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Re: Near Chaos Robotics
« Reply #90 on: June 30, 2015, 02:20:28 pm »
It's like a fusion of both Lock-Jaws actually. Almost like they...

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« Reply #91 on: June 30, 2015, 02:57:15 pm »
It's like a fusion of both Lock-Jaws actually. Almost like they...

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Re: Near Chaos Robotics
« Reply #92 on: July 01, 2015, 10:43:06 pm »
Made a chew toy for Triggo. Meet Styx, the robot formerly known as Nyx.

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« Reply #93 on: July 04, 2015, 08:46:03 pm »
I love the paint but I have a feeling Triggo isn't going to love eating that wedge for a whole three minutes.  Well, the wedge and the wall I guess..

Last time I fought Nyx with one of my bots you owned me so bad I should have just put the transmitter down.

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« Reply #94 on: July 20, 2015, 06:12:03 pm »
Hey Mike,

Did you use a 3 jaw chuck on the lathe when cutting down the magnet ring in Algos?  I'm trying to do a similar thing and I'm pretty worried about warping the ring. 

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« Reply #95 on: July 20, 2015, 06:18:57 pm »
Hey Mike,

Did you use a 3 jaw chuck on the lathe when cutting down the magnet ring in Algos?  I'm trying to do a similar thing and I'm pretty worried about warping the ring.

Yeah, used a 3 jaw on a small sherline tabletop lathe. I clamped it as lightly as I could while keeping it from moving and did slow/shallow cuts to minimize force.

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« Reply #96 on: July 20, 2015, 06:23:32 pm »
I assume Styx is a reference to this?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CzzZkkiJMv8

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Re: Near Chaos Robotics
« Reply #98 on: August 30, 2015, 07:12:31 pm »
Reptar Version 3 is mechanically done. It's 6-7g overweight, though I suspect I can get a good bit of that out with some aggressive wedge shaving. Wedge was made longer than needed intentionally to give some wiggle room here.

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« Reply #99 on: August 30, 2015, 07:20:03 pm »
did you get a fancy photo booth like Pete Smith too?

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« Reply #100 on: August 30, 2015, 07:33:52 pm »
did you get a fancy photo booth like Pete Smith too?

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It's technically Julie's, but it works well for small bots.

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Re: Near Chaos Robotics
« Reply #101 on: September 27, 2015, 01:09:14 pm »
Those that have met Joe at Motorama are probably not going to be surprised that he decided that he wants a bot of his own. We've been plotting, planning, and CADing off and on for a good while now and the design is just about done.

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Weapon(s): 10" diameter chain flail, 6" diameter AR400 thresher, 400rpm. Removable rear ramming spike/wheelie bar.
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Re: Near Chaos Robotics
« Reply #102 on: October 31, 2015, 05:35:08 pm »
General Update:

Nyx-
Lifter needs a little bit of work. The wires got mangled at Dragon Con so they'll get replaced. I also want to take a look at the final reduction stage and see how the new shaft material's holding up.

Spanky-
Pretty much ready to go.

Morrigan-
All the parts for Joe's new Sportsman bot are either on hand or on order including some 3/16" laser cut AR400 for the impactors. The chassis still needs to be waterjetted but once that's done the rest of the fabrication should go quickly.

Styx-
The busted drive chain at Dragon Con has been replaced and I've pulled the rubber wedge travel stops so it'll now drag on the ground. Nothing left to do but charge/pack.

Algos-
Wedge has been sharpened and a fresh drumette has been installed.

Klazo-
No real damage at Dragon Con, so it's ready for another go. May give the wedgelets a quick sharpening if they look dull.

Bia-
New esc has been installed and the bot's back together. Should be making its combat debut at Motorama.


Upcoming events:
Robot Battles 57 at Joystick Gamebar on December 5th. Algos, Klazo, Reptar, and Gelos will all be running in the 1lb class.
Battle at Jekyll Con- May be attending with some of the 1lb bots.
Robot Battles 58 at Chattacon- Attending with some portion of the 1lb fleet, at least Algos and Klazo.
Motorama- Planning to bring Bia, Algos, Klazo, Styx, Nyx, Spanky, and Morrigan. With 4 30lb bots it'll be a long weekend.

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Re: Near Chaos Robotics
« Reply #103 on: December 07, 2015, 08:49:00 am »
Morrigan's done. Proper build report coming soonish-

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=56cGUIUh8T4

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Re: Near Chaos Robotics
« Reply #104 on: February 28, 2016, 07:29:15 pm »
After around 3.5 years it's time to retire Algos. During that time it has managed a 61-12 record in singles competition and racked up quite a few podium finishes:

1st Place
Motorama 2016
Robot Battles 58 at ChattaCon
Robot Battles 57 at Joystick Gamebar
Dragon Con Robot Micro Battles 2015
Clash of the Bots 2015
Freeside Robot Street Fight 2015
Motorama 2015
Dragon Con Robot Micro Battles 2013
Clash of the Bots 4
AMMF Presents Atlanta Robotic Combat 2012

2nd Place
Dragon Con Robot Micro Battles 2014
Clash of the Bots 2014
Motorama 2014

3rd Place
Motorama 2013

As part of retiring Algos, we're releasing the final CAD version of the bot. There's been a bit of manual finishing and adjustment from the models but this would be enough to get you most of the way there.

Full CAD can be downloaded at: http://nearchaos.net/AlgosFinal.rar