The Anatomy of a Modern BattleBot

What does it take to build a BattleBot, and what technology makes a good combat robot? We chat with BattleBots competitor Will Bales about his matches and examine the parts of his HyperShock robot. From chassis to circuitry to weapons systems, we run through each component to give you an idea of how these 250-pound machines work!

Shot and edited by Joey Fameli

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5 thoughts on “The Anatomy of a Modern BattleBot

  1. I’ve always wanted to see someone really talk about the guts of a battle bot ever since the show was on 15(?) years ago. and need a week of build fallowed but a go at the arena! Have Adam show you the ways of the battle bot being he’s worked with them in the past!

  2. ‘Ok we’ve talked about motors and speedcontrollers’ you have? It was very quickly glossed over!

  3. As far as I remember it the UK version of RobotWars spent a good amount of time in the pits and showed the inner workings of the bots. I used to love watching that show as a kid!

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