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Aaron Fan
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In the Margins: Save the drive at the expense of the weapon
In the Margins is a beetleweight combat robot. It is the least documented bot I have. Sorry. Its frame is almost entirely UHMW. I am not a fan of the material, since it likes to slip out of vises and collets, but it does absorb impacts pretty well, which ke...

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Two Ply: An axial flux successish story combat robot.
Two Ply was an attempt to make a miniature axial flux motor robust enough for robot combat (in the three pound weight class. It did work, with significant heat output. It competed at Dragoncon 2014 and Combots Cup 2014. The goals for this bot were: As thin ...

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Slim Margins
Slim Margins is a beetleweight (3 pound) combat robot I made for Motorama 2014. Design goals were: As flat as possible. Disc hubmotor weapon. It's record is 7 wins, 2 losses at one event before retiring. Prior to the Event: Shock mounted drive motors  Finge...

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HAMster Ball: Self-righting joke robot
Another HAM robot, this time for Motorama 2014. It was originally supposed to be a sphere but I got tired of cutting foam, so I just made the center part and put a hefty chunk of steel in the middle as ballast. An aluminum tube ran through the center to kee...

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Stability Margins: Self-destructing combat robot
Stability Margins was supposed to fix all the things wrong with Final Exam . The main points were the weapon being unstable and the delicate drive system. The robot ended up stable. A little too stable. So stable it didn't move at all. I wasn't a fan of it ...

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