horizontal-bar-spinner Steve's power
switch early in the match.
Jamison Go brought a powerful
new drum bot to this event,
Dominant Mode, which delivered
some devastating hits against
Ramvac and Weta God of Ugly
Things (last year's champion). In the
latter match, Dominant Mode was
flipped upside down, allowing Weta
to get some good hits against
Dominant Mode's titanium armor. All
the kids took a step back from the
arena as the shower of bright sparks
hit the arena wall. Dominant Mode
was eventually able to self right, and
after two minutes of constant
contact between the bots, the judges
deemed Dominant Mode the winner.
DeJa Voodoo and Grande
Tambor took the stage next for a
forceful match between these two
drum bots that ended with DeJa
Voodoo sending Grande Tambor into
the ceiling. In the rematch between
these two bots later in the bracket,
Grande Tambor landed on the floor
with so much force that both drive
shafts sheared off, rendering Grande
TABLE 1. CLASH OF THE BOTS 3 WINNERS.
Fleaweight Antweight Beetleweight
1st: Pissed Off Unicorn - Poco Tambor - Shame Spiral -
Busted Nuts Robotics Team Pneusance MH Robotics
Thrash - Capricant -
Busted Nuts Robotics Ram Robotics
DeJa Voodoo -
Busted Nuts Robotics
Invertigo - Gilbert -
Busted Nuts Robotics MH Robotics
Grande Tambor -
Hockey: Team Meatheads
Team Scotch Pies Team Pneusance
Coolest Robot: Chobham 2.0 - OpenRobotix
FIGURE 17. DeJa Voodoo
gets wedged in the arena
vs. Shame Spiral.
FIGURE 18. Dominant Mode vs. Weta.
FIGURE 20. Grande Tambor vs.
The Liberator. Photo by Yong Ye.
FIGURE 21. Shame Spiral vs. DeJa Voodoo.
Photo by Yong Ye.
each team of three robots tried to
get the puck into the opponent's
goal. First place went to Team
Meatheads which consisted of
Thomas Kenny from Team
Meatheads, David Liaw of Team Ice,
and Mike Jeffries of Team Near
Chaos. Team Scotch Pies came in
second place, and Team Pneusance
took third place.
The "Coolest Robot" winner was
Chobham 2.0, who received a Kitbots
kit for its unique look. The other
winners received prizes from the
event sponsors: Kitbots, Finger Tech
Robotics, and SERVO Magazine.
Chuck Butler would like to extend a
"thank you" to the Schiele Museum
for hosting the event and providing
lunch to all the competitors, to all the
event sponsors and volunteers that
made the event a success, and to
Robert Woodhead for recording the
event in high speed. It was a great
event with high quality robots, and I
am already looking forward to Clash
of the Bots 4! SV
FIGURE 16. DDT
vs. Poco Tambor.
FIGURE 19. Algos vs. Calamity Kid — both
new bots to this event. Photo by Yong Ye.
FIGURE 22. Poco Tambor vs. Gilbert.
Photo by Yong Ye.
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