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Re: Aquatic Robotics Garage

Post by attackfrog » Sat Jun 20, 2020 10:03 am

My third and final entry into CBC4 was the middleweight Carapace, as I didn't enter the heavyweight category. Carapace did okay but not as well as I'd hoped, ending its run with a 3-3 record. Hammers aren't all that fun to drive (at least by RP.) And the color scheme is just terrible. Oh well.

Carapace (Middleweight)

5 Speed / 3 Traction / 1 Torque / 13 Weapon / 8 Armor
Alt: 5 Speed / 3 Traction / 1 Torque / 11 Weapon / 10 Armor (+2 Pontoons)
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A big pointy weapon on a stick, with a robot attached. The robot is 2WD, the pointy weapon is a hammer, the wedgelets in the middle are hinged.


The Dirty Dozen - Swordfish 3 / Speed Bison / Whirlpool | (Entry Post)
ARC: Association of Rejected Cfreations - Grey Squirrel | (Entry Post)

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Speed Bison: Ruination IV Superheavyweight 2nd Place

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Re: Aquatic Robotics Garage

Post by attackfrog » Sat Jun 20, 2020 10:04 am

Okay, I lied, I had one more entry into CBC4. It was waitlisted and didn't make it in, which is a real shame, don't you think?

Dat Boi (Heavyweight)

10 Speed / 8 Traction / 6 Torque / 0 Weapon / 6 Armor
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Oh lawd, he comin'.


The Dirty Dozen - Swordfish 3 / Speed Bison / Whirlpool | (Entry Post)
ARC: Association of Rejected Cfreations - Grey Squirrel | (Entry Post)

Frogbot 2000: ROBOT2 Middleweight Champion!
Speed Bison: Ruination IV Superheavyweight 2nd Place

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Re: Aquatic Robotics Garage

Post by attackfrog » Sat Jun 20, 2020 10:11 am

Then we have Vexed!, an interesting 2v2 tournament, currently stalled. My entry to this was what I felt was an interesting twist on the 360 lifter paradigm, putting the drive on the outside and the lifter as a big scoop in between the drive pods. Was it particularly effective? I'm not sure, but I really like the aesthetics on this one.

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This isn't your average 360 lifter: it's also a fully functional 90s game console, featuring beloved games such as "Dangerous Streets" and "Kang Fu". The two drive pods are connected by a solid shaft running through the middle of the lifter axle.

Lifter config: 7 Speed / 7 Traction / 4 Torque / 3 Weapon / 9 Armor
Plow config: 7 Speed / 7 Traction / 4 Torque / 1 Weapon / 11 Armor (+2 Plow)


Stat changing has been banned, so let's just go with 7 Speed / 6 Traction / 4 Torque / 2 Weapon / 11 Armor (+1 Plow or First Couple Inches of Lifter).


The Dirty Dozen - Swordfish 3 / Speed Bison / Whirlpool | (Entry Post)
ARC: Association of Rejected Cfreations - Grey Squirrel | (Entry Post)

Frogbot 2000: ROBOT2 Middleweight Champion!
Speed Bison: Ruination IV Superheavyweight 2nd Place

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Re: Aquatic Robotics Garage

Post by attackfrog » Sat Jun 20, 2020 10:17 am

And now we come at last to the current tournament: ROBOT4. I was feeling extraordinarily uninspired for this one, even to the degree of reentering a robot from a past tournament (gasp!) But I decided that because it's single elim, and I was probably going to go out in the first round with most of my robots anyway, why not enter?

Flameout is an attempt at re-imagining my previous robot, Hellmouth, with even more flame. I still have yet to come up with a way to plausibly use the weapon armor on a flamethrower for anything, but the row of flamethrowers would at least give better coverage. It didn't help against a speedwedge though, as Flameout lost in round 1 to Made in Heaven.

Featherweight: Flameout
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It's a robot with a row of flamethrower nozzles, all hooked up to the same tank of... some sort of highly flammable gas. Or maybe it would be more accurate to think of it as a giant cloud of flame attached to a robot. As you should be able to see in the render, its wedge thingy is hinged.

Stats:
  • 5 speed / 5 traction / 1 torque / 9 weapon / 10 armor +2 plow


The Dirty Dozen - Swordfish 3 / Speed Bison / Whirlpool | (Entry Post)
ARC: Association of Rejected Cfreations - Grey Squirrel | (Entry Post)

Frogbot 2000: ROBOT2 Middleweight Champion!
Speed Bison: Ruination IV Superheavyweight 2nd Place

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Re: Aquatic Robotics Garage

Post by attackfrog » Sat Jun 20, 2020 10:21 am

As my featherweight sportsman entry to ROBOT4 (Lil' Yeetums) is already posted here, let's skip right to Invertical. The idea with this was to be a sort of cross between Bite Force and Monsoon. I quite like the idea, I like my render of it a bit less, and I like its chances in this tournament even less than that.

Lightweight: Invertical
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A vertical spinner! Its plow pieces are hinged (limited travel) and removable. The spinner assembly itself is also hinged, similar to Monsoon's design.

Stats:
  • 5 speed / 4 traction / 1 torque / 12 weapon / 8 armor (with plow pieces detached), or
  • 5 speed / 4 traction / 1 torque / 10 weapon / 10 armor +2 to plow pieces (with the plow pieces attached)


The Dirty Dozen - Swordfish 3 / Speed Bison / Whirlpool | (Entry Post)
ARC: Association of Rejected Cfreations - Grey Squirrel | (Entry Post)

Frogbot 2000: ROBOT2 Middleweight Champion!
Speed Bison: Ruination IV Superheavyweight 2nd Place

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Re: Aquatic Robotics Garage

Post by attackfrog » Sat Jun 20, 2020 10:33 am

And with that we're up to date! That just leaves the new team logo I designed:

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I also have SVGs of this but both my image host and this forum don't allow SVG image uploads (boo.) Nevertheless, voila!


The Dirty Dozen - Swordfish 3 / Speed Bison / Whirlpool | (Entry Post)
ARC: Association of Rejected Cfreations - Grey Squirrel | (Entry Post)

Frogbot 2000: ROBOT2 Middleweight Champion!
Speed Bison: Ruination IV Superheavyweight 2nd Place

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Re: Aquatic Robotics Garage

Post by Archangel » Sat Jun 20, 2020 5:57 pm

noice

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