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Re: Near Chaos Robotics
« Reply #105 on: February 29, 2016, 01:27:35 am »
in that last picture of Algos, where a screw seems to have ripped out of the titanium plate, what happened? The direction seems odd, was the screw itself hit?

man I am not understanding how you built that thing under a pound, or I suck at my first design lol. My wide drum weapon is 150 grams vs your narrow 75 grams, and my battery is a 2S 800mAH vs your 3S 325mAH. Did I make poor decisions?

thanks for the CAD files, very educational.

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« Reply #106 on: February 29, 2016, 07:27:42 am »
in that last picture of Algos, where a screw seems to have ripped out of the titanium plate, what happened? The direction seems odd, was the screw itself hit?

man I am not understanding how you built that thing under a pound, or I suck at my first design lol. My wide drum weapon is 150 grams vs your narrow 75 grams, and my battery is a 2S 800mAH vs your 3S 325mAH. Did I make poor decisions?

thanks for the CAD files, very educational.

The hit that bent the plate oddly was against DDT at Moto. What's odd is the screw seemed undamaged and threaded out just fine. Haven't gone back and figured out exactly what happened there yet. As far as weight goes, it's all a balancing act. With the parts I'm running in Algos I could run even less than 325mAh, but I'd have trouble sourcing the burst current for spin-up, so I've chosen the smallest pack that was capable of providing the power needed.

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« Reply #107 on: February 29, 2016, 04:26:13 pm »
Wow Algos is retiring. What will you replace him with?

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« Reply #108 on: February 29, 2016, 07:53:03 pm »
Wow Algos is retiring. What will you replace him with?

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Got a few 3lb bot ideas kicking around.

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« Reply #109 on: March 01, 2016, 09:32:54 am »
Hey Mike, any particular reason why you took ball bearings over bushings? At the very least, would bushing of similar ID work fine as a substitute?

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« Reply #110 on: March 01, 2016, 12:09:57 pm »
Hey Mike, any particular reason why you took ball bearings over bushings? At the very least, would bushing of similar ID work fine as a substitute?

Bushings would be workable but you'd need to stay on top of the wear to ensure that the magnets don't start rubbing on the stator. Even with the bearings the stator took a beating, worn bushings would do the same or worse.

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« Reply #111 on: March 02, 2016, 09:53:42 pm »
Near Chaos Robotics will be part of the Chaos Corps for Season 2 of BattleBots-

https://www.facebook.com/ChaosCorps/

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« Reply #112 on: March 03, 2016, 02:48:41 pm »
Near Chaos Robotics will be part of the Chaos Corps for Season 2 of BattleBots-

https://www.facebook.com/ChaosCorps/

congrats!

algos is a pretty amazing bot.  did anyone ever chew up or rip off a wheel?  it seems like the only weakness of algos, and you drive well enough that it is never exposed

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« Reply #113 on: March 03, 2016, 03:31:29 pm »
Near Chaos Robotics will be part of the Chaos Corps for Season 2 of BattleBots-

https://www.facebook.com/ChaosCorps/

congrats!

algos is a pretty amazing bot.  did anyone ever chew up or rip off a wheel?  it seems like the only weakness of algos, and you drive well enough that it is never exposed

It has lost a few wheels over the years. That's the trade off between manuverability/weight and protection

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« Reply #114 on: March 03, 2016, 06:56:00 pm »
Congrats Mike! NERCers unite!

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« Reply #115 on: March 04, 2016, 05:43:24 am »
That is one seriously bad-ass axe! I can't wait to see it in action.

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« Reply #116 on: August 09, 2017, 11:13:42 pm »
Been slacking quite badly on the posting lately, so here's a quick rundown on what all has been going on.

BattleBots/Bombshell: Thrilled with how we did, and we're working on a lot of internal tweaks to make it even better whenever Season 3 comes along.

Featherweights: Nyx, Spanky, and Morrigan are good to go. Styx has been sold to another team.

Hobbyweights: Hypnus is still operational, Dolos is retired and getting gutted for usable parts. Working on a new 12/hockey bot called Forgery.

Ants: Klazo and Reptar are both mostly running. Got some minor work to do with both before their next event

Fairy: Firecracker's finally coming together. I'm not certain, but I think this is the first 150g bot to use hand forged parts.

Speaking of forges, I built a forge. Build pics are located at http://imgur.com/a/acLmU

The fact that I've built a forge also may give some hint as to at least one design element of "Forgery".

Upcoming events for the team are:
Hickory Bot Battles (Firecracker, Klazo)
Dragon Con (Reptar, Klazo, Hypnus, Nyx, Spanky, Morrigan)
Maker Faire Orlando (Firecracker, Klazo, Nyx, Spanky, Morrigan)

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« Reply #117 on: August 09, 2017, 11:15:50 pm »
Here's a pic of the forged plow and fork attachments for Firecracker. Hardening and tempering tomorrow night before doing the finish grinding.

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« Reply #118 on: August 10, 2017, 09:01:29 pm »
Heat treating and tempering have been completed. Assuming the leaf spring was 5160 the parts should be somewhere around 50-54hrc.