Building a battlebot can be expensive. From material prices to design, cost can quickly skyrocket out of control. This is why it’s good to examine all your options before diving in head first. By weighing the pros and cons you can decide which route is best for you. There are different approaches to building a competitive robot, but one of the most popular routes is to find used parts and scrap metal from other builders. To make this option a realistic one for you, it’s important that you know where to look for parts and how much it will cost.
Cost to build a battlebot
Also known as BattleBots, these robots are built with the sole purpose to destroy other robots. They are custom-made, and require a lot of time and money to be built. The price of building a battlebot depends on the size and quality of the robot you want. It can range from $2,000 up to $100,000 or more for the best bots.
Some people choose to build their own battlebot from scratch while others opt for used ones that are already built but need some repairs or upgrades. If you’re in the latter category, there are plenty of sites where you can find such robots for sale.
Robot Depot offers a wide selection of used battlebots for sale including Hypershock (pictured above) which is available for $15,000. Other popular bots include Tombstone and Bite Force which were both featured on season 2 of ABC’s BattleBots reboot show in 2015.
Some people also choose to build their own battlebots from scratch using kits that can be purchased online or through local hobbyists groups like BotsIQ in California where they offer classes in robotics and drone racing
The cost to build a battlebot will vary from project to project. The most common type of DIY battlebot is a wedge, which only requires a few materials and can be built for around $100 or less.
If you want your own killer robot, but don’t have the time or skills to build one from scratch, there are plenty of used bots for sale from as little as $700.
You can also buy kits that come with all of the pieces you need to build a basic wedge bot like Hypershock. These kits start at around $1,000 and go up from there depending on features and accessories like weapons and armor plates.
Battlebots are a great hobby, and something that I’ve been into for about 10 years. It’s very rewarding to build a robot and then take it to an event and fight other people’s robots. It’s also a lot of fun to learn about electronics, motors, pneumatics, mechanics, and programming.
I’ve built several battlebots over the years. My first one was a 4-wheel drive wedge called “The Metal Munch”. It was made from mostly metal parts from old computer cases and printers. I won my first two fights with it at BattleBots in 2004 (I didn’t win any more after that though).
After The Metal Munch I built a new robot called “Hypershock”. Hypershock is an asymmetrical wedge with a spinning drum on top and two wheels on the bottom. I took him to RoboGames in 2005 where he got destroyed by some guy who drove his car into Hypershock while he was spinning up his weapon! But he still has some good wins under his belt too.
The last robot I built was called “Twisted Metal” which is another wedge type robot but with no weapon (just 4 traction wheels). He got 1st place at RoboGames 2006, 2nd place
HyperShock is a robot built by Team Whyachi that competed in the 2015 and 2016 BattleBots reboot on ABC. Its weapon is a lifting arm with two pneumatic spikes designed to flip opponents over, which is powered by two CO 2 tanks. HyperShock was originally planned to be the first robot in the competition to use a four-wheel drive system, but was forced to use two wheels due to technical difficulties. This proved to be a disadvantage early on as it could not get traction on the floor of the BattleBox and was easily pushed around by other robots. However, it managed to defeat Lucky in its first match and later defeated Warhead by flipping it over with its weapon for a victory by KO in the round of 16 before being destroyed by Tombstone in the quarterfinals.
HyperShock was rebuilt for Season 2 but did not compete until 2017 due to an explosion during testing which damaged it beyond repair. The new version used a vertical spinning disc instead of its original lifting arm weapon and came equipped with four-wheel drive once again. It was selected as one of twelve robots from among those eliminated in Season 1 that were eligible for purchase from BattleBots Incorporated; this purchase was made by Team Fast Electric Robots
BattleBots is a popular robot combat competition. The concept was originally developed by the producers of Comedy Central’s successful BattleBots revamp, but has since expanded to include additional shows and formats outside of the US.
BattleBots was first broadcast in 1999 on Comedy Central. It featured competitors building robots that were controlled by remote control, or autonomous robots that had no human operator. The robots fought against each other in an arena, with the objective being to immobilize the opponent or destroy them completely. The show ran for 5 seasons before it was canceled due to low ratings in 2002.
In 2015, ABC picked up BattleBots for a 6 episode run, which aired on June 23rd and 24th of the same year. The show featured 16 teams from around the world competing with their own homemade fighting machines for a $50,000 prize and the chance to be crowned champion.
