Posts Tagged ‘robot magazine’

Mech Warfare Featured in Issue 15 of Robot Magazine!

Friday, January 16th, 2009

The Mech Warfare competition, which was founded right here at the Trossen Robotics Community (TRC), continues to gain momentum as we count down the months until the debut at Robogames 2009 this summer. Our friends over at Robot Magazine had caught word of the competition, as well as the viral excitement of the builders involved, and asked me to write up an article outlining the competition, the rules, and the participants and their Mechs.

For those of you who may not have heard of Mech Warfare yet, it is a robotic competition in which participants construct remotely piloted walking robots armed with airsoft guns and other weapons to duke it out in an urban style arena. Think of it as small scale R/C MechWarrior.

If you’d like to check out the article, you can pick up the current issue of Robot Magazine in most major bookstores or order it online from our store. For more information on the Mech Warfare event, check out the Official Site and the Mech Warfare Forums. We hope to see you and your Mech at Robogames 2009!

Grant Imahara VEXplorer Robot Challenge

Monday, March 3rd, 2008

I’m sure most of you have already heard of Grant Imahara from Mythbusters on the Discovery channel. If you haven’t, please crawl out of the rock you’ve been hiding under for the past several years ;).  Did you also know that Grant is heavily involved in robotics and robotic competitions like FIRST? Well… now you do!

Anyways, enough intro. We just got word that Robot Magazine is teaming up with Grant Imahara, Revell, Innovation First, Inc. and SolidWorks Corporation for a really exciting competition. So of course we wanted to share this info with everyone here!

So, without further ado:



  Revell, Innovation First, Inc., Robot magazine and SolidWorks Corporation, with Grant Imahara, are pleased to announce the Grant Imahara VEXplorer Robot Challenge. Grant Imahara is one of the hosts of Discovery Channel’s hit television show Mythbusters. He is a special effects expert who has worked on some of the most famous robots in history, such as R2-D2 and The Energizer Bunny, and is the author of Kickin’ Bot, a book that explains how to build your own combat robot. This contest will give 25 robot enthusiasts a chance to compete for a $5,000 scholarship grand prize and various other prizes.

Winners will receive:

  • 1st Place: $ 5,000 college scholarship *
  • 2nd Place: $ 2,000 college scholarship *
  • 3rd prize (10): $200 gift certificates to

*Payable in the form of a 529 Qualified Tuition Plan.



For more information, check out BotMag’s Grant Imahara VEXplorer Robot Challenge page.

Interested in getting a VEXplorer or want more info on one? Check out the VEXplorer kit in the TR Catalog.