Razor Storm

From NHRL

Razor Storm is a Vertical Spinner and Lifter 3lb Robot from Long Island, New York. It is partially inspired by the Battlebot Whiplash.

Robot Facts

Razor Storm
Driver Jamie Reilly
Weight Class 3lb
Body Material UHMW, Polycarbonate, Nylon, G5 Titanium
Weapon Vertical Spinner & Lifter
Weapon Drive Brushless Inrunner
Drive 2 Rectified Robotics Brushless Gearmotors
Power 1100 Mah 4S Lipo

Razor Storm gains a new paint stripe every competition: usually purple, but sometimes red for a secret reason!

  • v1 (2020)
    • v1.1: This vertical spinner and lifter bot started with 2 wheels and commonly used UHMW wheel guards. It borrowed many components from its predecessor ProtoStorm, including the blade and much of the chassis. Most of the bot was hand-machined save for the blade and pulley. The original Razor Storm had one aluminum wedgelet. Only one lifting arm was connected to the servo; the second was connected by two pieces of Garolite. It had an alternative "light" configuration that replaced the wheel guards with smaller front shields.
      Razor Storm v1.1 debuting at NHRL September 2020
    • v1.2: The next version had both lifting arms attached to the servo via a bracket and had no Garolite pieces connecting them. A heat gun was also used to help shape the bends in the UHMW wheel guards.
      Razor Storm v1.2 in the November 2020 outdoor pits.
    • v1.3: For the 2020 finals, Razor Storm brought stronger lifting arms and a long UHMW wedgelet in place of the old aluminum one. It also brought an alternate configuration with "keep-away sticks" instead of forks on the arms. This was specifically designed to fight Billy.
      Razor Storm v1.3
  • v2 (2021-2022)
    • v2.1: This was a complete overhaul of the previous design, using almost entirely new parts. Major changes were a switch to 4 wheel drive, custom wheels/hubs, brushless drive motors, an asymmetrical blade, "ears" for inverted driving, machined UHMW lifters, machined HDPE uprights and wedge forks, 3d printed Nylon structural components, and machined titanium front armor, wedges, and wedgelets. The new wedgelet configuration consisted of 2 pairs of 2 fixed wedgelets with room for the lifters to rest protected between them. The wedge configuration, the first this bot has run, had cutouts to allow the lifters to move up. Also, its drive motors were sometimes clogged by wires and wheels would unscrew from their mounts in combat. It had a long design/construction process debuting in September 2021's NHRL.
      Razor Storm v2.1
    • v2.2: The next update replaced all HDPE components and the front 3d printed Nylon front plates were replaced with black hand-machined UHMW. The lack of precision unfortunately caused one pair of wedgelets to rest higher off the ground. The addition of 3d printed shields for the drive outrunners made for much more reliable drive. Switching to round belts that were melted together with a heat gun meant the tensioning rods on the sides could be removed. While structural integrity was improved, this version of the bot ran into frequent brown-out issues. The issue of the drive motors being clogged by wires was helped by adding PLA outrunner shields, but not solved entirely. It took too much damage in its first fight to be repaired in time to continue.
      Razor Storm v2.2
    • v2.3: This version won first place in a small beetle-sportsman competition at Bayside Robotics in March 2022. It ran a saw blade instead of its usual vertical spinner.
      Razor Storm v2.3 vs Aloft at Bayside Robotics March 2022
      Razor Storm v2.3 vs Aloft at Bayside Robotics March 2022.
  • v3 (2022)
    • v3.1: This complete rebuild of the bot featured a 3d printed TPU chassis, hinged wedgelets, and a new lifter setup that would sit in pockets in the front of the chassis for protection. While it was meant to be 4-wheeled, this first version's chassis was bent by the tension of the drive belts. Therefore, a last minute 2 wheeled setup was made the morning of the event. When this was damaged in its first fight, it had to forfeit. Internal upgrades included switching to a lighter weapon motor/esc combo, and attaching connectors to each electronic component.
      Razor Storm v3.1 in the NHRL green room.
      Razor Storm v3.1 in the NHRL green room.
    • v3.2: This version switched the drive from belt-driven to geared. Unfortunately its new tires were cast improperly, giving them a gummy consistency. Its wedgelets would get stuck up when facing vertical spinners. Its gear drive would also sometimes come loose causing wheels to stop spinning. The wheels would also come off fairly easily.
      Razor Storm v3.2
      Razor Storm v3.2
    • v3.3: This version debuted new wedgelet mounts that fixed the issue of the wedgelets being stuck up. Despite changes to the gear drive's structure, the gears would still come loose often causing the wheels to stop spinning. However the wheels were more securely mounted now. This version also had a saw blade option that unfortunately did not see use.
      Razor Storm v3.3








Statistics

Info

  • Rank: #215 in 3lb.
  • Last 5 fights: LLLWL
  • Current streak: L1 (1 KOs/KO'd)
  • Longest winning streak: 3 (2 KOs)
  • Longest losing streak: 7 (7 KO'd)
  • Avg fight time (seconds): 101.7

Record

Year Events Fights W L % KOs KO'd
2018-19
2020 3 10 4 6 0.400 2 4
2021 2 4 1 3 0.250 1 3
2022 3 6 1 5 0.167 0 5
All-Time 8 20 6 14 0.300 3 12


