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Learn How to Build Your Own Battle Robot!

Are you ready to build your own robot?! In this video series, we will show you everything you need to know to build and battle your very first small-scale BattleBot.

 

We’ve been teaching these robotics classes at our makerspace for the past 3 years, and we’re so excited to finally bring these classes online! These videos are intended for beginners of all ages, including kids and their parents.

 

This first episode has all of the information you need to get started battling robots, including my recommendations on which parts and tools to buy. Happy building!

Episode 1 - Getting Started on Your First Robot // Witch Doctor Junior BattleBots Class
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Episode 1 - Getting Started on Your First Robot // Witch Doctor Junior BattleBots Class

Episode 1 of Witch Doctor Junior is here! Are you ready to build your own robot?! In this video series, I will show you everything you need to know to build and compete your very first small-scale BattleBot. We’ve been teaching these robotics classes at our makerspace for the past 3 years, and we’re so excited to finally bring these classes online! These videos are intended for beginners of all ages, including kids and their parents. This first episode has all of the information you need to get started, including my recommendations on which parts and tools to buy. Find a competition near you at the links below. More events are added all the time, so make sure to check back if you don’t see an event near you right now. You can also search past events to see if there is typically an annual event near you that hasn't been posted yet for this year. www.buildersdb.com (currently offline, hopefully returning soon) www.robotcombatevents.com We recommend starting your first build with a Fingertech Viper Kit: https://www.fingertechrobotics.com/proddetail.php?prod=ft-viper-v2-wd Let us know what you think in the comments, and feel free to ask any follow-up questions you may have after watching the video. I hope you enjoy this first episode, and I'll see you in the arena soon! Want even to learn more about your favorite robots? "B Is for BattleBots" is now available on our team store at shop.teamwitchdoctor.com. Instagram: @witchdrshaman Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/witchdrshaman/ www.teamwitchdoctor.com #battlebots
Episode 7 - Preparing For Your First Event // Witch Doctor Junior BattleBots Class
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Episode 7 - Preparing For Your First Event // Witch Doctor Junior BattleBots Class

In this video, we learn how to get ready for your first tournament. We discuss winning and losing, what to pack, and how to find and register for an event. You can buy your own combat robot kit here: https://www.fingertechrobotics.com/proddetail.php?prod=ft-viper-v2-wd 00:11 Episode Introduction 00:27 The Community 01:10 Volunteering 02:09 Winning 02:42 Losing 03:40 Story Time! 04:53 Find an Event 05:50 Finish Your Robot and Read the Rules! 07:18 Packing Tools and Spare Parts 09:23 Other Things to Pack 10:08 How SendCutSend Cuts Parts (Sponsored) 10:54 Next Episode Teaser If you missed the previous episodes, make sure to go back to learn everything you need to know to start building and competing your very first small-scale BattleBot. We’ve been teaching these robotics classes at our makerspace for the past 3 years, and we’re so excited to finally bring these classes online! These videos are intended for beginners of all ages, including kids and their parents. Want to learn more about your favorite robots? "B Is for BattleBots" is now available at shop.teamwitchdoctor.com. Subscribe for more behind the scenes videos! Want more content like this in the off-season? We just launched our new Patreon page at www.patreon.com/teamwitchdoctor to allow us to create even more educational content, behind-the-scenes shows, and ramp up our outreach efforts. Our first goal is to provide free Witch Doctor care packages for BattleBots fans in the hospital or battling health issues, like 6 year-old Blake who received the first ever "B Is for BattleBots" book right after his third open heart surgery. Instagram: @witchdrshaman Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/witchdrshaman/ www.teamwitchdoctor.com #battlebots
Episode 8 - Your First Tournament // Witch Doctor Junior BattleBots Class
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Episode 8 - Your First Tournament // Witch Doctor Junior BattleBots Class

In this video, we learn how to turn your robot on safely and set it up for your first test drive. We also learn how to troubleshoot some common issues, and how to make sure your robot can drive in a straight line. You can buy your own combat robot kit here: https://www.fingertechrobotics.com/proddetail.php?prod=ft-viper-v2-wd If you missed the previous episodes, make sure to go back to learn everything you need to know to start building and competing your very first small-scale BattleBot. We’ve been teaching these robotics classes at our makerspace for the past 3 years, and we’re so excited to finally bring these classes online! These videos are intended for beginners of all ages, including kids and their parents. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OkAU8hRgrwQ&list=PL81yBUG7TPX3rRRStHBGLX0Rr2aaBqfFO 00:00 Intro 00:26 Volunteering For An Event 01:14 Night Before The Event 01:48 Once You Arrive At The Event 02:28 Weight Inspection 02:45 Functional Safety Inspection 05:16 Builder’s Meeting 04:54 Before Your First Battle 05:36 Tournament Brackets 06:54 First Battle 07:50 Tapping Out 08:30 After A Match 08:42 Grudge Matches and Rumbles 09:09 Making Custom Parts With SendCutSend 10:20 Conclusion Subscribe for more behind the scenes videos! Want to learn more about your favorite robots? "B Is for BattleBots" is now available on Amazon Prime at: https://amazon.com/dp/B083B91K61 Want more content like this in the off-season? We just launched our new Patreon page at https://www.patreon.com/teamwitchdoctor to allow us to create even more educational content, behind-the-scenes shows, and ramp up our outreach efforts. Our first goal is to provide free Witch Doctor care packages for BattleBots fans in the hospital or battling health issues, like 6 year-old Blake who received the first ever "B Is for BattleBots" book right after his third open heart surgery. Instagram: @witchdrshaman Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/witchdrshaman/ www.teamwitchdoctor.com #battlebots