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Botober 2019
« on: September 15, 2019, 09:31:47 AM »
(First off: I'm not sure if this is the right section. If it isn't, feel free to move it.)


Last year, I set myself a personal challenge that I dubbed "Botober": build a brand new DSL-IRL bot every day for the whole of October, using the official Inktober 2018 prompts as inspiration. I unfortunately burned out and stopped about midway through, but the idea proved popular and - to my surprise - a couple of other people actually joined in.

So this year, I've decided to open Botober up, and organise it into a proper event that anyone can enter. My intention is for this thread is to act as a central hub, where people can declare their intent to enter, provide feedback, and (once October starts) post their bots.

=== HOW IT WORKS ===

  • At the bottom of this post, you'll find the Botober prompt list. This time, I've taken the Inktober prompt list and replaced some of the prompts with my own, to make them either more interesting, or more suited to RA2 building.
  • Every day during October, you must create a robot based on that day's prompt, and post a splash image or screenshot in this thread.
  • There are no prizes for completing all 31 days. The only prizes are personal satisfaction, and having a fleet of potential new tournament entries. This is a fun challenge, so please don't push yourself to the point of burnout in trying to complete it.
  • While DSL-IRL and RR2 are best suited to Botober, you are free to use any meta you like. You can even mix-and-match: say, build a DSL-IRL robot one day, then an IF Standard robot the next.
  • It's fine to build a bot early, as long as you wait until the day of its prompt to post it. Similarly, it's fine to build a bot late if you need to catch up.
  • I will be taking part myself, but due to prior commitments and my limited free time, I do not expect to complete every day.

=== THE GOALS OF BOTOBER ===

  • Test your creativity and building skills. Try out different weapon systems, weight classes, and even metas. Don't be afraid to go outside your comfort zone.
  • Build up your roster. If you complete all 31 days, you'll have 31 robots ready to be polished up and sent into tournaments.
  • Botober is a personal challenge - it's not a challenge to see who can build the best bots. Don't be discouraged if you feel other people's builds are better than your own - and remember, you can always revisit and refine your Botober creations later on.

=== BOTOBER 2019 PROMPT LIST (subject to change) ===

 
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Re: Botober 2019
« Reply #1 on: September 15, 2019, 09:56:07 AM »
what do you mean by sling?
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Re: Botober 2019
« Reply #2 on: September 15, 2019, 09:59:40 AM »
  • Botober is a personal challenge - it's not a challenge to see who can build the best bots.
We'll see about that heck
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Re: Botober 2019
« Reply #3 on: September 15, 2019, 10:01:05 AM »
what do you mean by sling?
sling1
/sliNG/

noun
noun: sling; plural noun: slings
1.
a flexible strap or belt used in the form of a loop to support or raise a weight.
"the horse had to be supported by a sling fixed to the roof"
a bandage or soft strap looped around the neck to support an injured arm.
"she had her arm in a sling"
synonyms:   support bandage, support, bandage, strap
"she had her arm in a sling"
a pouch or frame for carrying a baby, supported by a strap around the neck or shoulders.
a short length of rope used to provide additional support for the body in rappelling or climbing.

2.
a simple weapon in the form of a strap or loop, used to hurl stones or other small missiles.
synonyms:   catapult, slingshot; shanghai
"700 men armed only with slings"

verb

verb: sling; 3rd person present: slings; past tense: slung; past participle: slung; gerund or present participle: slinging

1.
suspend or arrange (something), especially with a strap or straps, so that it hangs loosely in a particular position.
"a hammock was slung between two trees"
synonyms:   hang, suspend, string, dangle, swing, drape
"a hammock was slung between two trees"
carry (something, especially a garment) loosely and casually.
"he had his jacket slung over one shoulder"
hoist or transfer (something) with a sling.
"horse after horse was slung up from the barges"

2.
INFORMAL•BRITISH
throw; fling (often used to express the speaker's casual attitude).
"sling a few things into your knapsack"
synonyms:   throw, toss, fling, hurl, cast, pitch, lob, launch, flip, shy, catapult, send flying, let fly with; More
hurl (a stone or other missile) from a sling or similar weapon.
Delete your account smh

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Re: Botober 2019
« Reply #4 on: September 15, 2019, 10:10:56 AM »
so i have to make a catapult bot?
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Re: Botober 2019
« Reply #5 on: September 15, 2019, 10:17:14 AM »
so i have to make a catapult bot?

