Voxel

From NHRL

Voxel is a 2WD vertical spinner 3lb robot based out of Plum, Pennsylvania. Voxel has been competing on the Eastern side of the United States since mid-2019 and is currently on version 2.3. I'll try to update this page after each Norwalk event we attend.

Robot Facts

In the green room awaiting our first fight in March
Driver Michael Schorr
Weight Class 3lb
Body Material 6061 Aluminum, Carbon Fiber, TPU
Weapon Custom 4140 beater
Weapon Drive Propdrive 2836
Drive BE1806 w/ modified 19:1 planetary gearboxes
Power x2 4S Lipos in parallel

Voxel has been competing on the Eastern side of the States since summer 2019, making appearances at SWORD, Motorama, and now Norwalk Havoc. Voxel's first design was a 2WD drum spinner with a UHMW frame and Garolite and printed PLA armor. The design did well and had much room for potential but suffered from a number of reliability issues, namely pinion gears slipping on the drive motors and traction on unpainted floors. The weapon itself was great at winning weapon-to-weapon exchanges, but due to the poor tooth geometry and high weapon speed it was rather bad at transferring energy into the opposing robot.

Voxel vs. Instant Regret circa May 2021. Credit to JCRB Photography

Version 2 of Voxel was designed after Motorama 2020 with the goal of resolving all of the design issues listed above. The design was finished around mid-May and the build turned into a fun little quarantine project.

Voxel vs. Shreddit Bro circa February 2021. Credit to JCRB Photography

The frame was upgraded from 3/8" UHMW plastic to 1/4" 6061 Aluminum for added rigidity and the top and bottom armor panels are now 2mm carbon fiber. These two materials combined result in a very rigid and a frame that is much stronger than the previous version. The old drum was scrapped and a newer, wider and more aggressive beater was designed. The new weapon is a few ounces lighter than the drum, but features a much improved tooth profile and is single-toothed, meaning it should bite much better than before. A larger weapon motor was swapped out and more reduction was put on the weapon for a lower top speed but higher low-end torque and faster spinup time. Apart from the weapon motor, most of the internals remained the same with the exception of the receiver. The last major change was new foam wheels that replaced the old BaneBots wheels for weight savings and hopefully improved traction and durability.

S7 + Polywog =





Statistics

Record

Year Rank Events Fights W L % KOs KO'd Avg Time (s) KOs/F KO'd/F
2018-19 -
2020 37 1 5 3 2 .600 3 2 - 60% 40%
2021 5 4 22 15 7 .682 13 4 - 59% 18%
All-Time 12 5 27 18 9 .667 16 6 78.7 59% 22%


Events

Date Reached Place Fights W L KOs KO'd
11/21/2020 Losers 6 5 3 2 3 2
2/6/2021 Final 2nd 12 10 2 8 1
3/20/2021 Losers 5 3 1 2 1 1
7/24/2021 Losers 5 4 2 2 2 2
9/18/2021 Winners 4 3 2 1 2 0


Opponents

Opponent Fights W L KOs KO'd Last Meeting
Shreddit Bro 3 1 2 1 1 2/6/2021
Starchild 2 1 1 0 0 3/20/2021
Flightless 1 1 0 1 0 9/18/2021
Spin to Win 1 1 0 1 0 9/18/2021
Instant Regret 1 1 0 1 0 7/24/2021
Sugar Rush 1 1 0 1 0 7/24/2021
Blueberry 1 1 0 1 0 3/20/2021
Black Adder 1 1 0 1 0 2/6/2021
Blackbird 1 1 0 1 0 2/6/2021
ElectroHog 1 1 0 1 0 2/6/2021
Jack Move 1 1 0 1 0 2/6/2021
Mouser 1 1 0 1 0 2/6/2021
Nitro Hornet 1 1 0 1 0 2/6/2021
Red Hawk 1 1 0 1 0 2/6/2021
Division 1 1 0 1 0 11/21/2020
Kelpie 1 1 0 1 0 11/21/2020
Limelight 1 1 0 1 0 11/21/2020
Yes Chef! 1 1 0 0 0 2/6/2021
Judge's Dream 1 0 1 0 0 9/18/2021
Polywog 1 0 1 0 1 7/24/2021
Underbit3 1 0 1 0 1 7/24/2021
Luma's Weed Whacker 1 0 1 0 1 3/20/2021
Ripto 1 0 1 0 1 11/21/2020
Rival 1 0 1 0 1 11/21/2020

