From 2000-01? season. The last one before the reboot. Tradition was rivet these to your robot.
Wow. Sounds fun. I’m an engineer by education and always thought it would be cool to do design and build one.I’ll have to go look for photos… We used to have a whole website so I’m sure I have some tiny resolution photos from back then somewhere on a hard drive.
A buddy of mine and I built basically a pizza box with a 3 foot long, half inch thick spinning bar of stainless on the front nose. Somewhere in the realm of 100,000 pounds psi impact.
We were in the heavyweight division which had a weight limit of 220 pounds. I did this in between jobs for about 18 months. Went out and got sponsorship… Project cost about $20 large just to send it in for destruction!
I taught myself CAD/CAM in the process. My father is an engineer.Wow. Sounds fun. I’m an engineer by education and always thought it would be cool to do design and build one.
Ha lol at the lab coat. That’s awesome that you learned CAD/CAM for this. Those were my favorite classes in college. My degree was manufacturing engineering + industrial engineering so lots of design and build stuff including various welding applications etc. all perfect for building battle bots lol. Should’ve done it. Ha.I taught myself CAD/CAM in the process. My father is an engineer.
Also got to be the shop lackey for a 60 year journeyman Bavarian machinist.
Relegated to sweeping chips and deburring parts. Dude tried to even stuff me in one of those German BMW lab coat things…
I had some cray ideas and notions as well… Luckily my partner was a mechanical engineer who was rather pragmatic and practical.That’s too cool, man!!
I used to sit and think of how I’d build my own, usually involving some kind of liquid nitrogen dispensing method and a heavy ass hammer to smash a frozen bot to pieces. Or fire, but I’d imagine those have gotta get pretty hot for the internal components to start melting unless you had direct access.
One of the key sponsorships was finding someone to ship all that crap including the toolboxes…Wow - I only thought it was a beast - until you shared the weight and dimensions. Damn!