Preparations for Dragon Con 2014

Posted in Uncategorized by admin on August 8, 2014 No Comments yet

There wasn’t much to be done after Clash of the Bots, so the turnaround time was minimal. This year we’re bringing a total of 8 bots to Robot Battles.

NCR's entries for Robot Battles 50

From top left to bottom right-

Dolos, 12lb wedge with free swinging catch hook
Nyx, 30lb brick with a powered lifting spike
Spanky, 30lb overhead thwack bot with interchangeable weapons including an axe and a chainsaw
Hypnus, 12lb wedge with catch hooks
Klazo, 1lb drum bot
Algos, 1lb vertical drumette
Reptar, 1lb front hinged flipper
Gelos, 1lb thwack bot

Clash of the Bots 2014

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Video from Clash of the Bots 2014 is up and has been sorted into convenient playlists for easy viewing:

150g:

1lb:

3lb:

Algos and Klazo both took home podium finishes with Algos placing 2nd and Klazo placing 3rd.

Robot Combat 101

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For anyone looking to download a copy of the presentation I gave today at Freeside I’ve got the full presentation uploaded and available at http://nearchaos.net/RobotCombat101.rar

If you’ve got any questions about robot combat, feel free to contact me at MikeNCR@gmail.com

Motorama 2014 Playlists

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Got all of my video from Motorama uploaded and sorted into playlists for easy viewing:

150g Playlist:

1lb Playlist:

3lb Playlist:

12lb Playlist:

30lb Playlist:

Sportsman Playlist:

Motorama 2014 Video coming soon

Posted in Uncategorized by admin on February 17, 2014 No Comments yet

Once we’re back to Atlanta the identification and conversion process will begin. After that, all the video from Motorama will flow online as quickly as my connection allows. Keep an eye on https://www.youtube.com/mikencr for updates. I expect the first videos to show up late Monday night. Once all the video is up I’ll post links to the individual weight classes.

Introducing Spanky

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In preparation for Motorama 2014 I built a new 30lb Sportsman class robot for my fiance Julie. She picked the design and did a great deal of the conceptual work, as well as some fabrication, I figured out how to make her vision a reality.

Spanky is at its core an overhead thwackbot. Where it differs from many is that it has a wide variety of interchangable weapon systems including a circular saw, a chainsaw, an axe, and a hammer.

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Video from Dragon Con Robot Battles 2013

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The video is up and ready for viewing.

1lb:

3lb:

12lb:

30lb:

Dragon Con Robot Battles and Micro Battles 2013

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Algos, Apollyon and Nyx won their respective classes (1, 12 and 30lb) going undefeated at Dragon Con Robot Battles. I’ll be getting started on the video tonight, so watch for the matches to trickle onto my youtube channel http://www.youtube.com/user/mikencr . Once everything’s uploaded I’ll put together playlists for each class and put up a new post with links to the footage.

Clash of the Bots 4

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We did pretty well at Clash of the Bots 4 yesterday in Gastonia, NC. Algos placed 1st with a 4-0 record, Klazo placed 4th with a 2-2 record and the bot hockey team I joined placed 2nd. Both antweight robots will need a bit of work between now and Dragon*Con Robot Battles, but nothing major.

Video from the event is up on my YouTube page. I’ve also put together playlists for the full event as well as ants and beetles.

Full event playlist:

Antweight playlist:

Beetleweight playlist:

NCR at Motorama 2013

Posted in Uncategorized by admin on February 23, 2013 No Comments yet

Quick rundown of how the bots did at Motorama:

Nyx- 3rd place with both losses coming due to electrical issues. 4-2 record for the weekend.

Apollyon- 4th place with one loss to Cataclysm (the eventual champion) that caused some lasting motor damage that likely led to the bot shutting down in its last match. 2-2 record, first losses for this version of the bot, which now has a 15-2 record.

Algos- 3rd place with some serious damage that will result in a rebuild. Looking to build it in a bit more compact form and with a much heavier weapon.

Klazo- 0-2 record with a good rumble performance. Drum needs some repair but it’s otherwise still operational.

Keres- 3rd place and severely damaged. Likely retired/rebuilt into something that doesn’t resemble the current version.

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