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Every Monday we'll do a deep dive on one aspect of HyperShock's design. How did we do it before? What did we keep? What's all new for Season 6? Follow along as we peel back the curtain on what makes HyperShock tick!

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Apr 4, 2022

TV Show | A Gentle Reminder: BattleBots is a TV show

This week I’m going to zoom out and talk about the show rather than building. I’ll ask that you keep an open mind and in return, I’m going to try to minimize my literary bludgeoning. BattleBots is a TV show. It's a TV show about a specific competition in the sport of robot combat.

Mar 28, 2022

LexCon | BattleBots Goes Well at a Comic Con

We had a new and wonderful experience at the Lexington Comic and Toy Convention this weekend. Our teammate, Collin, put things in motion with the organizers, so we shipped Season 5 and 6 HyperShocks up for the weekend.

Mar 21, 2022

Srimech | Why we ditched the self-righter

Since our fight aired last week, many people have asked why we got rid of the self-righting mechanism (srimech). Some have been so bold to tell us all the reasons we need it. I'm here to tell you why we don't.

Mar 14, 2022

S6 Tournament | Matchmaker, Matchmaker, Make Me a Match

BattleBots matchmaking has always been a bit of a black box. We know the showrunner is responsible for the majority o...

Mar 7, 2022

Logistics 2 | A Day in the Life

A timeline of a fight day at BattleBots S6.

Feb 28, 2022

Logistics | HyperShock's Time and Space and Stuff

This blog is an overview of how HyperShock handles logistics. We’ll discuss how we handle shipping and our pit space....

Feb 21, 2022

Finances | How to spend all your money, your friends' money, and still end up broke.

This blog post goes into the financial breakdown of a HyperShock season. We'll talk about where the money comes from and try to explain where it all went.

Feb 14, 2022

Aesthetics | Powder, Paint, Acid, Vinyl

The week's build log entry is all about colors and how we get them on the robot. We dive into our use of anodizing, powdercoat, and vinyl.

Feb 7, 2022

Wheels | HyperTires: Foam Filled and Ready for Action

This entry in the HyperShock Build Logs will explain the process we use to fill our tires with foam. The full recipe ...

Jan 31, 2022

Motors Modules | Motors, Encoders and Bear(ings)! OH MY!

Learn all about our motor module system and why we think its the best way to build a robot. We'll go into everything from how we modified our VESCs to the shock mounting of the drive motor frames.

Jan 24, 2022

HyperShock Armor | Form and Function

This entry in the HyperShock Build Logs details our approach to armor. We share how different we use a variety of materials to create different weight options as well as the evolution of our defensive construction strategy.

Jan 17, 2022

Power Distribution | Putting the Shock in HyperShock

This build log entry explains HyperShock's new power distribution system. We explain how our unified battery box concept works and many of the decisions we've made about how to wire a heavyweight combat robot.
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