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    Re: Numa V2 - Quad Mech

    I'm continuing to progress nicely, especially recently. But for the moment, I have a question for the peanut gallery:

    Problem: For a given leg geometry, AX-12s can be mounted in two ways,...
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    Re: Mech Warfare at Bay Area Maker Faire 2019

    There's a real chance Numa2 will be ready...!

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    Do we know registration, etc. deadlines for this yet?
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    Re: 2018 Tucson Mech Brawl

    Sadly I haven't and don't forsee finishing my mech in time for December. :(
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    Re: Numa V2 - Quad Mech

    looks at calendar

    So, in the last ten months, I've been very slowly progressing... Hasn't helped that (1) I'm always busy with work and (2) work is very similar, cognitively to the stuff I am...
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    Re: 2018 Robogames Mech Warfare Qualifying

    Hmmmm looks like I missed the registration deadline. Oh well, I'll shoot for joining you guys for a weekend in Arizona this winter :). Twitter suggests the registration deadline was March 16; I...
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    Project Re: More Mule then Rover?

    I bet it will survive the few years before his next iteration! :D

    Looking marvelous as always, Tommy!
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    Re: Numa V2 - Quad Mech

    While I've played with a RPiA, I've never used the zero. I certainly wouldn't want to be running raspbian, and I don't have any desire to experiment with more minimal OSes... so the pyboard is...
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    Re: Numa V2 - Quad Mech

    More slow progress, mostly yesterday. Got the pyboard properly communicating with the motor drivers. It was a series of mistakes that I had to find along the way to getting that working. It seems...
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    Re: Numa V2 - Quad Mech

    Switched to a pyboard instead of the hydrabus. It's only disadvantage is fewer mounting holes. And maybe that I like blue more than green :P

    Correspondingly made a perf-board shield for the...
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    Project Re: Xl-320 Based Hexapod

    Awesome work, and great documentation so far! :) The bot is very clean looking!

    Looking forward to more.
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    Re: Numa V2 - Quad Mech

    That is a good point, heh. Not 100% sure I'll use the minification always, either, as you can live-debug with the python interpreter running on the board. I may need that for debugging frequently :|
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    Re: Numa V2 - Quad Mech

    Still working on this! Slowly. Satisfying things I've accomplished sporadically:

    - Desoldered the ARM chip off my Hydrabus and procured replacement (from china, hopefully not fake); haven't...
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    Re: Numa V2 - Quad Mech

    The wires going to the board are all non-moving. The runtime of the robot is measured in tens of hours at most, and so I won't be worrying about these wires. The ones between the servos on the...
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    Re: Numa V2 - Quad Mech

    I definitely plan to try the replacement of the microcontroller at some point with the hot air reflow at work, but that's not happening this week.

    My code is micropython, and there really aren't...
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    Looking for: Hydrabus

    If you bought one and don't want it, I'd be happy to buy it off you! PM me to get my attention!
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    Re: Numa V2 - Quad Mech

    Well I killed my HydraBus last night. Turns out they are not easy to get extras of (not inclined to pay 120 euros for board + express shipping that would get here Thursday night). So I'll just have...
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    Re: Numa V2 - Quad Mech

    Fourbar linkage almost identical to original Numa's. That said, I got lazy and didn't model the 3mm rods, and made a set of linkages that would require me drilling a hole in the AEG, whoops. ...
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    Re: Onyx X build thread

    Hah! Testing?!? I'm way behind you.
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    Re: Autocannon

    Agh! I should have realized that the new score panels would make the auto-lance much more practical :D
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    Re: Onyx X build thread

    Yeah, it bends really easily by hand, or with a set of pliers for increased accuracy. See Numa/TwitchMX ammo bins :D
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    Re: Numa V2 - Quad Mech

    Cut out the top and middle plates Sunday! A few holes were forgotten or needed to be enlarged. Currently, my big mechanical iffy points are the ammo loader and the interface between spiral tubing...
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    Re: Numa V2 - Quad Mech

    I'm pretty close to building things now. I will have to use the original Numa's legs, rpobably, as I don't foresee having time to make new legs. I am regretting disassembling those legs...
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    Re: Mech Warfare Scoring Transponder 2017

    Ohh, I had forgotten about the DIP switch version. Thanks!

