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8bean builds bots IRL
« on: August 11, 2018, 01:04:12 PM »
Hello everyone! 4 of my friends and I got together and decided to build two bots. We had limited resources and time so neither of them came out as expected.

The first bot is Sean.
 

Sean is a beetleweight wedge powered by 4 22:1 silversparks by a 3c 12v lipo. It was originally supposed to have a servo lifter but due to weight constraints it had to be removed.
 

This caused Sean to have a lot of excess space and be way too large.

The second bot we made is named Vaughn.
 

Vaughn is a mantisweight thwackbot that was made at the last second with spare RC parts. Rushing this bot out was a poor decision on our part because at the event we had a full electronics malfunction and had to forfeit it from the tournament.

Sean fought in three matches. This first match was against a plastic coffee cup and would determine our standing in the tournament based off of the damage we had done to it. Needless to say our wedge could do very little against it so it basically became a game of ram the cup as many times as possible.

Unfortunately, after this match we discovered that both of our back motors had become disconnected from the gearboxes. We spent an hour and a half troubleshooting these motors but couldn't get them to reconnect correctly to the gearbox.
The second match it fought in was against a very small overhead bar spinner named WISPTEC. Prior to this battle, WISPTEC had shredded its weapon bar mount when fighting the cup. Since the bar couldn't be repaired in time, a wooden ruler became its primary weapon for this match.

Our third and final match was against the feared Rapid Unscheduled Dissasembly. Lets just say that we came out of this match much better than expected.

Since Vaughn forfeit its match, the very generous host of this tournament provided us with an RC car toy named Sacraficial Lamb. It fought valiantly against the destructive American Banshee.


This event was a great experience and was very fun to participate in. We are certain that we will come back next year with something much more planned out and will hopefully take home a trophy.
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Re: 8bean builds bots IRL
« Reply #1 on: August 18, 2018, 09:22:15 PM »
Looking good! I would say more bolts will probably be needed as you guys progress onwards.
I built that big robot on that TV show that time


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Re: 8bean builds bots IRL
« Reply #2 on: April 14, 2019, 02:05:24 AM »
Hey chads I'm back with an all new bot (and this one actually has a real weapon)

 

Introducing H5N1 from Team Plague! A beetleweight vert that we just competed with at NRC.

NRC was a 3 day event that was a blast to participate in and spectate. No combat matches were scheduled on day 1 so we got to walk around the pits and talk with builders from all over. One of the combat teams stationed next to our table was having several driving issues so we helped them out and got it up and running again before inspection. Several other robotics competitions were running here as well that were fantastic to watch. One of which that was scheduled day 1 was the extremely competitive bot hockey and was fun to watch.

As day 2 came along, our fights began.




Day 3








Overall it was a fantastic event that was extremely fun to participate in. We even came out with relatively minor damage.
 


We all hope to return to another event soon and can't wait to get back into the arena!
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Re: 8bean builds bots IRL
« Reply #3 on: April 14, 2019, 02:35:01 AM »
Awesome

Also, I like your RL team name and logo, as well as that VS itself

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Re: 8bean builds bots IRL
« Reply #4 on: April 16, 2019, 04:08:23 PM »
Thanks. We hope to be able to bring it to HORD in June and then head off to NRC at the Ohio State Fair in August.
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Re: 8bean builds bots IRL
« Reply #5 on: April 17, 2019, 09:29:38 AM »
Your robot-fighting career already looks very promising.
I really like your VS. 


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Re: 8bean builds bots IRL
« Reply #6 on: April 28, 2019, 09:50:04 PM »
Made an event overview/build thingy because why not

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Re: 8bean builds bots IRL
« Reply #7 on: June 05, 2019, 01:22:02 PM »
Its been a bit since the event but here's an overview of HORD 2019.

Since the beetleweight category had completely filled up, the team decided to sign up for the mantisweight class. We competed with the multibot Dual Disease which sported H5N1 and a modified Sean.

 

H5N1 is completely unchanged since the last event. Sean on the other hand now utilizes 2 of the kitbots 1000rpm metal gearmotors rather than silversparks and is running on a 4s lipo.

Our first match was up against the 4wd titanium block named T-34



The second match was versus the powerful steel wedge of Piece by Piece


Afterwards, we fought the menacing drum spinner American Banshee


Finally we fought the expertly driven wedge Derpy


This was the best event we've been to by far. The whole area was packed with spectators and everyone was into it. We also got to see plenty of amazing designs and brutal bots. I know we will certainly be making a return next year.
Oh yeah and here's some post event pics of the bots
 

 
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Re: 8bean builds bots IRL
« Reply #8 on: August 05, 2019, 03:24:37 PM »
Back again with another event overview, this time we're back at the Ohio State Fair.

We showed up with H5N1 which now sports a pair of D2 wheels (for weight saving purposes) and a smaller wedge. We initially planned on using the other wedge but during a pre-event spinup it got caught on a seam in the floor and the weapon cracked it right in half. Not having enough time to angle grind a new one, we just used this backup.
Also entering was Sean V2, completely unchanged from HORD and ready to rumble.

 


The first fight of the event was between Sean V2 and Pamela




After that it was Sean V2 vs Honeycomb




Next up H5N1 took on Rebecca




Afterwards, Sean V2 took on Voxel




H5N1 then took on A new DIG




Now in the winners finals we were against ourselves




In the losers finals Sean V2 was up against Honeycomb for the second time




It was grand finals time with H5N1 up against Honeycomb




After a quick turnaround on both of the bots, it was rumble time




It was really fun to return to the first tournament we ever competed in and take first and third. Also, we've already got another project in the works that is hopefully bigger and badder than H5N1 so stay tuned  :dance:
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Re: 8bean builds bots IRL
« Reply #9 on: August 05, 2019, 10:27:00 PM »
you've done a good job learning from your prior builds.

where does one get the tiny beacon lights? askingforafriend

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Re: 8bean builds bots IRL
« Reply #10 on: August 06, 2019, 04:34:10 PM »
thanks! there's a bunch of chinese ebay sellers for the lights but we usually get them from here
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