Resources - Links
Every Solidworks Part Available! - This page will has links to solidworks files freely available on the net for combat robotics.
What is Combat Robotics? - Click here for a brief overview of the sport.
Below you will find a list of links to relevant combat robotics websites, separated into categories. If we don't have it, one of these sites will. Some of the sites may be listed under multiple categories. If you want your link added, e-mail us: adam at totalinsanity dot net
Really Important Links:
Botrank.com - Rankings for all currently active combat robots.
Builder's DB - This site is where you'll need to go to register for events.
Technical Guide to Building Fighting Robots - A more technical site devoted to the contruction of combat robots. If you already know something about robotics or other R/C hobbies this will help you get a grip on fighting them.
The RFL Forum - This is the forum where many current robot builders go to discuss a huge range of topics. It is a very technical forum and a good understanding of the sport and robot construction should be acquired before posting at this forum. If you have a question you want answered, someone here will have the answer.
Battle Beach 1 lb - 340 lbs
Battlebots - Not currently holding events, one of the original televised robot combat shows. 60 lbs - 340 lbs
Battlebots IQ - A competition for college and HS students, headed by the same people who did the original BattleBots. 15 lbs & 120 lbs
California Insect Bots - 150g - 3lbs
Central Illinois Robotics Club - 1lb only
ComBots - 150g - 340 lbs
Guerra De Robos - 12 lbs & 120 lbs - Go Brazil!
Mechwars - 12 lbs - 390 lbs
Midwest Robotics League - 1 lb - 340 lbs
Ohio Robotics Club - 150g - 3 lbs
Pound of Pain - 150g - 30 lbs
Robot Fighting League - The unified RFL sponsors many events around the country, and an annual national championship.
Robot Riots - 1 lb - 3 lbs
Robot Wars - The longest lasting TV series, now off the air. 220 lbs
SacBots - 150g - 3 lbs
Saskatoon Combat Robotics Club - 1 lbs - 3 lbs Also a host to kilobots.
SouthEastern Combat Robotics 150g - 220 lbs
South Western Alliance of Robotic Combat - 150g - 120 lbs
Team Think Tank - 150g - 3 lbs
Upstate NY Battles - 150g - 3 lbs
War-Bots Xtreme - 12 lbs - 240 lbs
West Coast Robotics 150g - 60 lbs
Western Allied Robotics - 1 lb - 30 lbs
Whyachi House Of Robotic Entertainment - 150g - 120 lbs
BotPop - A great robotics blog that posts about robots in pop culture.
Robots.net - Robotics news.
Banebots - Great resource for all your small bot parts. Gear motors, radios, electronics, wheels, wire. Everything except the raw materials is here for your small bot needs.
BattleKits - Great for the beginner who wants to jump right in instead of spending months planning out a good drivetrain. These kits span all the larger weightclasses and are designed by the creator of the HW Biohazard so you know they are good.
Battlepacks - Great battery packs. NiMh and NiCd, they also have active cooled versions. These batteries are what all others compare themselves to.
CNC Botparts - pre-made CNC'd parts, plus custom machining.
Fingertech Robotics - Lots of parts for kilobots.
Inertia Labs - Antweight Parts
Innovation First, Inc. - Creators of the Victor speed controller, they also sell various other electronic control systems.
McMaster Carr - Almost everything you could ever need. Gears, sprockets, shafts, metal, etc. Not the best prices, but easy to find what you need, and extremely fast shipping.
NPC Robotics - Wheelchair motors, and various others motors.
Online Metals - Various Metals
RobotBooks - A site with a good amount of useful books, as the name suggests, as well as many combat, and non-combat robot kits. Also a good source for the popular Mag Motors
Robot Marketplace - This store has everything you need for every weightclass. From raw materials to complete robot kits, you'll find what you need here. They also sell many of the products already listed in other links. This store just has it all. You could buy everything you need to make a robot without ever leaving this site.
Robot Power - Robotic speed controllers, such as OSMCs (Open Source Motor Controllers)
Team Delta - Various motors, switches, and other electronics. From the makers of Hazard.
Team Think Tank - Builders of VDD, they sell kits and other products for the smaller bots.
Titanium Joe - Surplus Titanium, what more needs to be said?
Tower Hobbies - Good source for R/C supplies.
Team Whyachi - Gearboxes, as well as custom machining. If you are looking to spend a lot of money, then these parts can't be beat.
Big Blue Saw - Waterjetting
CombatParts -All types of machining.
CNC Bot Parts - CNC
DC Water Jet - Waterjetting (I did their website, notice the similarities? they are really great people)
Paradise Waterjet - Waterjetting
Team Whyachi - All types of machining, can work from sketches and other non-professional drawings.
waterjetcutting.com - Waterjetting
Convert - Possibly the greatest program ever created, this will convert anything to anything else. Great for doing metric to english.
SolidWorks - Great solid modeling program for designing parts and assemblies before construction. Also includes stress analysis. Free for bot builders.
Fingertech Robotics - Builders of many Kilobots.
Inertia Labs - Builders of Toro
Mad Overlord - Great Resource for build reports, and event reports.
Near Chaos Robotics - Builders of Ruiner
Team Cerberus - Builders of Demonic
Team DaVinci - Builders of Mobius, they also have a very large links section, though many of the links are broken or outdated.
Team Delta - Builder of Hazard
Team Mad Cow - While lacking in recent updates, they do have a large array of build reports. A great place to learn by seeing how a bot goes together.
Team Nightmare - Builders of Nightmare. Great source for links, and BattleBots event repots.
Team S.O.B. - Builders of Sony Online entertainment's Bot
Team Think Tank - Builders of countless great robots, and the most notorious 1lber of all time, VDD.
Team Whyachi - Builders of Son of Whyachi