Pi Wars Countdown – 10 Days To Go

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…

35 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…

Nerf Cannon V5

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…

Pi Wars is hard !!!

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…

Pi Wars Update

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…

Pi Wars 2018 – The Challenges

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…

Pi Wars 2018 – We have been accepted !

We have just learnt that our application for Pi Wars 2018 has been accepted. We are, of course, very happy about this. Especially as we have been working on a robot for a little while now and it would have been such a shame to have done it all for nothing. This will be our…

Pi Wars 2018 – Team Formation

So, earlier in the year Medway Makers decided we would form a team to enter the Pi Wars competition in 2018. Mike McRoberts gathered a bunch of people who expressed an interest at one of the regular Medway Makers meetings.On that day there were 7 people who wanted to be part of the team. Since…

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