TEAM HAMMERTIME WORLD CLASS COMBAT ROBOTICS
Big news, SubZero will be on display at the Mini Maker Faire in Philly next Sunday, 10am-6pm. Come check out the bot, talk to me, take pics etc. Its going to be a blast.
Check out the link to the right for details.
If your company would like to get some national exposure or just bragging rights, ask about sponsorship details at the event. We are even offering slots on the team next season, award a special employee with the ultimate vacation, come out and spend a week with Team Hammertime!!
SubZero fights again...and its a technical knockout, Captain Shrederator is defeated. A technical knockout is when something goes wrong in your opponent and he can not move. Captain Shrederator hit us a bunch of times, something came loose inside or it went thru an electrical reset. Our bot is tough and can take a good licking. Never been knocked out yet, but we have not seen SubZero flip anything. Very very disappointing. One thing we did see was a full power miss. High speed cameras show quite a sight to see. SubZero near vertical, 5-8 inches off the ground. Now that is a lot of flipping power boys and girls. We were supposed to have stop Captain Shrederator from spinning in the first 10 seconds or so, it did not happen and he got spun up. Next issue was our weapon fired as we hit him in reverse. This is not supposed fire, its the first time in all my years i have seen my bot do this. This is a major issue. Next, our rear armor got torn off. That was due top the installation of a light rear frame support so Spitfire could play. Not sure...but I really think we need all of our weight for the big guy...have to think about this more. Bottom line, we got a win, now we need a full weapon test next round, lets hope we have a non spinner as an opponent.
Well, the premieres are over for the first episode. My bot, SubZero lost to Huge. When we were told are first opponent was Huge, i was disappointed. My other team mate, Alex, was not at the event due to work and he actually helped design Huge. I decided to come up with a strategy of putting on a rear push bar assembly that would contact Huge, my idea was two horizontal bars that would be six foot wide, wider than Huge and it would contact his wheels so we could push him into the arena weapons or wall. I was talked out of this, put a push bar that would go into between the wheels and push the center section. Due to our shape and access ports on the bot side for pneumatics the push bar was slghtly angled. This was a fault, if driving was not perfect the blade could hit. Well, it did and took the bar out. Then a few moments later we were head on and his blade went into the internal part of our bot. There is a gap between the flipper arm and the armor, Huge's blade reached inside there and took out all the frame work internally that hold the pivot of the arm. Also the right side cylinder ram was hit, thats what a long vertical blade can do when it has access. Should have just armored up more and rammed the crap out of the blade and broke it internally. I also welded on some extensions on the flipper arm, that was to reach the center section, sorry we were unable to use it.
Keep watching the show, you will us back several times. Remember, these are Fight Card nights, we fight a minimum of four rounds to earn points for the final Sweet 16 tournament. You will see SubZero again!!
Battlebots Premiere !!
Friday Night May 11th 8pm
More updates made to site, will keep adding daily.
SubZero weapon test and test drive videos have been posted, go to the robot page.
Great news, SubZero is going to be at the Philly Maker Faire on June 24th at the Pennovation Center in Philadelphia Pa. Over a hundred Makers will be there showing their stuff. Bring the kids and drop by my booth so they can see a real Battlebot up close.
Finally fixed the video links, they should work now. i will be adding more stuff daily, at least that's the plan.
BattleBots 2018 has been filmed and we were there!! SubZero competed at this event in LosAngeles and it will be airing May 11th at 8pm on the Discovery Channel. Repeats will be playing on the Science Channel.
EDUCATORS IN PHILLY AREA - SubZero is available
If your local to the Philly Area and would like SubZero to come to your school or event for a show and tell of the robot, email me at subzeroBB@hotmail.com and we can discuss this more.
If your interested in helping my team out for next season, Team Hammertime and SubZero have a lot to offer. Our plan is to "Defeat the Spinners!!" During our last outing at Battlebots the spinners were extreme. I can not say anything more than that due to our non-disclosure agreement for the ultimate engineering competition.
We are very interested in getting kids interested in engineering. We need to inspire the next generation of tinkerers and builders. This show will help that happen, I know it will because I am now facing a lot of kids from previous shows that have now grown up into engineers.
We can not guarantee show time BUT my record speaks for itself. I have been fighting on the tv show four previous seasons, all with tv exposure. Advertising is allowed on the bots and uniforms now so your company logos could be seen by millions of viewers. You will also have bragging rights, "my company sponors a Battlebot". You can also have SubZero make a special appearance at a tradeshow, how cool is that? Its quite the attraction at a booth.
contact us at: subzeroBB@hotmail.com