Component selection for robots this small is fairly limited, but luckily there are still a decent number of quality parts available that aren't too large for the minuscule weight budget.
The radio system is a Spektrum dx6i, as that is what I already had and there was no point buying new radio equipment when my current gear can handle several more robots.
The receiver is a hobbyking R410 OrangeRX. It is one of the smallest receivers on the market that I am aware of with programmable failsafes that is also compatible with the dx6i. For a robot this small with the dx6i, it is one of the best receiver options. (http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/store/__11972__OrangeRx_R410_Spektrum_DSM2_Compatible_4Ch_2_4Ghz_Receiver.html
The battery is another hobbyking product, the Turnigy Nano-Tech 180mAh 2s lipo battery. I've run the larger cousin in my 30lb robot Nyx successfully, so it was an easy decision when I was looking for a small two cell battery. (http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/store/__23135__Turnigy_nano_tech_180mah_2S_25_40C_Lipo_Pack.html
The weapon motor controller is a Plush10 from hobbyking. These are a common brushless controller that appears to pair well with my weapon motor. (http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/store/__4204__TURNIGY_Plush_10amp_9gram_Speed_Controller.html
The weapon motor is an Emax GT Series 1560kv brushless outrunner. The original motor I was looking at went out of stock and instead of waiting and hoping that it would return to stock, I found this and have been happy with the performance. (http://www.himodel.com/electric/EMAX_GT_Series_1560KV_Outrunner_Brushless_Motors_Type_GT2203.html
) One minor change I have made is the stock shaft has been replaced with one of the spare hardened 3mm shafts discussed in my instructable on my 1lb robot, Algos (http://www.instructables.com/id/One-Pound-Fighting-Robot-Algos/step5/Shaft-Replacement-and-Hardening/
In addition to the weapon shaft, Keres uses the same weapon hub as my antweight Algos. The lightweight 3mm hub from ServoCity seems to work quite well in this application. (https://www.servocity.com/html/lightweight_set_screw_hub__3mm.html
Drive motor controllers are FingerTech TinyESC's. I've used these in all of my small robots and they have proven to be a fantastic brushed motor controller. At this point, I use them in any application that they're appropriate for. (http://www.fingertechrobotics.com/proddetail.php?prod=ft-tinyESCv2
The drive motors are 20:1 prototype Mini-Sparks which will be available soon at http://www.fingertechrobotics.com
ne additional component will be added shortly before the debut event for Keres. In addition to being used to test the Mini-Spark gearmotors it will be testing a prototype power switch also from FingerTech Robotics.
The chassis is held together via 3 7/16" long aluminum standoffs. The McMaster part number is 93330A515. These press into the printed nylon chassis.