    I have PM'ed artans, as I think ordering the new version is just the best way to get this taken care of.
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    Re: Mech Warfare Scoring Transponder 2017

    How are we setting the ID of the individual transponders? I was under the impression that the 2013 ones were tweaked by hand for this. Or do the xbees have a unique serial that we were just...
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    Sticky: Re: 2012 MWScore System Ordering Info

    Note that the files for this board, should you need them for reference in the future, are here: https://github.com/RyanLowerr/mwscore
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    Re: Mech Warfare Scoring Transponder 2017

    Thanks for the update!

    I'm using an older one... and I don't have the Arduino environment set up (lol). Any chance I can get a .hex file I can just dump onto it? :D

    Edit: This is a silly big...
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    Re: Numa V2 - Quad Mech

    I should mention that none of the parts shown are final parts. They're all scraps/old parts. So I have a *lot* of work to do. :robotsurprised:
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    Numa V2 - Quad Mech

    I'm working on a new quad. No random inspirations, so it's simply Numa V2. I've been working on this very sparingly since November 2016. It's a long shot whether I'll finish this in the next 2...
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    Re: 2017 Robogames Mech Warfare Attendance Survey

    Am working on Numa V2 sporadically. Fingers crossed.
  30. Thread: Autocannon

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    Re: Autocannon

    Neat projects! Does the worm screw make it any harder to detect when the loader has filled (e.g.) the supply tube to the gun?
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    Re: Question(s): The RTeam Reference Design

    Thanks, Joey! That is a nice trick. I ended up finding some seemingly perfect tubing from this listing on ebay: http://www.ebay.com/itm/131973084196

    It's 5/16" OD (most of this tubing is...
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    Question(s) Re: Testing Used AX12 Servos for Problems?

    I am indeed guilty. I still like to think I know everything that has gone on here regarding dynamixel/mech warfare for the past 5 years... Very nice stickied post, Tician. :)

    I fantasize of...
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    Question(s): The RTeam Reference Design

    For those not aware, RTeam is super awesome for making a full CAD model of a mech available at: https://github.com/bloftin/rbots/tree/master/Mech

    I'm going to adapt the forced-loader design...
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    Question(s) Testing Used AX12 Servos for Problems?

    So I'm seriously dedicating brain cycles towards a new Mech. I've got 18 servos on Numa, and I think some of them are probably bad. And I probably just need 3DoF legs this time, so discarding 4 is...
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    Re: Piezo Target Plate Testing Results

    And that, gentlemen, is how TwitchMX got 2nd place :-|

    Awesome work, and writeup, too! I should aspire to this quality at work, let alone hobby.

    Other things:
    1. I too recently discovered shoe...
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    Re: 2017 Robogames Ideas

    It's autonomous as soon as someone makes it so! I volunteer you.
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    Re: 2017 Robogames Ideas

    Psh. Just do autonomous :)
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    Re: 2017 Robogames Ideas

    We could make the Transponder a double xbee board; scoring xbee + control xbee. Leave off the headers on the backside, but let people add those headers if they're doing xbees (or same-footprint...
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    Re: 2016 Robogames Mech Warfare Final Results

    In the first championship match with Apophis, you can definitely see his hits scoring ever so slightly faster than TwitchMX's. I should have gone full auto, I guess :)

    Thanks for posting so much...
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    Re: 2017 Robogames Ideas

    I found that Series 2 Xbees were extremely laggy (or otherwise unusable) in 2012 robogames, and was able to switch to series 1 at the same event, and be fine.

    The lag might be acceptable for...
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