You may remember us from a website we used to run called Totalinsanity.net, if you're an old timer. It was a combat robotic site with a bunch of tutorials and such. We used to be really into combat robots. We competed at Robogames, and Matt competed at a few other events and even won in the 120 lbs class once. Things are different now though...
Battlebots is back! There is only one weightclass: 250 lbs. Last year we entered a concept but were sadly relegated to "alternate back ups" and didn't get invited, so we didn't build it. This blog is our story of getting back in the game for real, building a new bot, and trying to avoid "back up alternate" status for season 3.
It's been 8 years since we last competed. All the motors and electronics we used to use don't even exist anymore. So it's time to order some parts and test some things and see what we can make with these fancy future components.
We used to run brushed DC motors, but everything cool seems to be brushless these days. Can they be trusted? Are they reliable? We're looking to find out soon. First, enjoy some pictures. We'll be back soon once we figure out a test rig of some kind.