Killer Carrot 2, Big Orange and Dangerous!
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22/9/01Robot Mania at Whitehawk
So After a couple of attempts at repair, with the help of many people on the forum,(thanks, you know who you are!) and in real life from Paul Chitty, a local electronics wizard,I realised I was stuffed. I had the choice of running KC2 on an old pair of NCC35's for the qualifiers, with virtually no armour, or of going on holiday as had originally been planned. After a small bribr to the kids, I spent the week on a beach eating ice cream and looking a pretty women... (my wife).
the replacement board still hadn't arrived from 4QD, so instead we stuffed
a pair of NCC35 24's in and put our names down for the footie at Ian
Watt's Robot Mania, Brighton 22nd Sept
We scored, they scored, we scored... then Panic attack blocked us, and they scored again.3-2. As I said a Moral Victory.
Robots were failing left right and centre, we came out with a few scratches, but I have photos of the damage we did to Panic Attack, (sorry), I'll post them soon.
now sitting in the shed, awaiting a rebuild, not from any damage, but
just to make it small enough to lug through the living room more easily,
(like Bigger brother)
So until we get the speedie back, KC2 is on ice. We've decided not to bother with techno games this year either, a lot of standing around in a cold shed... we'll miss not seeing Alex, but there you go.
At present, Im
working on a rebuild of Diced Carrot, KC1 has been
stripped out to remove excess metal, strengthen some welds, and put more of
the weight over the wheels to try and stop some of the pendulum effect.
I've changed the regulator too so I can use the Soda stream adaptor that Alan Wood (Onslaught) made for us.
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