Introduction: Paradox the Ultimate Lego Battlebot

Hello!

THis is my battlebot named Paradox. He has faced many other lego battlebots and defeated them all.
I have made a whole series of videos for this robot.

Below is the link to his playlist of all his videos.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3kHQnxC4fnY&playnext=1&list=PLA3DA0BBC8E836D40

Video 1
 

video 2
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7SGU3XKEHZo

Video 3
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1AGY_Mx-6GI&feature=related

Video 4
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OVQ7_sE54rk

Video 5
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7NU2ZbgvF0k&feature=related

Video 6
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PI7NYZ7Jcnw


Specs. For Paradox:

-4lbs
-plate armor
-6 wheels
-strong gear train
-8-10oz. hammer
-3 motors
-1 nxt
-all lego

Comments

author
Mr Tesla (author)2014-03-03

Do you know the gear ratio?

author
GATEBOYNXT (author)Mr Tesla2014-03-03

Fortunately I found the drivetrain sitting around for some reason: http://puu.sh/7i6ob/b582d09b20.JPG
It is in the following arrangement (numbers indicate teeth count, P indicates powered, W indicates wheel attached, all are the double bevel gears(forgot what they were called))
12W-20-12-20-12-20-12W,P-36-12-20-12W

Or in ratios with base 12:
1W-1.66-1-1.66-1-1.66-1W,P-36-1-1.66-1W

It was mainly designed that way to have a large base and surface area. At the time, my robots trended towards lower to the ground, compact, and not very tall.

author
Lowney (author)2011-06-23

Nobody commenting, but this is pretty awesome! Reminds me of Robot Wars :P

author
GATEBOYNXT (author)Lowney2011-06-28

Thanks for commenting and the reply.
I plan on joining a robot battle comp. later in life.

author
NathanKing (author)2017-01-17

Perhaps I'm missing something...

Where is the "instructable" part of this?

author
Mr Tesla (author)2014-04-18

Just out of curiosity did you program it with nxt-g or robotC ?

author
GATEBOYNXT (author)Mr Tesla2014-04-18

NXT-G

author
theswordninja561 (author)2011-10-08

i gotta admit it is eye catching...but so expensive...but worth it......but i don't have the money.....

author

It doesn't have to be too expensive. Just be smart, unlike me, when it comes to buying pieces. bricklink can let you buy tons of pieces for a really low price.

author
crazy99red (author)2014-02-27

My friends and I are doing battle bots. When I was looking for bots, I found paradox and immediately knew it would be amazing to bring in. Any chance I could get the instructions? Thanks!

author
GATEBOYNXT (author)crazy99red2014-03-03

I'm sorry, Paradox got dismantled for other projects. The best way to rebuild it would to reverse engineer it from the videos.

http://puu.sh/7hdVU/5012a954c6.png

Drive train closeup just for kicks.

http://puu.sh/7he5A/d7c3a9feea.JPG

The Hammer

and

http://puu.sh/7he6w/1342115d76.JPG

The main body without the hammer.

author
Mr Tesla (author)2014-02-26

How is the drivetrain geared?

author
GATEBOYNXT (author)Mr Tesla2014-03-03

It uses a whole line of gears. It's currently dismantled but here is a glimpse from a video screenshot: http://puu.sh/7hdVU/5012a954c6.png

author
jmiester (author)2011-08-24

Was Paradox autonomous or RC controlled?

author
GATEBOYNXT (author)jmiester2011-08-24

He was Rc controlled. Though i could make him automotous.

author
jmiester (author)GATEBOYNXT2011-08-24

How did you RC him? And what technic set did you use?

author
GATEBOYNXT (author)jmiester2011-08-25

i used Lego mindstorms NXT so i controlled him with a laptop which connected viaa bluetooth. Besides the 2 NXT sets used to make him, i used the motorized crane motorized hauler and buggy.

author
crazy99red (author)GATEBOYNXT2014-02-27

How did you control it with your laptop? I know there is a "play selected blocks button" but don't know how to specifically do all of it.

author
jmiester (author)GATEBOYNXT2011-08-24

O, cause I'm trying to make a Paradox-like battle bot, but I don't know how to RC him...

author
jmiester (author)jmiester2011-08-25

I have now made... Singularity, battlebot 3084

author
GATEBOYNXT (author)jmiester2011-08-26

AWESOME! What is he like? You can compare him to Paradox through his pictures and his videos.

author
jmiester (author)GATEBOYNXT2011-08-26

I made an i'ble (sort of) for him. Check it out! He's only half the weight of Paradox thought, since I used only NXT parts...

author
GATEBOYNXT (author)jmiester2011-08-27

I sure will! Thanx for subbing!

paradox has only three motors.

author
jmiester (author)GATEBOYNXT2011-08-28

So does Singularity! :) where r u if your close we could pit them against one another

author
GATEBOYNXT (author)jmiester2011-08-28

Bay area
CA

author
jmiester (author)GATEBOYNXT2012-08-17

San Francisco?

author
jmiester (author)GATEBOYNXT2011-08-28

O, im in NJ

author
SwaggerFul Swellow (author)2013-06-27

Please post instructions! Pleeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeease!

author
KerelMC (author)2012-11-26

D: i can't download the pdf unless i have a pro membership

author
jmiester (author)2011-11-22

One thing I have learned from these videos is... treads = MAJORLY BAD IDEA!!!!!

P.S. Singularity Mk II will be instrucablized soon, but the pictures may be cr**py since I have to use my webcam (my camera is out of bats, and my family goes through double-As VERY quickly), but sorry for the loooooooong wait :0

author
theswordninja561 (author)2011-10-08

let me just..........visit lego.com real quick

author
pkothari2 (author)2011-07-26

may i get to know the materials reqiured to build this battlebot and how is it is made.

i am a science student and i am very eager to make this battlebot and give your name in my school's science fair.

please help me as soon as possible.

waiting for your reply,
thank you.

author
GATEBOYNXT (author)pkothari22011-07-26

it used pieces from the technic hauler,motorized crane, nxt 2.0, and nxt 1.0
Paradox has two long gear-trains that powers the 6 wheels. 2-36 teeth gears, lots of 20 tooth gears and lots of 12 tooth gears.

It took me three to five hours to make paradox. Planning? I did not plan before him. I just built him and thought about it along the building process.

i am also a science student. You can call me by my youtube name: GATEBOYNXT

Thank You,
LegoBlackSmith
GATEBOYNXT

About This Instructable

17,164views

9favorites

License:

Bio: I am a lego mindstorms fan and builder. I primarily make lego battlebots, but i also make ball machines. Hope you like all my stuff!
More by GATEBOYNXT:Paradox The Ultimate Lego BattlebotZe Lego Cross Bow
Add instructable to: