Pop Quiz Pre-Event Smackdown

After obtaining 4 set screws, I put PQ2r2 together for the final shakedown test.

Okay, so it turned out to be more of a shakedown than I thought. The blade is just off balance and possibly just tilted in-robot enough to cause the sudden instability and “popping” in the video. To mitigate this, I’d have to spin up just before approaching an opponent.

Because of the missing battery half, the robot only weighs 13 ounces. It’s fairly maneuverable with the four Sanyo style gearmotors and soft wheels, so I hope if it’s too light to be an effective spinner it can still get under people and shove them around.

Microbattles event in about 10 hours!

3 thoughts on “Pop Quiz Pre-Event Smackdown”

  1. would twisting the blades a bit to provide some downforce help curb the tendency to go airborne, and maybe add some resistance to getting flipped?

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