I beat the toy pony but only barely. My weapon went dead because an ESC connector came loose. I lost drive on my left wheel because a rubberband (glued onto the wheels for traction) came loose and wrapped itself around the axle. After this round I added heat shrink and electrical tape over my ESC connectors and carefully glued down any loose segments of rubberbands. Problem was solved for the rest of the day!
This team was led by the guy who oversees the laser cutter section of Knox Makers. They stayed true to using the laser cutter and made a great bot but wood vs metal turned out to be a little like bringing a knife to a fun fight. The fur on the bot got wrapped around my weapon, disabling it but that was well after he was diasbled.
Some bots are designed to be more of a crowd pleaser than a serious contender. I held back to give it an opportunity to shoot its flame thrower but for some reason it didn't fire. Maybe I ended up hitting it a few times more than was necessary but the event is about a show for the crowd so I let her rip.
Made by a great guy this bot did well. Its flat backside and inability to self-right proved challenging for the driver but the crowd enjoyed the big hits.
Bloody Mary got repaired and we faught again. I won handily but we didn't get any video.
This was the bot I was most worried about. It has a nasty weapon with spkies on the end, the weapon weighs around 10oz and spins at around 6000rpm. The up-spin of my weapon threw it around pretty well. The late hit was maybe a little bit of a cheap shot but the idea is to entertain the crowd, which we did.