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Spring Breaker

The front of Spring Breaker

Spring Breaker was a robot (described as half stealth fighter, half eagle) that competed in Season 1.0 of Robotica. It was a pointed double-wedge shaped robot that had a colorful custom paint-job that had the face of a bald eagle painted on the front wedge and a sunrise painting (specifically for the robot) on the back wedge. Spring Breaker lost to eventual champion Run Amok in all matches in the preliminary stages, as it was a lot slower than it and had much less pushing power.

Spring Breaker's front wedge was designed by builder Rich Riendeau to deflect opponents' blows. Riendeau was inspired by his favorite sport karate to design Spring Breaker in this manner.

In college, Riendeau was part of a team that built an electric hybrid car.

HistoryEdit

In the Speedway, Spring Breaker was sluggish in its run and broke down for about 30 seconds when it almost completed its first lap, due to a front ballast that gave some friction and traction to the robot coming loose. Spring Breaker then started up again and scored its only lap when only 28 seconds was left on the clock whilst the much faster Ran Amok had already managed to get 3 laps. Right when time ran out, Spring Breaker was shunted off course by Run Amok.

In the Maze, Spring Breaker started off very well, driving over the ramp and shoving the block out of the way before Run Amok could. After going under the two swinging doors, Spring Breaker hesitated to go on the speed bumps, getting beached on them when it finally tried to get through it due to its low ground clearance, while Run Amok completed the maze.

During the Gauntlet, Spring Breaker was the slower off the start. It broke the glass wall but then struggled to topple the barrels as Run Amok tackled the gravel block wall, which was the last one before the block. On the second try, Spring Breaker finally managed to topple the barrels, but then struggled to push them out of the way due to its low speed. It then got stuck on the railings as it tried to get out, unable to move, meanwhile Run Amok completed the gauntlet by ramming the vault to the end zone.

ResultsEdit

  • Wins: 0
  • Losses: 3

Total Points: 70

Season Round Opponent Trial Points Result
1.0 Heat Run Amok Speedway 10 Lost
Run Amok Maze 45 Lost
Run Amok Gauntlet 15 Lost

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