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  Topic: Jolt & friends - Team Overkill - NSW

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PostForum: Builders Reports   Posted: Wed Sep 14, 2016 4:23 pm   Subject: Jolt & friends - Team Overkill - NSW
I recall sending off an annoyed email about one of the Jaycar current shunts (Many years ago, maybe it's fixed now). Something to do with the resistance stamped on there being wrong by a factor of 10 ...
  Topic: Activity in Perth

Replies: 9
Views: 20311

PostForum: State Specific Information   Posted: Tue Feb 02, 2016 1:55 am   Subject: Activity in Perth
I don't do much, but I'm still alive if you want to collaborate on anything. I can rebuild my poor wooden robot if you want something to beat up on. Original drives with no grease left in them and all ...
  Topic: Perth Builders

Replies: 7
Views: 7069

PostForum: General Chatter   Posted: Thu Apr 12, 2012 8:28 pm   Subject: Perth Builders
I'm happy enough to catch up with you and talk about your ideas. I've been over to Melboune twice to compete, so I have a decent background in what works and what doesn't Wink

I'm fine to help out, I ...
  Topic: Building robots professionally

Replies: 14
Views: 10754

PostForum: General Chatter   Posted: Tue Jan 10, 2012 12:39 pm   Subject: Building robots professionally
Most of us are out west...

I'm way too far west Sad
  Topic: Information for getting started?

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PostForum: General Chatter   Posted: Sun Sep 04, 2011 2:46 pm   Subject: Information for getting started?
Wow, that looks ugly... hate the colour scheme :p

I have the previous version, a Hakko 936. They used to sell 2 different versions, ESD-safe and non-ESD-safe. Check which one you are getting. I bou ...
  Topic: Bargain Buys and Interesting Products

Replies: 610
Views: 315463

PostForum: The Marketplace   Posted: Thu Aug 25, 2011 7:39 pm   Subject: Bargain Buys and Interesting Products
They would probably fork it onto something for you, just to get it off their property. Don't know how you would get it off later tho.
  Topic: Interchangeable Armor

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Views: 12167

PostForum: Rules, Safety, Administration   Posted: Tue Aug 23, 2011 9:22 am   Subject: Interchangeable Armor
It was discussed in a previous thread... somewhere. I think the idea of keeping at least 50% of the bot the same throughout rounds was a loose standard.
  Topic: Wanted to buy 5pin relays x4

Replies: 5
Views: 10523

PostForum: The Marketplace   Posted: Sun Aug 07, 2011 12:51 pm   Subject: Wanted to buy 5pin relays x4
RS components if you want something pretty much within the next day. Also with all the price gouging going on these days, they are getting to be price competitive on some things.
  Topic: The RoboWars Computer Tech Support Department

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Views: 438174

PostForum: Off-Topic   Posted: Fri Jun 17, 2011 7:31 pm   Subject: The RoboWars Computer Tech Support Department
Dells are what all the cool kids are buying...
  Topic: HSD Group - NSW

Replies: 98
Views: 51514

PostForum: Builders Reports   Posted: Thu May 12, 2011 2:05 pm   Subject: HSD Group - NSW
The lasers and projectiles are rules about spectator safety. The the tether is supposed to prevent the projectile from hitting or going through the arena wall.

The laser would have to be proven not ...
  Topic: HSD Group - NSW

Replies: 98
Views: 51514

PostForum: Builders Reports   Posted: Thu May 12, 2011 9:50 am   Subject: HSD Group - NSW
That calculator fails to take the shape of the flywheel into account. There is a robot calc around that nick has used which accepts the dimensions of the disc and will give more accurate results, plus ...
  Topic: Cheap Drill Motors

Replies: 33
Views: 54280

PostForum: Technical Chat   Posted: Mon May 09, 2011 9:58 am   Subject: Cheap Drill Motors
they don't sound so good in the video...
  Topic: Bitcoin - The Future of Digital Currency

Replies: 108
Views: 106874

PostForum: Off-Topic   Posted: Sun May 01, 2011 2:42 pm   Subject: Bitcoin - The Future of Digital Currency
Sure, it's free to jump on the bandwagon, I see no harm.

Issue: Already logged -> runs on the same port as VMware... can't run both at the same time...
  Topic: Big wheel attachment video question

Replies: 6
Views: 6356

PostForum: Technical Chat   Posted: Mon Apr 25, 2011 1:16 am   Subject: Big wheel attachment video question
With the way the threaded shaft is breaking, I would say bearings mounts on either side of the wheel.
  Topic: Reprogramming Brushless ESCs - Complete - No Support Offered

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Views: 513775

PostForum: Technical Chat   Posted: Fri Apr 22, 2011 11:20 am   Subject: Reprogramming Brushless ESCs - Complete - No Support Offered
No PWM Brett. Its just a straight relay controller. So no real way to avoid arcing.

Diodes and capacitors for everyone!
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