Chris Olin

Chris's Articles

Creating the HORD Arena

October 2016, Page 21

Details on what it took to construct a new arena for a robot event held at ColossalCon.

HORD 2015: Con on the Cob

April 2016, Page 18

Action report and results.

Tips from the Pros

November 2015, Page 35

We asked some of the BattleBots' top builders what advice and tips they would give to aspiring bot builders. Here are their answers.

BattleBots™ Gets Tombstoned

November 2015, Page 32

When entering the BattleBox, if you see the steely eyed gaze and confident smile of Ray Billings staring back at you, you know you're in trouble.

BUILD REPORT: Viper Fighter Mark-2a

September 2015, Page 33

After back to back crushing defeats by Pretzel Robotics' Vile Ant and Low Blow, it became clear I needed a better Antweight robot.

Let’s Talk Bots

September 2015, Page 62

Team Wrecks and Team Witch Doctor and Shaman open up about their experiences with the recently televised BattleBots competition.

EVENT REPORT: Robot HORDs Return to The Gate

October 2013, Page 29

Eleven teams brought a total of five 150 gram Fleaweights, 11 one pound Antweights, and six three pound Beetleweights to compete in three brutal double elimination tournaments.

Mead Gets the AXE

July 2013, Page 46

Ross Mead from Team AXE gives his perspective on the groundbreaking competition/TV series that aired recently.

INTERVIEW: Tool City Robobots Leverages Combat for Learning

June 2012, Page 45

For the past six years, middle and high school students from across Crawford County, PA have been building ever-increasing powerful 15 pound combat robots to compete in the annual Tool City Robobots competition hosted by the Crawford County School District and National Tooling and Machining Association (NTMA) of North West Pennsylvania.

EVENT REPORT: ORC Storms “The Gate”

December 2011, Page 37

2011 was a difficult year for the Ohio Robotics Club (ORC).


December 2011, Page 33

September 2010. An unknown father-son robot team arrives unannounced and unexpected at their first competition (HORD 2010) with their new Antweight robot, Low Blow.

EVENT REPORT: Robotic HORD Returns to Cuyahoga Valley Career Center

October 2010, Page 38

The Ohio Robotics Club (ORC) — a member of the Robot Fighting League (RFL) hosted the House of Robotic Destruction (HORD) Spring 2010 at Cuyahoga Valley Career Center (CVCC) back in May of this year.

Motorama 2010

May 2010, Page 35

February 19-21, 84 killer robots gathered in Harrisburg, PA to delight hundreds of motor sports fans with their metal crushing mayhem in the North East Robotic Club’s (NERC) Robot Conflict 2010.

Fighting Robots Invade Classic RC Raceways

December 2009, Page 37

The Ohio Robotics Club (ORC) — a member of the Robot Fighting League (RFL) — held its tenth event, “House of Robotic Destruction Fall 2009” (HORD) at Classic RC Raceways in Akron, OH on September 19th 2009.

Ohio Robot Club Holds 9th HORD Event

August 2009, Page 27

Thirty insect weight robots clashed at the 9th House of Robotic Destruction (HORD) hosted by the Ohio Robotics Club (ORC) — a member of the Robot Fighting League (RFL) — and Cuyahoga Valley Career Center (CVCC) in Cleveland, OH in May.