It's PiWars Time!
April 1, 2017, 9:41 p.m.
Well PiWars is upon us (as the robot was when it tried to mount a box in testing) We can do no more. Parts of the robot work, parts do not. However it doesn’t matter. The long hours, stress and failures have taught us valuable …
Starting to come together
March 15, 2017, 8:47 p.m.
After many hours of printing, assembly, disassembly, reassembly, and general hard work we now have a robot. We have had some teething issues. The combination of the motors and the wheels that we had originally selected worked brilliantly as long as we didn’t need to …
Building the base
March 1, 2017, 9:20 p.m.
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 too a very long time. There were 6 motors and 6 nuts and screws for each motor. So that’s 36 nuts and …
Feb. 12, 2017, 10 p.m.
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 …
Parts and experiments
Jan. 29, 2017, 1:35 p.m.
The days to PiWars keep on reducing 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, we are using six of them …