Well, it's up to you. You could make a robot with a pneumatic spike that resembles a slingshot, or a robot with an axe that resembles a catapult, or a Doctor Strange-themed ring spinner called "Sling Ring", or...
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Re: Botober 2019
« Reply #6 on: September 15, 2019, 10:29:42 AM »
3rd Oct is gonna be woke
ENTER BOTM OR I WILL

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Re: Botober 2019
« Reply #7 on: September 15, 2019, 10:40:44 AM »
I already have the 6th  heck
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Re: Botober 2019
« Reply #8 on: September 15, 2019, 10:59:18 AM »
So RR2 is okay?
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Re: Botober 2019
« Reply #9 on: September 15, 2019, 11:02:06 AM »
i already have the 1rst
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Re: Botober 2019
« Reply #10 on: September 15, 2019, 11:05:14 AM »
please eat something that you're allergic to, in excessive ammounts

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Re: Botober 2019
« Reply #11 on: September 15, 2019, 12:08:22 PM »
I have a few ideas for some of the days already, looking forward to this for sure!

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Re: Botober 2019
« Reply #12 on: September 30, 2019, 03:13:58 PM »
I meant to bump this earlier, but just a quick reminder that this starts TOMORROW! Day 1's theme is "Jewelry" - start planning out your ideas!
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Re: Botober 2019
« Reply #13 on: October 01, 2019, 11:07:03 AM »
Someone has to kick this off, right?
DAY 1: Jewlery
Bot: Engagement
Class: CW
So this is Engagement, and I'm pleased with how it turned out. Sadly, the treads AGODed, so I had to put them on regular motors. I was originally going to make it single-toothed, but I'm lazy so I went with this.
 
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Re: Botober 2019
« Reply #14 on: October 01, 2019, 11:17:39 AM »
day 1: jewelry
 
made on stock
its a lightweight rammer, the fist is supposed to be a ruby on the ring
« Last Edit: October 01, 2019, 04:58:21 PM by geese »
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Re: Botober 2019
« Reply #15 on: October 01, 2019, 04:29:17 PM »
Right, how's this for a ring spinner?

 


I've wanted to build a HS with this kinda chassis shape for ages. The idea was to make it look like one of those rings you see in cartoons where the diamond is comically oversized. Unfortunately, the teeth very slightly clip through the Perm... ah well, such is life. Something to fix after the month is over.

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Re: Botober 2019
« Reply #16 on: October 01, 2019, 04:33:02 PM »
Here we go, not my best work (because my skinning is absolutely horrendous) but it's a robot
 
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Re: Botober 2019
« Reply #17 on: October 01, 2019, 04:38:26 PM »
Here we go, not my best work (because my skinning is absolutely horrendous) but it's a robot
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tbh you deserve extra credit just for not making a spinner like the rest of us

Hopefully Day 2 ("Mindless") throws up some more varied designs.
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Re: Botober 2019
« Reply #18 on: October 01, 2019, 05:06:11 PM »


"tbh you deserve extra credit just for not making a spinner like the rest of us"
ahem, i made a rammer
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Re: Botober 2019
« Reply #19 on: October 01, 2019, 06:27:25 PM »
So. Botober begins.

Welp, here's my first bot. Diamond in the Rough.

I bet you can't tell who it's inspired by, it's not based on anything irl.
« Last Edit: October 01, 2019, 09:04:39 PM by The Skeptic »