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jdbugman

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Battle Bot Class / Competiton
« on: October 07, 2013, 08:10:37 PM »
Hi

I just wanted to get a feeler for how many people would be interested in taking a class with me about combat robotics. this class would have to have a cost involved so far i have the cost down to $150 for simple pusher and $200-250 for a few upgrades that i think would get you to be pretty competitve.

here is the best part. i want to take a drive over to tampa area where one of the teams live. they are hosting a combat robot competition. they will have all three classes that we had at maker fair, plus 12/15lbers. they are kinda cool. I would love to be able to take a couple dozen robots over there to have a fight. This is the team that took home 4 of the 6 trophys from maker fair.

The event is Feb 22 at university of south florida. i am going to add this event to the calender and I am going I hope a couple people can come with.

on to what i want to do with the class.

the parts.
2 gear motors
speed control
remote and receiver
battery
either a 3d printed chassis or material to build a chassis from scratch.
2 foam tires.
hubs for the wheels.

you will need a charger to charge a lipo battery. and some simple tools to be able to build the robot.

Objectives of the class.
design - we will have a discussion about all the different types of robots that are out there.
              help design a robot that you like out of them
building - taking all the components and hooking them up.
              building the chassis, either 3d printing one, or cutting and milling the chassis.
              assembly and testing of the electronics.
              making sure you are under weight for the class you want in.
driving - after final assembly it is time to work on your driving and strategy.
              competition - this is where you test your design.

please reply to this post to tell me if would want to come to a class like this or if you have any question and i will answer.

thanks Jdbugman


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Re: Battle Bot Class / Competiton
« Reply #1 on: October 08, 2013, 02:04:14 AM »
Sounds interesting, and right down the road from me, I can reach out to the Tampa Folks and see if any of them are interested if you want me too.



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jdbugman

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Re: Battle Bot Class / Competiton
« Reply #2 on: October 08, 2013, 02:08:57 AM »
William saw your post. Yah the more the merrier. Also we could get a friendly little competition between the two hacker spaces. Let's do it. Who brings the most bots. Who wins the most. Who losses the most. How many still work at the end. And we need a special trophy both hacker spaces need to make one and the one who wins the most gets the other hacker spaces

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Re: Battle Bot Class / Competiton
« Reply #3 on: October 08, 2013, 05:55:43 AM »
When you get it setup, I'll promote it through the OMMF Channels...

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Re: Battle Bot Class / Competiton
« Reply #4 on: October 08, 2013, 02:55:12 PM »
I'd be tentatively interested in a class (heh, when I'm not furloughed...); it sounds cool.

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Re: Battle Bot Class / Competiton
« Reply #5 on: October 08, 2013, 09:55:30 PM »
Sounds interesting to me also.

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Re: Battle Bot Class / Competiton
« Reply #6 on: October 12, 2013, 01:33:13 PM »
I'm interested.  I'll put it on my Calendar.

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Re: Battle Bot Class / Competiton
« Reply #7 on: January 14, 2014, 05:44:48 AM »
Bumpdebump.

Figured I'd post here, since I've been working on my entries for the February event for the last week. Any update/info on a class potential? I'd be more than happy to provide my expertise if you would like. :D

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