BattleBots has become so popular that even celebrities are getting involved. Celebrity competitors include Penn Jillette (magician), Kevin Smith (filmmaker), Matt Holtzclaw (engineer), Dante Lauretta (scientist) and many others.
The next big event is coming up on July 27th and 28th at
Used Battlebots For Sale
If you’re looking for the best used battle bots for sale, look no further than BattleBots Inc. We have a huge selection of used bots in stock right now and we’re always adding more. If you’re just getting started, we recommend starting with our entry level robots such as Hypershock or Bronco. These bots are affordable and easy to maintain, but they still pack a punch! If you want something a little more advanced, check out our line of used heavyweight battle bots such as Warhead and Tombstone. Our heavyweights are top of the line machines that can stand up to any other bot on the planet.
This is a description of Hypershock the Battlebot.
The newest Battlebot on the block, Hypershock is one of about two dozen new robots to enter the ring this year. The robot was built by Al Kindle, who previously competed with Minion and Nightmare during BattleBots’ first season.
Hypershock is an invertible blue and black robot with a pair of three-toothed spinning discs mounted on either side of its body. It weighs around 100 pounds and has a top speed of 30 MPH. The robot’s name comes from its weapon — a set of two spinning discs that are driven by brushless motors. The discs spin at up to 20,000 RPMs (revolutions per minute) and are capable of causing severe damage to other robots when they hit them at high speed.
The first Hypershock vs Bite Force fight ended in a very close decision win for Hypershock, but Bite Force won the next match by knockout after taking out one of its opponent’s wheels with a hard hit from its own spinning bar spinner weapon.
The HyperShock is a heavyweight robot that competed in the final five seasons of BattleBots. It was built by Mark Setrakian, who also built the superheavyweight robot Phrizbee. HyperShock competed in the final season of Robotica, but did not do well. In 2002 it won a rumble match at Robogames 2001, defeating the middleweight champion Mechavore. The next year, it won its first BattleBots championship defeating Toro in the finals. It was retired after losing to Rammstein in 2005, but returned to competition in 2008 with new weaponry and a redesign of its body.
The first version of HyperShock was a tall box-shaped robot armed with a spinning bar on each side. In Season 1.0 it had three teeth on each side but these were removed for Season 2.0 due to their fragility. In Season 3.0 it had a single flat head with four teeth pointing to the front which was intended for more damage over time. The second version of HyperShock added two more teeth per side and increased overall speed and power. For Season 4.0 it added more armor around its wheels and changed its weapon from an overhead spinner
HyperShock is a heavyweight robot built by Team Coolrobots that competed in the final three seasons of BattleBots. It was armed with a powerful flipper made from a plow and painted with an American flag motif. HyperShock did well in competition, reaching the semifinals in Season 4.0 of Comedy Central’s BattleBots reboot before being defeated by eventual champion Bite Force, and winning two fights during Season 5.0 before losing to Icewave in the quarterfinals.
In Season 2, HyperShock fought against End Game, Overhaul and SawBlaze in its first match. HyperShock was able to flip SawBlaze over but it couldn’t get away quickly enough and was flipped itself by End Game. The impact immobilized both robots and they were counted out at the same time, eliminating them both from the tournament.
In Season 3, HyperShock fought against Wrecks again but this time it dominated the fight easily flipping Wrecks over multiple times until Wrecks stopped moving due to having no more power left so HyperShock won by KO at 1:52 into the fight which meant they advanced onto the next round where they would face off against SubZero who had just defeated Nightmare
HyperShock is a heavyweight robot which competed in the second season of ABC’s BattleBots reboot. It was built by Paul Ventimiglia of Team Coolrobots. The original design was a four-wheeled, invertable robot armed with two spinning discs and two flamethrowers. The discs were mounted on top of the chassis, while the flamethrowers were located inside it. However, when the team arrived at BattleBots they found out that their bot weighed over 300 pounds over the 250 pound limit for a four-wheel drive robot, so they had to make last minute changes to their design. As a result HyperShock was converted into a front-hinged wedge with one spinning disc and two flamethrowers. It didn’t perform too well in competition as it lost both of its matches against Bombshell and Witch Doctor (whom it later defeated in a consolation rumble).
HyperShock returned for Season 3 as an upgraded version called Hypershock (pronounced “hyper shock”). It retained its signature front-hinged design but now featured adjustable arms capable of lifting opponents off their wheels as well as improved self-righting abilities and better maneuverability thanks to its new weapon: an overhead thwack