Here’s a playlist of all of the test videos for Nyx:
Videos from the Maker Faire are up. We had camera issues for Reptar Vs. Mad Mac and Funky Monkey Vs. Klazo, so I’m hoping somebody managed to get them. We also had a battery die on the camera mid-fight during Funky Monkey Vs. Mad Mac.
Congratulations to Hannah Williford and Lewis Baumstark for winning the 1 and 3 pound classes respectively.
If you’re interested in getting involved next year I’ve put together a presentation focused on building robots for events in the Atlanta area. The presentation can be downloaded at http://nearchaos.net/RobotCombat101.rar
If you’ve got any questions about how to get involved or how to build fighting robots I’d be happy to answer them. I can be reached at MikeNCR@gmail.com
The base platform and first of three weapon modules for Nyx have been completed.
Test of the crusher module on Nyx. I’m not cranking it up to full force as I don’t want to risk damaging the armor on Spanky. What this video does show is how the floating arm functions. The goal of the arm design was that it’d be able to deal with a range of chassis heights without lifting any of its own wheels off the ground in the process.
After seeing a complete lack of decent Colson hubs on the market for a 1/2″ keyed shaft I made my own.
The initial run of these was fairly small, however if they’re popular I’ll be stocking larger quantities in the near future.
Press fit for 1-3/16″ bore
Intended for 1-1/2″ wide Colson caster wheels, able to be adapted to 2″ Colson caster wheels that have the same bore.
Overall Width: 1-3/4″ including 1/8″ flange
Bore: 1/2″ with 1/8″ keyway
Includes slot for 1/4″ key on OD. For purchased wheel assemblies the Colson wheel will be broached and installed with a 1″ long key.
Bare Hubs: $10
1-1/2″ wide wheels
I don’t have a formal store/shop set up yet, so if you’re interested contact me at MikeNCR@gmail.com
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.
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
Video from Clash of the Bots 2014 is up and has been sorted into convenient playlists for easy viewing:
Algos and Klazo both took home podium finishes with Algos placing 2nd and Klazo placing 3rd.
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