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After winning five gold medals at RoboGames, I have transformed my designs into a modular battle robot kit so you can make your own!
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Bot Bash Parties has been introducing kids to combat robotics for the last four years. We are now looking to expand the educational side of the company by selling combat robotics kits! We have been competing in robotics competitions for 17 years, and have won seven gold medals from the world robotics competition. These kits are based on some of the champion designs, with the same precision-made parts and electronics!

Nine-year-old working on a robot of his own design
Nine-year-old working on a robot of his own design

 Our goal is to create an exciting platform for kids to learn engineering and physics concepts. We plan to release expansion packs for the robot each year. We have put together a curriculum  that we've been using at the sterne school and various summer camps in the Bay Area. We will be making YouTube tutorials  with our lesson plans that all of our backers will have access to. 

Micro Drive blue T-shirt
Micro Drive blue T-shirt

 We've taken two of our most popular party robots and made them into fun T-shirts if you do the $25 level you will get one of these T-shirts in your size!

Baby bunny pink
Baby bunny pink

 The hundred dollar level gets you a skeleton frame these are the extremely hard to machine and high precision aluminum rails the kit is based off.

Skeleton frame no top bottom or wedge
Skeleton frame no top bottom or wedge

  The $170 level gets you a complete robot front including titanium armor and bulletproof glass top and bottom plates.

 The wheel hubs are included although not in the picture 

Next up is a ready to run kit we call it Beatbox.  It has everything you need to enter a robot fighting contest; a transmitter, properly mixed that meets RFL standards, battery charger tires motors electronics .  The best starter package for someone getting into the sport.

Beatbox starter robot
Beatbox starter robot

 Next, at the $400 level we have the Grim Sweeper kit.  This is the dustpan of doom! A very wide robot capable of scooping, grabbing and dragging others and holding them down with its articulated arm.  This robot can self right and is a beast to fight in the arena .

Grim sweeper robot kit
Grim sweeper robot kit

  Are most advanced kit is the Spartan kit. This is a four wheeled, four drive motor lifter.  Very fast with plenty of pushing power and capable of self righting with this lifting weapon and flipping its opponent over as well.  With redundancy built into multiple drive motors, the Spartan can take hits and keep going.

Spartan robot kit
Spartan robot kit

 We also have several different multi packs for people looking to get multiple robots or do after school classes of their own. You can find the one to fit your classroom size. 

Three pack get all three robots
Three pack get all three robots

 We also have a level where you can design your own weapon for the robot.  Bot Bash Parties will make you a custom piece, to your exact design specifications. 

Risks and challenges

Much of this project has already been funded by revenue generated by the party service itself. I own the machinery used for producing the kits, and am currently on my third revision of these designs. I've been testing them extensively at summer camps and after-school programs for the past two years. Now, the last hurdles to overcome are packaging, shipping, and marketing, including updating our website to handle sales.

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    Basic donation - Bot Bash appreciates your help! You'll be listed as a donor on our website.

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    Aluminum Tire Hubs - Get two easy-to-install, precision-machined tire hubs, perfect for rail mounting.

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    T-shirt - You get to choose between two of our awesome robot-themed t-shirts. You can either get the blue thunder of Micro Drive or the pink and cuddly Baby Bunny, two of our most popular robots. You will also get your name featured on our website as a donor!

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    The Skeleton - You get a precision machined, aluminum frame you can use to build your own robot. If you're already a builder and would like to create your own custom wedge-type robot with top and bottom plates, this is the package for you. You get two side rails, each capable of holding five motors, and two metal rails with slots designed to hold a standard servo.

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    The complete Frame - A precision machined aluminum frame, ready for you to install whatever guts you want, a titanium wedge, bulletproof glass top and bottom plates, and two aluminum hubs for mounting tires.

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    The Beat Box Kit - This is the best package for newcomers! Includes everything you need to make a tournament-legal fighting robot: a radio, battery with charger, drive motors, tires, a complete set of electronics from FingerTech Robotics, and a complete Bot Bash frame.

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    Grim Sweeper Robot Kit - Another great package for beginners! This includes everything you need to make a tournament-legal robot. This gets you a complete "dustpan" style frame, including a servo-articulated grabbing arm. Includes a full aluminum frame, titanium wedges, bulletproof glass top and bottom plates, stainless steel screws, foam wheels, FingerTech electronics, a battery with charger, drive motors, and a radio.

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    Spartan Robot Kit - This is our four-wheeled, high-performance lifting bot. You too can rush around the arena with speed and precision, tossing your opponents around with your powerful lifting weapon! Includes everything you need to build a tournament-legal robot: a radio, battery with charger, FingerTech electronics, four drive motors, four tires, a servo for the lifter, a titanium arm, an aluminum frame, and bulletproof glass top and bottom plates.

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    Design Your Own Weapon - Have a robot custom-built to your own specifications! Bot Bash Parties will make you a custom robot that fits within the official Robot Fighting League rules (no guns, no flamethrowers, and no nets). We'll help design the crusher-flipper-clipper-thrower-spinner-pneumatic robot of your dreams. We'll even build and deliver it for you, ready to go, radio included!

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    Robot Three Pack - Get all three of the basic robots listed above! Includes radios, chargers, and everything else you need to get these robots into fighting shape.

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    After-School 10-Pack - Everything you need to build 10 complete robots, with a variety of different weapons and wedges! Learn about traction, gear ratios, leverage, impact, electronics, and more, all through the fun of combat robotics!

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