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Projects / Re: Propane Forge Build
« on: September 14, 2017, 10:51:25 pm »
That is really neat Mike, looks like a nice one. We just got ours up and running recently too.
what type of blacksmithing projects do you usually create?

We don't have an anvil yet, so he's just been using a piece of old railroad track.

Working on a pretty random assortment at the moment (more robot parts, learning to forge weld, and a fire poker) and I don't expect that to change. I got lucky and found two good sized anvils at not-bad prices early on but a bit of railroad track's plenty to start with from what I've seen.

North America / MOVED: Looking to buy a robot
« on: September 14, 2017, 12:27:28 pm »

Progress Reports / Re: Near Chaos Robotics
« on: August 10, 2017, 09:01:29 pm »
Heat treating and tempering have been completed. Assuming the leaf spring was 5160 the parts should be somewhere around 50-54hrc.

Projects / Propane Forge Build
« on: August 09, 2017, 11:22:32 pm »
Been working on setting up a small smithing studio at the house. One of the key elements of that is the 2 burner propane forge I recently built.

Photos documenting the build are located at

For Sale / Wanted / 2x Holmes Hobbies BR-XLs
« on: August 09, 2017, 11:17:54 pm »

Progress Reports / Re: Near Chaos Robotics
« on: August 09, 2017, 11:15:50 pm »
Here's a pic of the forged plow and fork attachments for Firecracker. Hardening and tempering tomorrow night before doing the finish grinding.

Progress Reports / Re: Near Chaos Robotics
« on: August 09, 2017, 11:13:42 pm »
Been slacking quite badly on the posting lately, so here's a quick rundown on what all has been going on.

BattleBots/Bombshell: Thrilled with how we did, and we're working on a lot of internal tweaks to make it even better whenever Season 3 comes along.

Featherweights: Nyx, Spanky, and Morrigan are good to go. Styx has been sold to another team.

Hobbyweights: Hypnus is still operational, Dolos is retired and getting gutted for usable parts. Working on a new 12/hockey bot called Forgery.

Ants: Klazo and Reptar are both mostly running. Got some minor work to do with both before their next event

Fairy: Firecracker's finally coming together. I'm not certain, but I think this is the first 150g bot to use hand forged parts.

Speaking of forges, I built a forge. Build pics are located at

The fact that I've built a forge also may give some hint as to at least one design element of "Forgery".

Upcoming events for the team are:
Hickory Bot Battles (Firecracker, Klazo)
Dragon Con (Reptar, Klazo, Hypnus, Nyx, Spanky, Morrigan)
Maker Faire Orlando (Firecracker, Klazo, Nyx, Spanky, Morrigan)

Event Results / Seattle Bot Battle 15
« on: July 06, 2017, 07:37:08 pm »
Seattle Bot Battle 15
0,Dark Bullit,Dang Dean
0,Pizza Roll,So Inclined
0,Micro Ozzy,Ti-Wrecks
0,Scrub,Dark Scalpel
0,So Inclined,Dang Dean
0,Dark Scalpel,Ti-Wrecks
0,Dark Bullit,Pizza Roll
0,Micro Ozzy,Scrub
0,So Inclined,Scrub
0,Dark Scalpel,Pizza Roll
0,Dark Bullit,Micro Ozzy
0,Dark Scalpel,So Inclined
0,Dark Scalpel,Micro Ozzy
1,MiniDon,Ugly Baby
1,Lifty,Emsee Frypants
1,No No Byte,Antsaurus
1,Dark Pounder,Mission Control
1,MiniDon,Poison Dart
1,Duct Tape,Lifty
1,Hotdog Roller,Red Lion
1,Pizza Slicer,No No Byte
1,Flex,,,Push Push
1,Dark Blade,Timmy Limmy 125
1,Emsee Frypants,Push Push
1,Odium,Ugly Baby
1,Dark Pounder,MiniDon
1,Duct Tape,Hotdog Roller
1,Pizza Slicer,Flex
1,Dark Blade,Arbok
1,Mission Control,Poison Dart
1,Odium,Timmy Limmy 125
1,Dark Pounder,Duct Tape
1,Dark Blade,Pizza Slicer
1,Mission Control,Flex
1,Hotdog Roller,Odium
1,Mission Control,Antsaurus
1,Emsee Frypants,Hotdog Roller
1,Pizza Slicer,Emsee Frypants
1,Mission Control,Duct Tape
1,Pizza Slicer,Mission Control
1,Pizza Slicer,Dark Blade
1,Dark Pounder,Pizza Slicer
3,Icky Mouse,Beetlejuice
3,Green Hornet,Debacle
3,Dark Pummeler,Devastator Kitbot
3,k-too,Robot Fighter
3,Dark Slayer,Blue Thunder
3,Icky Mouse,Flower Power
3,Green Hornet,Flycutter
3,Murder Pig,Pizza King
3,Raise the Roof,Dark Pummeler
3,Robot Fighter,Flower Power
3,Blue Thunder,Debacle
3,Beetlejuice,Dark Pummeler
3,Icky Mouse,k-too
3,Allosaurus,Dark Slayer
3,Green Hornet,Murder Pig
3,Raise the Roof,Medow
3,Beetlejuice,Dark Slayer
3,Robot Fighter,Murder Pig
3,Medow,Blue Thunder
3,Allosaurus,Icky Mouse
3,Raise the Roof,,Green Hornet
3,Robot Fighter,,Medow
3,Green Hornet,Flycutter
3,Allosaurus,Raise the Roof
3,Green Hornet,Robot Fighter
3,Raise the Roof,Green Hornet
3,Allosaurus,Raise the Roof
12,Ninja Warrior,Fluffasaurus Rex
12,Dewall,Trashbot 1.0
12,Quicksilver,Repeat Offender
12,Ninja Warrior,Massacre Pig
12,Sling Blade,Quicksilver
12,Swampguard,Fluffasaurus Rex
12,Repeat Offender,Trashbot 1.0
12,MegaDon,Sling Blade
12,Ninja Warrior,Dewall
12,Repeat Offender,Sling Blade
12,Ninja Warrior,MegaDon
12,Quicksilver,Repeat Offender
12,Quicksilver,Ninja Warrior
1p,Pipe Monkey,Metal Duct
1p,Morty,Bad Vibrations
1p,Doominator,Old Bo
1p,The Lich King,Forkie
1p,Pest Control,Bottown Funk
1p,Rain when I die,Annoying on Porpoise
1p,Dark Plastic Soldier,Bodacious Hillar Wolt
1p,Thunderbolt,Pipe Monkey
1p,Bodacious Hillar Wolt,Metalduct
1p,Bad Vibrations,Pipe Monkey
1p,Forkie,Old Bo
1p,Annoying on Porpoise,Bottown Funk
1p,Bodacious Hillar Wolt,Pitbird
1p,Doominator,The Lich King
1p,Rain when I die,Pest Control
1p,Krombopulos,Dark Plastic Soldier
1p,The Lich King,Bodacious Hillar Wolt
1p,Morty,Annoying on Porpoise
1p,Forkie,Dark Plastic Soldier
1p,Pest Control,Bad Vibrations
1p,Krombopulos,Rain when I die
1p,Morty,The Lich King
1p,Forkie,Pest Control
1p,Morty,Rain when I die

