Got all of my video from Motorama uploaded and sorted into playlists for easy viewing:
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.
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.
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.
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:
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.
Playlists for the big arena classes at Motorama 2013 are complete:
1lb and 150g classes are uploading now and should appear shortly on my YouTube channel.
Motorama 2013 is this weekend. We’ll be leaving Atlanta at approximately 8am with a 10.5 hour, 700 mile drive to take care of. Hoping with reasonable stops and meal breaks to arrive at our hotel by 8pm. We should have plenty of video to post after the event and will attempt to have it all online by the end of next week.