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Paulmchurd
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Bugglebots

Post by Paulmchurd » Tue Jan 08, 2019 10:59 pm

Surprised it hasn’t been advertised here.

Excellent beetle weight competition web series. Really well produced and well worth a watch...it makes me long for a return of Robot Wars. Hopefully these guys are the start of its recovery...


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Post by MarkR » Wed Jan 09, 2019 8:21 am

I am really enjoying Bugglebots. I think that Beetleweight is a really good class now (watching Bugglebots).

It seems that there is a good variety of designs and a range of different builders, I imagine that they're not too expensive to build or transport (e.g. don't need to hire a van etc). As I understand it, the RW heavyweights really turned into a "who can get the most commercial sponsorship / tech assistance" competition.

I'd like to see a walker in the competition, but otherwise, it's great so far. I particularly enjoyed the Meltybrain spinner and overhead saw robots.
Robot: Betsie - RaspberryPi controlled flipper bot with gyro stablisation - too clever for her own good?

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