Its been around 10 years since I purchased my Robonova-1, after playing around with it for while before a house purchase took over all my spare time.
The R-team folks are taking more comprehensive video/pictures, but for those not at the event, here's what the arena looks like:
Post your ideas suggestions for Robogames 2018 here. No guarantees we will implement them, but we (R-Team) will try to take all ideas into
Post qualifying videos for the 2017 Robogames Mech Warfare Event here.
Here are the final results for the 2017 Robogames Mech Warfare:
Gold - Apophis (R-Team out of Tucson)
Silver - Nomad
The men and women of R-Team made a fantastic effort to organize and run the event.
The new, bigger, arena was a lot of fun, and big enough to get
On Golem i use a voltage up-converter to 19v to power the NUC. This allowed me to stick with 3cell Lipos. Works fine the past two year without problems.
I have some concerns about "going through the narrow alley." I tried that, didn't fit :-)
I can probably design a custom gait for just
Good to see you having some progress with your project!
The arena was bigger and the building layout was more interesting with many different shot angles and battle possibilities. With the 15 point limit on
Love the pictures! Looks like a fun project.
Personally I'd prefer to read updates in additional comments, rather than an updated first post. (Although
another 2017 arena picture
Another rule proposal that would put pressure on quick staging:
After staging time starts, and one competitor has staged their bot, left
Another idea: Staging and scheduling on a fixed timer.
Each match has a time set out at the beginning (or, at least, the next 3-5 matches
An IMU on the target/score boards was mentioned. It could potentially be used for other things, too (like detecting/enforcing 'disabled mech' status?)
I've added some pictures and updated the first post. Planning on future updates to the first post and some comments (hopefully from someone else than