Just a place holder thread for now. I have numerous albums on Imgur that I like to update, so I’ll probably pop some links to those here for future reference.
I spend way too much time behind a computer in my day to day life, so I tend to design and build everything with my own 10 digits. I think of an idea, sketch something and then head into my workshop to fashion it out of plastic and titanium. It’s analog, it’s old-fashioned, it’s horribly inefficient and time-consuming… but it’s the way I’ve always built, and also the way I feel comfortable with. I can turn off my brain, and let my hands do the talking.
The bots? Hopefully will hold up okay in the ring, and preferably easy on the eye too. I’ll let you be the judge of that.
Head For The Exit
4-bar saw in the style of my all-time fav Dead Metal. Started on a whim, coming out of Bugglebots Season 2 eager to build something completely different from a cluster. Now, four years later, it’s basically become the bastion of my mad-scientist self to cram as much saw-power into a beetle as I can… which has yielded lots of teething problems a long the way. Killing BECs, blowing fuses and constantly fighting for weight - HFTE is the bot I love to hate (I made that rhyme didn’t I?).
I’m planning to a new iteration over the summer of 2023, redoing the chassis for weight efficiency so I can up the power to 4S. Sparks, whooo!
This Is Not A Drill
Front-hinge lifter. Had four iterations, being the brightly colored tank of a robot that started it all back in 2016. Retired as per 2022, as I’m working on something new set to debut at Robot Rebellion 2023.
Cluster I built with Cosmin Gorgovan (Bad Timing Robotics) for Bugglebots S1 and S2. He built Wee, I built Woo. Clusters with magnetic downforce and the drivepower of a full weight beetle = insanity. Retired.
Will update this when progress is made. Watch this space!
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