I just got back from the MURC competition on the 18th of
jan. the robot i built for the competition... "Sharp
Tooth"... lost both of the 1 on 1 fights, and was knocked
out fast in 12 pound rumble #2 , but i did have a
wonderfull time meeting all the builders and seeing all
the awesome robots.
I got a few comments about my unique weapon, it is a
spinning disk powered spike that fires automatically when
a robot is in the path of the weapon. it has the
advantages of both kinds of weapons... high speed spinning
power storage, and a directed penetrating output for all
the force instead of a glancing blow. unfortunately it
didn't work all that well. steering was a problem, and the
arena floor was slippery, i was going for car style drive
and steering, but it didn't work very well. next time i
will do 2 wheel differential steering.
I did a lot of work on my robot at Jerome Miles's
house. he really helped me out a bunch. His robot
named "It Doesn't Matter" won a rumble and he got a
trophy. I had a great time, the whole thing was awesome.
An update about the robot arm i built:
It was SWEET!
all the little kids loved it, all the adults were
facinated. it was a total success! everyone that has seen
it has thought it was amazing, as soon as I can figure out
how to set up a linux server i will have some videos of
the arm, and the competition to show all y''all!