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View Poll Results: Is your robot over or under weight?
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Under or over weight?

I was just wondering how many teams are under weight or over weight as of now? It seems that many teams that have posted teasers have said there weight is low.
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Re: Under or over weight?

make this a poll ?!?!
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Re: Under or over weight?

What we have planned of our robot is overweight...
But what we have built it underweight, we'll see when we get to the competitions after the fix-it window..
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Re: Under or over weight?

Right now the robot is under weight but I have a feeling we will be drilling holes 2 days before ship date, so the real question isn't are we going to drill holes, but how many holes we are going to have to drill.
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Re: Under or over weight?

Inventor 8 says we're underweight
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Re: Under or over weight?

We are projecting that we will be underweight
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Re: Under or over weight?

At our meeting saturday, we looked up weights for the part we needed to order still, and weighed what we have. We are running overweight, but the machining of metal to remove weight has already begun, lol
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Re: Under or over weight?

Our team is underweight so far. I think we projected that we would end up underwieght too, which is always good...
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Re: Under or over weight?

Our team was over weghit last week. We had to design the arm all over again and fortunately we came up with the lightest design possible.
Our transmission system only account for 35 pounds, and 4-wheel steering is on top of it.
Our arm is only made out of alluminun and instead of chains we are usuing simple cable wires to rotate it. i think we are going to end up between 120 or 130.
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Re: Under or over weight?

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...Our transmission system only account for 35 pounds.....
Jeez! What did you make your trannys out of? Depleted Uranium?
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Re: Under or over weight?

Our team's ideology is to remove all the weight possible before assembly. We are cutting out triangles out of our arm like crazy. Weight reduction is a major thing this year for us, since last year we had to cut down 10 lbs with a drill and dremel tool. If you have a cnc router in your shop, it would be a good idea to engrave your team number or logo ( or even your sponsors) onto wherever .
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Re: Under or over weight?

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Inventor 8 says we're underweight
Be careful with this. Not all VKOP items have the correct weight. For example, Inventor thinks that the battery weights about 5 lbs. You may want to double-check the weight of all of your components.

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Re: Under or over weight?

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Be careful with this. Not all VKOP items have the correct weight. For example, Inventor thinks that the battery weights about 5 lbs. You may want to double-check the weight of all of your components.

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Re: Under or over weight?

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The battery doesn't weigh anything this year.
Right, but I was just using it as an example. I checked it because I knew it weighed around 13 lbs.

In addition, the missing 7 or 8 pounds make a big difference in a center of gravity prediction that can be made if everything weighs right.

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Re: Under or over weight?

wait.
is it ever possible to include everything we want
and still be underweight?

i hear them drills spinnin'.

our team's wishful thoughts are that we're underweight.
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