Robot Combat (6)

Alex Standke

Smashbotz Backyard Brawl 5/28/22

This was a fantastic little event in a backyard. I was skeptical how well robot combat would work at someone's house but this was probably one of the easiest and most efficiently run robot combat events I've been to. Everyone was within earshot of the…

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Alex Standke

Matterhackers March Mayhem

A mere 3 weeks since last the last Smashbotz session, Matterhackers hosted this major event with over 100 robots from 150g to 12lb. I once again brought my 150g Netsplit and 3lb Failover to this competition. Due to the time crunch between competitions there aren’t a lot…

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Alex Standke

Smashbotz Sessons 2/12/22

Since I’d had so many gearbox failures last time, this competition was all about testing changes I made to the drive. Namely, shock mounting. So much shock mounting it’s practically suspension. I did a TON of testing driving this robot around in my test box.

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Alex Standke

Smashbotz Sessions 1/8/22

This is a smaller, lighter weight event and as such will get a smaller, lighter weight combined assembly and event recap post. Lets get into the ‘bot upgrades first. I only brought my 150g Netsplit this time around, as they weren’t running Beetles and I…

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Alex Standke

Smashbotz 2021

Wow, that was cool. It was awesome meeting so many kind people, seeing tons of cool bots who’s fights I’d seen online, even getting destroyed by one. I entered two robots, a 150g Fairyweight called Netsplit, and a 3lb Beetleweight called Failover. This was my…

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