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    DJI releases RoboMaster S1 - Robot tank

    It can shoot gel based beads. Not too far off from a mech warfare robot really. I wonder if it could be an very accessible way to get into mech warfare?
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    Re: Malum Gun Sub-thread

    I think one good thing about the wheel is that it has the entire rotation of the wheel for another bb to fall into place, if you leave the entire upper surface of the wheel open for bbs to fall into....
  3. Re: Maker Faire 2019 Mech Warfare (WMFNY in Queens on Sept 21 and 22)

    I have been meaning to visit NYC - Count me in.
  4. Thread: Immortal (V2)

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    Re: Immortal (V2)

    I put together a video of the different steps that went into constructing the mech.

    https://youtu.be/kA7lqimB94E
  5. Thread: Malum IK

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    Re: Malum IK

    The night is young indeed! I just fixed my wireless camera so it no longer overheats every few minutes...
  6. Thread: Immortal (V2)

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    Re: Immortal (V2)

    I finished printing everything, got it all fitted and tested, then painted. Painting took me probably longer then anything for this robot because I decided to attempt to hide the build lines with...
  7. Thread: Apophis 2019

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    Re: Apophis 2019

    I like it, another last minute robot! Also, an arms race within R-team? Scary!
  8. Thread: Immortal (V2)

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    Re: Immortal (V2)

    I have been pretty far behind on posting my progress. I already had the turret on when I made the first post, so this post is meant to catch up.

    I have the turret installed and working - 0%...
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    Re: First steps for Super Mega Microbot

    Everything about this robot is amazing. What changes did you put into the v2 of the turret?
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    Re: R-team feeder: What is this transverse hole?

    I kind of assumed that hole was to poke a stick thru in case it got jammed... I took it out, I haven't had it get jammed yet but I've only fired maybe 200 rounds with my version of your design. I...
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    Re: 2018 Robogames Mech Target Plates/Transponder

    I noticed there was a 2"-18" limit for the panel mounting height, what about 1" height off the ground? I may have already designed it to like 1.5" I think...
  12. Thread: Immortal (V2)

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    Re: Immortal (V2)

    Here is a test walk for the platform I am building the new Immortal on. It walks fairly smoothly, although the feet would slip a bit on the flooring I was using. All of the parts are 3d printed. I...
  13. Thread: Immortal (V2)

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    Re: Immortal (V2)

    Well, one could argue that all mech warfare robots look cool! I was quite happy with the end result of the original, especially the legs before I switched to 2DOF, the turret never quite matched the...
  14. Thread: Immortal (V2)

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    Immortal (V2)

    I have been working on a new mech for about a month now, I just recently decided that I would name it the same as its predecessor - Immortal. Since I have a name I figured I should make a post to...
  15. Thread: Printy The Mech

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    Re: Printy The Mech

    Cool, I recently have enjoyed the fun of 3d printing a new mech. So much easier then cutting stuff by hand! Looking forward to seeing it develop.
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    Re: Mech Warfare at Bay Area Maker Faire 2019

    Is it safe to assume all of the information on the 2018 transponder thread is still up to date? http://forums.trossenrobotics.com/showthread.php?20853-2018-Robogames-Mech-Target-Plates-Transponder
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    Re: Mech Warfare at Bay Area Maker Faire 2019

    Great! I can print it myself, I would just need the files, the more CAD files you have for a gun assembly the better... I have electronics for running a gun, but not for a pre-loader or a sensor to...
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    Re: Mech Warfare at Bay Area Maker Faire 2019

    I've wanted to get back in the mix for a while, I might bring a new robot, or at the very least fix immortal up to compete again. I just need to figure out how to make good guns Don, is your offer...
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    Re: 2018 Robogames Mech Warfare Qualifying

    Looking forward to seeing this years bots!
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    Re: Robogames 2016 Mech Warfare Final Ruleset

    Are we really still doing the bonus HP for the pre-qualify? I think we should take that out, it just gives more advantage to veterans who have their robots in working order well before the...
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    Re: Robogames 2016 Mech Warfare Announcement.

