I would just like to post a feeler to any teams around the northeast (not limiting to the northeast) who would like to build a battlebot to compete in a TBD weight class(es). Classes would be no larger than 30 pounds (weight classes are: 150g, 1lb, 3lb, 12lb, 30lb). No details have been made or worked out yet, I’m just merely trying to see if this is worth doing.
Why do a battlebot competition?
You get to see the other side of robotics, learn to design something to stand up to its enviroment, meet amazing people, and gain respect for “behind the scenes” of robotic combat.
**How would we pay for it??? **
If you still have your hobby radio from last year’s Edu-bot, your allready 40% of the way there on cost. Say 10, or heck even 20 members of your team wants to be involved, a few dollars per person for parts would suffice. Managing weight, and money are a great way to learn about product management.
*NOTE these MAX numbers are for some of the robots that I have seen who have sponsors, and spare no expense. Do realize if you do compete, you need a FM radio, AM radio is not allowed in the current NERC(NorthEast Robotic Club) rules. Please visit here for exact rules.
Be advised if you are not on a team, dont hesitate to make a bot! ANYBODY Can compete. I’m looking at early summer before college kids go to school (so the seniors can get one more shot) to take place, Depending on where i can get a facility to host the amount of people we are looking at, will decide where it will be. thanks for the interest!