TABLE 1. WINNERS.
Velociraptor Raptor 2. 2
Team DinoBots - Team DinoBots -
Dawson Brown Dawson Brown
Team Dawg -
Team DinoBots -
FIGURE 5. Beetleweight
and while he was beaten by the newcomer Whitebox
in his second match, he pulled out a win against
Debacle — arguably one of the most fearsome robots
in the local competition.
Black Box, built by Joshua Beavers, held its own
against some tough competitors including the
menacing Debacle, but self-destructed by losing his
wheels at the worst time.
Starbot Daisy (Figure 6) is a Beetleweight robot
that eight year old Samantha has been driving for a
few competitions, and it has been revised over time.
Samantha is the daughter of Rob Farrow (one of the
organizers of the event), and has been exposed to
battle type bots since she was born. While she is not
competitive, she enjoys the sport and still loves
driving her fun star-shaped robot.
In the semifinals of the Beetleweight class,
Allosaurus had to fight against Team Dinobots’
robot Raptor 2. 2. While Raptor managed to beat
his own teammate in this unfortunate matchup,
Raptor 2. 2 (Figure 7), the first ranked
Beetleweight robot in the world built by Team
Dinobots and piloted by 14 year old driver Dawson
Brown, walked away with first place this competition.
There were some tough fights along the way —
including having to fight against teammate and new
robot Allosaurus in the semifinals.
Allosaurus still placed third in the Beetleweight class,
and was able to dish out some damage to robots like
Scram and Pugly in its first competition.
FIGURE 6. Starbot driven by Samantha Farrow of
Team Death by Monkeys with father (Rob) and sister
(Rebecca) providing encouragement.
bot Raptor 2. 2.
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