PiWars 2017: Assembling the Chassis

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Hi I’m Ian’s daughter and I’m nearly 9 years old. I enjoyed screwing the robot together, it was so much fun! But it took a very long time. There were 6 motors and 6 nuts and screws for each motor. So that’s 36 nuts and …

PiWars 2017: 3D Printing

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As a Hackspace without a space (although since beginning the PiWars project we have located a space and will hopefully be moving in at the start of March), our options for building the chassis are more limited than many of the other groups. We are …

PiWars 2017: Parts and Experiments

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The days to PiWars keep on counting down, and decisions must be made. Which motors to select, heavy fast, heavy powerful, or the smaller lighter less powerful motors… Well, testing has suggested that we can use the heavy fast motors, and we are using six …

PiWars 2017: Planning Phase!

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Choices, Choices! How to design a robot when starting from a blank page? Do we have tracks or wheels? Do we have 2 wheels, 4 wheels, or 6? How fast are we aiming to go? What motors are suitable? What wheels should we use? How …

PiWars 2017: Our Journey Begins

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PiWars The competition that every self-respecting Raspberry Pi robotics enthusiast wants to attend. The objective - Build a robot, controlled by a Raspberry Pi, that must complete several challenges. Some of these the robot will be under the direct control of a human, but for …