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bot has to lose twice before it is
eliminated. There was a wide variety
of designs: wedges like Short Stop
(Figure 7) and Affluenza (Figure 8);
flippers like Viper Fighter (Figure 9);
and kinetic energy bots like Gallade
(Figure 10); Klazo (Figure 11); last
year’s champion Algos; the latest
version of Saifu (Figure 12); and one
with an Erector Set vibe called Super
Orange Glow (Figure 13).
There was even a Twackbot made
mostly of plumbing parts called
Satan’s Segway (Figure 14).
There was also an interesting new
design — Praise Helix! — which
combined a beater bar with a built-in
motor with a long titanium clad
wedge. Sadly, due to issues with the
right angled gears in the drivetrain, it
did not compete. EXP was also
included in the field of competitors.
KE bots dominated from the start,
with Klazo beating Short Stop in a
judge’s decision, Saifu swiftly
knocking out Satan’s Segway, and
Algos (Figure 16) dominating
Figure 3. Area for drilling and grinding.
Figure 7. Antweight — Short Stop.
Figure 6. Fairyweight — Krabby. Figure 5. Fairyweight — Pissed Off Unicorn.
Figure 4. Photo light tent.
Figure 8. Antweight — Affluenza. Figure 9. Antweight — Viper Fighter. Figure 10. Antweight — Gallade.