During Finals Week last month, students in the Tools for Engineering class competed in the (in)famous Battle Bots tournament. This year’s battle involved a lot of 3D printed enhancements to make the robots more fiendish than ever! Some printed parts in the 3D Lab, but more and more students have 3D printers at-home and made them there.
The tournament was entertaining and full of surprises. Plow attachments are typically the best “weapons” in tournaments and this time was no exception. The contending robot surrounded itself in a large orange dome that made it nimble and almost impossible to grip. But the plow won in the end!