PiWars 2018 retrospective

Let’s be honest. When we decided to submit a team for Pi Wars 2018 we had no idea of what we were getting ourselves into. “Designing and building a robot? That should be fun" ...
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PiWars 2018 - Frankentop Mechanical Build pt.3

This post is a super quick update on the new design direction our robot chassis has taken. Basically earlier the week, it was decided for the robot chassis to be 3D printed to ...
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PiWars 2018 - roboTOP Software and Electronics

*disclaimer: our two web devs Angus and Liv wrote this blog post so excuse them if they get too techy. If something doesn't make sense, Google is your friend and if after that ...
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PiWars 2018 – Frankentop Mechanical Build pt.2

A few weeks ago Chris, pi-top’s Mechanical Design Engineer, travelled to Shenzhen to get the pi-top China team more involved with the PiWars project. Up until now, they had ...
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PiWars 2018 - The Good, The Bad and The Ugly

Building a robot can be great fun, it’s really rewarding when things go well, but sometimes there are things that can be really difficult. Below, our team share some of their ...
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PiWars 2018 - Frankentop Mechanical Build pt.1

Early on in the process, pi-top’s Mechanical Design Engineer, Chris started making plans for our robot but everything changed in January after a brief discussion with our CTO ...
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PiWars 2018 - The Building Starts

This year started with the chaos of Bett and the beginning of our robot build. Our team hit the ground running but with trips to Australia, Antigua and Brazil, we had to think ...
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PiWars 2018 - The Unboxing...

Before Christmas, we received our amazing Max robot chassis from Brian Corteil. The plan was to use this as a test robot to get our code up and running before using components and ...
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PiWars 2018 - It Starts…

When we started our robot plan way back in September, it all seemed fairly straightforward: We build a robot, we write some code, we modify it to suit the challenges and ‘Bob’s ...
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