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Mutually Assured Destruction
« on: January 14, 2015, 08:50:05 pm »
Here's what I have left to do for Moto (if anyone cares):


-Finish soldering for Viciously Circular and Thunder Child
-Drill shaft holes for the nutstrips on Thunder Child

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Re: Mutually Assured Destruction
« Reply #1 on: January 16, 2015, 08:15:44 pm »
A full list of my bots:



(Left)
Slim Pickens: antweight wedge

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Viciously Circular: antweight bar spinner



Thunder Child: beetleweight Trilobite Kit

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Re: Mutually Assured Destruction
« Reply #2 on: January 20, 2015, 06:44:54 pm »
protect those wheels bubba!

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Re: Mutually Assured Destruction
« Reply #3 on: January 20, 2015, 10:48:44 pm »
protect those wheels bubba!

wait who is this

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Re: Mutually Assured Destruction
« Reply #4 on: January 25, 2015, 08:52:15 pm »
In other news, Thunder Child is working. Video will be up tomorrow if possible.

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Re: Mutually Assured Destruction
« Reply #5 on: February 12, 2015, 06:49:09 pm »
So 2/3 bots are ready. Viciously Circular needs to be wired, and then we should be ready to go!

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« Reply #6 on: February 19, 2015, 09:46:37 pm »

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Re: Mutually Assured Destruction
« Reply #7 on: February 20, 2015, 11:59:35 pm »
Lost all of my ant fights. Im pretty pisses because i places at the last 3 events and like nothing was working properly. Thinking about retiring the spinner because it just straight up sucks and I honestly don't know what to do with it.

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Re: Mutually Assured Destruction
« Reply #8 on: February 22, 2015, 12:08:56 am »
Let me take it home with me and rework some things for you. I'll have it up and running properly.
-Kyle

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Re: Mutually Assured Destruction
« Reply #9 on: February 24, 2015, 06:18:15 pm »
So Motorama report:

Slim Pickens was at its worst in its current form. The drive suffered issues which cost it two fights. I want to make a new wedge for it. The warped wedge can't keep up with the other wedges, even if I can drive well.

Viciously Circular was given to Kyle to be looked at. Its two draws were unlucky, and made me realize I might need to jump on the magnet bandwagon.

Thunder Child went 2-2, which I was thrilled about. I managed to beat the reigning champion and come home pretty much unscathed. Aside from getting spare parts, my main issue with it right now is the shaft collars. I lost at least one after each match, and I ended up with only one left after the event. I also had problems with the hubs. They ended up coming off during each match. I'm going to loctite them and add an extra set screw (I need to buy more anyway since I lost one of Slim Pickens' last night). I also plan on getting the anti drum attachment from Pete. It proved to be useful against Grande Tambor and the beetle class is full of drums/beaters that it would be good against. Its flat wedge needs work too. It was too warped which was its main fault in losing to Project Enterprise. Trilobite was able to get under it easily, and I need to be able to do the same. Also, making the crowd laugh during my first match was another highlight.

I'd like to apologize for what happened on friday. If you had no idea or weren't there, basically I was in a foul mood. I was frustrated with my ants and tapped out like five seconds into Slim Pickens' last fight because I knew I couldn't turn it around. Having a bot place in three events and straight up not work properly in the next one annoyed be to no end, but the way I acted made me feel like I was not setting a good example for the guys who beat me. I felt that I made a mockery of the sport by acting this way and ruined my own day.

Another thing that I liked was the fact that my Servo article was in the magazine that was passed out. I don't know how many issues of the magazine were passed out to people in the audience, but I hope that the article inspires them to build bots too. Many people who read it said it was a well written article, and Zac gave me a new idea for a future article.

I also came out of the event with some awesome artifacts. First, I got an SS VDD blade. Since I love the bot I think it's cool to own a piece of history. I'm going to wear it around my neck to every event, and hopefully start a fashion trend. The frequency board was also cool to own. I think Ed knew I would've wanted it :). Finally, Ian McMahon gave me a mint condition Battlebots toy (I didn't need to beg Zac or someone else to give it to me!).

Of course, one of my favorite parts of the event was seeing everyone. I made new friends, and even got to meet Clint Ewert from Team Whyachi. There were people who were pretty busy so I couldn't talk to them as much as I would have wanted, and some of my friends weren't able to come.

I'm planning on a future assbot, a wedge called "Jimmy Crap Corn". We'll see how that goes.
« Last Edit: February 24, 2015, 11:20:43 pm by Infernaltank »

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Re: Mutually Assured Destruction
« Reply #10 on: February 24, 2015, 11:42:29 pm »
on your brick, replace shaft and shaft collars with bolt and locknut

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Re: Mutually Assured Destruction
« Reply #11 on: February 24, 2015, 11:53:10 pm »
On slim Pickens just grind it till its flat on the ground

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Re: Mutually Assured Destruction
« Reply #12 on: February 25, 2015, 03:10:23 pm »
On slim Pickens just grind it till its flat on the ground

it's not that its not flush, its that the wedge is warped and doing so wouldnt help it.

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Re: Mutually Assured Destruction
« Reply #13 on: February 26, 2015, 11:16:17 pm »
So I had today off of work and started looking at VC sense I brought it home with me from motorama. some of the build techniques were interesting. for one the bar is made out of two pieces of .1" Ti fusion welded, not an everyday skill.

so after taking some measurements I drew this up. just a bit of tidying up and making more efficient use of the space available.


-Kyle
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Re: Mutually Assured Destruction
« Reply #14 on: February 27, 2015, 12:26:55 am »
The bolts seem very far up on the wedges on VC, not to mention that they're far past the front. I'd think that'd make them rather easy to bend up. Maybe change that? It'd also have less side clearance, for whatever that's worth on an antweight.