Voxel

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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.

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Statistics

Info

  • Rank: #28 in 3lb.
  • Last 5 fights: LLWLL
  • Current streak: L2 (0 KOs/KO'd)
  • Longest winning streak: 8 (6 KOs)
  • Longest losing streak: 3 (2 KO'd)
  • Avg fight time (seconds): 93.5

Record

Year Events Fights W L % KOs KO'd
2018-19
2020 1 5 3 2 0.600 3 2
2021 6 29 18 11 0.621 15 6
2022 1 3 1 2 0.333 1 0
All-Time 8 37 22 15 0.595 19 8


Events

Date Fought as Reached Place Fights W L KOs KO'd
November 21, 2020 Voxel Losers 6 5 3 2 3 2
February 6, 2021 Voxel Final 2nd 12 10 2 8 1
March 20, 2021 Voxel Losers 5 3 1 2 1 1
July 24, 2021 Voxel Losers 5 4 2 2 2 2
September 18, 2021 Voxel Winners 4 3 2 1 2 0
November 13, 2021 Voxel Losers 6 5 3 2 2 1
December 18, 2021 Voxel Losers 1 2 0 2 0 1
March 26, 2022 Voxel Elimination 2B 3 1 2 1 0


Opponents

Opponent Fights W L KOs KO'd Last Meeting
Shreddit Bro 3 1 2 1 1 February 6, 2021
Yes Chef! 2 2 0 1 0 November 13, 2021
Starchild 2 1 1 0 0 March 20, 2021
Spin to Win 1 1 0 1 0 September 18, 2021
Flightless 1 1 0 1 0 September 18, 2021
Division 1 1 0 1 0 November 21, 2020
Kelpie 1 1 0 1 0 November 21, 2020
Limelight 1 1 0 1 0 November 21, 2020
Bone Collector 1 1 0 1 0 November 13, 2021
Harvester 1 1 0 1 0 March 26, 2022
Blueberry 1 1 0 1 0 March 20, 2021
Instant Regret 1 1 0 1 0 July 24, 2021
Sugar Rush 1 1 0 1 0 July 24, 2021
Black Adder 1 1 0 1 0 February 6, 2021
Mouser 1 1 0 1 0 February 6, 2021
Nitro Hornet 1 1 0 1 0 February 6, 2021
Red Hawk 1 1 0 1 0 February 6, 2021
ElectroHog 1 1 0 1 0 February 6, 2021
Blackbird 1 1 0 1 0 February 6, 2021
Jack Move 1 1 0 1 0 February 6, 2021
Apex 1 1 0 0 0 November 13, 2021
Ripto 1 0 1 0 1 November 21, 2020
Rival 1 0 1 0 1 November 21, 2020
Dread Hades 1 0 1 0 1 November 13, 2021
Luma's Weed Whacker 1 0 1 0 1 March 20, 2021
Underbit3 1 0 1 0 1 July 24, 2021
Polywog 1 0 1 0 1 July 24, 2021
Project LiftOff 1 0 1 0 1 December 18, 2021
Judge's Dream 1 0 1 0 0 September 18, 2021
Fully Defined 1 0 1 0 0 November 13, 2021
Clyde 1 0 1 0 0 March 26, 2022
ER Stingray 1 0 1 0 0 March 26, 2022
Tothik 1 0 1 0 0 December 18, 2021

