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Redalert's guide to building Wandering Spinners
« on: December 03, 2018, 09:12:26 AM »
You're probably wondering what wandering spinners are- the name says it all. Wandering spinners are simple, switch-activated bots that ride around on one wheel or on disks (like drum heads in Ironforge). Wandering Spinners use their spinner weapon to ricochet the bot off walls. Oh, and tear chunks off opponents.

Wandering Spinners differ from One Wheeled HS in the factor that they drive almost perfectly straight. They never drive in tight circles, and they never zigzag.

Another factor, Wandering Spinners are typically slow, and all power is devoted to the weapon motor, so the bot can easily bounce off walls. Wandering Spinners' weapons have to be built super-tough in order to avoid fracturing when bumping a wall.

In this topic, you'll find step-by-step instructions for how to build wandering spinners.

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Re: Redalert's guide to building Wandering Spinners
« Reply #1 on: December 03, 2018, 09:23:29 AM »
To start off, let's build a simple ironforge- developed wandering spinner. This will be your first feel for what wandering spinners are like.

1. Begin by mapping out the chassis shown, and then adjusting it to the MINIMUM height as shown.
 


2. Attach the components shown. The centeral Ztek is from the MEDIUM category, and is raised up as high as possible.
 

 


3. Attach a 10-sided disk to the ztek. This will be the foundation of your HS. Add beater bars as shown.
 
 

It doesn't matter what weapons you attach to the beater bars. Steel blades are recommended, though.

4. To keep your wandering spinner from falling over, add a weapon or extender of your choice to the top. I used the largest razor tip.
 


5. You'll need two controls- the first one is titled "Spin". Wire it to drive both motors clockwise.
 


6. Now, add a Fire control. This is used to lurch the wandering spinner when an opponent is near. Wire it to spin both motors clockwise. Add the largest circular smartzone around the bot to trigger it if AIed.
 


7. Add 10 mm. Aluminum to the bot. You may now texture it as you wish. Go ahead and export it.

8. Try it out ;)
 


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Re: Redalert's guide to building Wandering Spinners
« Reply #2 on: December 03, 2018, 09:27:03 AM »
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Re: Redalert's guide to building Wandering Spinners
« Reply #3 on: December 03, 2018, 09:27:11 AM »
Why would people need this?

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Re: Redalert's guide to building Wandering Spinners
« Reply #4 on: December 03, 2018, 09:33:30 AM »
Why would people need this?

In case people wanted to know how to build one...

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Re: Redalert's guide to building Wandering Spinners
« Reply #5 on: December 03, 2018, 09:36:00 AM »
Why would people need this?

In case people wanted to know how to build one...

I’ve didn’t know that these existed and I didn’t want to know either

Notable Tournament Stuff, because ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

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Re: Redalert's guide to building Wandering Spinners
« Reply #6 on: December 03, 2018, 09:38:06 AM »
I invented them. It started out by modifying a One-Wheeled-HS to have its wheel in the center. THAT's how I invented them. Then, they have evolved into self-driving bots on disks with spinners.

Speaking of which I'll add instructions for that type of bot..

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Re: Redalert's guide to building Wandering Spinners
« Reply #7 on: December 03, 2018, 09:48:22 AM »
So you basically made a 1wd drive bot? cant see it being useful when a opponent is behind the bot and the bot decides to run opposite of opponent in a straight line
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Re: Redalert's guide to building Wandering Spinners
« Reply #8 on: December 03, 2018, 09:51:50 AM »
Building drum-driven wandering spinner

1. Chassis is set as shown.
 


2. the baseplate anchors are raised up 3 notches and the drums are the largest and widest.
 


3. use a 20 cm. black extender in order to attach the disk below the chassis. The 1 cm. extender is to keep the spinner from stalling.
 


4. attach armor to the baseplate anchor, and add a black plate on top of the bot on another 0 deg. baseplate anchor. The pole spikes on the wheels keep the bot from getting stuck and also provide protection.
 

armor dimensions- back armor is 30x80, side armor is 30x40, and front armor is 30x60.

