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Moto '15 Event Report

Posted by Jeremy Campbell on February 23, 2015 at 9:20 AM

Another excellent Motorama Robot Conflict event hosted by NERC is over. As always, this event is one of the biggest and best in the nation! 120 robots from 150 grams thru 30lbs competed at the Harrisburg, PA Farm Show Complex in an intense 3-day tournament. We competed with 150g Iitsy Bitsy Spider and 3lb Traumatizer.

Sean and I arrived early Friday morning at the PA Farm Show. Unfortunately my parents did not attend this year because my mother Trish was very sick the week l...

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FI '14 Event Report

Posted by Jeremy Campbell on October 19, 2014 at 9:35 AM

We are back from NERC's Franklin Institute event. It was held again at the Franklin Institute science museum in Philadelphia on Oct 18, 2014. We competed with Upchuck and Traumatizer.


Traumatizer's 1st fight was against the weta kit Devastating Moment. It was a very good hard hitting match that saw both Traumatizer and Devastating Moment flying around the arena. Towards the end of the match, a bolt holding together the leads that power our drive motors came loose. This resu...

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FI '13 Event Report

Posted by Jeremy Campbell on September 21, 2013 at 7:40 PM

We're back from Franklin Institute. What a fun event! The fights were intense and it was great to see all the cool people we only get to see a few times per year. We ended up going 2-4 overall in the brackets and had an awesome time. Big thanks to Ed, Beth, Jon, Rob, and all involved in making the event happen. It's a great venue, nice arena, and very well run.

Here's how we did:



Traumatizer went 1-2, and was again punished by the bracket gods...

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Moto '13 Event Report

Posted by Jeremy Campbell on February 26, 2013 at 1:05 PM

We're back from NERC's 10th annual Motorama Robot Conflict Event presented as part of the Motorama Motorsports Show in Harrisburg, PA. As always, this event was outstanding and we had a great time. NERC has a beautiful 16 ft x 16 ft arena that holds up to Featherweight (30lb) combat. Because the event takes places at a huge motorsports show, there's always a big crowd of spectators watching. NERC's Motorama is definitely one of my favorite events I've been to! This was my 8th year in a row co...

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Moto '12 Event Report

Posted by Jeremy Campbell on February 20, 2012 at 10:15 AM

NERC put on another outstanding event at the Farm Show Complex in Harrisburg, PA. We competed with 150g Rebound, 3lb Traumatizer, and a brand new version of Upchuck (12lb) and had one heck of a great time despite not doing so well in the competition.


Rebound went 1-2, with its losses coming to Tracked Terror (the event winner) and Baby V (2nd place), so I didn't feel so bad about the losses. Fairyweight bots are become much more vicious, so Rebound will be retired to m...

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Moto '11 Event Report

Posted by Jeremy Campbell on February 27, 2011 at 10:00 AM

We're back from another exciting Motorama. We took 3 robots (Rebound, Traumatizer, and Infuriator), and we did the best we've ever done. I was really sick leading up to Motorama last year, so this year we really wanted to get back into the competitive spirit... and we certainly did.

150g Rebound worked flawlessly. It took a first round bye and 3 wins to get to the finals. In the finals it lost once to lolcat, but in the winner-take-all double elmination rematch, Rebound won by judg...

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Moto '10 Event Report

Posted by Jeremy Campbell on February 25, 2010 at 8:35 AM

We're back from another Motorama Robot Conflict presented by NERC. Unfortunately, I was very sick for this event and for some time leading up to it, so we were only able to attend with one robot, Traumatizer. We had a good time despite going 1-2 in the bracket.

Traumatizer's 1st fight was the 1st fight of Motorama 2010, the opening beetle fight against the wedge Creepy Crawler. Traumatizer won by judges decision, but then would have the misfortune of fighting back to back Team Rolling T...

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Moto '09 Event Report

Posted by Jeremy Campbell on February 24, 2009 at 5:45 PM

Motorama 2009 presented by NERC was a blast as usual. We took 3 robot, 2 beetleweights (Aggravator and Traumatizer), and our 12lb Upchuck. We had a brutal weekend of draws in the beetles. We didn't place this year... but here's how the bots did:

Aggravator's 1st fight was against Misdirected Aggression, a mean midcutter robot. Aggravator's wedge was torn from the robot midway through the match, and a big hit by MA ripped the entire front plate of the robot off, causing Aggravator t...

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Moto '08 Event Report

Posted by Jeremy Campbell on February 21, 2008 at 3:15 PM

In February 2008 we competed again at NERC's Motorama Robot Conflict. This time we brought 4 robots... 150g Rebound, 1lb Concussion, 3lb Aggravator, and 12lb Upchuck. It was TOUGH keeping track of that many robots, even with 3 other people on my team helping me... but we managed to come home with two 2nd place finishes! Here's how the bots did:

Rebound: went 2-2 in the 150g class, good enough to tie for 2nd place. I actually beat the winner P150, but P150 went 3-1 with its o...

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Pennbots '07 Event Report

Posted by Jeremy Campbell on October 3, 2007 at 3:30 PM

We decided to build a new 150g robot and wanted to see if Aggravator could continue its success, so we registered for PennBots' Fall 2007 event called "Fall Fling". It is put on by the Robotics Club of PA called PennBots. They have a nice 4'x8' arena with pits (constantly open) on each end of the arena. The fact that the pits are open ALL the time was a big advantage for Aggravator... I could simply push every robot into them. This event took place at Yellow Breeches school in Boiling Springs...

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