Welcome to the Myriapod ("many-legged ones.") battlebot page
Update: the battle bot was lost in a building fire. It turns out that burning a place down with a laser is not as fun as it sounds.
Helping Kids: DYI motors http://store.intellaliftparts.com/Electric_Motor.html
Table Runner robot http://www.longrange.net/RobotKit/index.html
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Good by millipede. You will be missed
At Mechwar's 7 I used a winch to pull it to the ceiling before spinning up the weapon, however every time I came down it went unstable and broke itself. I did win one match when my opponent drove himself into the arena spinner.
Flame-thrower and more fire.
Centipede Version 3
This version added a new top with stab and slash cutting tips.
It took second place at twin cities mechwars.
Centipede Version 2
Centipede was rebuilt in to a Middle weight(120 pounds) after the battlebot rule change in 4.0.
As you can see I kept the legs and added a new spinner top.
Centipede Version 1
As you can see by the image it is a walking bot with 8 legs on each side. (sorry about the clutter at my pit table) The bot is made out of aluminum and a wood looking plastic is adhered to the aluminum. The blade is 3 feet long and spins horizontally at 2000 RPM.
Type: Stomp bot (16 little legs)
Weight: 87 pounds (lightweight stomp bot)
Weapon 8 pound 3 foot spinning blade.
16 Ah Battery and Battery charger
Motors Motors: 3 Briggs and Stratton starter motors.
Top hat antenna design (1 inch high antenna)
Build your own Charger monitor for SLA batteries.
Wow this page gets a lot of hits ;-)