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Joined: 15 Feb 2015
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Location: Sunshine Coast

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New builder

Hey guys,

Dylan from the Sunny Coast here and I was wanting to get into bot building. I'm pretty familiar with R/C buggy building but want to move onto something different.

I was planning on building a featherweight and/or an ant-weight bot for the Ipswich event. I was wondering what sort of cost these bots normally run for the initial build and if there are ways to reduce the cost. I'm a uni student so textbooks and whatnot tend to run my wallet a little dry.

I was wanting to build either a vertical spinner (drum bot thing) or a flipper wedge (sorry if this isn't the right lingo). I am quite confident in making a spinning drum but not so confident in pneumatic pistons for flippers and the like. If anyone could direct me to a pneumatic tutorial for bots that'd be great.

Hopefully I get a working bot before October (quite likely XD ) and meet some of you guys at an event or two!

Post Sun Feb 15, 2015 8:13 pm 
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Hi Dylan. Good specific questions there. Here is a handy pneumatics site http://www.teamonslaught.fsnet.co.uk/pneumatics.htm You can price a lot of your parts from http://www.botbitz.com/ We normally get our batteries and radios from http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/store/index.asp but you may have gear from your RC buggies.

Ants may not be happening at next years Ipswich event.
So even the rain that falls isn't actually going to fill our dams and our river systems

Post Mon Feb 16, 2015 3:37 am 
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