MATRIX Robotics enters the “kit” competition with a brand new 3D metal construction system that is perfect for use in events like the FIRST Tech Challenge, as well as for hobbyists and educators.
There has been a great deal of hype around 3D printers lately. If you are planning on purchasing one, be sure you read this article series first. What you find out may surprise you.
Building robots with a great finished look doesn’t have to be difficult or expensive. This article will show you how to construct a personable, cost-effective robot out of a trash can.
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.
Last year, the Combat Zone published a series of articles covering the history of the sport by recovering the undocumented, nearly lost information about each of our sport’s major events — past and present. Now, 10 years after the demise of major television coverage, we tracked down some of the most famous names from that era to gain their perspective on what some see as “the glory days” of the sport. Our first victim is competitor and host of “The Builder’s Corner” from the BattleBots™ series.
Just this February, the Northeast Robotics Club (http://www.nerc.us) hosted the 11th annual combat event at the 2013 Motorama motorsports extravaganza and custom car show (http://www.motorama events.com) in Harrisburg, PA.