26 Apr '12, 4pm

SparkFun Tech Support's RoboJoust!

SparkFun Tech Support's RoboJoust!

In brief summary however, the rules were as follows. One bot, that must fit entirely inside a 6x6 inch box at weigh-in, was allowed per competitor and all bots must weigh 1.5 lbs or less. As we were doing this for a goal, we decided that as members of Tech Support, we wanted to limit the electronics that could be used to only SparkFun parts, in an attempt to increase our understanding and knowledge of a wider range of our products. Because we didn’t want to actually destroy each other’s bots after spending so much time getting them up and running, we decided to use toothpicks as lances on our bots and make the competition joust-based as compared to destruction-based (despite multiple requests for fire pits).

Full article: http://www.sparkfun.com/news/857

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