Posts by Mystic

    swapped the hubs on the wheels for fingertech twist hubs and now the things are actually staying on

    next step is removing some material on the side and back panels that are poking beneath the baseplate and making the ground clearance dangerously low (i can literally get high-centered on my kitchen floor, so imagine on a beaten-up wooden floor) and adding a paint scraper "wedge" to have some means of attack

    It's about time i post an update, and a rather important one:


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    only issue is that rn the wheels seem to fall off way too easily, but i'll probably switch to some fingertech twist hubs i have around to attach the wheels to fix that problem

    ...i don't know man, your spinners still scare me, plus Dustwind doesn't really have a solution to any spinning weapon at the moment, so i think even now you probably could pop my front armor off in one hit lol

    also, real sad about bugglebots being most likely kill, hoping to rep France on here is what made me look into beetles to begin with

    And here i was hoping that Phoenix would be the only spinner that'd be here to tear my face off, now there's 2 more, will have to remember to pack plenty of spares lol


    We has progress, i finally stopped being a lazy boy and pretty much finished the main chassis, slanted the little side extrusion thing to save weight and mounted the second motor and wheel and added the top plate, atm i just need to get all the electronics set up and get some sort of wedge so i can actually do things, and then it'll finally be alive

    Hello, i'm Mystic, i'm a new roboteer for France looking to finish my first beetleweight robot and enter it in the next MMM event in April (assuming COVID doesn't throw a wrench into that), at the moment this is the current progress on the robot:


    At the moment, there would only be screwing the left drive motor and top panel and adding the safety link and power lights to have a working robot that, to my knowledge, would be legal, but i'm considering trying to cut down some weight (currently it's sitting at 1370 grams because the thing is really wide, around 30cm if we don't count the wheels) to add some sort of a servo lifter on it, if only to not be just a boring weaponless box (original plan was to add paint scrapers at the bottom to make it sort of like a "dustpan")

    If i do go with that i'll probably shrink the chassis's width and only keep the front section as it is, cause really wide stance would probably annoy anything that'd rely on flanking (and also the front panel would then double as wheelguards from the front), current plan for the lifter would be some kind of thin 3D printed forks that'd get swapped out for another thing or removed entirely when facing a horizontal spinner, since they'd just be easy damage points for them, only issue is at the moment my only available filament is PLA, which i know to be pretty bad for robot combat, especially at BW level, so idk if that'd suffice, even if i don't run them against spinners.

    As far as specs go:
    BBB's 22 gear motors for drive

    7mm thick chopping boards for armor, L-brackets for attaching them together

    850mAh 3S lipo batteries for power

    ESCs are some china ESCs that i sadly don't really remember anything about (had those around for a looooooong time)

    hopefully gonna be posting more updates sorta soon as i rework the chassis to be smaller, get my hands on a suitable servo + BEC and work out how to set-up the lifter

    P:S apologies for posting in english but i'm really bad at german so figured decent english would be better than very broken german lol