I just got back from the BattleBots event this past weekend. It was pretty fun, and I got to see a few good fights, but it was somewhat stressful to have to run the brackets for the 15lb robots. On the plus side, they allowed recording of the 15lb weight class, so I got a few good fights, which I will put on youtube, like this fight of Blender Mini and a vertical spinner (I think it was exterminator). I hadn’t planned on going, but Marc Devidts mentioned that BattleBots needed someone to manage the brackets, so I figured I could help out. I must say that given the choice, I would much rather help out at RoboGames, since there isn’t a high-wired tv production crew in charge of things, and there are a lot more people that get to enjoy the fights.
When I got back home on Saturday, my dad had come to my house and surprised me by finishing up the decoration for my projector room. It’s been a long time coming, but I’m glad it’s finally finished, except for a few minor tweaks, like getting speaker stands and covering over the windows so they don’t shine through the curtains in the day.
Next on my list of things to do is the RoboGames event. I’d like to finish up the new version of Emsee Frypants for it, as well as make some tweaks to our Sentry Gun (like getting a new frame that doesn’t weigh 90 pounds).