Family Battlebots – Thanksgiving 2011

Highlights of Fight
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2:05 — START OF FIGHT —
3:55 for Armadillo flipping Pooh Pusher
4:20 for Armadillo flipping Pooh Pusher twice in a row
5:05 for Armadillo flipping Pooper Scooper
5:35 for Armadillo flipping Pooper Scooper back
6:00 for Big Cheese flipping Armadillo
7:20 for Big Cheese flipping Armadillo
7:55 for Joe the Anteater re-righting the Armadillo
8:10 for Big Cheese pushing the Pooh Pusher
8:47 for Joe the Anteater flipping the Pooh Pusher & Big Cheese Pushing the Pooper Scooper
9:25 for Joe the Anteater lifting Big Cheese (when Big Cheese slams down, his battery becomes loose and he has to be fixed), Pooh Pusher pushing Big Cheese, & Pooper Scooper pushing the Armadillo
9:55 for Armadillo being taken out of game to be fixed (antennae problems)
10:20 for Anteater lifting Pooh Pusher
10:50 for Pooh Pusher pushing around Joe the Anteater for a tiny bit
11:20 for Joe the Anteater lifting the Pooper Scooper
12:15 for Armadillo re-entering game
12:50 for Joe the Anteater and the Armadillo flipping the Pooh Pusher over
13:35 for Pooh Pusher pushing Joe the Anteater while Joe’s wheels are in the air & the Big Cheese pushing the Armadillo
14:45 for Big Cheese pushing the Armadillo
15:00 — BEST HIT OF MATCH — for Joe the Anteater ramming the Big Cheese and Pooper Scooper out from away the Armadillo
15:30 for Big Cheese pushing Joe the Anteater and the Armadillo flipping the Pooh Pusher
16:00 to 16:20 for Armadillo trying to turn
16:20 for Pooh Pusher pushing Pooper Scooper
16:40 — BEST PART OF MATCH — Armadillo and Joe the Anteater lift the Pooh Pusher off the ground for around 5 seconds and leave it on its side; Pooh Pusher is out for the rest of the match
19:10 for the Armadillo half-flips the Big Cheese, the Big Cheese’s batteries get loose, it cannot move for the rest of match
19:25 for the Armadillo flipping the Big Cheese onto its side
20:12 — END OF FIGHT —
20:23 — PRESENTATION OF TROPHY TO WINNER —

Back-story
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Every year, my family come together on Thanksgiving Day. On my dad’s side of the family, we have a friendly, competitive battlebots competition, and whoever wins takes home the trophy. (Of course, we have another battlebots fight on Christmas, and whoever wins that gets to keep the trophy for the rest of the year.)

My family’s robots are Joe the Anteater driven by my brother, and the Armadillo driven by me. the Anteater uses a linear actuator (hydraulics) to lift up it’s opponents, and the Armadillo uses compressed CO2 to release a quick burst and flip the opponents. This is the Anteater’s second year with that weapon, and the Armadillo’s first year. Since we are in the same family, and I seem to be prone to flipping, my brother helps flip me back over.

The Thanksgiving battle is the first round, but the Christmas competition is where things get harder for the robots. In the Christmas competition, nobody is allowed to touch/fix their robots during the game, unlike here in the Thanksgiving battle.

Other
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My mom is filming, no other camera footage that we have.

Duration : 0:20:44


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