Introduction: Robowars, KMB Combat Robot

SO last winter I went to LUMS PSIFI, and we participated in Robowars, the battle of robots. We got knocked out right in the semi-final so here are some pictures of our robot. :) It was the first time we had made a robot, so we were unaware of quite a lot of things and so it our robot wasn't perfect and we lost due to a decrease in voltage of the batteries. 

Qais Iqbal
Murtaza Tunio
Minaam Abbas
Saad Hirani
Manish Kumar

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jm090770 made it! (author)2014-10-12

incredible! please continue sharing projects like this!

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abdullaharoon made it! (author)2012-12-19

where to get the transmitter and reciever........and do i need an esc(electronic speed control)?
reply asap!!

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howtowithmanish made it! (author)howtowithmanish2012-12-19

We just took it out of old RC cars. I suggest you do the same.

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jojo9 made it! (author)2012-12-17

and the circuitry once again ... i am talking about the circuit board and all that stuff in it ... not the wiring and all ... did u make the circuit board and all controls in it yourself ??

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howtowithmanish made it! (author)howtowithmanish2012-12-17

Yes we did. We did everything ourselves. We had no professional help. :P

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jojo9 made it! (author)2012-12-17

okay ... since i am preparing to make 1 of this kind ... did u ever feel that your design had drawbacks such as being a bit too high from the ground? Or perhaps the outer body not strong enuf in the combat part when it got hit ?? ... and one more thing .... a 40 min max battery time is more than enuf right ?? for psifi events this is

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howtowithmanish made it! (author)howtowithmanish2012-12-17

Alright mainly our robot was overweight by 2 KG. So work on that. Secondly, this specific model was too slow. But that was primarily because our Battery got pretty weak towards the end. So work on that. Get extra batteries if possible. The outer body was strong enough. Not much damage was done though. I think the battery time is enough. Good Luck and you should have started a long time ago to be honest.

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jojo9 made it! (author)2012-12-17

oh ... and what batteries did u use ??? as in rating and all ??

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howtowithmanish made it! (author)howtowithmanish2012-12-17

I'm not sure of the exact rating. But we used two 12 Volt Batteries.

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jojo9 made it! (author)2012-12-17

umm hi .. where did u get the circuitry done from ??? u didnt make it yourself right ??

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howtowithmanish made it! (author)howtowithmanish2012-12-17

Hi. We did do all the circuitry our self. Like we made the entire internal system at home. But there were several glitches in the end. Therefore I highly recommend that you take some help from any relative/friend who is currently an electrical engineer.

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abdullaharoon made it! (author)2012-12-10

is there any other area easily accessible!.....as sher shah not easily accessible

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howtowithmanish made it! (author)howtowithmanish2012-12-11

Ummm, not that I know of to be honest.

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abdullaharoon made it! (author)2012-12-10

read ur comment......at Oct 31, 2011. 8:58 PM

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abdullaharoon made it! (author)2012-11-25

ill be participating in lums psifi 2013....and as a private team...so what do you mean by hard time???

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howtowithmanish made it! (author)howtowithmanish2012-11-26

Hard time? I'm sort of confused here.

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Kiteman made it! (author)2011-09-08

Are you going to publish a step-by-step of building a fighting robot?

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howtowithmanish made it! (author)howtowithmanish2011-09-09

Should I?

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oldmechanic made it! (author)oldmechanic2012-07-07

YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Kiteman made it! (author)Kiteman2011-09-09


Haha, should you? 

Let me introduce you to a bit of Instructables history...

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howtowithmanish made it! (author)howtowithmanish2011-09-09

Haha the Zeroth Law?

Well i would love to but, i am in high school so i dont have that much time to make it again :P

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howtowithmanish made it! (author)howtowithmanish2011-09-09

Well not of the same fighting robot, but of a newer and better version of it.

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uzair0099 made it! (author)uzair00992011-10-31

hi
i want to participate in Lums PSIFI but i want to know whether I should start making my confirmed entry into that competition. I mean what is the entire process of getting selected?

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howtowithmanish made it! (author)howtowithmanish2011-10-31

Depends on whether your representing your school or a private team. We went via school so they let us come but they give private teams a hard time though.

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uzair0099 made it! (author)uzair00992011-11-01

we are going through school.
is there any size limitation of the robot for robowars and what was the rpm of the motor which you used in ur robot.
do we have to make our robot now or on spot at the competition

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howtowithmanish made it! (author)howtowithmanish2011-11-01

Yeah Last time is was 3 by 3 by 2 feet. 2500rpm. make it now

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uzair0099 made it! (author)uzair00992011-11-02

where did u get that motor from and how much did it cost?
what did u use to make it radio controlled?
and is 2 Feet the height?

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howtowithmanish made it! (author)howtowithmanish2011-11-04

Sher Shah in Karachi, I dont remember how much it cost us. Google Radio Controlled robots and yes 2 feet

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uzair0099 made it! (author)uzair00992011-11-04

was there any limit to the weight of the robot?
and i am having problem finding some wheels any advice

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howtowithmanish made it! (author)howtowithmanish2011-11-04

20kg, and try sher shah you can find almost everything there

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