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Re: Snappy Robots
« Reply #160 on: May 01, 2018, 07:33:30 PM »
Snappy in particular is looking really good. It's come a long way. And you know how I feel about the mouse houses already.


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Re: Snappy Robots
« Reply #161 on: May 02, 2018, 09:19:54 PM »
whatever happened to tactical nuclear penguin? retired or did you sell it on to someone else?

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Re: Snappy Robots
« Reply #162 on: May 03, 2018, 06:48:14 AM »
Love ‘em.

Snappucino in particular will always hold a special place in my heart.  :heart_smiley:

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Re: Snappy Robots
« Reply #163 on: May 03, 2018, 11:10:54 AM »
whatever happened to tactical nuclear penguin? retired or did you sell it on to someone else?

Very retired. I still have a design for a TNP2 around.

Snappucino in particular will always hold a special place in my heart.  :heart_smiley:

<3 ;)
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Re: Snappy Robots
« Reply #164 on: May 03, 2018, 12:01:54 PM »


Two-Headed Death Flamingo 28:07 1:08:12 1:18:58 1:51:50
Mr Cat's Mouse Mansion 12:50 52:54 1:39:49 1:43:01
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Re: Snappy Robots
« Reply #165 on: May 23, 2018, 02:39:32 PM »
hey, I recognize twin headed death flamingo, I saw it at the Portsmouth extreme robots event, it was pretty cool but a large number of kids and adults compared to a lonely lil teenage boy was rather surprising. Did your team make it or nah?
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Re: Snappy Robots
« Reply #166 on: May 23, 2018, 05:08:03 PM »
I was one of the people that built it, yes. Two-Headed Death Flamingo is a team of 4 people, often joined by Rory from Nuts who helps us maintain it, and our respective partners. The youngest of any of us at Portsmouth was 21. If you were at any show that wasn't the first on Saturday, you'll have also seen my featherweight, the big pink one :)

Related, event report for Mingo from Portsmouth, where we finished the competition in 3rd place!
https://www.facebook.com/FlamingoRobot/posts/1852778454784855
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Re: Snappy Robots
« Reply #167 on: July 11, 2018, 05:56:44 PM »
Thought it'd be fun to do a summative post of the 4 years of evolution on Snappy. Hardly anybody's first bot is a piece of art, the best way to build something cool is to start, and improve! Only now am I getting to the point where Snappy is actually the robot I wanted to build when I started.
https://www.facebook.com/SnappyRobots/posts/2075209252800412

Very proud of where it's at, and looking forward to taking it to BBB this weekend then Bugglebots and the European Championships later in the year!
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Re: Snappy Robots
« Reply #168 on: July 13, 2018, 08:22:26 PM »
Liking the new snappy. Servo under a full body length lifter it looks like?
I built that big robot on that TV show that time


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Re: Snappy Robots
« Reply #169 on: July 14, 2018, 07:10:45 AM »
Yep! A lot of people are critical of not having a hard linkage from the servo to the lifter but I've found it really advantageous. Verts hitting the wedge just tend to throw the wedge back instead of the entire bot, plus no broken servo. It means I don't get optimal power but as long as it can lift bots, that's all that matters I think.
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Re: Snappy Robots
« Reply #170 on: July 14, 2018, 09:03:48 AM »
Hmmm good point. You wouldn't be able to self-right either way so it doesn't cost you anything. I like it
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Re: Snappy Robots
« Reply #171 on: July 14, 2018, 02:32:37 PM »
Over the summer I'll actually be upgrading it with a 270degree servo so we should have a decent shot at self righting!
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Re: Snappy Robots
« Reply #172 on: July 03, 2020, 06:15:33 AM »
I see this area of the forum is dead in general but wow, 2 years. Feels like time for some form of update. I'll split this into sections... long post ahoy...

Snappy
Snappy has done various events in the last 2 years and underdone various upgrades and rebuilds.
BBB3, July 2018. 3rd place.

Bugglebots Season 1, Sept 2018. 4th place.

Secret cameo as froggy house robot for bodgebots event

Bugglebots Season 2, April 2019. Dung Beetle winner

BBB Beetle Champs, March 2020, as Super Snappy. Top 8.

Snappy fundamentally looks very similar over this time but has had various upgrades and changes... most of which outlined here

go and watch bugglebots tho it's great here's all snappy's fights from season 1



Mr Cat's Mouse House
had a rebuild in 2019, it was dumb as ever and could actually (hilariously) self right. did terribly at uk beetle champs 2019.



Two-Headed Death Flamingo
it's still a thing.
some fun fights from 2019:


2019 upgrade summary/vlog:



Bish Bash Bosh
New collab feather cluster between us Bristol Bot Builders boys. They're fun.


build/test videos:



okay that's enough i'm not including any ants or other shenanigans, see you in another 2 years
« Last Edit: July 03, 2020, 10:16:33 AM by cephalopod »
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Re: Snappy Robots
« Reply #173 on: July 12, 2020, 09:29:57 AM »
Good stuff :heart_smiley: