Author Archives: Rob Englebright

walker-working

I’ve had trouble getting enough torque out of the tiny HS50 servos that were fitted to the walker, so last night at #BuildBrighton I added a pair of meaty old 3003′s from an old antweight robot. It works, buuut I need to make some mounting brackets. Vi… Continue reading

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Solar powered

Duff paint means poor coverage on the solar panels, but at least they are done. Neck next. Continue reading

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Heads up

I’ve cut some temporary “solar panels” out of MDF until I can get round to cutting some aluminium, or maybe some of lexan I have littering my cellar.Anyway, primer coat has been applied, sanded, and a second coat added… I might spray them with a top … Continue reading

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Getting waisted

I’m amazed the grey paint I used on the skirts about 8 years ago is still ok, and have added a coat to the waist section. Silver spray on the band, and some mesh from Wickes.Next step is to paint the “solar panels” and fit them. Continue reading

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Return of the Dalek

I started building this Dalek so long ago I can’t even remember when… I think it was probably 2002/3.Since then I’ve had half a Dalek taking up space in my basement, gathering dust. My recent visit to the Brighton mini Maker Faire sparked off a desir… Continue reading

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For the avoidance of doubt

When I posted last night I said I had a lot of half started projects lying around the house… I grabbed the camera and took a snap of those within arms reach in my underground batcave office… there are many many more things in the loft, and the gard… Continue reading

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Build Brighton

Inspired by the Mini Maker Faire I nipped down to Brighton this evening to check out the open evening that Build Brighton run on Thursdays.I called in on Adam who lives 3 doors down from the BB. workshop, and then spent an hour and a half chatting abou… Continue reading

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updated images

This blog wasn’t always here.It started as a frontpage site, on freeserve, then moved to geocities where it got a swanky update when I learned how to use Dreamweaver 2…Blogging wasn’t even called blogging back then, but performed the same function.Th… Continue reading

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DAVE

Just switched on the telly for a bit of light relief, and there was my little boy Adam from about 10 years ago, driving Killercarrot in RobotWars ExtremeII. Continue reading

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Start again

I’ve had a look at what’s left of our various fighting robots.In the featherweight class there are only two real possible salvage options.First up is Meathammer, a steel frame 4 wheel drive, 4 motor push bot. It broke a couple of gearboxes at Burgess H… Continue reading

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