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Member Since: March 22, 2009

Country: United Kingdom



Developer, Geek, Breaker of things.

Programming Languages

php,java,xhtml,c,processing,tiny bit of assembler



  • While I agree that it would be a bit of a waste to build something only to see it destroy itself, I do like the idea. Its actually made me consider other aspects of designs such as survivability. While you may only be designing something like a line follower, how often do you consider what would happen if something happened to it? I’d be curious to see if there are any entries that could do substantial damage to themselves (such as the shell or chassis), yet still have the main components (like that development board you are using) survive for another go. It may not be total destruction, but its still good cheap fun, and maybe even educational for those about to build their first battle bot.

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