Teamwork makes the dream work

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PiWars: We are very pleased to announce that we have been accepted for a second year running, into the Pi Wars Raspberry Pi robotics competition for April 2018. The previous competition was a fantastic experience as Maidstone Hackspaces first team event, and we revel about ...

It's PiWars Time!

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Well PiWars is upon us (as the robot was when it tried to mount a box in testing) We can do no more. Parts of the robot work, parts do not. However it doesn’t matter. The long hours, stress and failures have taught us valuable ...

Starting to come together

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After many hours of printing, assembly, disassembly, reassembly, and general hard work we now have a robot. We have had some teething issues. The combination of the motors and the wheels that we had originally selected worked brilliantly as long as we didn’t need to ...

Building the base

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Hi I’m Ian’s daughter and I’m nearly 9 years old. I enjoyed screwing the robot together, it was so much fun! But it too a very long time. There were 6 motors and 6 nuts and screws for each motor. So that’s 36 nuts and ...

3D Printing

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As a Hackspace without a space (although since beginning the PiWars project we have located a space and will hopefully be moving in at the start of March), our options for building the chassis are more limited than many of the other groups. We are ...