Is it just me, or was this the best BattleBots season ever? More teams, and a lot of epic battles in the final 16 over the last two weeks. This season we saw several new competitors entering the bot battleground as well as many of our favorites we have enjoyed seeing duke it out over the years.
I’ve had the privilege to get to know many of the people involved with Battlebots over the years, as most of the teams behind these battling bots use SOLIDWORKS. I enjoy hearing how they work to improve their designs every year, often working on how to overcome a loss against an opponent who knocked them out in an earlier event.
If you want to hear more from BattleBots team leaders, I have three podcasts that can provide some behind-the-scenes insights. You can listen to their stories by clicking on the links below.
Paul Ventimiglia (Team Bite Force): Kicking Bot and Taking Names
Marc DeVidts (Team Ice Wave): From Fighting Robots to Helpful Robots
Jonathan Schultz (Team HUGE): Designing Outside the Box turns into HUGE Wins
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All of the BattleBots contenders also work as designers and engineers, as entrepreneurs and CTOs, using their SOLIDWORKS skills to design not only fighting robots, but new innovative new products that span all industries from medical devices, virtual presence, transportation, and more.
It’s a fascinating community filled with many intelligent and down-to-earth people, and the fame of being well-known on the Discovery Channel has not gone to their heads.
If you haven’t had a chance to watch BattleBots Season 2019 on the Discovery channel, I suggest you should – it’s the best year yet (in my opinion), and (one small spoiler alert hint) a SOLIDWORKS-sponsored team wins again this year.
If you are interested in starting to build your own robot, there are many resources online. Check out this “Getting Started” infographic we created as well: