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The Mailman

 

Build Report

Driver:

Brian Benson Jr

Story behind it:

After Robocide I found out there was a local event (Pound of Pain) just an hour away from me which ran ants through 12 lbers. I decided I would dive into the world of smaller bots. So I went onto the Robot Marketplace and choose my parts. Having never built anything other then the Heavyweight I was pretty clueless as to what parts to use. Little did I know that what I ordered would leave me with almost no weight for a frame, but would also give me the power to out push nearly any bot I could get under. Giving me my most successful robot thus far.

Name Origin:

Let me first say that I nor anyone in my immediate family works or has any connections with the post office. I get asked that at least once per event. Before I made the Carbon Fiber frame I wanted to do a prototype frame out of lexan which would also serve as a template for the final one. I made it up out of 1/16" lexan but only did the baseplate. Without a top cover however I was not able to test its pushing ability. Looking around my room I spotted a USPS box some of the parts came in. Cutting that up I fashioned a top cover with the help of some duct tape.It was time to register the bot, meaning it needed a name. Being terrible at names I came up with The Mailman from the temporary cardboard USPS top and it was a wedge so it would "Deliver you to the pits!!!"

Weight Class:

Antweight (1 lb)

Actual weight:

16 oz

Build Time:

1 week to build. 1 week to get underweight by drilling 800+ holes.

Frame:

Carbon fiber top and bottom. Top is .09 thick from a big Ebay lot. Motor mounts and front holders are uhmw.

Armor:

.09 Carbon fiber

Weapon:

Wedge, The bot is the weapon!!!

Drive:

33:1 Escaps with 2.75" wheels super glued on.

Electronics:

Scorpion HP ESC with an 7.2 volt 400 mAH Battlepack ant battery

Radio:

Futaba micro receiver

Competitions:

12 Pounds of Pain

North Carolina Robot Street Fight 03'

House of NERC 03'

Central New York Event

UCONN

Pound of Pain 6

BattleBeach II

Motorama 04'

Pound of Pain 7

NPC Charity Open Event

 

 

 

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