East Coast Robotics exhibited at the 2017 SouthCoast Mini MakerFaire.
East Coast Robotics has begun a project to tackle a major safety concern in combat robotics, battery fires. In 2015 several robots experienced Lithium Polymer battery fires. While these fires didn’t cause any physical hazard to the venue or audience, they delayed the tournament. During the summer of 2016, three senior level engineering students joined the ECR team to investigate the issues of battery and electronics fires in combat robotics as well as best practices and remediation equipment.
East Coast Robotics has done it again. The team traveled to a new venue this year, The Alameda County Fairgrounds, for another week of robot mayhem. Our team constructed the Combat box as well as assist in managing the tournament.
The East Coast Robotics team is busy getting ready for the RI Mini Maker Faire East Bay Edition: Oct 17th.
Here are some photos of the team working on converting an electric scooter into an art car.
East Coast Robotics traveled to San Mateo for Season 11 of RoboGames in the spring of 2015. Our team members were part of the team responsible for the setup and operation of the large combat arena. Work began several days before the doors opened, it took 3 days to construct the 100,000 pound box. This season featured new Lexan on three sides of the arena, providing the audience and camera crew a crystal clear view of the robots.
During the event our group helped with combat control and organization of the fights, as well as maintaining the arena.
After the event we were responsible for take down and reloading the truck, putting the entire show back on the truck in less then 24 hours.
Here is one of the videos of the Hexacopter in California. In this clip we go up against the bunny from Super Fluffy Pink Bunny From The Land Of Candy And Rainbows.
Check back soon, More video to come.
We have just returned from RoboGames 2013, can’t wait to upload all the photos and videos. Be sure to check back soon. We are also working on compiling our notes on parts used, lessons learned, and next steps for the team.
A huge thanks to Jeff, K4GSU, for hooking us up with a pair of KK Multicopter controllers and a USB program cable. Can’t wait for the UPS man to deliver them. We will post more and some of the test results as soon as the boards come in and are setup. Stay Tuned!