Wish Team Wrecks Luck! Battlebots 2016

I am happy to announce I’ll be back at Battlebots with Team Wrecks for the 2016 competition, I look forward to all the fun! More »

Robogames 2015

Robogames 2015 photos have also been added to the gallery page! Hop on over and check it out! More »

Battlebots 2015

The gallery from Team Wrecks trip to Battlebots 2015 is up! More »

Usagi Heavyweight

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Update – 02/10/2013 All Fixed! Please check out our galleries here!

 

 

Hi Guys! I’m not sure how many of you are still looking for such old pictures, (They weren’t that great anyway, I was 12&13, give me a break…) but for some reason, the galleries for Las Vegas Street Fight IV and Las Vegas Street Fight V aren’t showing up. I’m working on it, and may have to go with a new gallery theme. We’ll see. For now, use the links above if you’re looking for the photos. Thanks! -Bunny

Arc Reactor Build

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First attempt at making an Arc Reactor!

Disclaimer: *** Don’t try this at home, I’m a professional*** WEAR SAFETY GOGGLES AT ALL TIMES! You’re soldering very close to your face, and it only takes one second, one dog or cat pounce, or one unexpected sneeze to do irreparable damage.

Getting the required parts!

Tools Required:

Soldering Iron Station – I cannot stress enough the importance of a good quality working soldering iron, not just for this project but for every day life.
Dremel – This also is handy every day, in all facets of life, invest in a good one, and you’ll have it forever.
Hot Glue Gun – I just got a cheap one from Target.
Wire Cutters
Wire Stripper
Exacto Knife

Pieces Required:

Blue LED’s – I used cheap 3mm ones I got off of eBay, make sure they’re rated for 6v when you order them!
Velcro Strips – To attach to whatever clothing you choose
Cardboard – For placing the LEDs and Velcro
Lexan – To cut a ring out for the top
Copper Wire – To wrap around the lexan
The “Press” Part of a coffee Press – (I got a cheap one at Ross, but you could probably pick one up at Goodwill or something.)
An old hard drive.
Black electrical or gorilla tape
6v Battery Pack from Radio Shack
Positive and Negative color coded wire

 

To get the piece you need from the harddrive:

Step one:
Take unwanted, or unused harddrive – open it up, unscrew the piece directly on the skimmer.

Step 2: SUCCESS!

Now to start on the arc reactor itself.

Take a piece of cardboard and cut out TWO circles, (I used the “plunger” from the coffee press, and just traced it with the exact o knife, then broke it off, and cleaned it up with scissors)

Set one aside for later, and take your Dremel, and cut out some holes for your leds to slide through!

Here comes the hard part -Trim down leads on LEDs, and solder each LED to the one next to it., postitive to positive, negative to negative. (You can test what is negative, and what is positive with your battery pack.) I recommend testing EVERY TIME you solder an LED, this will create less work for you in the future.

Once all the LEDs are soldered…. PHEW! The hard part is done!! TEST THE LEDs to make sure everything is working correctly!!! If not, go back and check your work!

Once it’s all working, HOT GLUE EVERYTHING! 😀 😀 😀

Test that everything is working once more, then take the second piece of cardboard, and hot glue it to the bottom!

Test again!

Set this aside for now, and pull out the lexan sheet!
I suggest safety googles & gloves for dremeling Lexan, it gets pretty hot.
Put cutting tip on Lexan, cut out a circle! I recommend, again, using the “plunger” part of the coffee press, and tracing it, then cutting around the trace.

Put the sanding tip on your dremel, sand the edges to make it smooth, then take the protective paper off, and sand the front and back to help disperse the light from the LEDs

Take the copper wire, and wrap it in equal measured places around the ring.

Now, hot glue all the remaining pieces!
Start with the strainer from the Coffee Press
then the circular plunger part
then the piece from the hard drive
and end with the lexan with the copper round around it!!

Finish it off with wrapping a couple pieces of the black tape around the edges, to cover all the stuff!

Finally Solder on the 6v battery pack with the length of wire you require, and Viola!

I’ve decided to also make the blasters for my hands, as I had left over LED’s & Lexan.
Same idea as the Arc reactor, cut out holes for LEDS in cardboard, then put lexan over it.


Launched the new gallery for the site!

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We are happy to announce the new gallery for our website! Go check it out!

Tobor

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Tobor will be a 120lber, middleweight class pneumatic flipper constructed with 4140 tube steel with 0.25″ aluminum armor. The weapon will a pneumatic flipper which will be testing a new way of actuating (Designed by Chris Williamson) a 6″ by 4″ ram, which will allow Tobor to be self righting. The drive consists of two NPC T-64’s, controlled with a Vantec 36e, and two 22.2V Turnigy 5000mah 40-50c lipo batteries.

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Got my chargers from the Robot Market Place!
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Gallery Updates!

I’m working on making the gallery page for this website a lot better! Please forgive the lack of Photos while I’m transferring everything to the new service! Thank you!

Combots is coming up!

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This October, ComBots returns for ComBots Cup VII – the biggest cash prize purse in robot combat! At last year’s two-day championship event, Original Sin managed a three-peat by beating the best 220-pound robots from around the world for dominance, cash, and the glory that is the ComBots Cup – 100 pounds of trophy-shaped awesome! You can view the contestants here and a PDF of the fight ladders here.Whether you’re a sports fan or techno geek, ComBots puts on the best events in San Francisco, getting on two of the world’s best Top Ten lists:

CBS, NBC, ABC, CNN, ESPN, The New York TimesWired,USA Today, and many more news agencies have covered our events. Check out how we’ve been described around the world!Want to Compete?
ComBots allows just about anyone to compete. Where to begin? Start by reading the rules and the Guide to Winning. Once you’ve got a robot plan in mind, you should definately go through the RioBotz Combot Tutorial (PDF – 28.7MB). There’s also a very brief video on the components of a simple ComBot. When you’ve finished a robot, here’s the information for registering and competing.

Private/Corp Events
Want to throw a really exciting party? Host a ComBots event! Soccer-playing androids, flame-throwing mini-robots driven by your staff, or our full 100,000 pound, 1600 sq ft combat arena with 220 lb killer robots. Host your own heavy metal event!

 

 

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Kitty & Robots don’t mix.

Baby Bunny FINALLY HOME!!!

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The triumphant return of my Baby from RoboGames 2012!!!

Robot Lego Fun Time!!!!!

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I just received all 8 sets of the Inferno Lego collection!! (Available for purchase here). Ordered a Pizza & Mountain Dew! Breaking out my CD player for the inferno lab CD, and tuned up Battlebots 2.0 so I can watch the bots I build in lego form fight in real form!! 😀

***ATTENTION*** SewerSnake Go Pro Camera View & All other videos have now been moved!!!!!!

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I have moved all the media from both the SewerSnake Go Pro Camera View & all other events to the GALLERY page, located here. Sorry for any confusion this has caused!!

 

-Bunny