BattleBots is played on a 48 ft by 48 ft field by two alliances, red and blue, each made up of 1 teams. The object of the game is to do more damage than the opposing alliance using: saws, flippers and spinners. Damage is scored by which robot is still moving at the end of the 3 minute match. In the event that both robots are still moving the judges will decide who wins.
Here is the promo, it should get you pretty dang hyped.
The first episode airs tomorrow at 8pm on discovery, and End Game will have its first fight, which will probably go down in history as one of the most epic fights. The episodes are 2 hours now, so more fights and more action.
Similar to Jack, it’s been a while since posting here, but it’s great to see the forum still thriving. Most people will know us as the VEXU team Bots ‘n’ Stuff Robotics, but for Battlebots we are making our rookie debut as Bloodsport!
As people who know BNS, our team members have always been made up of very passionate builders from all over the country. While our Battlebots home base is in Boston, we have team members from California, Maryland, Michigan, and Utah, who all have had their part in making Bloodsport a reality. If you haven’t seen BNS before, we have a youtube page with all our previous years of competing.
I’m proud to say our team is 100% VEX Alumni’s:
Justin Marple (myself) - BNS, 1615
Aaron Lucas - BNS, CSU, 21
Jordan Kiesel - BNS, 24
Nik Buchholz - 7581H
Griffin “Tabor” Tabor - WPI, GOAT, BNS, 64, 2915a
Rebecca Miles - WPI, GOAT
To keep up to date for when we will be fighting, and other exciting news, be sure to give us a like and follow on facebook and instagram!
Ya like 1/2 of the teams have some relationship with FRC and I would be here all day if I was trying to name them.
Edit: that was a bit more snarky than intended. Nick, the guy behind all the electronics on Ribbot, did FRC all through HS and was on the WPI VEXU team with me for a year. Designed and wrote all the code with me for this
Bloodsport is returning to battlebots tonight. In episode 8, Black Dragon the team that beat us impressed everyone by winning 3 fights in a row so our loss doesn’t look so bad anymore. We also beat Lucky in a judges design after giving them hit after hit for 3 minutes, so our record isn’t looking half bad.
Now we are taking on Breaker Box. A pretty well known robot with a big angled wedge on the front. Big front plows like theirs are our worst case scenario, when our weapon runs into it, its forced upwards and we can be sent flying in the air. Tune in at 8pm on discovery to see how we do.