Now that was a fight! As is Battlebots tradition, whenever a member from one Battlebots team leaves to become captain of their own robot, they must fight their previous team at some point in their first season. Our 2019 teammate Bunny came to Battlebots 2020 with her own robot, Malice, who we took on this past week in our second fight of the season. To clear up any confusion: there is absolutely no bad blood between us. Bunny has been part of the robot scene long before Shatter! was even a flicker of an idea. We're so happy she was able to captain her own team this season, she really deserves some time in the spotlight herself after being a part of other teams for so long.
In the end, this was a memorable fight for sure. If you haven't watched the fight yet, turn back now, because there are massive spoilers ahead. If you're ready for the post fight breakdown, hit the jump to keep reading.
For our first fight of the 2020 season, we were excited to be matched up against a returning veteran team, and former semi finalist, Ghost Raptor! We were the first fight of Season 5 Episode 2, and if you haven't watched it yet, go check it out! Spoilers ahead in our post fight report, you've been warned! Ready? Hit the jump for the full post-fight breakdown!
2020, what a year, eh?
It's been a while since we last made a post. As you probably know, Battlebots was intended to be filmed back in April, and we were hard at work in March getting Shatter! 2020 ready. Then, the world came to a halt. Covid-19 changed everything, Battlebots included. Shatter! was stuck at Adam's office, off limits according to city regulations. Battlebots was indefinitely postponed. New York City was hit hard by the pandemic and it was not a good time for anyone.
But! Battlebots 2020 did get filmed in October, it's premiering this Thursday on Discovery, and we were there with Shatter! 2020 in all its glory, putting on the best Battlebots seasons yet (as safely as we could).
Hit the jump for a Shatter! Battlebots 2020 preview!
For our final regular-season fight we got matched up against the Bull from Brazil himself, Minotaur! It was quite the honor to be put up against a team as well respected as Riobotz, and even if they hadn't been having the best season in 2019, Minotaur is one of the fiercest bots in the competition. If you haven't watched Episode 12 of Battlebots season 4 yet, go watch it! There will be spoilers ahead, you've been warned! Hit the jump for the full fight report.
Surprise! Discovery posted our fight vs Kingpin to their facebook page! You can watch it here, in its entirety, without even logging into facebook:
Check it out, then hit the jump for the post-fight breakdown!
What a fight! This fight is why we build robots. Some choice quotes we heard about this match:
A young fan after the match: "You're the new Beta!"
John Reid himself: "Great fight. Impressive performance."
The Spinner Proof Podcast: "This is the best 3 minutes of combat robotics that has ever happened" (1:32:03, thanks guys!)
We were really, really happy with this fight. Hit the jump to keep reading and check out some fun damage photos! Also, obviously, SPOILERS AHEAD.
Wow! What a fight! If you haven't seen it yet, then go see it!
SPOILERS AHEAD! You've been warned. Full battle damage report after the jump!
If you've been following Bots FC, then you know we like overhead hammer robots, and you probably know about our affinity for unique drive methods. But maybe you just heard about us from Battlebots and decided to come take a look. So let's dive into Shatter! and what makes it unique, and what change's we've made vs our previous HW robots Blue and Mega Melvin. More after the break. Click here!
We just got back from Battlebots 2019! What a journey! It's been a long 3 years in the making, but we finally made it to Battlebots, a real dream come true.
If you'd like to keep up with our day to day happenings, follow us on instagram and twitter where we post a lot more regularly!
We plan to have a lot of articles here about some of the things we've been trying: at Battlebots, at Motorama, at Maker Faire, etc. Things like ablative armor, mecanum wheels, gearboxes, five axis waterjetting, and more! We'll also be doing fight recaps for every episode we're in!
This space will be for long format, information dense posts. Instagram and twitter will be for short updates and fun photos and such.
We can't wait until the episodes start airing: June 7 on Discovery!
In King of Bots episode 6 I accidentally recreated my favorite moment from Battlebots. Hit the break to find out what that is, and a fight recap from our episode 6 matchup against vertical spinner Two Barbecue!