We were feeling pretty good this morning - we finished a 'bot yesterday, and will likely finish another today. We have everything we need to wrap up the build of our 12lb drumbot, so it's off to the Build Space and here we go! Hit Back after viewing an image.
Here are the last parts, freshly arrived from Australia: two 25A converted brushless speed controllers from Bot Bitz. We were going to try the hacking ourselves, but Hobby King has been out of the source controllers for quite some time.
Here's the last structural work done - the rear wall has been installed. Frankly it was a hassle - as you might expect working with curved parts might be, but it's done, and no: we're not going to paint it.
The BaneBots ESCs need to come out, so here we're disconnecting them from the motors and power connections. The positive leads were on the Whyachi power switch, and very fiddly to get at.
And likewise installing the new ESCs was also quite fiddly - we had to take the bottom plate off to be able to get at the power connections, but with some perseverance everything was hooked up.
This must be a good sign - we had all the motor connections and receiver connections right on the first try. Hurrah!
And with everything installed and bolted down, we weigh in over half a pound under weight - 11lb 7.2oz - so we might want to add more beef to the restraints on the drum teeth, but to all intents and purposes Nihilistic Naysayer 2.0 is done! We haven't taken any video of it running, because quite frankly it's a bit scary contemplating the drum spinning up, but we will take it to our secret testing grounds at some point soon ...