I have been in a number of knex battle bot competitions. Each time I learn a few new things about making a winning battle bot. I'll summarize the basics and show you how to make a piece efficient battle bot.
The main thing to remember when you are planning is that you will be supplied with a limited amount of parts. So think basic! The person who tries to be fancy always looses. Many times I've seen cars that don't even have steering come in the top three. The people that win almost always have these five things:
Low center of gravity
Low to the ground
Weight over the wheels
I'll show you how I achieved these things in a battle bot I made that won first place, and I'll give you some tips along the way.
I hope this guide will help future battle bot builders!
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