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Full Fight History

Date Opponent Round Result By Fight Length (s) Video
11/21/2020 Limelight Winners 1 Win KO 99 https://youtu.be/m7wBKrs3APY
11/21/2020 Division Winners 2 Win KO 32 https://youtu.be/shBFEDnKC28
11/21/2020 Kelpie Winners 3 Win KO 56 https://youtu.be/XLJZqQuoRBM
11/21/2020 Rival Winners 4 Loss KO 35 https://youtu.be/kKloN5y87v4
11/21/2020 Ripto Losers 6 Loss KO 47 https://youtu.be/YIqoC64SZmk
2/6/2021 Jack Move Winners 1 Win KO 30 https://youtu.be/9Rib27rbbfc?t=2755
2/6/2021 Blackbird Winners 2 Win KO 87 https://youtu.be/9Rib27rbbfc?t=6381
2/6/2021 Shreddit Bro Winners 3 Loss KO 8 https://youtu.be/9Rib27rbbfc?t=18599
2/6/2021 ElectroHog Losers 3 Win KO 63 https://youtu.be/9Rib27rbbfc?t=22695
2/6/2021 Red Hawk Losers 4 Win KO 74 https://youtu.be/9Rib27rbbfc?t=28758
2/6/2021 Nitro Hornet Losers 5 Win KO 87 https://youtu.be/9Rib27rbbfc?t=31343
2/6/2021 Yes Chef! Losers 6 Win Judges Decision 180 https://youtu.be/9Rib27rbbfc?t=36803
2/6/2021 Black Adder Losers 7 Win KO 45 https://youtu.be/9Rib27rbbfc?t=38729
2/6/2021 Mouser Losers 8 Win KO 124 https://youtu.be/9Rib27rbbfc?t=41843
2/6/2021 Starchild Losers Semifinal Win Judges Decision
2/6/2021 Shreddit Bro Prefinal Win KO
2/6/2021 Shreddit Bro Final Loss Judges Decision
3/20/2021 Blueberry Winners 2 Win KO 118 https://youtu.be/48KOclBsAO0
3/20/2021 BX11B Winners 3 Win* Forfeit*
3/20/2021 Starchild Winners 4 Loss Judges Decision 180 https://youtu.be/WjLFpAVcIIo
3/20/2021 Luma's Weed Whacker Losers 5 Loss KO 146 https://youtu.be/YIdyVmFLGLA
7/24/2021 Sugar Rush Winners 2 Win KO 111 https://youtu.be/zykGRQo5hUg
7/24/2021 Polywog Winners 3 Loss KO 33 https://youtu.be/uHhTHGTYpok
7/24/2021 Instant Regret Losers 4 Win KO 19 https://youtu.be/Ig7U4Y8d3n0
7/24/2021 Underbit3 Losers 5 Loss KO 37 https://youtu.be/iwHjTA516kA
9/18/2021 Flightless Winners 2 Win KO 9 https://youtu.be/McNXHRM9n4I?t=7693
9/18/2021 Spin to Win Winners 3 Win KO 88 https://youtu.be/McNXHRM9n4I?t=14900
9/18/2021 Judge's Dream Winners 4 Loss Judges Decision 180 https://youtu.be/McNXHRM9n4I?t=22942
9/18/2021 Nautiloid Losers 5 Loss* Forfeit*

* Forfeits are not counted in a bot's W-L record.

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9/20/21 Update

After going 2-2 for the third event in a row, Voxel is getting it's biggest design overhaul in over a year. Lots of major upgrades are already underway to improve the reliability of the drive and weapon systems. We had drive motor shafts snap inside the gearbox during two separate fights in September, so we will be modifying the motors and gearboxes and adding some other secret goodies.

Use Loctite and make sure your weapon shaft doesn't work its way out

Combat History

  • Norwalk Havoc November 2020 - 3 Wins, 2 Losses, T-9th

Non NHRL Events:

  • Raymour & Flanigan Robot Fights 2019 - 1 Win, 2 Losses
  • SWORD Fall 2019 - 2 Wins, 2 Losses, T-8th
  • Motorama 2020 - 3 Wins, 2 Losses, T-17th

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