Robot Wars Returns! — From a Decade in Storage to the Modern Arena
Can I realistically get a working robot into the studio for the first day of filming? Maybe... Let's investigate the options.
Old School Lathes
This is not your typical product review. I’m not going to tell you about a brand new product, a cutting edge piece of technology, or a product that will revolutionize the way we all work. I’m not even reviewing a single product. Instead, I am going to look at the subject of old lathes and why you should buy one.
BUILD REPORT: The Great Outdoors: Combat Robots vs. Mother Nature
Robots fight. We all know this, and it is why we read this section of the magazine. However, where, and when
BUILD REPORT: Building Combat Arenas: A Guide to Staying Safe
Combat robots are dangerous; we can all agree about that.
PARTS IS PARTS: Let’s Roll — Wheels for Combat Robots
It does not matter how powerful your robot is, if you cannot transfer that power to the floor. Wheels are the single most important part of your robot because without them doing their job properly, the effectiveness of every other capability is reduced.
Outside the Box
Project Zoidberg was conceived when a motor delivery for one of our other robots arrived at my teammate’s house, containing a surprising ‘extra’ component. The sender had accidentally packed a pair of Team Delta18V Dewalt ‘power drive’ gear motors. These powerful, drill-based units looked too nice to send back, so a deal was arranged.