Antweight bot Kyle's
Cutter stuck in arena
wall at BotBlast.
FIGURE 5. Antweight
bot Kyle's Cutter stuck
in arena floor at the
Battle at Yellow
experienced mechanical difficulties.
Baby V (Figure 2) ran the winner’s
bracket and Little Red Riding Hood
(Figure 3) defeated Slicer in the
elimination bracket. Little Red Riding
Hood — powered by Finger Tech
Robotics tinyESCs and sporting their
“arrest me red” Cobra mini Sumo
wheels — went on to claim the
The Ant competition was
exciting and showcased a collection
of destructive weapons including a
spinning blade, a beater, a
mechanical bumper, and the usual
group of wedges. My spinning
blade Kyle’s Cutter ran the winner’s
bracket but again had problems,
sticking the blade into the plywood
arena. You may recall this last
summer at Jeremy Campbell’s
BotBlast, Kyle’s Cutter stuck in the
arena wall (Figure 4). The designer
of the PennBots arena, Richard
Kelley, assured me Kyle’s Cutter
would not stick in the PennBots
arena walls as they were covered in
Lexan. However, Kyle’s Cutter did go
vertical and ended up sticking in the
plywood floor (Figure 5).
FIGURE 7. Team Balhogs Colin Foster (left),
Will Wooten-Janney (center), and Sam Hanson (right).
FIGURE 6. Antweight bot Kyle's Cutter climbs up Chessus
and rips out its power plug.
FIGURE 8. Antweight bot Bump
after fight with Kyle's Cutter.
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