Ray Billings

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RoboGames Returns!
March 2015
As the largest robotic event in the world, participants and spectators alike were sorely disappointed when RoboGames did not take place in 2014. This year is gonna be way better with the return of this popular event.

BUILDING TIPS: Balancing a Weapon Bar
April 2014
I frequently get asked about balancing weapon bars, and figured a simple guide might be helpful.

RoboGames — From an International Perspective
October 2013
Robotics truly has worldwide appeal, and that was very apparent with over 17 entrants from international countries competing at this year’s event.

EVENT REPORT: RoboGames 2013
July 2013
RoboGames — the largest robotic event in the world (according to Guinness World Records!) — returned to the San Mateo, CA Exposition Center April 19th through 21st.

MANUFACTURING: Modifying NPC Drive Motors for Combat
August 2010
National Power Chair (or NPC) has been in business for many years, rebuilding and selling electric wheelchair motors and parts to individuals and wheelchair repair facilities throughout the country.

The ComBots Cup 2009
March 2010
Over the weekend of December 19-20, 2009, the ComBots Cup event was held in San Mateo, CA where combat robots ranging from one pound up to 220 pounds competed for honor and glory.

30 Pound Combat Robot - Mitch
November 2008
Frequently at events, I am inundated with questions on how to get started in combat robotics. I’m always honored by the requests, and enjoy the enthusiasm that potentially new builders bring to the sport.