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.
You can see the hole from which the pneumatically driven spike can emerge.
For some reason, this weapon has just never worked effectively. But even
when it does, it's usually fired when MIDEVIL is butted up against another
robot and, except for a distinctive sound, one can't see the spike being fired.