|Posted by Jeremy Campbell on May 19, 2007 at 5:35 PM|
Since Aggravator was still undefeated, and there was a big field of beetles already registered, we decided to attend Ohio Robot Club's Spring House of Robotic Destruction (HORD) event. The competition took place outdoors in the plaza of a hobby shop in Strongsville, OH. Their arena is simple, a small 4'x8' rectangle box about 2' high that sits up on saw horses for better viewing. I'm not a big fan of hazards/pits, but I DO like that ORC doesn't open the pits until halfway through the match....Read Full Post »
|Posted by Jeremy Campbell on April 15, 2007 at 9:40 AM|
On April 14, 2007 we competed with our first Beetleweight 3lb robot named Aggravator. The event took place at the Carousel Mall in Syracuse, NY and was hosted by the Upstate NY Robot Combat Club. Aggravator was a brick... designed to be overly fast and powerful, using 2 BaneBots 25mm Gearmotors overvolted with grippy 4wd and a solid interlocking aluminum custom milled frame. We couldn't have asked for this robot to work any better. It easily won all 4 of its matches, pushing and slamming ever...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Jeremy Campbell on February 19, 2007 at 1:15 PM|
In February 2007 we competed at our first event as Team Dreadfully Wicked Robots. This was my 2nd time participating in NERC's Motorama; from '05-06 I competed with my BotsIQ high school team, Malicious Intent Robotics. We built one 12 lb hobbyweight robot, a drum design named Upchuck. It was loosely based off the 15 lb BotsIQ robot Maximum Impact which I built, and drove to a national title in 2006.
This version of Upchuck was basic.... 1/4 thick 6061 grade aluminum frame, ...Read Full Post »