How to run a robot wars competition* (*when only 4 robots turn up**)

cover photo credit: Jefferson Sanchez (**and only three actually move) So, as you may (or may not) know, myself, and a few of my coursemates, have been setting up a robot wars competition in our uni. (If you want a little background, have a quick read through of the previous post on the matter here). … Continue reading How to run a robot wars competition* (*when only 4 robots turn up**)

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It moves!

Not that you can tell, as, you know, it's a photo, in which the battery isn't actually plugged in, as my transmitter's gone flat. So you'll just have to take my word for that. In other news, I'm starting to think this thing: Might be better off placed here: Than in my biomedical systems prototype … Continue reading It moves!

This looks like a robot…

Or a doorstop. One of the two. Depends on your personal view of what a robot is. Or what a doorstop is Either way, they'll be more information on this pile of plastic sometime soon, along with, hopefully, some more progress.  PS: Apologies for the bad pics; it's late, and I'm too lazy to break … Continue reading This looks like a robot…

Containing the violence, controlling the violins, and struggling with smoking

So, it's the early hours of the morning, and my HiFi's blown it's brains out, but that's fixed, and the music's back flowing, so it's time to add a bit more of that content stuff to my own personal blogo-thingy. Correction: I wrote this into bit a while back, so the HiFi's been fixed for … Continue reading Containing the violence, controlling the violins, and struggling with smoking

How not to run a Robot Wars competition

Around the beginning of this year, I suggested to my coursemates that, since the deadline for entering the "real" robot wars had been and gone, we run our own competition, amongst ourselves The plan was to hold a robot wars event tonight. As stands, we have: a venue Radio equipment batteries someone to carry out … Continue reading How not to run a Robot Wars competition