|Antweight Cluster Robot [message #31762] Thu, 28 July 2011 22:46 UTC
These arrived a few weeks back, but I had to finish building them and then have a competition with them. For anyone who isn't aware (and I'm assuming that's pretty much all of you) Antweights are 150g combat robots, much like on the TV show Robot Wars, only much smaller!
Shapeways WSF material is so strong and light it has given me the opportunity to make two tiny 75g robots and enter them as a 'clusterbot'.
I thought I'd share as I'm very happy with the outcome.
I've used some cheap RC gear from Hobby King, and now have two very nice robots. The WSF stood up quite well to some of the more dangerous weapons, but the thinner parts of the design shattered. I'll be sorting that in the future by using a thicker wall.
Here's some videos of it in action:
They were voted best looking robots by the rest of the competitors. I've made a few complaints on the forums lately, but it's nice to be able to post some good stuff on here finally!