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Full Fight History

Date Opponent Round Result By Points Fight Length (s) Video
November 21, 2020 Limelight Winners 1 Win KO 1.00 99 https://youtu.be/m7wBKrs3APY
November 21, 2020 Division Winners 2 Win KO 1.00 32 https://youtu.be/shBFEDnKC28
November 21, 2020 Kelpie Winners 3 Win KO 1.00 56 https://youtu.be/XLJZqQuoRBM
November 21, 2020 Rival Winners 4 Loss KO -1.00 35 https://youtu.be/kKloN5y87v4
November 21, 2020 Ripto Losers 6 Loss KO -1.00 47 https://youtu.be/YIqoC64SZmk
February 6, 2021 Jack Move Winners 1 Win KO 1.02 30 https://youtu.be/9Rib27rbbfc?t=2755
February 6, 2021 Blackbird Winners 2 Win KO 1.07 87 https://youtu.be/9Rib27rbbfc?t=6381
February 6, 2021 Shreddit Bro Winners 3 Loss KO -1.00 8 https://youtu.be/9Rib27rbbfc?t=18599
February 6, 2021 ElectroHog Losers 3 Win KO 1.00 63 https://youtu.be/9Rib27rbbfc?t=22695
February 6, 2021 Red Hawk Losers 4 Win KO 1.00 74 https://youtu.be/9Rib27rbbfc?t=28758
February 6, 2021 Nitro Hornet Losers 5 Win KO 1.00 87 https://youtu.be/9Rib27rbbfc?t=31343
February 6, 2021 Yes Chef! Losers 6 Win Judges Decision 1.01 180 https://youtu.be/9Rib27rbbfc?t=36803
February 6, 2021 Black Adder Losers 7 Win KO 1.00 45 https://youtu.be/9Rib27rbbfc?t=38729
February 6, 2021 Mouser Losers 8 Win KO 1.00 124 https://youtu.be/9Rib27rbbfc?t=41843
February 6, 2021 Starchild Losers Semifinal Win Judges Decision 1.25
February 6, 2021 Shreddit Bro Final Win KO 1.31
February 6, 2021 Shreddit Bro Final Loss Judges Decision -1.00 180
March 20, 2021 Blueberry Winners 2 Win KO 1.00 118 https://youtu.be/48KOclBsAO0
March 20, 2021 BX11B Winners 3 Win Forfeit 0.00
March 20, 2021 Starchild Winners 4 Loss Judges Decision -1.27 180 https://youtu.be/WjLFpAVcIIo
March 20, 2021 Luma's Weed Whacker Losers 5 Loss KO -1.21 146 https://youtu.be/YIdyVmFLGLA
July 24, 2021 Sugar Rush Winners 2 Win KO 1.00 111 https://youtu.be/zykGRQo5hUg
July 24, 2021 Polywog Winners 3 Loss KO -1.00 33 https://youtu.be/uHhTHGTYpok
July 24, 2021 Instant Regret Losers 4 Win KO 1.00 19 https://youtu.be/Ig7U4Y8d3n0
July 24, 2021 Underbit3 Losers 5 Loss KO -1.24 37 https://youtu.be/iwHjTA516kA
September 18, 2021 Flightless Winners 2 Win KO 1.00 9 https://youtu.be/McNXHRM9n4I?t=7693
September 18, 2021 Spin to Win Winners 3 Win KO 1.00 88 https://youtu.be/McNXHRM9n4I?t=14900
September 18, 2021 Judge's Dream Winners 4 Loss Judges Decision -1.17 180 https://youtu.be/McNXHRM9n4I?t=22942
September 18, 2021 Nautiloid Losers 5 Loss Forfeit 0.00
November 13, 2021 Apex Winners 2 Win Judges Decision 1.00 180 https://youtu.be/ds70uaP__A4?t=11603
November 13, 2021 Bone Collector Winners 3 Win KO 1.00 66 https://youtu.be/ds70uaP__A4?t=25155
November 13, 2021 Fully Defined Winners 4 Loss Judges Decision -1.14 180 https://youtu.be/Y6Euj9wv6GQ?t=7237
November 13, 2021 Yes Chef! Losers 5 Win KO 1.00 40 https://youtu.be/Y6Euj9wv6GQ?t=10617
November 13, 2021 Dread Hades Losers 6 Loss KO -1.00 79 https://youtu.be/Y6Euj9wv6GQ?t=12285
December 18, 2021 Project LiftOff Winners 1 Loss KO -1.19 84 https://youtu.be/3Vdh8qNF0ww?t=8046
December 18, 2021 Tothik Losers 1 Loss Judges Decision -1.32 180 https://youtu.be/3Vdh8qNF0ww?t=16343
March 26, 2022 Harvester Undefeated 1B Win KO 1.00 35 https://youtu.be/uZmq9Hl75Ts?t=11952
March 26, 2022 Clyde Elimination 2A Loss Judges Decision -1.17 180 https://youtu.be/KgyKEvpO6uU?t=9447
March 26, 2022 ER Stingray Elimination 2B Loss Judges Decision -1.14 180 https://youtu.be/KgyKEvpO6uU?t=13712

* 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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