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    Re: 2018 Tucson Mech Brawl

    Yes. We did hold a Mech Brawl in Dec. of 2019. Meant to post some pics of the event either here or on instagram... but slipped my mind and never got to it, but still might.

    For the Mech Brawl for...
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    Re: Mech Warfare at the NorCal Robotics Expo

    R-Team (Tucson) hasn't decided what we plan to do for the main Spring event yet. Maker Faires have begun popping up again, but nothing significant in driving distance from Tucson. We've also been...
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    Re: double eagle AEGs out of stock?

    Does look like they are getting more scarce.

    I did find one for sale on Amazon:...
  4. Thread: Malum IK

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    Re: Malum IK

    Both artans and I from RTEAM have used Macrofab. I'd say our experience with them has been fine. You pay a premium (as opposed to some place like OshPark) but you don't have to go through the hassle...
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    Re: Maker Media shut down

    Ya.. several other web sites are reporting the same story. The rumor is they have suspended operations, laid off all employees, but have not declared bankruptcy. Potentially a restructuring of some...
  6. Re: Mech Warfare Interviews at 2019 Bay Area Maker Faire

    That really cool as well!

    In not so great news, also on Hack-A-day (and a few other sites as well):
    https://hackaday.com/2019/06/07/maker-media-ceases-operations/

    Not sure what that means for...
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    Re: Malum Gun Sub-thread

    No, I'm absolutely enjoying this...

    I took a perfectly good gun/hopper/loader design, that as giantflaw pointed out, one of our other club members spent countless time perfecting & that the rest...
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    Re: Malum Gun Sub-thread

    Ok... just so I fully understand the problem at hand and the conundrum your in...
    1) I believe you had the largest Mech at MFBA2019... maybe not by weight (that honor goes Josh) but by diameter.
    2)...
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    Re: Malum Gun Sub-thread

    I've just been emailing to people who request it. I can send it to you.
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    Re: Malum Gun Sub-thread

    "Mysterious Holes" in loader filled with piper cleaner to provide a "soft" point of indecision
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    Re: Malum Gun Sub-thread

    My loader design is a finely engineered piece of machinery (and by that I mean dozens and dozens of trial and error 3D prints) and when used properly will provide many jam free battles.

    I've used...
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    Re: Malum Gun Sub-thread

    Screw Loader in action. Notice how I cleverly bounced all the BBs off the edge of the cup prior to entering.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZgB8h20VCuc
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    Re: Malum Gun Sub-thread

    I made a screw loader for one of my gun variants. Think I used it at one of the Robogames.

    It was actually a lot more challenging to get to work w/o jamming than the wheel loaders. You have to...
  14. Re: Maker Faire 2019 Mech Warfare (WMFNY in Queens on Sept 21 and 22)

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    Looks good. I plan to be there with at least one of my Mechs (maybe two if I can fit them into the same case)
  15. Thread: Malum IK

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    Re: Malum IK

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    When designing my hopper I went through many many attempts/designs till I got it to feed properly without jamming. I would set them up with a tube that would self feed back into the hopper...
  16. Mech Warfare Interviews at 2019 Bay Area Maker Faire

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    One of our club members, Toni, was interviewed at the 2019 Bay Area Maker Faire by Adam Savage's Tested website. Check it out here:
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    Re: Maker Faire 2019 Mech Warfare

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    FYI. We do have an instagram account @mechwarfare and I'll be posting pics/vids of Maker Faire 2019 on it over the next few days.

    Also, made a mechwarfare dropbox. If people want access to...
  18. Re: Dumb Idea: So like... what about jumpjets?

    Ya.. when we received them I didn't know what they meant (being new to Maker Faire), but figured it was a good thing. :happy:

    Looking at 2018 Bay Area's editors choice awards, quite a few...
  19. Re: Dumb Idea: So like... what about jumpjets?

    Sounds like we are going to try to have a NY Maker Faire event this year. I'm not running it.. James from West Point (formerly from Columbia) is organizing it and I'll help out as needed.
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    Re: Immortal (V2)

    Very nice compilation!
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    Re: 5.8 GHz management: SmartAudio

    Do let us know how it goes, if you get one. During the event while fighting with video issues, the thought came to my mind if they made a transmitter that you could electronically change channels....
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    Re: Maker Faire 2019 Mech Warfare

    Veteran's Bracket


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    Re: Maker Faire 2019 Mech Warfare

    Rookie's Bracket

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    Re: Maker Faire 2019 Mech Warfare

    Mech Warfare Editor's Choice Awards

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    Re: Maker Faire 2019 Mech Warfare

    Group Photo
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    Maker Faire 2019 Mech Warfare

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    Here are the Final Results for Mech Warfare @ Maker Faire 2019:

    Rookie League
    Gold: Domino - RTeam
    Silver: Airpod - Harvard Undergraduate Robotics Club
    Bronze: Sarge - West Point
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    Re: Mech Warfare Maker Fair 2019 Rankings

    Start time tomorrow (5/18/19) starting @ 10AM with first match Sarge vs. Unlucky Cat.

    Second Match Airpod vs. SMMJ @ 10:20AM.

    Third Match Domino vs. First Match Winner @ 10:40AM.
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    Mech Warfare Maker Fair 2019 Rankings

    Day 1 Rankings After Mini-Games

    Rookie League:
    1. Domino
    2. Airpod
    3. Super Mega Microbot Junior
    4. Sarge
    5. Unlucky Cat

    Veteran League:
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    Re: First steps for Super Mega Microbot

    Looking good. Be interested in seeing the up gr... err down grades.

    We've been discussing what you've been doing with your motors, if they are direct drive, have gearing, or what. The jumping was...
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    Re: Immortal (V2)

    Very impressive. Way to raise the bar.

    I'd been contemplating sprucing up the way mine looks since last December but never got around to it. Now I maight have to...
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    Re: Apophis 2019

    Looking good Apophis!
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    Re: Apophis 2019

    Its more of a legs race really. Apophis, Nomad, and I have all been upgrading our servos away from the AX12's since last year. I've notice Immortal is using upgraded servos as well..
  33. Thread: Malum IK

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    Re: Malum IK

    I don't see why not...
  34. Thread: Malum IK

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    Re: Malum IK

    That's pretty ambitions... for just a little over two weeks left.
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    Re: Mech Warfare at Bay Area Maker Faire 2019

    When you say video display... I'm assuming you mean for the Mechs (we also have videos in the arena now). We're using a variety of cameras/displays. There's really a lot more variety and better...
  36. Re: R-team feeder: What is this transverse hole?

    1) Where do you find elbow fittings with appropriate inner diameter? I can find 6mm or 1/4" ID precision straight tubing in a number of materials, but elbows and U/returns are just not available in...
  37. Re: 2018 Robogames Mech Target Plates/Transponder

    We've had discussions about that rule in the past as well. It was a legacy rule and we're not sure what the rationale behind it was. The way I see it if your under 2" of the ground its potentially...
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    Re: Numa V2 - Quad Mech

    Looking real good. Expecting some real competitive matches at Maker Faire 2019.
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    Re: R-Team AX-12 Heat Sinking Method

    Requires some trimming of the AX-12 Case where the heat sinks poke through.

    Also use thermal paste between the HS and motor driver chip.

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    Re: R-Team AX-12 Heat Sinking Method

    Spray paint the outer side.

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