5. use the same controls of your previous wandering spinner for this one. Left motor  spins CLOCKWISE for this bot and the weapon motor and right motor spin COUNTERCLOCKWISE for this bot. AS in the previous one, add the largest smartzone to trigger it.
 


6. Use a long extender or weapon to act as a stabilizer for your bot.
 

this will keep it from flipping over.

7. Texture it however you want, and add 3 mm. Titanium.

8. Done!

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Re: Redalert's guide to building Wandering Spinners
« Reply #9 on: December 03, 2018, 09:53:05 AM »
So you basically made a 1wd drive bot? cant see it being useful when a opponent is behind the bot and the bot decides to run opposite of opponent in a straight line

Less drive=more weapons. Some wandering spinners can beat 36 HS due to the sheer amount of weapons they can have. You also have no choice but to attack it if you're fighting one in a deathmatch.

Most Wandering Spinners have weapons on all sides, so almost all bots take hits when striking a wandering spinner.

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Re: Redalert's guide to building Wandering Spinners
« Reply #11 on: December 03, 2018, 10:00:30 AM »
So you basically made an undercutter with wheels for drums. gj
Also squirell_monkey made this soo...
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Re: Redalert's guide to building Wandering Spinners
« Reply #12 on: December 03, 2018, 10:06:41 AM »
So you basically made an undercutter with wheels for drums. gj
Also squirell_monkey made this soo...
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That's not a wandering spinner. It drives in circles when activated with a switch.

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Re: Redalert's guide to building Wandering Spinners
« Reply #13 on: December 03, 2018, 10:07:44 AM »
So you basically made an undercutter with wheels for drums. gj
Also squirell_monkey made this soo...
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That's not a wandering spinner. It drives in circles when activated with a switch.
This one doesnt

Also i dont think members with less then 1000 posts should make any tutorial especially if theyre new to ra2/meta therye playing
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Re: Redalert's guide to building Wandering Spinners
« Reply #14 on: December 03, 2018, 10:12:51 AM »
Does it work like this? I'm guessing what separates your robot from S_M's work is better human control, and that's true with Nary's design.



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Re: Redalert's guide to building Wandering Spinners
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Re: Redalert's guide to building Wandering Spinners
« Reply #16 on: December 03, 2018, 11:58:55 AM »
So you basically made an undercutter with wheels for drums. gj
Also squirell_monkey made this soo...
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That's not a wandering spinner. It drives in circles when activated with a switch.
This one doesnt
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Also i dont think members with less then 1000 posts should make any tutorial especially if theyre new to ra2/meta therye playing

THAT one is.

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Re: Redalert's guide to building Wandering Spinners
« Reply #17 on: December 03, 2018, 12:23:07 PM »
most tournaments won't accept these because they dont show controlled movement so its a moot point

i get you want to contribute to the community and stuff, but this really isnt that helpful.

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Re: Redalert's guide to building Wandering Spinners
« Reply #18 on: December 03, 2018, 12:32:15 PM »
most tournaments won't accept these because they dont show controlled movement so its a moot point

i get you want to contribute to the community and stuff, but this really isnt that helpful.

Wandering spinners are just for fun. They're not meant for competitions or tournaments, and They're just a fun thing to build, especially when you're bored and don't have any bot ideas in mind...

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Re: Redalert's guide to building Wandering Spinners
« Reply #19 on: December 03, 2018, 01:11:04 PM »
New WS. (Wandering Spinner)
This one's a middleweight.

1. Mark out and adjust the chassis shown.
 


2. use the largest ztek and raise it up as high as it will go. The baseplate anchor is raised up 3 notches.
 


3. To create the shell spinner, use a 12-sided disk and 12 dark plates added on. Use whatever weapons you want.
 


4. Wiring is just like the other shell spinner- both motors rotate clockwise for activation.
 


5. Done with construction. Now paint and armor it as you wish.