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Re: Mazakari's potential tournament showcase
« Reply #40 on: March 17, 2013, 09:03:23 AM »
I tried making a vertical spinner.

Tested it too. Could have a very strong contender for this display tournament, so I intentionally snuck in a couple of weaknesses to be exploited. :L


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Re: Mazakari's potential tournament showcase
« Reply #41 on: March 17, 2013, 09:06:48 AM »
Looks pretty cool once again.
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Re: Mazakari's potential tournament showcase
« Reply #42 on: March 17, 2013, 12:22:55 PM »
Dang, i'm going to klone some bots when i get the chance.
My favorite one is the flipper(?) with the tazwedge.
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Re: Mazakari's potential tournament showcase
« Reply #43 on: March 17, 2013, 06:28:05 PM »
Any 'bot types that I haven't tried building yet? Anything anyone would like to see me try for this thing? :-)

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Re: Mazakari's potential tournament showcase
« Reply #44 on: March 17, 2013, 09:42:56 PM »
Any 'bot types that I haven't tried building yet? Anything anyone would like to see me try for this thing? :-)

How about a drum?

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Re: Mazakari's potential tournament showcase
« Reply #45 on: March 17, 2013, 10:42:51 PM »
Ooooh, that's an idea. I have built a drum before but it was literally just a blue invertible box.

I'll have a go at that.

(edit: when I wake up later, anyway. Just realised it's 4am. Whoops.)

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Re: Mazakari's potential tournament showcase
« Reply #46 on: March 17, 2013, 11:18:23 PM »
Why does that sound familiar..

Also, The Highlander 2 has had a reasonably successful run, scooping up two second place tournament finishes. So the next step would be the third incarnation, correct? :gawe:
 
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Oh, right :P

nah you said that though and it instantly reminded me of NFX's Highlander lol

Anyway, try building a shelled flipper or hammer (aka it looks like an SS but it's got a flipper or a hammer or something, like Revenge of Trouble and Strife) Should be a fun little challenge :P

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Re: Mazakari's potential tournament showcase
« Reply #47 on: March 18, 2013, 05:51:53 AM »
Ha, mine's not quite as aesthetically pleasing as NFX's, though. I do want to revisit the drum design and see if I can come up with something a bit more original, but we'll see.

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Re: Mazakari's potential tournament showcase
« Reply #48 on: March 18, 2013, 08:05:33 AM »
Your ability to make simple bots, yet catchy to the eye at the same time is quite impressive. I'm letting you know that I'm not a very active member in the forum and I mostly post in my own showcase. But somehow you're making me comment here, lol

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Re: Mazakari's potential tournament showcase
« Reply #49 on: March 18, 2013, 09:09:25 AM »
Ha, nice. Thank you.  :thumbup

Still don't see much of the appeal in my designs. But then again, I see them practically every day when I boot up RA2 so maybe I'm just getting bored of them.  :rolleyes:

ANYWAY, these two aren't for the display tournament, but will hopefully be my first ever entries in a forum tournament (Battlebots 6).

A lightweight with twin discs called Cataclysm, and a mediumweight with horizontal bar spinner thingymabob called The Red Dragon. Bit of Welsh background going in there.  :approve:

(yes, I know they're not going to be competitive, but whatever)






Still completely stumped on what to do for a heavyweight entry, and I've never built a SHW before, and don't know how.

Might take Kossokei up on the challenge of a shell lifter.

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Re: Mazakari's potential tournament showcase
« Reply #50 on: March 18, 2013, 09:53:03 AM »
I LOVE Cataclysm.

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Re: Mazakari's potential tournament showcase
« Reply #51 on: March 18, 2013, 10:03:23 AM »
Cataclysm looks like it will do well. S3 Discs are really damaging.

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Re: Mazakari's potential tournament showcase
« Reply #52 on: March 18, 2013, 10:58:53 AM »
Cheers guys. The only issue is that Cataclysm will get dominated by wedges. Of which I'm sure there will be a few.

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Re: Mazakari's potential tournament showcase
« Reply #53 on: March 18, 2013, 11:00:50 AM »
I'm jealous. Really.
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Re: Mazakari's potential tournament showcase
« Reply #54 on: March 18, 2013, 09:06:27 PM »
Tried making a front-hinged flipper. Accidently made a Mute clone. LOL WHOOPS.


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Re: Mazakari's potential tournament showcase
« Reply #55 on: March 18, 2013, 09:10:38 PM »
That one's really nice.

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Re: Mazakari's potential tournament showcase
« Reply #56 on: March 18, 2013, 09:37:22 PM »
That was gonna be my BB6 Heavyweight. But I think I'll probably go for something a bit more interesting, and reskin that one for the display tournament. We'll see.

There's already a couple of Robot Wars 'clones' knocking about in my files so one more won't harm (a 259 inspired vertical spinner and a Mace style lifter the main ones I'll be using).



So, Kossokei. You challenged me to create a shell lifter. I FAILED.

It's not IRL, it's completely ineffective in a fight, but whatever.

See if you can have a go at what I was attempting with this.





(yes I did make this in the half hour or so since my last post. Kind of want that half hour back.)

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Re: Mazakari's potential tournament showcase
« Reply #57 on: March 19, 2013, 02:11:59 PM »
That was gonna be my BB6 Heavyweight. But I think I'll probably go for something a bit more interesting, and reskin that one for the display tournament. We'll see.

There's already a couple of Robot Wars 'clones' knocking about in my files so one more won't harm (a 259 inspired vertical spinner and a Mace style lifter the main ones I'll be using).



So, Kossokei. You challenged me to create a shell lifter. I FAILED.

It's not IRL, it's completely ineffective in a fight, but whatever.

See if you can have a go at what I was attempting with this.


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(yes I did make this in the half hour or so since my last post. Kind of want that half hour back.)
Hey, it ain't too bad.

Maybe use a Tazbot arm thing for the lifter, change the twm3r to a servo and it'll be a little better (And function better too?)

T'was a good try, I'll give you that :P

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Re: Mazakari's potential tournament showcase
« Reply #58 on: March 23, 2013, 08:11:30 PM »
Feeling rather uninspired as of late.

Hopefully a bit of creative spark shall return and I can start some actual design work, rather than run-of-the-mill entries to bulk out the numbers.


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Re: Mazakari's potential tournament showcase
« Reply #59 on: March 24, 2013, 09:36:25 PM »
So, I decided to dip my toes into the water of SHW building. After a couple of awful looking efforts, and a crash just as I was getting a design I liked, I went ahead and built a nice, generic, shell spinner.

This was gonna be my BB6 SHW entry, seeing as I've entered all the others.

LOL NO. Back to the drawing board when I wake up.