What We Learned from BattleBots Season 2

With Season 2 of BattleBots on ABC now playing internationally, it’s time to start thinking about Season 3.  Many teams are gearing up for another year and hoping to make the cut.  We have had a great opportunity to go behind the scenes and get to know many of the teams that are using SOLIDWORKS to design their 250lb weapons of destruction. We also have several videos, blog posts with the teams, and even some SOLIDWORKS models available for download.  So, if you are looking to know more about the passion and innovation behind these teams, we have packaged these materials into one location.

Check out video interviews with Team BiteForce, IceWave, and Brutus.  We have conducted Q&As with several teams, including long-time BattleBots competitor Donald Hutson of Team LockJaw, as well as newcomers Teams Lycan and Reckless.  Learn how Marc DeVidts leveraged his knowledge of robotics from BattleBots competitions to start his own robotics company:  DoubleRobotics.  See how Paul Ventimiglia took his knowledge from other competitions to help him win the BattleBots Championship (The Giant Nut).  Interested in building your own robot?  Check out our infographic on “How to Build a Killer robot.”  Get the inside scoop on how these teams come up with their crazy contraptions, how they got started, and how they decided on what weapons and armor to use.

If you’re not familiar with BattleBots, and want to get up to speed, you can see all of the videos from last year (Season 1) here

…and be sure to stay tuned, as we see what’s ahead for season 3 of BattleBots on ABC.



Cliff Medling

Cliff Medling

Cliff Medling is a Senior Marketing Manager at SolidWorks and the host for the Born to Design Podcast.