An upgraded version of my first Lego Battlebot, now with many innovative improvements.
About this creation
A different overhead view of my bot, giving you a different perspective and angle.
In this version, I decided to replace the XL motor with a faster M motor since the bot was previously going too slow to cause severe damage. The motor is pinned into a technic brick by 2 of the double-pins, and is strapped in by baseplates and 1x8 technic bricks, as shown in the picture.
The old slim and hard-rubber wheels are now replaced by wider and more grippy wheels to give the robot more traction and torque. An all-around improvement in my opinion.
This shows that the robot is power by one PF receiver, and one PF switch. The switch powers the receiver when flipped out of the neutral position, and the switch is powered by a custom half lego half non-lego extension cord; one end connecting to the lithium polymer 11.1 volt battery, and the other end connecting to and lego surface. Wires to connect this extension cord are soddered together, and protected by shrink tube.
Shows where the LiPo used to be. This gap is now filled in by a series of 1x4 technic bricks pinned together, and held together by baseplates. Makes the back end sturdier.
Wires are tucked into a small area on top of the robot to prevent harm from other active weapon robots.
Wires are covered up by 2 baseplates which are mounted onto technic bricks. This ensures that the wires stay in place and are out of harms way.
The new rock-solid underside of the robot, which securely holds the Lithium Polymer battery in place, and make the build a whole lot sturdier. Consists of baseplates and techninc bricks and pins.
Showing the slot for the battery. Makes for easy placement and removal of the battery.
The overall chassis and weapon system remained the same from v1.0 to the new v1.1; the main changes are the newly added switch, the M motor, the removal of the Lego Technic AA Battery, and the new placement of the wires and LiPo.