So now the design philosophy is sorted, I have now acquired some HDPE from a sustainable/ recycled source and can start cutting it to shape. After much whittling over what tools to use, knives turned out to be slow and occaisionally painful. Power tools are much better but obviously I have to be careful how […]

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Two year, and nearly 4 months after we started this mad project as a bunch of friends, who had no idea how to engineer themselves out of a mess of their own making….. We’ve made huge amounts of progress. That’s right folks – we’ve got Big Dave finally on the war path.  Sure, there’s no […]

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Summary:Team ARC made a surprise appearance to Maidstone to bring Big Dave 3 to the arena for the first time! Reality:Team ARC made a surprise appearance to Maidstone to bring Big Dave 3 to the arena… only to find he (she? it?) is partial to eating its own tyres, so we didn’t get to test […]

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It’s cold outside, no kind of stratosphere I’m all alone, more or less, Let me flail, far away from here, Swish, swish, swish, in the ring, ring, ring. I want to push, crush and annihilate Taking dents out of your plates Twisted Nipplenuts nibbling at your bots! Swish, swish, swish, in the ring, ring, ring […]

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AWS 55 has been and gone. What happened*? We used ARC’s (read Chris’s) brand new Antweight arena and it worked! OK, the floor wasn’t perfect and the software threw a hiccup a couple of times, but other than that the actual event seemed to largely go off without a hitch. It handled 6 1/2 hours […]

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