A Behind-The-Scenes Look at What Goes Into Building a BattleBots Robot

Will Smith of Tested takes a behind-the-scenes look at how BattleBots competitor Will Bales and his HyperShock team built their HyperShock robot.

What does it take to build a BattleBot, and what technology makes a good combat robot? We chat with BattleBots competitor Will Bales about his matches and examine the parts of his HyperShock robot. From chassis to circuitry to weapons systems, we run through each component to give you an idea of how these 250-pound machines work!

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Scott Beale
Scott Beale

Scott Beale is the founder of Laughing Squid and is based in New York City. When not running the blog, Scott can be found posting on Threads and sharing photos on Instagram.