I’m thinking we should adopt Norwalk havoc’s rules as they really are not that far away, so bots built to compete here can compete there.
The 8x8’ arena isn’t all that expensive to build, but after watching their fights, the wood deck really gets chewed up. Steel would hold up better but would damage bot’s weapons. I guess it’s just a consumable that will need to replaced.
I might check the price of polycarbonate this week and see where it’s at. All clear plastics have been way up due to COVID but are slowly coming back down. 1/8 was only $114 a sheet when I priced it a week or to ago. So 1/4”shouldn’t be quite double that.
It’s kinda neat to see mini versions of many of the heavy weights fighting at Norwalk. Huge, smeeeeeeee, mammoth are all there. Then there are lots of tomb stone clones.
I’ve got a novel design in mind that I’m interested in trying out. But I may start out with a drum spinner.
I need to find some time to do some CAD work this week. I might even be able to get a chassis printing.