Events

Date Fought as Reached Place Fights W L KOs KO'd
September 19, 2020 Razor Storm Losers 5 5 3 2 2 2
November 21, 2020 Razor Storm Losers 2 2 0 2 0 1
December 6, 2020 Razor Storm Losers 5 3 1 2 0 1
September 18, 2021 Razor Storm Losers 5 3 1 2 1 2
November 13, 2021 Razor Storm Winners 2 1 0 1 0 1
March 26, 2022 Razor Storm Undefeated 1B 1 0 1 0 1
April 23, 2022 Razor Storm Elimination 2 2 0 2 0 2
July 16, 2022 Razor Storm Elimination Round 2 3 1 2 0 2


Opponents

Opponent Fights W L KOs KO'd Last Meeting
Sepi01 2 0 2 0 2 September 18, 2021
Not Quite Done 1 1 0 1 0 September 19, 2020
Spooky Bite Bite 1 1 0 1 0 September 19, 2020
LuxRay Mega X 1 1 0 1 0 September 18, 2021
Hit Me Baby One More Time 1 1 0 0 0 September 19, 2020
Odachi 1 1 0 0 0 July 16, 2022
Billy 1 1 0 0 0 December 6, 2020
Epidemic 1 0 1 0 1 September 19, 2020
Booooring 1 0 1 0 1 September 19, 2020
Project LiftOff 1 0 1 0 1 September 18, 2021
Outburst 1 0 1 0 1 November 13, 2021
Apex 1 0 1 0 1 March 26, 2022
Silk 1 0 1 0 1 July 16, 2022
Fallout 1 0 1 0 1 July 16, 2022
Droopy 1 0 1 0 1 December 6, 2020
Da Dum Tsss 1 0 1 0 1 April 23, 2022
Hurt Caboose 1 0 1 0 1 April 23, 2022
Polywog 1 0 1 0 0 November 21, 2020
Shreddit Bro 1 0 1 0 0 December 6, 2020

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Full Fight History

Date Opponent Round Result By Points Fight Length (s) Video
September 19, 2020 Spooky Bite Bite Winners 1 Win KO 1.00 91 https://youtu.be/Vj7HnABJQao
September 19, 2020 Not Quite Done Winners 2 Win KO 1.00 153 https://youtu.be/NGBsxznrG8Q
September 19, 2020 Hit Me Baby One More Time Winners 3 Win Judges Decision 1.00 180 https://youtu.be/IbfXu96YhV8
September 19, 2020 Epidemic Winners 4 Loss KO -1.29 35 https://youtu.be/D9qngIZpXCY
September 19, 2020 Booooring Losers 5 Loss KO -1.00 174 https://youtu.be/bwDIXG59ER0?t=27742
November 21, 2020 Polywog Winners 2 Loss Judges Decision -1.00 180 https://youtu.be/RPFsS82FG90
November 21, 2020 Sepi01 Losers 2 Loss KO -1.11 21 https://youtu.be/ggUh54XlMrQ
December 6, 2020 Epidemic Winners 2 Win Forfeit 0.00
December 6, 2020 Billy Winners 3 Win Judges Decision 1.59 180 https://youtu.be/0RLMKRBZ67I
December 6, 2020 Droopy Winners 4 Loss KO -1.00 70 https://youtu.be/l3P_mnzG_LI
December 6, 2020 Shreddit Bro Losers 5 Loss Judges Decision -1.00 180 https://youtu.be/C5pvxayBLUc
July 24, 2021 Dakka! Winners 1 Win Forfeit 0.00
July 24, 2021 LuxRay Mega X Winners 2 Win Forfeit 0.00
July 24, 2021 Blackbird Winners 3 Loss Forfeit 0.00
July 24, 2021 Mini IronClad Losers 4 Loss Forfeit 0.00
September 18, 2021 LuxRay Mega X Winners 2 Win KO 1.13 128 https://youtu.be/McNXHRM9n4I?t=1299
September 18, 2021 Tothik Winners 3 Win Forfeit 0.00
September 18, 2021 Project LiftOff Winners 4 Loss KO -1.00 35 https://youtu.be/McNXHRM9n4I?t=20200
September 18, 2021 Sepi01 Losers 5 Loss KO -1.00 89 https://youtu.be/McNXHRM9n4I?t=23986
November 13, 2021 Outburst Winners 2 Loss KO -1.00 113 https://youtu.be/ds70uaP__A4?t=13524
November 13, 2021 Da Dum Tsss Losers 1 Loss Forfeit 0.00
March 26, 2022 Apex Undefeated 1B Loss KO -1.04 24 https://youtu.be/uZmq9Hl75Ts?t=5259
March 26, 2022 Wreckfest Elimination 1A Loss Forfeit 0.00
April 23, 2022 Da Dum Tsss Undefeated 1 Loss KO -1.00 95 https://youtu.be/wf528BQr0eA?t=2431
April 23, 2022 Hurt Caboose Elimination 2 Loss KO -1.00 31 https://youtu.be/LmS-A1QhbRc?t=10139
July 16, 2022 Fallout Undefeated Round 2 Loss KO -1.00 45 https://youtu.be/Y7ICJDeDdfY?t=3848
July 16, 2022 Odachi Elimination Round 1 Win Judges Decision 1.24 180 https://youtu.be/p76hqdy44QU?t=2514
July 16, 2022 Silk Elimination Round 2 Loss KO -1.00 30 https://youtu.be/Y7ICJDeDdfY?t=16508

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

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Combat History

  • Fifth/Sixth Place - NHRL September 19th 2020