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Troydo



Joined: 21 May 2018
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New Brisbane Builder

Hi Everyone,

A new Brisbane Builder here. I was inspired by Robowars on the weekend. I used to watch it on TV back in the late 90s and it was the reason I chose electronics at Uni. Somehow over the years I forgot it was active in Australia.

I am aiming for a bit of nostalgia in my first bot, so will probably go with a hammer/axe/pick weapon. I am thinking a snail cam and strong spring might do what i need..

Just curious, is BotBitz still active?

Is there a calendar of upcoming events? I don't really want to make a bot and not be able to play with it Smile

Post Wed May 23, 2018 10:04 am 
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MoonSet416



Joined: 25 Sep 2016
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There has been a lot of events being held in Brisbane lately. As someone who lives in Sydney I envy you Very Happy

I am far from a veteran builder, neither have I attempted a spring powered weapon, but I've heard spring powered weapons can be a bit harder to work with and more dangerous than other weapons (all combot related things are dangerous but some in particular). IMHO having a backup plan to convert it to an electrical axe would be good since you already have a motor to drive the cam.

Post Wed May 23, 2018 11:06 pm 
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Cpnwolfe



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I tried a snail cam pickaxe last year, it looked promising but I failed to execute it correctly. Richard with recoil2 was a snailcam spring flipper and was amazing except for a few teething problems. So I think its doable.
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Post Thu May 24, 2018 9:21 am 
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Troydo



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Good to know its possible.

I am thinking i could get away with a cheaper ESC for the hammer as it doesn't need reverse..

I still haven't heard back from botbitz, is it still an active website or should i source my drive ESCs elsewhere?

Is there a list somewhere of upcoming events?

Post Thu May 24, 2018 9:29 am 
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Knightrous
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BotBitz is run by Steve Martin who ran the event on the weekend. He has probably not replied due to recovering from the chaos of the event. Give him a few more days or PM him on here Wink
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Post Thu May 24, 2018 10:47 am 
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Troydo



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Ahh! no stress at all!

Post Thu May 24, 2018 10:53 am 
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