Battlebots

A new forum for battlebots enthusiasts, competitors, and fans.
 
HomeCalendarFAQUsergroupsRegisterLog inBuilders DB

Share | 
 

 Random Awesome Things

View previous topic View next topic Go down 
Go to page : Previous  1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10  Next
AuthorMessage
Evan Steeves
super contributor
super contributor


People Skills : 2860
Registration date : 2011-02-05
Age : 27
Location : towson md

PostSubject: Re: Random Awesome Things   Sat May 07, 2011 11:33 pm

Yea thats very true the associated stuff is race engineered with graphite for stiffness on the factory team stuff and I do like the blue hardware lol

on a side note have you seen the awesome new team losi twentytwo buggy, I just built one for a customer and it has webbing thicker than some 1/8th scale buggys on the suspension components and a midmotor mount on an aluminum chassis cheers hazaaa
Back to top Go down
Evan Steeves
super contributor
super contributor


People Skills : 2860
Registration date : 2011-02-05
Age : 27
Location : towson md

PostSubject: Re: Random Awesome Things   Sun May 08, 2011 2:24 am

Yes I work at the hobbymarketplace about 20 feet from my counter is the robot marketplace so there is always something odd going on. and I completly agree most hobbyshops have wierd drama my associate kyle got in a fight with the maytag guy next door and that was really funny he tried to crush kyles rc car with a chair.
Back to top Go down
Jeff L
Minister of Silly Walks
Minister of Silly Walks
avatar

People Skills : 4334
Registration date : 2009-03-14
Age : 28
Location : Miami, FL / Atlanta, GA

PostSubject: Re: Random Awesome Things   Wed May 11, 2011 11:42 pm


_________________
Georgia Institute of Technology - Mechanical Engineering
RoboJackets Battlebots Team - Weapons Design Team Leader 09-10
President of RE Robotics 2005-2007
Back to top Go down
Jeff L
Minister of Silly Walks
Minister of Silly Walks
avatar

People Skills : 4334
Registration date : 2009-03-14
Age : 28
Location : Miami, FL / Atlanta, GA

PostSubject: Re: Random Awesome Things   Thu May 12, 2011 10:25 pm


_________________
Georgia Institute of Technology - Mechanical Engineering
RoboJackets Battlebots Team - Weapons Design Team Leader 09-10
President of RE Robotics 2005-2007
Back to top Go down
Jeff L
Minister of Silly Walks
Minister of Silly Walks
avatar

People Skills : 4334
Registration date : 2009-03-14
Age : 28
Location : Miami, FL / Atlanta, GA

PostSubject: Re: Random Awesome Things   Tue May 17, 2011 12:25 am

A passenger on a flight headed to South Florida caught a shot of the Space Shuttle Endeavor during liftoff out her window:
http://twitpic.com/4yg4ur

_________________
Georgia Institute of Technology - Mechanical Engineering
RoboJackets Battlebots Team - Weapons Design Team Leader 09-10
President of RE Robotics 2005-2007
Back to top Go down
Jeff L
Minister of Silly Walks
Minister of Silly Walks
avatar

People Skills : 4334
Registration date : 2009-03-14
Age : 28
Location : Miami, FL / Atlanta, GA

PostSubject: Re: Random Awesome Things   Wed May 18, 2011 1:04 am

Nice. I think there's an oscilloscope that works very similarly:
http://labrigger.com/blog/2011/04/12/ipad-oscilloscope/

_________________
Georgia Institute of Technology - Mechanical Engineering
RoboJackets Battlebots Team - Weapons Design Team Leader 09-10
President of RE Robotics 2005-2007
Back to top Go down
Camden W
mega contributor
mega contributor
avatar

People Skills : 2871
Registration date : 2011-04-10
Age : 23
Location : Blaine Minnesota

PostSubject: Re: Random Awesome Things   Wed May 18, 2011 4:51 pm

here is something pretty random:



I was digging in my box of legos, ( I love these things) and found one of my favorite creations! it's a 100% plastic battlebot!

