[hackspacebristol] Mini-robot wars

Doug Smith bigdougsmith at googlemail.com
Wed Aug 1 14:36:23 UTC 2012


I'm kinda interested too.

How about a category for autonomous robots based around cheap hardware
platforms? Big Track Jr is about 15 quid and ripe for hacking.
On Aug 1, 2012 2:52 PM, "Dominic Morrow" <chickengrylls at gmail.com> wrote:

> I'm interested. When and where is it?
>
> Sent from my iPhone
>
> On 1 Aug 2012, at 14:48, Nathaniel Poate <npoate at hotmail.com> wrote:
>
>  Any more thouights on mini robot wars,
>
> I have access to tonnes of old motor and gearboxes - 125RPM which are 24v
> but could use them as drive motors?
> im designing one already so we need to discuss rules and regs.
>
> I have the full rusles regs from robot wars if need to refer to them...
>
> Nat
>
>  Remember, someone cares for you alot. Even if you dont know it.
>
>
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> From: npoate at hotmail.com
> To: hackspacebristol at lists.aktivix.org
> Date: Mon, 30 Jul 2012 12:01:14 +0000
> Subject: Re: [hackspacebristol] Mini-robot wars
>
>  Being a robot wars veteran - Short Circuit series 6, i would love to get
> involved with this :)
> i had built several small ones using RC batteries and servos controlling
> switches for bang bang control, but never got to the stage wherte i puit
> them into battles...
> it would be very gopod to try driving round maze - manoverability, and
> complete tasks like pus balls, skittles and have a sumo battle style thing
> - we did this at university for a 'demo' of bipedal robots, could do
> simular thing on raised platform...
>
> Nat
>
>  Remember, someone cares for you alot. Even if you dont know it.
>
>
> ------------------------------
> Date: Sun, 29 Jul 2012 17:29:31 +0100
> From: james at torbett.co.uk
> To: hackspacebristol at lists.aktivix.org
> Subject: [hackspacebristol] Mini-robot wars
>
> [Subject line updated]
> If its a good idea perhaps we can have inter-hackspace events.
> Basically a colleague (who I should bring along to the space as he is into
> this kinda thing) built a small robot arena to stage a mini robot wars
> competition. I unfortunately missed the party that the initial competition
> was held at, but there will be another in September. I'll ask if he's happy
> to accept other teams, or we could borrow the arena. The rules are as I
> mentioned before, plus that radio control systems must be non-interfering
> 2.4ghz or capable of xtal changes.
> In addition to this, no weapons that would preset a high danger to
> spectators are allowed as the arena is not screened. Additionally, the
> usual no explosives, no liquids etc.
> The first round is an agility test where one is timed to negotiate a
> course and must push a 1kg ball. The second round is robot football with a
> 1" ball. The third round is a tournament battle in the arena which has
> pits, traps and the 1kg ball up a ramp. I'll try and get some pics of the
> previous content. Most robots were pretty basic, and the idea is to have a
> bit of fun really. I've decided not to use rc parts and build my control
> system more or less from arduino type bits.
> James
> On Jul 29, 2012 4:14 PM, "Dominic Morrow" <chickengrylls at gmail.com> wrote:
>
> What a great idea tell me more!
>
> Dominic
>
> Sent from my iPhone
>
> On 29 Jul 2012, at 09:54, James Torbett <james at torbett.co.uk> wrote:
>
> Hello hackerspace
> A friend of mine is running a small-scale robot wars competition. Bots
> have to be <1kg and <6" width. Firstly, I was wondering if anyone would be
> interested in joining me in building a bot, or entering one they have
> built?
> Secondly, and related, I want to build a chassis from cut and folded 1mm
> aluminium sheet. Do we have a machine in the space that could do the
> initial cutting? I wouldn't have thought the laser cutter would support
> aluminium but I could be wrong. Does anyone know of a cheap way perhaps by
> sending the designs to an online company that could cut the sheet metal?
> Regards
> James
>
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