    I'll be there with Immortal!
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    Re: Mech Brawl in Tucson December 2015

    Hi Guys, I decided to change my plans for the holidays and won't be able to make it. Sorry!
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    Re: Mech Brawl in Tucson December 2015

    I plan on making it, although i still need to figure out the exact travel plans i am going to have over Christmas before I am 100%. That being said, I was thinking of shipping my stuff there and back...
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    Re: Mech Brawl in Tucson December 2015

    I'd try to make it out there. Especially if Gary is going to be there. My robots are in a similar state of semi-disrepair but i should be able to fix it/them up easily enough.
  25. Thread: Mech Armor

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    Re: Mech Armor

    I'd recommend some 1/32" or even 0.02" polycarbonate over steel for armor, it is much lighter and easier to work with. You can cut it with scissors and I believe BB's dont penetrate it, since it is...
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    Re: Making a cheaper Poppy and other questions

    If you support the body and are not actually using the arms/legs to lift anything, you can probably replace most of the servo's with ax-12's which would save you a lot of money. It all depends on how...
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    Re: 3DOF Quadrupedal AX-12A Mech :: Fang

    The gear is a good idea, I would actually recommend doing a gear reduction rather then having them 1:1, those servo's move fast - which is good for looking around, but when it comes to aiming more...
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    Re: Onyx version 6: walking gait again

    The best way to get the full range of motion and maintain precise control of the turret is to have the turret move in a velocity controlled manner rather then matching the position of the joystick to...
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    Sticky: Re: MW 2013+ Ruleset Additions and Changes Discussion

    I am not a fan of the way the classes are done. While i understand the concept and how it mimics the video games, I don't think it translates well into practice in competition.


    Speed limitation:...
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    Sticky: Re: MW 2013+ Ruleset Additions and Changes Discussion

    Team deathmatch seems fine, it was kind of bad with the smaller arena but a 24' x 24' arena should fix the congestion issue. Wider streets would be a benefit to the bigger arena. Also I don't think...
  31. Re: ALL the questions... (construction, scoring panels, turret rotation, Envy, Gaits, 5.8 GHz Cameras)

    Glad you had a good experience at robogames, I answered the questions I know in bold below.
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    Re: AX-12 Servo Cooling problems

    If you overheated in 2-3 minutes it is unlikely that a fan would make too much of a difference for a ax-12, since the motor and electronics are basically insulated by the plastic shell. For the MX...
  33. Thread: 3D printed turret

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    Re: 3D printed turret

    By rib I meant something like this (ignore the wording, this is from a injection molding do's and don'ts): 4511

    Your strut also addresses the same issue in a different manner, basically it helps...
  34. Thread: 3D printed turret

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    Re: 3D printed turret

    That makes more sense. You might want to add a rib on the left side of the turret where the camera holder and the target panel are, it wouldn't take much material and would help stiffen up that side...
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    Re: For Sale: RX-24F Servo's

    Thanks Pyro!

    I still have the 7 servo's remaining if anyone else is looking for a deal.
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    Re: 3D printed turret

    What material are you making it out of? I would be a little worried about some of the long thin parts bending or breaking, although i don't know how its mounted together (same question everyone else...
  37. Thread: M-O

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    Re: M-O

    I don't think you are even required to protect your electronics, but yes you can use your target panel to protect them, as long as the mounting follows the rules. Your biped looks very lightweight....
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    Re: For Sale: RX-24F Servo's

    Update:

    Remaining items

    Remaining items:
    4 RX24F with HN07-N1 horn
    3 RX24F with HN07-101 horn
    3 idlers
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    Poll: Re: Community vote: Classification of 'Twitch-likes'

    I think it should fall under the same category as quads because it doesn't have the associated challenges that make 2 legged robots so challenging.
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    Re: 310 mm Airsoft Cannon

    3d printing can be kind of expensive, but it can print just about any shape. Different materials / processes have different resolutions so you have to be careful not to design something that requires...
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