TEAM HAMMERTIME FAQ
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
We filmed the event in Los Angeles area, Long Beach California.
The event was sixteen days long. If you plan on entering an event
plan on long days, we were there from 8am till 10pm every night.
SubZero weighed in at 245 lbs, but weight can change, it depends upon
how we configure the armor. Maximum weight is 250lbs.
We ship the bot in a large crate, packed with all of our spare parts and
tools. Some teams have multiple crates and bring tool boxes etc.
This is a pretty involved question. Battlebots is the premiere division in
combat robots. I highly recommend you build a smaller weight class and
compete in an event run by other organizations. There are several combat
robot tournaments all over the country. Go to Buildersdb.com to see current
and past tournaments, this is a registration database. Also you can see the
robots registered with pics and website links, lots of information.
Currently there is only one weight class, 250lb, but in the sport of combat
robots there are 10 weight classes. Fairyweight (150gram), Antweight (1 lb),
Beetleweight (3 lb), Hobbyweight (12 lb), Featherweight (30 lb),
Sportsman (30 lb), Lightweight (60 lb), Middleweight (120 lb),
Heavyweight (220 lb), Battlebot Heavyweight (250 lb)
There are build rules pertaining to drones, the main one is that it can not
weigh more than 10 lbs. Also the robot and drone must not weigh more than
250 lbs when weighed together. That means if your drone weighs 10 lbs,
your bot can not weigh more than 240 lbs. Orange/yellow/red flames are not
really hot enough to damage a combat robot, so in reality the flame thrower
drone is a distraction. Blue flames however are very hot, 1200-1400 degrees
F, that is hot enough to melt wiring, rubber parts, etc. A drone typically has
stability and control issues in the arena and for it to really damage a robot
even with a blue flame is highly unlikely.