Monday, August 4, 2014

Nocturne is near completion!

Despite being unable to make it to Bot Blast, Nocturne is closer than ever to being a finished robot. Recently, the weapon assembly was finished (just need to add the steel weapon teeth) and the drive was mounted. We're going to Velcro some of the more important internals (ESC, battery, etc) so they don't get knocked around as much.

Here's a weapon test:
Of course that was before we decided to mount the wheels internally so they don't get damaged as much. Also changed since that video was taken is the front of the robot. That front point has been milled off so it's harder to damage.

Here's a picture of how Nocturne looks at the present moment:
It will be ready for October's competitions as soon as the weapon teeth are attached and the power switch is mounted.