Hey there Vancouver area makers, builders, and robot fighting enthusiasts!
I’m looking into starting a mini robot fighting league in Vancouver. Fingertech Robotics in Canada has plenty of good cheap parts for 1-3lb robots. Check them out, I’m not able to post a link here. Some are full kits for under $200, custom designs may require a few more bucks. Interested in making a small bot to compete with? Maybe you want to volunteer for organizing and administrative work? We could easily make a mini battle box or two for cheap when all the pandemic plexiglass comes down in restaurants.
I’d like to work our way up to full 250lb robots one day, but starting out with smaller ones will be more affordable. It’ll attract more bot builders, it’ll be easy to keep things safe, and it’ll be free advertising for any small businesses the bot builders may own.
Feel free to email Joe at firstname.lastname@example.org about this. I bet we can find 8 bot builders and some plexiglass. It won’t take much to pull off a small tournament to start things off.