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Re: Sumo Bots C

Postby sj » April 14th, 2011, 7:30 pm

Nope we tried but it didn't work out too well. We are pushing 15 kilos of cinderblock.
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Re: Sumo Bots C

Postby riley404 » April 14th, 2011, 7:41 pm

Wow, that seems like it defies the laws of physics, there has to be some kind of crazy adhesion going on with your wheels. How did you get second place at state? Were the cinder blocks on a tile floor? What are your wheels made of??

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Re: Sumo Bots C

Postby sj » April 14th, 2011, 7:46 pm

well we used a vex bot at states cuz we weren't done building this one. Fortunately we made nationals so all the money didn't go to waste. We are just using regular rubber tires and pushing cinderblocks on a lab bench.
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Re: Sumo Bots C

Postby riley404 » April 14th, 2011, 7:54 pm

I'm also redesigning our bot to have four wheels so we'll see if our pushing power gets better. You just made me a lot less confident in our design. Good luck at Nats, I don't look forward to facing you though.

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Re: Sumo Bots C

Postby sj » April 14th, 2011, 7:58 pm

Well good luck!

In the end it all comes down to who is the better driver. It doesn't matter how much you can push if you can't drive under the other bot...
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Re: Sumo Bots C

Postby whadk » April 15th, 2011, 2:00 pm

Well good luck!

In the end it all comes down to who is the better driver. It doesn't matter how much you can push if you can't drive under the other bot...
as i already said :) it's all about driving as long as you can get over the 2 kilo limit
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Re: Sumo Bots C

Postby Primate » April 15th, 2011, 4:24 pm

Well good luck!

In the end it all comes down to who is the better driver. It doesn't matter how much you can push if you can't drive under the other bot...
But at the same time, it doesn't matter how well you can drive if you get stuck on another bot =P. Are you using standard vex motors and wheels?!
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Re: Sumo Bots C

Postby sj » April 15th, 2011, 5:16 pm

Us? No we have a custom built. It took us very long to make because we only had access to a drill, dremel and a hacksaw.
2011 Nationals Results : Sumo Bots 2nd, Helicopters 4rd, Mission Possible 4th, Towers, 9th
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Re: Sumo Bots C

Postby whadk » April 16th, 2011, 8:09 am

Us? No we have a custom built. It took us very long to make because we only had access to a drill, dremel and a hacksaw.
I would say Vex was the most convenient way to build one
just don't build the entire structure with vex. It's a waste,,,
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Re: Sumo Bots C

Postby sj » April 16th, 2011, 4:38 pm

Yea i suppose vex is the easiest way to build a working robot but i think that a custom built has more potential if you have time to perfect it.

This is our third custom built this year but all of them have worked very well and we seem to be improving steadily. :D

On a different note what types of batteries are you guys using?
2011 Nationals Results : Sumo Bots 2nd, Helicopters 4rd, Mission Possible 4th, Towers, 9th
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