It has a center hole measuring 5" wide X 1" tall. so, when i get my battlebot built, it should be able to fit snugly into that hole. or what i could do is use all the electronics for my battlebot, and add the big plastic sledgehammers as the weapon.. bounce this would be great practice for me to see how gyro forces affect handling!cheers it's symmetrical, so it should be pretty balanced.

and even at a hand cranking speed of about 300 or so RPM (grab from the top and twist), this thing can chuck stuff half its weight across the room!
Back to top Go down
Evan Steeves
super contributor
super contributor


People Skills : 2860
Registration date : 2011-02-05
Age : 27
Location : towson md

PostSubject: Re: Random Awesome Things   Wed May 18, 2011 9:11 pm

Nice camden, I challenge your lego bar spinner with my lego pushy tongue

Back to top Go down
Camden W
mega contributor
mega contributor
avatar

People Skills : 2871
Registration date : 2011-04-10
Age : 23
Location : Blaine Minnesota

PostSubject: Re: Random Awesome Things   Thu May 19, 2011 8:00 am

first imma wait till summer, otherwise i'll be more distracted than i already am XD
Back to top Go down
Camden W
mega contributor
mega contributor
avatar

People Skills : 2871
Registration date : 2011-04-10
Age : 23
Location : Blaine Minnesota

PostSubject: Re: Random Awesome Things   Thu May 19, 2011 5:45 pm

I did realize you just pieced some random stuff together, but...I couldn't resist tongue

I tried to create a replica with the pieces i had, and i beefed up your "pushy" so i thought it could withstand a medium speed hit... guess not.

and sorry for the blurry pic. i was chuckling when i took it

Back to top Go down
Evan Steeves
super contributor
super contributor


People Skills : 2860
Registration date : 2011-02-05
Age : 27
Location : towson md

PostSubject: Re: Random Awesome Things   Thu May 19, 2011 8:20 pm

camden lego 1 : evan lego 0 Very Happy
Back to top Go down
Camden W
mega contributor
mega contributor
avatar

People Skills : 2871
Registration date : 2011-04-10
Age : 23
Location : Blaine Minnesota

PostSubject: Re: Random Awesome Things   Thu May 19, 2011 10:18 pm

post more pics of creations! i'll recreate em and fight em Very Happy
Back to top Go down
Jeff L
Minister of Silly Walks
Minister of Silly Walks
avatar

People Skills : 4334
Registration date : 2009-03-14
Age : 28
Location : Miami, FL / Atlanta, GA

PostSubject: Re: Random Awesome Things   Sun Jun 12, 2011 12:03 am

Amateur Metallurgist develops new method of steel processing and a new variety of steel with interesting qualities
http://www.engadget.com/2011/06/11/detroit-diyer-cooks-up-stronger-lighter-steel-shames-scientist/

_________________
Georgia Institute of Technology - Mechanical Engineering
RoboJackets Battlebots Team - Weapons Design Team Leader 09-10
President of RE Robotics 2005-2007
Back to top Go down
Camden W
mega contributor
mega contributor
avatar

People Skills : 2871
Registration date : 2011-04-10
Age : 23
Location : Blaine Minnesota

PostSubject: Re: Random Awesome Things   Mon Jun 13, 2011 12:47 am

it might not be able to hold an edge, but can it hold its shape on a battlebot? Cool
Back to top Go down
Jeff L
Minister of Silly Walks
Minister of Silly Walks
avatar

People Skills : 4334
Registration date : 2009-03-14
Age : 28
Location : Miami, FL / Atlanta, GA

PostSubject: Re: Random Awesome Things   Fri Jul 01, 2011 7:22 pm


Laughing

_________________
Georgia Institute of Technology - Mechanical Engineering
RoboJackets Battlebots Team - Weapons Design Team Leader 09-10
President of RE Robotics 2005-2007
Back to top Go down
SenaiERI
mega contributor
mega contributor
avatar

People Skills : 3625
Registration date : 2009-03-15
Location : Dallas, Tx

PostSubject: Re: Random Awesome Things   Mon Jul 04, 2011 6:43 pm

Jeff, I normally like your posts on here but that. That was horrible. If I knew where you lived I'd slap you.
Back to top Go down
http://www.SenaiEngineering.om
Jeff L
Minister of Silly Walks
Minister of Silly Walks
avatar

People Skills : 4334
Registration date : 2009-03-14
Age : 28
Location : Miami, FL / Atlanta, GA

PostSubject: Re: Random Awesome Things   Sat Jul 09, 2011 11:44 pm


_________________
Georgia Institute of Technology - Mechanical Engineering
RoboJackets Battlebots Team - Weapons Design Team Leader 09-10
President of RE Robotics 2005-2007
Back to top Go down
rdubard
mega contributor
mega contributor


People Skills : 3617
Registration date : 2009-06-10
Age : 52
Location : Ransom Everglades, Miami, FL

PostSubject: Re: Random Awesome Things   Sun Jul 10, 2011 2:52 pm

the control seems easy enough--with a clockwise motion (viewed from above), forward tilts to the left, reverse to the right, and turning right is tilts it forward and left reverse--pretty darn easy.

