Mechwars Robot Combat Invitational
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July 18 & 19, 2002
Mystic Lake Casino Hot Summer Nights
1st Place, Heavy Weight Division
We were going up against a spinner so we created an arm that attached to the
front of the robot that would keep the spinner blades from getting near enough
to MIDEVIL to do damage. That put us over our weight limit, however. Since none
of the mechanical parts are negotiable, the only way to reduce the weight was to
reconfigure the LEXANŽ case, leaving the back wheels vulnerable.
Have you noticed that people interacting with MIDEVIL are always bending over
or stooping? The smaller robots can be picked up and put on a table to work on.
The weight for MIDEVIL has always made that impossible and it's taking a toll
on Ray's back.