Welcome to the web site of Team Exterminate. We are Nathan & Simon Windisch.
We build and fight antweight robots, which are like the ones on Robot Wars, but much smaller. Antweights have to fit into a four inch cube and can weight up to 150 grams.
This web site will tell you all about our robots, both current and those that have gone to the great pit in the sky. We also ran the Reading Robot Club from 2003 to 2010
We have also inlcuded various “How To…” items, which have been built up as we learned more about building robots ourselves.
So we hope you enjoy this site, and if you feel inspired, then the best way to contact us is via the RW101 forum, where we are regular visitors.
Here’s the slides to a presentation that I made, entitled “Antweight Robots for Geeks“
The continuing story of Kat’s build finished today.
The chassis has now been bolted together
I started to design a new robot that could be built from a “virtual kit” (parts ordered from the internet
This is the Computer Aided Design (CAD) picture
Before completing the build of this version of Dynamite I decided to upgrade to the latest components. This includes 3D printing from Shapeways, new smaller FingerTech tinyESC v2 motor controllers, a new DelTang Rx71 DSM2 Micro Receiver and a redesigned chassis. Continue reading
Here’s the CAD for the base plate Continue reading
This page attempts to explain batteries: the different types that you will encounter in robotics and some terms associated with them.
There are five types of rechargable batteries used in robots. Words in red are explained in the glossary below. Continue reading
This is the new Dynamite for 2011.
The yellow part is the 1mm polycarbonate chassis, and will be folded over when it’s finally built.
The green parts are 4mm polycarbonate. I decided to redesign after Fast Dalek beat Dynamite 9 times out of 10.
Major changes are lighter wheels (Pololu), a smaller receiver (Spektrum AR6110e), a more enclosing (and therefore stiffer) chassis, and larger front and back armour. I’ll probably retire the old aluminium forks in favour of acetate sheet.