Kickstart

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Robot Facts

Kickstart at NHRL November 2023

Kickstart is a beetleweight combat robot that has competed in various events in the Northeastern United States since September 2017. The design originally began as a 2WD vertical spinner with a custom wound hub motor from a copy machine. The weapon consisted of a machined AR500 disk clamped between two aluminum hubs, and the frame was machined out of a single piece of aluminum. An 1/8" thick titanium wedge guarded the front of the robot, along with 1/2" thick UHMW armor. The design featured a fearsome weapon, but had several vulnerabilities including erratic driving induced by gyroscopic precession, poor acceleration due to drivetrain belt slip, lack of a ground game, and the inability to drive inverted or self right. The robot competed with the intention of delivering a few big hits, but was never competitive. Near the end of its career, the original design experienced several failures related to the hub motor weapon. Some of the notable issues included bolt slip on large hits, bearing seizure, and magnet dislodgement.


Builder/Driver Cam Collins
Weight Class 3lb
Body Material TPU & Aluminum
Weapon Vertical Spinner
Weapon Drive eBay 2838 Inrunner
Drive 4WD Rectified Robotics Brushless Drive Kit
Power 4S Lipo

After taking a few years break, Kickstart was redesigned as a 4WD vertical spinner to fully complete the meta transition. Kickstart competed at the January 2023 NHRL New Bots Event. The new Kickstart features a monocoque TPU chassis with custom molded Vytaflex wheels. An aluminum weapon module is designed to snap into the frame, and wedgelet can be modularly attached to the front of the robot. For the January event, and TPU wedge was used against horizontal spinners. For the May event, weight was reallocated to allow for a 1/16" titanium wedge to be implemented.

"Ran when parked"
OG Kickstart
Kickstart at NHRL January 2023
Kickstart after NHRL May 2023
Kickstart Redesigned Weapon Assembly
Kickstart Weapon Pods

Kickstart received a weapon and chassis system update for the NHRL November Finals event. The result was a stronger weapon assembly and improved weight distribution. This was also the first introduction of the minibot, Sidekick.

Statistics

Info

  • Rank: #21 in 3lb.
  • Last 5 fights: LLWWL
  • Current streak: L1 (1 KOs/KO'd)
  • Longest winning streak: 6 (3 KOs)
  • Longest losing streak: 2 (1 KO'd)
  • Avg fight time (seconds): 134.9

Record

Year Events Fights W L % KOs KO'd
2018-19
2020
2021
2022
2023 4 19 14 5 0.737 7 4
2024
All-Time 4 19 14 5 0.737 7 4


Events

Date Fought as Reached Place Fights W L KOs KO'd
January 28, 2023 Kickstart Final 2nd 7 6 1 3 1
May 6, 2023 Kickstart Quarterfinal 5 4 1 2 1
September 30, 2023 Kickstart Bracket Round 2 3 2 1 1 1
November 11, 2023 Kickstart Bracket Round 1 4 2 2 1 1


Opponents

Opponent Fights W L KOs KO'd Last Meeting
Specture 1 1 0 1 0 September 30, 2023
IDKWTFID 1 1 0 1 0 November 11, 2023
MilkTankette 1 1 0 1 0 May 6, 2023
Dumb Drum 1 1 0 1 0 May 6, 2023
Chicken Bot Pie 1 1 0 1 0 January 28, 2023
Abomination 1 1 0 1 0 January 28, 2023
Wicked Twister 1 1 0 1 0 January 28, 2023
Yippee 1 1 0 0 0 September 30, 2023
Silent X 1 1 0 0 0 November 11, 2023
Tomato Soup 1 1 0 0 0 May 6, 2023
Ratfish 1 1 0 0 0 May 6, 2023
The Floormidable Floorsome + Friend 1 1 0 0 0 January 28, 2023
joe 1 1 0 0 0 January 28, 2023
Brute 1 1 0 0 0 January 28, 2023
IMPAKT 1 0 1 0 1 September 30, 2023
Booty Brigade 1 0 1 0 1 November 11, 2023
Caldera 1 0 1 0 1 May 6, 2023
Púca 1 0 1 0 1 January 28, 2023
Supreme Ruler 1 0 1 0 0 November 11, 2023

