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  • Skinkworks
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    Folded flat bar is a nice weight. Motors and gears make nice weights, as long as you stay within the component quantity rules. I wonder if you use a lead block as a resistor in a protoboard circuit...

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  • MichealJhon
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    I think the Spare DC Motors and the gears would be better i can't say best or good enough..

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  • coollog
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    Screws and nuts make good ballasts.

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  • normalmutant
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    They actually make lego pieces with weights in them. Here's a picture on ebay. You could probably find them a lot cheaper though.

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  • FTC4081
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    What is the heaviest lego piece you can use?

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  • FTC0112
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    Originally posted by 2010FTC2818 View Post
    The battery. Spare DC Motors.
    According to Rule <R5>a4 - Battery packs are NOT allowed to be used as ballast. And your robot can have only 1 battery on it.

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  • normalmutant
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    Wheels are pretty heavy - you could use them, spare gears and other assorted metal parts, or a combination.

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  • 2010FTC3717
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    Originally posted by 2010FTC2818 View Post
    The battery. Spare DC Motors.
    Be careful using spare motors. We used a spare DC motor as a counter-balance last year and were told by a judge in Atlanta that he would count *ANY* DC motor on the bot regardless of active use against the allotment of 8. Fortunately we were under 8 even with that motor. He would have made us take it off if it had been the 9th.

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  • FTC2818
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    The battery. Spare DC Motors.

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  • 2010FTC4181
    started a topic Materials weights for robot

    Materials weights for robot

    What materials would be best for the ballast weight for our robot?

    Thanks,
    Team 4181
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