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Re: Battery Buggy B

Post by disownedpear » October 26th, 2010, 6:19 pm

i was just wondering if there was any way an electromechanical relay could help a battery buggy, because it is allowed.
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Re: Battery Buggy B

Post by ichaelm » October 26th, 2010, 6:22 pm

disownedpear wrote:i was just wondering if there was any way an electromechanical relay could help a battery buggy, because it is allowed.
Well, let's say you motor consumes a large amount of power, and you don't want that high current to pass through your tiny switch. You could use an electromechanical relay to switch the power.

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Re: Battery Buggy B

Post by hirasia » November 23rd, 2010, 1:10 pm

Are we allowed to use an OWI kit?

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Re: Battery Buggy B

Post by hirasia » November 23rd, 2010, 2:25 pm

CAn we use parts from an owi kit??

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Re: Battery Buggy B

Post by robotman » November 23rd, 2010, 2:33 pm

depends.
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Re: Battery Buggy B

Post by ichaelm » November 23rd, 2010, 4:14 pm

Well, if you can find a kit that meets all the requirements, then you could use it if you modified it. But it's more likely that you'd rather take parts from a kit and put them into your own creation, which is legal as long as you continue to meet the voltage and size requirements.

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Re: Battery Buggy B

Post by hirasia » November 23rd, 2010, 5:57 pm

Are we allowed to use OWI kits for batter buggy b?

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Re: Battery Buggy B

Post by hirasia » November 23rd, 2010, 5:58 pm

OWI is a wholesale robot distributor

http://www.owirobots.com/cart/index.php

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Re: Battery Buggy B

Post by new horizon » November 23rd, 2010, 6:29 pm

uh, well.
As long as it doesn't contain robotic parts I believe it would be considered OK.
We used VEX parts (which is for robots), but we didn't use the robotic components and we were OK.

oh and please use the edit key if you need to edit your post, it reduces spam which is a good thing :)

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Re: Battery Buggy B

Post by hirasia » November 23rd, 2010, 6:44 pm

any ideas on how to make it turn around an obstacle?

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