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Post by That Kode Guy » Sun Jul 07, 2013 3:52 pm

Basically, I'm bringing the concept of this thread
http://www.fightingrobots.co.uk/threads ... -i-improve
over here.

I've noticed that we've been getting an influx of newcomers lately. So, if you're new and want to know how stat systems, RPs, designs, pics, or whatnot else work here, or if you've had a brainfart on the tournaments or something, drop a post in this thread. We'll be happy to answer any questions and give advice. :) Well, at least I will. :P

Don't be shy now. :)

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Post by Siphai » Sun Jul 07, 2013 3:54 pm

How do I post results by sunday

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Post by GF93 » Sun Jul 07, 2013 4:07 pm

One thing I would like to ask...I have a plan for a design with a Sewer Snake-esque weapon configuration, as in with the one lifter on the front and the one on top.

If they're both basically part of the same weapon, would it technically count as multiple weapons or one?

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Post by Probably Rob » Sun Jul 07, 2013 4:08 pm

How the hell do I make a 3D creation of my robot!?

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Post by NFX » Sun Jul 07, 2013 4:18 pm

You need a 3D modelling program to do that, such as Rhinoceros or Sketchup. If you're so inclined, you could use Paint, like Josh or Dylan do, or you could even draw them on paper like Alex. =)
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Post by That Kode Guy » Sun Jul 07, 2013 4:21 pm

GF93 - If they function as separate weapons, then the multiple weapon rule gets applied to them. If it's one weapon that can function differently, no points are deducted.

Rob - Well your Robot Arena 2 creations aren't really bad at all, but if you want to try your hand at 3D modeling, then like Nick said, you can use a program such as Google SketchUp. You may also try a trial version of Rhino3D (you can get around the 25-save limit by print screening pictures of your robots). Of course, Paint isn't all that bad either. Josh and Dylan get by doing that and those are some of the best CAD jobs I've seen. :)

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Post by GF93 » Sun Jul 07, 2013 4:33 pm

<blockquote class='quote_blockquote'><dl><dt>KodeBreaker</dt><dd>Jul 7 2013&#44; 04:21 PM</dd></dl><div> GF93 - If they function as separate weapons, then the multiple weapon rule gets applied to them. If it's one weapon that can function differently, no points are deducted. [/quote]
Right. Something like this is what I have in mind-
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-as shown on Luzifer, a German robot made using parts from Black Hole.

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Post by That Kode Guy » Sun Jul 07, 2013 4:51 pm

Here's what it boils down to, I think.

- if there's at least two major mechanisms guiding that weapon (like, two separate rams) then the multi-weapon rule applies

- if it's all comprised of a single mechanism, no deduction. Gravity and such are factored into this

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Post by GF93 » Sun Jul 07, 2013 4:55 pm

<blockquote class='quote_blockquote'><dl><dt>KodeBreaker</dt><dd>Jul 7 2013&#44; 04:51 PM</dd></dl><div> Here's what it boils down to, I think.

- if there's at least two major mechanisms guiding that weapon (like, two separate rams) then the multi-weapon rule applies

- if it's all comprised of a single mechanism, no deduction. Gravity and such are factored into this [/quote]
OK. So from what I can see, both appear to be based on the same mechanism (Look at the Crankset on the side of the lifter), so I guess it'd count as a single weapon, right?

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Post by NFX » Sun Jul 07, 2013 4:55 pm

If they're connected by a cable, such as Razer's wings, then I'm pretty sure that would be alright, since there's only one mechanism. I had an idea for a clamp/lifter robot that would clamp the robot first, then when the clamp reached a certain point, the tension in the cable would raise the arm as well. I'm pretty sure this would be okay, if I can CAD it out properly.
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Post by That Kode Guy » Sun Jul 07, 2013 4:56 pm

<blockquote class='quote_blockquote'><dl><dt>GF93</dt><dd>Jul 7 2013&#44; 05:55 PM</dd></dl><div> OK. So from what I can see, both appear to be based on the same mechanism (Look at the Crankset on the side of the lifter), so I guess it'd count as a single weapon, right? [/quote]
Yes, I'm pretty sure that counts as a single mechanism.

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Post by GF93 » Sun Jul 07, 2013 5:01 pm

<blockquote class='quote_blockquote'><dl><dt>KodeBreaker</dt><dd>Jul 7 2013&#44; 04:56 PM</dd></dl><div> <blockquote class='quote_blockquote'><dl><dt>GF93</dt><dd>Jul 7 2013&#44; 05:55 PM</dd></dl><div> OK. So from what I can see, both appear to be based on the same mechanism (Look at the Crankset on the side of the lifter), so I guess it'd count as a single weapon, right? [/quote]
Yes, I'm pretty sure that counts as a single mechanism. [/quote]
Great&#33; I can utilise that as an effective design, then. I'll rustle up some drawings, upload them, and see what you think. :cool:

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Post by BEES » Mon Jul 08, 2013 12:23 am

how to improve?

get luckier at winning

duh :rolleyes:

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Post by That Kode Guy » Mon Jul 08, 2013 12:36 am

<blockquote class='quote_blockquote'><dl><dt>Spatula</dt><dd>Jul 8 2013&#44; 01:23 AM</dd></dl><div> how to improve?

get luckier at winning

duh :rolleyes: [/quote]
git oot

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Post by GF93 » Mon Jul 08, 2013 4:41 am

"Anyone who wants to pretend that a rammer or flipper can do anything but hope for the best against a high-powered spinner is a fucking tool." :v:

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