Category Archives: Fast Dalek

Fast Dalek 10th March 2011

A quick update in time for AWS34 in Reading in a couple of days.

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Fast Dalek: 2006-2011

Fast Dalek’s design has remained fairly constant over the last five years. The largest changes have been to the flipper mechanism, this was a servo but was always breaking and was switched to a motor But the motor kept breaking … Continue reading

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Fast Dalek: Mk III Computer Aided Design

MkIII was designed using a CAD package to get the dimensions more accurate. It worked in a was in that the entire chassis and side armour were made out of one piece of polycarbonate, and it would have been difficult … Continue reading

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Fast Dalek: Mark II – finally some armour

Fast Dalek Mk II was built a little more sturdily, although I was still on a learning curve. For instance, I discovered that if the flipper reaches past the front of the robot body to any degree then the robot … Continue reading

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Fast Dalek: Mk I – built in an hour

The first Fast Dalek was build in an hour just before a competition. It was named the next day, and actually did quite well. It was intended as a replacement for Electra, using motors and a controller, rather than servos.

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