So it is now just 6 days to go until the Sunday of Pi Wars. This is the last weekend to get things sorted before the big day. So we’ve been frantically 3D Printing and testing. For the Somewhere Over The Rainbow challenge we were concerned about the way the course was going to be… Continue reading Last Sprint
With just 10 days to go till the Sunday that we are competing in Pi Wars, panic is now setting in. We have to admit we are not completely ready and really need another few weeks to get things right. However, we don’t have that luxury. There are 10 days to the competition and considering… Continue reading Pi Wars Countdown – 10 Days To Go
It is now only 35 days to go until the Sunday Pi Wars day and the pressure is mounting. The reality is, we need more time, another 3 months would be great. The reality also is, we don’t have that luxury. Pi Wars is in 35 days whether we are ready or not. We made… Continue reading 35 Days To Go
Over the last few weeks I’ve gone through several design iterations for the Nerf Cannon. This is mainly due to my insistence in trying to use a continuous rotation modded servo to move the darts into position. I have finally given in and used a stepper motor. This is something I should have done right… Continue reading Nerf Cannon V5
I was saying to Tom yesterday that it is no wonder so many teams drop out of Pi Wars in the first few months. Pi Wars is hard. There is no doubt about it, they are not called “Challenges” lightly. Over the last month or so I have been designing, redesigning, printing and reprinting parts… Continue reading Pi Wars is hard !!!
Crikey, has it really been that long since the last blog post about Pi Wars? So, what have we been up to since the last post? Well, lots of things, but slowly. Progress on the robot is slow. There are only two of us doing the core work on the robot with Mike doing the… Continue reading Pi Wars Update
The 7 challenges for the 2018 Pi Wars challenge differ slightly from before. There are a 3 autonomous challenges and 4 that are remote controlled. For the remote controlled challenges we have: Slightly deranged golf, Pi noon, The obstacle course and The duck shoot. Slightly Deranged Golf The golf course is the same course as… Continue reading Pi Wars 2018 – The Challenges