Zach O’Donnell


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BUILD REPORT: The Quest for a Dif ferent Kind of Flipper: Building the Beast
October 2013, Page 24
In a recent issue of SERVO, I wrote about scaling up my successful six pound Mantisweight class flipper Threecoil into a 30 pound Sportsman class robot.

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BUILD REPORT: The Quest for a Dif ferent Kind of Flipper: Making the Machine
July 2013, Page 30
This month, I will discuss the fabrication of some of the parts that made up the flipper assembly in Threecoil.

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BUILD REPORT: The Quest for a Different Kind of Flipper: Inspiration and Early Attempts
May 2013, Page 26
I have been building fighting robots for several years, and starting in 2009 I managed to build a 12 pound robot named Scurrie that won several competitions in a row. After some time, I was also successful with a 30 pound shell spinner named Tetanus.

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EVENT REPORT: PA Bot Blast 2010
October 2010, Page 41
July 17, 2010 fighting robots in four weight classes invaded the Columbia Mall in Bloomsburg, PA for the third annual PA Bot Blast.

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Building a Better Battery System
February 2009, Page 22
My 12 pound combat robot Scurrie was designed to use two battery packs that werre physically and electrically separate from each other.