Event Results / Small Bots of Mass Destruction: Beach Brawl
« on: May 22, 2017, 10:56:55 pm »
Small Bots of Mass Destruction: Beach Brawl
0,Blockbuster,Tinker Toxin
0,Lambo,Free Rise
0,Nano Toxin,Wide Load
0,Lambo,Tinker Toxin
0,Nano Toxin,Blockbuster
0,Free Rise,Wide Load
0,Nano Toxin,Tinker Toxin
0,Wide Load,Lambo
0,Blockbuster,Free Rise
0,Tinker Toxin,Wide Load
0,Nano Toxin,Free Rise
0,Tinker Toxin,Free Rise
0,Blockbuster,Wide Load
0,Nano Toxin,Lambo
1,Alg0s,Batter Blaster
1,Ant From Hell,Pesticide
1,Ting Tang,Cyanotoxin
1,Reaper Mark II,Werewolf
1,BingBang(Boom),Critical Hit
1,Temper tANTrum,Alg0s
1,Ant From Hell,Ting Tang
1,Stalker CombatANT,Reaper Mark II
1,Critical Hit,Alg0s
1,Ting Tang,Werewolf
1,Reaper Mark II,Pesticide
1,Backstabber,Batter Blaster
1,Critical Hit,Ting Tang
1,Backstabber,Reaper Mark II
1,Temper tANTrum,Ant From Hell
1,BingBang(Boom),Stalker CombatANT
1,Ant From Hell,Backstabber
1,Stalker CombatANT,Critical Hit
1,Ant From Hell,Stalker CombatANT
1,BingBang(Boom),Temper tANTrum
1,Temper tANTrum,Ant From Hell
1,BingBang (Boom),Temper tANTrum
3,Melanistic Leopard,Carnage
3,Hailstone,Hexys Revenge
3,Hailstone,Dead End
3,Hexys Revenge,Carnage
3,Hexys Revenge,Dead End
3,Melanistic Leopard,Hailstone
3,Melanistic Leopard,Dead End
15,#WeWantSeason3,Toxic BARista
15,5 DAYS,The Midnight Rider
15,#WeWantSeason3,Shake & Bake
15,The Midnight Rider,Toxic BARista
15,5 DAYS,Shake & Bake
15,#WeWantSeason3,The Midnight Rider
15,The Midnight Rider,Shake & Bake
15,5 DAYS,Toxic BARista
15,Shake & Bake,Toxic BARista
15,5 DAYS,#WeWantSeason3

General Robotics Discussion / Re: Sparc Logos
« on: May 20, 2017, 02:06:36 pm »

can we get this added to bot rank while we wait for the other classes?

Nope, standard policy is full results or nothing.

Event Results / Robot Rebellion 1.0
« on: March 14, 2017, 08:07:55 am »
Robot Rebellion 1.0
0,Blue Bell,Wedgey
0,Speed Wedge UK,Tiny Dancer
0,Blue Bell,Speed Wedge UK
0,Wedgey,Tiny Dancer
0,Wedgey,Speed Wedge UK
0,Wedgey,Blue Bell
0,Blue Bell,Wedgey
1,Physique Black,Ant Thrax
1,Eclair & Bonbon, T-Ant-T
1,Wedgamacallit, Top Gun
1,Physique Black,Fang
1,Eclair & Bonbon,Wedgamacallit
1,Physique Black,Eclair & Bonbon
1,T-Ant-T,Ant Thrax
1,T-Ant-T,Top Gun
1,T-Ant-T,Eclair & Bonbon
1,Physique Black, T-Ant-T
3,Project Darkness,Mombot
3,Speed Wedge 3,Killswitch
3,Hailstone,Project Darkness
3,Speed Wedge 3,Quicksand
3,Project Darkness, Killswitch
3,Project Darkness, Apparatus
3,Hailstone,Speed Wedge 3
3,Hailstone,Speed Wedge 3

Event Results / Battle For Lynchburg 2
« on: March 12, 2017, 02:39:59 pm »
Battle for Lynchburg 2
1,Victor,Top Gun
1,Top Gun,Name Pending
1,Name Pending,Victor
3,Scott-Bot,Infected Roomba
3,Blade,Infected Roomba

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