welcomes you

Welcome to my holding page for my new website

A reliable shop for your motor and gearboxes for your featherweight combat robot.

Whilst my website is being made up, please feel free to contact me via email – npoate@ hotmail .com to order some bits and pieces.

Please visit for more info or to contact me through FRA.

Argos drill motor mounts for sale

I have been machining and selling drill motor mounts now for several years for the robotic community, and i am now able to offer the following services:

CNC Milling
CNC Routing – plastics, metal and composites.
3D Printing
3D Design
Sale of screw and play drive systems for robot combat

The drills I currently have designed mounts for are:


Black and decker

Argos (old design – now discontinued drill by Argos)

Argos Challenger

Argos Guild

Bosch PSR (and another?)

Vonhaus 18v drill in development for mid August

If you have another drill in mind, I welcome being sent the drill so i can make a mount for you, or if you want the mount to be added to a custom panel i can machine that too.

I also make drive systems ready to attach to your drill. Including wheel hubs, machined nylon wheels and fitting of bike tyres.

I also machine weapon pulleys for spinning blades. I can machine your parts from aluminium, or design complete robots for you.

Please message me for more information or to discuss your requirements.

npoate@ hotmail . com or contact me on FRA forums – Roboteernat

Featherweight pneumatic threads

Paypal fees calculator

Something useful i found today was this paypal fees estimator at


It is only an estimator but is a useful tool to have access to when sending invoices or requesting money through Paypal for goods and not through friends and family payments.


Now Robot Wars has made it to a new 2nd series, Series 9, I want to get back into the big bots…

However as I have just bought a house, I have priorities…


I have a lot of stuff that would suit a featherweight, including all parts to make a pneumatic system and drive Inc batteries. Out of this, all I am missing is a storage tank for gas, refilling valve and wheels.

I do have some gold feather 12v motors somewhere but I will use drill motors instead. I have 1 old drill at work, and I’m sure I can find another!

I have wheels from B&Q but I will probably need other tyre styles for traction.

I have scrap metal to make a frame and chassis,  as well as potential access to cheap armour materials on regular trips to scrap yards so…

All I need is a £20 paintball gas tank and additional fittings, tyres, and a second drill motor.

My initial drawings have led me to build my first iteration design of my Robot Wars robot, so will look at this route with a pneumatic flipper.

Drill motor 1 from Draper 12v drill.