or so on each end. This will give
enough room so that it will fit
perfectly after heat shrinking. Take
your time with the heat gun — over-
heating will cause the wrap to crack.
Properly shrunk to the pack, the
shrink will be tight and curve slightly
around the ends.
Four packs, combat ready! New
cells, especially NiMH, may require
several charge-discharge cycles
before reaching full capacity. SV
RESULTS — June 11th - July 15th
was presented by ComBots in
San Francisco, CA, on 6/15/2007.
Results are as follows:
● Super Heavyweights — 1st: Ziggy,
CM Robotics; 2nd: The Judge,
Mechanicus; 3rd: Vladiator, Moon.
● Heavyweights — 1st: Sewer Snake,
PlumbCrazy; 2nd: Last Rites,
Hardcore Robotics; 3rd: Original
● Middleweights — 1st: Touro,
RioBotz; 2nd: Pipe Wrench,
PlumbCrazy; 3rd: SubZero,
● Lightweights — 1st: Touro Light,
RioBotz; 2nd: K2, Velocity; 3rd: Texas
Heat, CM Robotics.
● Featherweights — 1st: Totally
Offensive, Mad Overlord; 2nd:
Proteus, Titan; 3rd: Whammo,
● Hobbyweights — 1st: Surgical
Strike, Rolling Thunder; 2nd:
AlphaQ Jr., RoboTrauma; 3rd: Bullet,
● Beetleweights — 1st: Dark
Pummeler, Dark Forces; 2nd: Itsa?,
Bad Bot; 3rd: Gutter Monkey, Death
● Antweights — 1st: Dark Pounder,
Dark Forces; 2nd: Dark Blade, Dark
Forces; 3rd: Revert.
● Auto Antweights — 1st: Thinkling,
Tentacle Combat Robotics; 2nd:
Spider, Terror Turtle; 3rd: Chopper,
● Fairyweights — 1st: Micro Drive,
Misfit; 2nd: Dark Bullit, Dark Forces;
3rd: Skeet Skeet, Ghetto Logic.
House Of Slackers II was presented by Team Slackers in Glen
Rock, NJ, on 6/30/2007. Results
are as follows:
● Antweights — 1st: Box #5, Danger
Zone; 2nd: Yelo, Pinq; 3rd: Entropy,
● Beetles — 1st: D12, Headbangers;
2nd: Aggravator, Dreadfully Wicked
● Hobbies — 1st: Upchuck, Dreadfully
Wicked Robotics; 2nd: Battle Brick,
Interloper; 3rd: Evader, RC Cars.
Osceola Robot Battles was
presented by Daytona Area
Robot Tournament in Kissimmee, FL,
on 7/14/2007. The event was held
at JR Hobbies.
not available at
BattleShed 2007, Barrage In The
Garage, was held on 7/7/2007
in New South Wales. Results are
as follows: 1st:
******* Aided Design
● by Kevin Berry
Te technology of the Third
Millennium runs, frankly, rather
computer heavy. As a user rather
than a programmer, I tend to resort
to other forms of “Aided Design”
than the “Computer” style. In the
lingo of today’s bot making, the “C”
in “CAD” means “cardboard” to me.
Bandied about are also “WAD”
(wood), “PAD” (posterboard ), “FAD”
(foamboard), and even “BVD” (brain
visualized, not underwear).
30 SERVO 09.2007