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  1. Thread: PS2 controller

    by LoDebar
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    Re: PS2 controller

    Not to rain on anyones parade, but from my experience, the wireless PS2 controllers out there are not worth the money you pay for them for reliable wireless robotic control.

    Things always work...
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    Re: Free Parts! Act Now!

    Free . . . My favorite four letter word
  3. Thread: Mech ???

    by LoDebar
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    Re: Mech ???

    It is the Lynx 209 from Lynxmotion.

    I think I have the only one ever made in yellow. Right now it is in black.

    Pete
  4. Thread: Mech ???

    by LoDebar
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    Re: Mech ???

    Looks something like one of mine.

    http://www.walkingrobots.com/images/ed-01.jpg

    Pete
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    Re: Simple but Effective

    Ahhh, another combat robot builder that believes in the simple.

    Hmm, two servos per leg?

    My next version will be with three servos. Like yours, one will be for the cannons.

    With a good...
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    Simple but Effective

    Here is a simple robot design that may prove to be effective in this event.

    http://www.walkingrobots.com/images/bi-ped.jpg

    Another version:

    http://www.walkingrobots.com/images/bm1.jpg
    ...
  7. Thread: Mech - Scythe

    by LoDebar
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    Re: Mech - Scythe

    I work with 60,000 psi intensifiers. Now that would really make a nerf projectile interesting.

    Pete
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    Re: Mech Wars Rules and Guidelines

    The arena should be built in such a way that people can use them for cover and strategy.

    In the original Mechwarrior game, my favorite mech was the mosquito. I used speed and strategy to go...
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    Re: Control Solutions

    I too am a ME by training. The PS2 controller is an interesting controller. It is not an easy controller to interface to microcontrollers. The proper timing for reliable is communication back and...
  10. Thread: Which kit

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    Re: Which kit

    Why do you need feedback from the servos? Model airplanes do a amazing things without servo feedback.

    But then again, you can't beat the human eye for real time feedback control.

    Thing to...
  11. Thread: Which kit

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    Re: Which kit

    I have only played with a couple bioloid servos so I don't have any direct experience with the kit so I can't really comment on them.

    I have build two bi-peds using the Lynxmotion SES, the Lynx...
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    Re: Arena Discussion

    I finally got around to reading this thread.

    Here are my comments. Make the buildings out of a foam like material that is cheap. Let the buildings be a consumable in the contest. Let the bots...
  13. Thread: Wireless Video

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    Re: Wireless Video

    I am interested.

    So what is the limit on the number of transmitters operating at the same time?

    With they interfear with a 2.4GHz Bluetooth R/C unit?

    Pete
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    Poll: Re: Rate of Fire Discussion

    If we are going to put a rate of fire limit, and a velocity limit on the airsoft cannons, can we make that decision soon.

    I need to know this information before I start building.

    For those of...
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    Re: Airsoft Cannons

    Now this is fire power:
    http://www.montysminiguns.com/AirSoftPage.htm

    One in each hand, and a tuna fish sandwich under each armpit will make for an interesting situation (or really unique...
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    Poll: Re: Rate of Fire Discussion

    I like they way you are thinking. I am building a gatling gun right now as we speak.

    Did you know that you can buy an airsoft mini-gun?
    http://www.montysminiguns.com/AirSoftPage.htm

    Pete...
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    Re: Bioloid-Based Bot-Brains

    And IMU would be a nice feature.

    But this is an R/C event. If the robot falls over, it will be pretty easy to figure that out, and command the robot to stand up again and continue to fight. The...
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    Poll: Re: Rate of Fire Discussion

    This is not how I read the rules:

    "For the 1st year event, we will be limiting weapons to airsoft type cannons. Weapons such as coilguns, CO2 powered pellet/bb cannons, and micro-rockets will be...
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    Re: Bioloid-Based Bot-Brains

    Mechwarrior the best computer game ever made. Anyone here ever play the game when if first came out on a 286 computer? That was when the game was at its best.

    Anyways, no one is talking about...
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    Re: flying with combat robots

    A few years ago I was late trying to catch a flight at LAX, (stupid traffic), and ran through the airport, security, and got to the gate with a minute to spare then they said the flight will be...
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    Poll: Re: Rate of Fire Discussion

    I say, full auto, and see what happens at the first event.

    In other words, no restrictions.

    Lets be realistic here. No matter what rule you come up with there will be people that won't like...
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    Re: Airsoft Cannons

    1500 rounds per minute

    Now that is what I am talking about.

    Pure carnage

    http://inventgeek.com/Projects/Airsoft_Turret_v2/overview.aspx

    Pete
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    Re: Airsoft Cannons

    Weight may or may not be an issue. Right now there are no weight restrictions, so building a heavy robot is only limited by the motor strength. Servos most likely wont handle a heavy robot, but...
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    Re: Airsoft Cannons

    I was looking at something like this:
    Amazon.com: Well M16 RIS Electric Airsoft Machine Gun AEG: Sports & Outdoors

    I did look at the tank guns that was originally posted in this thread. They...
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    Re: Airsoft Cannons

    Looking at the various sizes of these airsoft guns, it is beginning to look like one will need to design the robot around the gun mechanism, if you want the robot to look cool.

    So any suggestions...
  26. Thread: Mech builders

    by LoDebar
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    Re: Mech builders

    Yup, the one and only. How did you make the connection to me?

    Pete
  27. Thread: Mech builders

    by LoDebar
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    Re: Mech builders

    Okay, I am game.

    I have been thinking about creating this type of an event for several years now, since the only compute game worth playing is Mechwarrior. Well, maybe a good game of chess is...
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