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  1. Re: Maker Faire 2019 Mech Warfare (WMFNY in Queens on Sept 21 and 22)

    Assuming the Princeton groups stays on task this summer, we'll be there with one mech.
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    Re: Dumb Idea: So like... what about jumpjets?

    That's great to hear! That will certainly put some pressure on the team here to stay on schedule this summer. :)
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    Re: Mech Warfare Maker Fair 2019 Rankings

    Looking forward to hearing how it went :)
  4. Thread: Malum IK

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    Re: Malum IK

    That all aluminum gun assembly is a thing of beauty.

    Props on a nice build in two weeks.
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    Re: First steps for Super Mega Microbot

    At least it sounds really cool?

    Seriously though, very cool to see a different approach working well.
  6. Thread: Immortal (V2)

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    Re: Immortal (V2)

    Wow! That is on a new level. Nicely done.
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    Re: Cleaning up the stickies?

    I would very much like this as well. No idea how this is done or who does it though.
  8. Thread: Immortal (V2)

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    Re: Immortal (V2)

    Holy cow that thing is speedy!

    I will have to take my next gait iteration up a notch or start putting serious thought into that jump jet idea if I plan to keep up with the mobility improvements...
  9. Thread: Malum IK

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    Re: Malum IK

    True. I've seen some transmitters that look a bit like console game controllers. The buttons on those might make better triggers, but I do not know if any are sufficiently configurable to make that...
  10. Thread: Malum IK

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    Re: Malum IK

    Good to know. I thought there might be an unofficial consensus not to use them, given that they don't seem to be used and that I specifically remember the interference headaches in the 2.4ghz band we...
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    Re: Malum IK

    Are RC controllers allowed? I noticed no one seems to use them, so I assumed that was to avoid interfering with the signals from smaller digital transmitters (as per robogames 2011 when all the...
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    Re: Mech Warfare at Bay Area Maker Faire 2019

    If I understand correctly, most transmitters take a composite video signal, so a normal VGA -> RCA adapter would work. I've also seen some transmitters that take HDMI input. I've been looking into it...
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    Re: R-Team AX-12 Heat Sinking Method

    Thanks for passing all of this along, guys. It's a huge help. :)
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    Re: Dumb Idea: So like... what about jumpjets?

    Wow. Thanks for all the details. Those are good things to know ahead of time rather than finding out along the way.
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    Re: Dumb Idea: So like... what about jumpjets?

    Awesome. Thanks!
    I really also should look into springs. It makes a lot of sense.
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    Re: Dumb Idea: So like... what about jumpjets?

    If I understand correctly, the AX-12 mosfets are awkwardly located under a folded over capacitor, and the clearance space inside the servo is pretty minimal. I guess if you have R-Team style heat...
  17. Thread: Immortal (V2)

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    Re: Immortal (V2)

    If I recall correctly, Immortal had this design feature fairly well developed. I look forward to seeing want innovations can be made in that area.
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    Re: Dumb Idea: So like... what about jumpjets?

    Glad to hear I'm not crazy, or at least no crazier than my opponents. :)
    Did you mention it in the forums before? I was scrolling around earlier since I could have sworn someone proposed this...
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    Re: Dumb Idea: So like... what about jumpjets?

    Yea... I'm pretty bummed, but one guy had to drop out this spring, exams are killing me right now, and then we all have issues travelling. Just wasn't going to happen this time. We'll be ready for...
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    Dumb Idea: So like... what about jumpjets?

    The group in Princeton recently had a couple people join, and as usual they had a bunch of "new" ideas to solve the various design constraints of building a mech before getting a sense of why such...
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    Re: Mech Warfare at Bay Area Maker Faire 2019

    It looks like we can't make it. Rather disappointing to all of us, but we plan to use the extra time before the next event to implement new features. Best of luck!
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    Re: Mech Warfare at Bay Area Maker Faire 2019

    Sorry for the delay. We're having some nontechnical issues and likely cannot make it. Hoping to figure that out shortly.
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    Re: Mech Warfare at Bay Area Maker Faire 2019

    The Princeton group will probably be bringing a mech. It's a new group, so we'll have to see if we can finish in time, but things are looking good. Looking forward to it!
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    Re: Anyone want to collaborate on a project?

    Looking at it now. Very intriguing... Thanks for the advice!
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    Re: RoboGames cancelled?

    Dang. I was just starting to prep for this. Well, I'll try for ShepRobo (if that is running) and whenever the next Tucson event is on.

    Separately, with Columbia and Harvard having currently active...
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    Re: 2018 Tucson Mech Brawl

    I was just about to start working on my next design with Robogames in mind (nevermind that, I guess), so I also hope to have something ready in the spring. If not, I'll keep next December in mind.
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    Re: Anyone want to collaborate on a project?

    Currently planning a new mech, also on limited time and money, with the additional constraint of limited tools. Alas, my current university has much fewer tools available to students than my previous...
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    Re: 2017 Robogames Mech Warfare Qualifying

    I think the video for Joshua is the first attempt. That was before I figured out the bug in my code that led to my back legs shutting down. Got it on the second go.

    edit: third go apparently XP
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    Re: 2017 Robogames Mech Warfare Final Results

    Thank you. Much of that credit should go to various members of R-Team for advice, supplies, and supernatural soldering abilities.
    I'll pass that along to the team while continuing to badger them to...
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    Re: Mech Warfare -- BIG THANKS to R-Team

    Agreed. The Columbia team had a great time and are already planning for next year.

    Thank you R-Team for making this all happen and for the advice and assistance throughout the weekend.
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    Re: 2017 Robogames Mech Warfare Qualifying

    Wait, extended deadline? How much longer?
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    Re: Onyx X build thread

    That sounds like it would be some combination of mechanically questionable, computationally awful, and energetically impractical, so I look forward to you proving me wrong next year.

    In all...
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    Re: Onyx X build thread

    Thanks for the info. My clearance issues are even worse; I have a whole ax-12 in the same spot. I think I will have to put the panels above the chassis and have a comically tall turret.... again.
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    Re: Onyx X build thread

    Along with the team-built mech, I plan to bring a refitted phantomX mkII I used in 2013. Calling it Joshua. Still haven't worked out panel mounting. Curious to see what you two come up with....
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    Re: Onyx X build thread

    By the way, I recently got an amateur technician's license for the sake of drone racing. In case it helps...
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    Re: R-team panels available built?

    The Columbia team could also use one or two panel sets if there are any available. Thanks!
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    Re: 2017 Robogames Mech Warfare Attendance Survey

    We are currently on track to complete a new quad. Also, I might retrofit my quad from 2013 if I have some spare time. We will register as soon as we have our travel funding confirmed.
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    Re: Robogames 2017 Mech Warfare Ruleset

    Maybe I missed it, but what exactly is the intended schedule? If I understand correctly, qualification is Friday and only Friday, and competition is Saturday through Sunday?
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    Re: 2017 Robogames Mech Warfare Attendance Survey

    Columbia U Robotics Club is currently applying for funding to come. Should be able to join with between 1 and 3 mechs.
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    Re: Robogames 2016 Mech Warfare Announcement.

    Great! Pending travel funding, expect Columbia to be bringing one or two mechs. Put us down for probably on the first mech, maybe on the second.
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