Assbots have a few rules. They must not be planned ahead of time (Agent Colson is not an assbot), made as soon before the competition as possible (the pressure inspires the creative juices) and use as few fasteners as possible, to allow for creative design.
This assbot is called HAM, a beetleweight. It is the first of its series, a whole lineage of HAM related assbots. Unfortunately pictures of HAM are few.
|The top half of the robot.|
The wheels were waterjet and glued directly onto the motor output shafts with Loctite. O-rings were hot-glued onto the rims for traction.
On the back of the robot HAM was extruded from more foam.
The only method of attack that HAM had was to push. Since neither are the motors torquey nor the wheels grippy, HAM wasn't that good at pushing.
However, if it could remain right-side-up, HAM could take hits, and won by not breaking itself.
|HAM being airlifted out.|