Pi Wars 2017

Pi Wars 2017

PiWars 2017: Game Time!

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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 …

PiWars 2017: Shaping Up

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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 …

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 …