https://www.youtube.com/user/RobowarsNSW

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Post Mon Jan 23, 2017 2:52 pm 
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NMO
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Joined: 16 Jun 2004
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Hi wasps,

Welcome to robowars,

I'm just getting back into robots after a 6 year break and I am actively trying to encourage vic builders to look at ant weight bots (150g weight limit).

I don't have a team you can join as such, ( it's just me and Matt I team nmo) and I currently live a long way from Melbourne (Albury wodonga) however I might be able to help you get started.

Botbitz http://botbitz.com/product-category/antweight/ sells a lot of the pieces you need to build and ant (and is run by qld builder Steve) and has a free design for an ant weight bot. Called green ant.

Given you are new to robots it is unlikely you have access to a 3d printer so here is my offer, I can print a couple of the green ants for you and post them to you free of charge. You would still need to buy the running gear but at least you would have a start.

Most of the other bits are available from hobby king.

PM me if you want to go ahead

Neweyn

Post Fri Jan 27, 2017 8:04 pm 
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NMO
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YouTube links of the green ant working

https://youtu.be/TIC39DY1JmU

https://youtu.be/fRP60y692Uk

Post Fri Jan 27, 2017 8:45 pm 
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