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Full Fight History

Date Opponent Round Result By Points Fight Length (s) Video
January 28, 2023 Brute Preliminary Fight Win Judges Decision 1.00 180 https://youtu.be/NB5QtU-uyeM?t=5514
January 28, 2023 The Floormidable Floorsome + Friend Round 2 Win Judges Decision 1.00 180 https://youtu.be/teQQMIBK4DM?t=20093
January 28, 2023 joe Round 3 Win Judges Decision 1.00 180 https://www.youtube.com/live/NB5QtU-uyeM?feature=share&t=27031
January 28, 2023 Chicken Bot Pie Round 4 Win KO 1.00 173 https://www.youtube.com/live/NB5QtU-uyeM?feature=share&t=30812
January 28, 2023 Abomination Quarterfinals Win KO 1.00 166 https://www.youtube.com/live/NB5QtU-uyeM?feature=share&t=33814
January 28, 2023 Wicked Twister Semifinals Win KO 1.50 119 https://www.youtube.com/live/NB5QtU-uyeM?feature=share&t=37180
January 28, 2023 Púca Final Loss KO -0.50 147 https://www.youtube.com/live/NB5QtU-uyeM?feature=share&t=40847
May 6, 2023 Tomato Soup Boss Win Judges Decision 1.00 180 https://youtu.be/Sz2K1HilZAQ?t=4775
May 6, 2023 MilkTankette Round 1 Win KO 1.00 88 https://youtu.be/jfmYA7nofCc?t=15121
May 6, 2023 Ratfish Round 2 Win Judges Decision 1.00 180 https://youtu.be/QDt_ErBqPy8?t=27455
May 6, 2023 Eruption Round 3 Win Forfeit 0.00
May 6, 2023 Dumb Drum Round 4 Win KO 1.00 143 https://www.youtube.com/live/7MK13y7_SHQ?feature=share&t=31682
May 6, 2023 Caldera Quarterfinal Loss KO -1.31 137 https://www.youtube.com/live/7MK13y7_SHQ?feature=share&t=37783
September 30, 2023 Yippee Qualifier Round 2 Win Judges Decision 1.00 180 https://youtu.be/Il7qrVYZd5U?si=GYEs2U65u5gl93eQ&t=12873
September 30, 2023 Specture Bracket Round 1 Win KO 1.00 9 https://youtu.be/51MPR4XDHWg?si=BGXuYcUdPu3sMNjh&t=25316
September 30, 2023 IMPAKT Bracket Round 2 Loss KO -1.34 34 https://youtu.be/A79jsX4Albo?si=B21IHxwDOHY2btGr&t=1361
November 11, 2023 Supreme Ruler Play-in Round 1 Loss Judges Decision -1.03 180 https://www.youtube.com/live/fqgrigHtMI4?si=ouvDgVwc5Iqfkacx&t=8719
November 11, 2023 IDKWTFID Play-in Round 2 Win KO 1.00 32 https://www.youtube.com/live/fqgrigHtMI4?si=5pNvAwOYAEOtT-Fl&t=17937
November 11, 2023 Silent X Play-in Round 3 Win Judges Decision 1.13 180 https://www.youtube.com/live/fqgrigHtMI4?si=tSeJRwBgcDcz-PTw&t=26533
November 11, 2023 Booty Brigade Bracket Round 1 Loss KO -1.07 76 https://www.youtube.com/live/v624a4_oY7w?si=KgTkn7JLJzpDi_4s&t=Booty Brigade

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Weapon Modules
Ouch
WEJ
Onyx Hub, Vytaflex 60 Wheel
Nylon G Hub, Vytaflex 30 Wheel