28 Feb '16, 12am

Paydar: What It Was Like To Battle Bots in 2002

Paydar: What It Was Like To Battle Bots in 2002

Most people remember when Battle Bots was a big thing, but few of us got to live it as seen in this gallery. Every now and then, someone posts something more amazing than usual in the comments. When [Wolf] was studying at IUPUI they somehow convinced a professor to let them build a scary dangerous robot maiming device for their final project. It’s a cross-disciplinary project — even the medical students may get to participate. Spike vs. hours and hours of work. Victory: spike. Their bot, unfortunately, got taken out by some spikes after attempting to get a spinbot before it started spinning and got them. If you look closely at the 2002 Comedy Central Battlebot opening you can see the smoke pour from their robot as they try to escape the fatal spikes. The robot itself is a three wheeled design. The two wheels across from each other drive the robot, and the third steers. The...

Full article: http://hackaday.com/2016/02/27/paydar-what-it-was-like-to...

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