Since I've had a good amount of free time so far this summer, I've spent some of it on my latest fancy: combat robots! I remember watching BattleBots on TV many years ago and thought it was totally awesome. Ever since participating in 2.007 at MIT, I've wanted to build one of my own. I also have a friend who has built and competed with several combat robots, so that helps too. So far I've come up with two designs, both of which utilize the ever-destructive spinning weapon on top. The first is a 30 pound robot that I call Eli Wrath (a play on my name and Eli Roth, as inspired by a silly robot I made last summer in about 1 hour when I was bored). Here are some renderings of the fully functional Solidworks model.