Introduction: Paradox the Ultimate Lego Battlebot

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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

Mr Tesla (author)2014-03-03

Do you know the gear ratio?

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.

Lowney (author)2011-06-23

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

GATEBOYNXT (author)Lowney2011-06-28

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

2024YanBr (author)2017-09-22

Wow all I made was a 3 1/2 pound horizontal spinner and it only has 2 motors. It is a play off a BattleBot called Tombstone. The spinner can destroy practically any pieces. Its weakness is the small thin flats. The spinner is 1 3/4 in off the ground and it is remote controlled. You want to fight when you rebuild it?

NathanKing (author)2017-01-17

Perhaps I'm missing something...

Where is the "instructable" part of this?

Mr Tesla (author)2014-04-18

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

GATEBOYNXT (author)Mr Tesla2014-04-18

NXT-G

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.....

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.

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!

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.

Mr Tesla (author)2014-02-26

How is the drivetrain geared?

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

jmiester (author)2011-08-24

Was Paradox autonomous or RC controlled?

GATEBOYNXT (author)jmiester2011-08-24

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

jmiester (author)GATEBOYNXT2011-08-24

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

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.

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.

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...

jmiester (author)jmiester2011-08-25

I have now made... Singularity, battlebot 3084

GATEBOYNXT (author)jmiester2011-08-26

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

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...

GATEBOYNXT (author)jmiester2011-08-27

I sure will! Thanx for subbing!

paradox has only three motors.

jmiester (author)GATEBOYNXT2011-08-28

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

GATEBOYNXT (author)jmiester2011-08-28

Bay area
CA

jmiester (author)GATEBOYNXT2012-08-17

San Francisco?

jmiester (author)GATEBOYNXT2011-08-28

O, im in NJ

SwaggerFul Swellow (author)2013-06-27

Please post instructions! Pleeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeease!

KerelMC (author)2012-11-26

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

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

theswordninja561 (author)2011-10-08

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

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.

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

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