Saturday, March 19, 2016

In the Margins: Save the drive at the expense of the weapon

In the Margins is a beetleweight combat robot. It is the least documented bot I have. Sorry.

Its frame is almost entirely UHMW. I am not a fan of the material, since it likes to slip out of vises and collets, but it does absorb impacts pretty well, which keeps the drive motors happy, which keeps me happy. It competed in Motorama 2015, with a record of nine wins, two losses.

Its goals were to:

  • Not destroy its own drive motors.

Before the Event

After the Event

The plastic around the weapon deformed enough to allow the large bearing to escape its screws.