Also, we know that the minimum number of wheels for stability is 3, and we also know that 3 wheels also provides maximum normal force/traction on each wheel.

Hmmm--so how would 3 of these work? What about two wheels driven in the typical fashion (standard elevon mixing), and one like this?

How well would this work on a really heavy robot? Maybe isolate the motor and drive the hemisphere with a cable or a spring? (Never have to reverse the drive motor! Cheaper and lighter ESC's--maybe even just use a MOSFET "relay")

Good possibilities--I'm piqued.
Back to top Go down
rdubard
mega contributor
mega contributor


People Skills : 3617
Registration date : 2009-06-10
Age : 52
Location : Ransom Everglades, Miami, FL

PostSubject: Re: Random Awesome Things   Sat Jul 16, 2011 11:04 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vwy6nY78sZk
Around 8 minutes in it gets really interesting.
Back to top Go down
Stephen
super contributor
super contributor
avatar

People Skills : 3297
Registration date : 2009-11-01
Age : 23
Location : West Mifflin

PostSubject: Re: Random Awesome Things   Sun Jul 17, 2011 12:13 am

thats y i love that show haha
Back to top Go down
http://www.youtube.com/user/WestMifflinRobotics
rdubard
mega contributor
mega contributor


People Skills : 3617
Registration date : 2009-06-10
Age : 52
Location : Ransom Everglades, Miami, FL

PostSubject: Re: Random Awesome Things   Mon Jul 18, 2011 11:14 am

Well, darnit! That's the second time I've linked something and then YouTube removed it. Sorry.

It showed a gigantic hummer-like vehicle, doing things like driving through brick walls and pulling a tow truck away. Eventually, they put explosives under a H2 (which blew it in half!), then used the same explosives under this behemoth, and it DROVE AWAY after the detonation!

Since I knew I would never even see one IRL, I didn't commit the name of it to memory, so no luck lookin' elsewhere for the vid.
Back to top Go down
Cody
2000+ club
2000+ club
avatar

People Skills : 5799
Registration date : 2009-03-16

PostSubject: Re: Random Awesome Things   Mon Jul 18, 2011 11:04 pm

Idk if as impressive but the nearby us pretty BA
http://www.swattrucks.com/news/vimeo.aspx
Back to top Go down
gtPR

avatar

People Skills : 2588
Registration date : 2010-12-14
Location : San Juan, Puerto Rico

PostSubject: Re: Random Awesome Things   Mon Jul 18, 2011 11:47 pm

you know the drive system you guys mentioned has been implemented in robots! the first time i saw it i just thought it was genius!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R0_tARpOo6g&feature=related
Back to top Go down
SenaiERI
mega contributor
mega contributor
avatar

People Skills : 3625
Registration date : 2009-03-15
Location : Dallas, Tx

PostSubject: Re: Random Awesome Things   Wed Jul 20, 2011 12:46 am

The truck on Top Gear was called The Marauder. It was awesome.
Here is some of the video, but cut up a bit, stupid copyright:
Back to top Go down
http://www.SenaiEngineering.om
Stephen
super contributor
super contributor
avatar

People Skills : 3297
Registration date : 2009-11-01
Age : 23
Location : West Mifflin

PostSubject: Re: Random Awesome Things   Tue Jul 26, 2011 12:19 am

haha im about to do this

Back to top Go down
http://www.youtube.com/user/WestMifflinRobotics
Sponsored content




PostSubject: Re: Random Awesome Things   

Back to top Go down
 
Random Awesome Things
View previous topic View next topic Back to top 
Page 9 of 10Go to page : Previous  1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10  Next
 Similar topics
-
» Random Things You Realized About the Anime/Manga
» Things to Do Besides Eat:
» Good things can happen when you're taking out the garbage.
» Completely random quotes, taken from completely random posts
» Your Five Favorite Things!?

Permissions in this forum:You cannot reply to topics in this forum
Battlebots :: General Discussion-
Jump to: