was lopped off. Before the finals
match with a nasty eggbeater, we
bent an unhardened steel wedge to
about 100 degrees, drilled new
mounting holes, and simply screwed
it onto the same sandwich mounts
used for the steel flat plate. With the
tip of the wedge trimmed perfectly
against the ground, it held together
surprisingly well until the thin .04”
steel itself began to bend.
With the slight success of this
concept on Cloud of Suspicion, we
scaled this up and down for use in
all of our wedge bots, and it has
actually become the primary wedge
for Mango Farmer — which couldn’t
afford the weight of our hinged
wedge assembly. While these have
proven successful for the most part,
they tend to not work as well
against large vertical spinners which
usually catch the top corner of the
steel, resulting in the wedge ‘bot
being flipped or pushed back.
C MBAT ZONE’S
● by Kevin Berry
This month, once again, only one builder submitted to Greatest
Hits. Come on, bot fighters! There
are tons of events going on, and
gourmet damage abounds!
Troy Mock, from Team Asian
Invasion, is the Combat Zone
Greatest Hits hero for submitting
some RoboGames 2010 Greatest
Hits. His beetleweight, Attitude, had
the dubious honor of fighting two
of Gene Burbeck’s bots: One Fierce
Lawn Boy and One Fierce Round
House. Despite the post-battle
appearance of Attitude in these pics,
Gene said Troy snapped the belt on
OFLB, and on OFRH he ripped off
some tape and scratched his back
armor! In the currency of One
Fierce, that’s some Great Hits!
Calling All Casualties
Before and after photos, a brief
description of the fight, and the
builder’s name can be submitted to
me at LegendaryRobotics@gmail.
com. Or, if you have an action shot
that clearly shows what’s going on,
those are welcome too! These don’t
have to be current, and anything
you can (legally) submit — clear back
to the good old days of wooden
bots and iron builders — is fair
Attitude after OFLB.
Completed Events from
Apr 10 – May 9
BotsIQ 2010 Nationals were presented by BotsIQ in Miami,
FL, April 16th to 18th.
RoboGames 2010 were presented by ComBots in San
Francisco, CA, April 23rd to 25th.
30 SERVO 07.2010