The battered remains
of Interstellar Overdrive
next to the trophy for
best engineered 15 lb
Interstellar Overdrive sporting a new wedge, rear bumper, and RIT decal.
advice in the robot combat
community: Always have spares and
learn to “freaking” drive. IO retired
in its 7th match.
The chassis was trashed and the
gearboxes were dead or close to it.
This was the perfect opportunity to
redesign the robot, taking into
account all the lessons that I’ve
learned during the life of version 1.
Apollyon 2 — coming soon to
an arena near you.
Overdrive 2, the
been replaced with
18V Dewalt drills;
the 6061 aluminum frame has been
replaced with a blend of 2024
aluminum and garolite; and the
front wedge and horns will be
remade but will remain essentially
the same. SV
Completed and Upcoming Events
July 5 - August 8
PA Bot Blast 2010 was
D.W. Robots in Bloomsburg, PA on
Schiele Museum Clash of the Bots was presented by Carolina
Combat Robots in Gastonia, NC on
Bay Area Robot Fights at Metrocon was held July 24th in
St. Petersburg, FL.
October - November
Mecha-Mayhem 2010 will be presented by the
Chicago Robotic Combat Association
in Rosemont, IL on October
24th. Go to
Robothon Robot Combat 2010 will be presented by Western
Allied Robotics in Seattle, WA
on October 24th. Go to www.
ComBots Cup V will be presented by ComBots in San Mateo, CA,
on October 23rd and 24th, 2010.
Go to http://robogames.net/
more information. SV
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