Even before the era of humanoid robots began, robot fight/wrestling fetched a space for them in the entertainment scenario. Some of the big names of the industry put large money on production of robot fighting shows and enough homework was done by hobbyists to get their fierce fighting bot on the arena. Custom paint work, crazy designs and unbelievable power, these robots and their master did their best to keep the audience engaged and it didn’t much time for such entertainment to reach every corner of the world which loves to fight!!
Let’s unravel a DIY that tells us how to make one such wrestling bot by using an Arduino based hobby computer, Arduino Uno which gets powered by AAA battery and some accessories that can be easily arranged.
This lucrative Arduino application, named as Rhino Bot, has been made by Miguel Angel de Frutos, a Spanish enthusiast in one of the most advanced manner that apart from the Uno, everything can be downloaded. The codes have been zipped and uploaded, the plastic parts have their 3D printable formats uploaded and an instruction manual has been clubbed along. This means that when you get down to business in making this machine, there won’t be resource shortage from the innovator’s side, that’s the power of Open Source!! For those who want to see the bot performing before they start building it, a fair demonstration video has also been shared.
What sets this wrestle bot apart from the usual ones of its kind is its design. The Rhino bot has a dozer blade in front of its chassis which serves the dual purpose of protecting the Arduino and being the major weapon in a fight. The name Rhino has been put here because of the single sharp horn that protrudes out from the middle of the dozer. Also, like any other dozer bot, it can also push things around, thus aiding in some minor tasks. Simple design, powerful work and industry class 3D printing parts, this robot, is one sure remarkable Arduino DIY to be tried and hacked.
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