Brian Benson Jr
Story behind it:
After Robocide I found out there was a local event (Pound of Pain) just an hour away from me which ran ants through 12 lbers. I decided I would dive into the world of smaller bots. So I went onto the Robot Marketplace and choose my parts. Having never built anything other then the Heavyweight I was pretty clueless as to what parts to use. Little did I know that what I ordered would leave me with almost no weight for a frame, but would also give me the power to outpush nearly any bot I could get under. Giving me my most successfull robot thus far.
Let me first say that I nor anyone in my immediate family works or has any connections with the post office. I get asked that at least once per event. Before I made the Carbon Fiber frame I wanted to do a prototype frame out of lexan which would also serve as a template for the final one. I made it up out of 1/16" lexan but only did the baseplate. Without a top cover however I was not able to test its pushing ability. Looking around my room I spotted a USPS box some of the parts came in. Cutting that up I fashioned a top cover with the help of some duct tape.It was time to register the bot, meaning it needed a name. Being terrible at names I came up with The Mailman from the temporary cardboard USPS top and it was a wedge so it would "Deliver you to the pits!!!"
Antweight (1 lb)
1 week to build. 1 week to get underweight by drilling 800+ holes.
Carbon fiber top and bottom. Top is .09 thick from a big Ebay lot. Motor mounts and front holders are uhmw.
Wedge, The bot is the weapon!!!
33:1 Escaps with 2.75" wheels superglued on.
Scorpian HP ESC with an 7.2 volt 400 mAH battlepack ant battery
Futaba micro reciever
12 Pounds of Pain
North Carolina Robot Street Fight 03'
House of NERC 03'
Central New York Event
Pound of Pain 6
Pound of Pain 7
NPC Charity Open Event