79 episodes

Spinnerproof is a podcast about combat robotics

Spinnerproof Sam Hutchins and Ryan Bratley

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Spinnerproof is a podcast about combat robotics

    79: You May Be Hallucinating

    79: You May Be Hallucinating

    Front matter


    Audio woes
    Battlebots October filming confirmed


    This was recorded a couple of hours after the announcement
    Mixed feelings


    RTNCTI
    Anticipated dropouts - many of which were since confirmed
    A chance for less recognised robots to thrive
    Will casual fans be OK with the changes?
    Potential for viewership to thrive in a different TV landscape


    Robonerd


    An event we both really missed

    Virtual robonerd


    An event we both really enjoyed
    Full stream VOD
    Full playlist
    Our interview with Dave Moulds


    Kev Cleasby, not Ant Pritchard



    RTNCTI


    A reminder of the rules
    This episode's fixtures (no spoilers)


    Vulture vs Iron Awe 6
    RAPID (s10) vs SubZero
    Invader vs Witch Doctor (2018)
    Razorback vs Complete Control (2016)

    !!!!!!VERY MILD SPOILERS BELOW!!!!!!


    Vulture vs Iron Awe 6


    What is Iron Awe 6?


    A very successful live scene competitor


    RAPID (s10) vs SubZero


    The beauty and precision of RAPID
    The durability and jank of old SubZero

    Invader vs Witch Doctor (2018)
    Razorback vs Complete Control


    Which setup for Razorback?
    Permutations of a JD

    • 1 hr 7 min
    78: Squishy Juicy Slimey Horribleness

    78: Squishy Juicy Slimey Horribleness

    Front matter


    Amazon are meanies
    Robonerd TV
    No More Spinnahhs

    RTNCTI


    A reminder of the rules
    This episode's fixtures (no spoilers)


    PP3D vs Nuts 2
    The Four Horsemen vs Sharkoprion
    Overdrive (4wd lifter) vs Beast
    Minotaur vs Brutus

    !!!!!!VERY MILD SPOILERS BELOW!!!!!!


    PP3D vs Nuts 2


    Who can hit what?

    The Four Horsemen vs Sharkoprion


    Audible confusion
    Who can hit what?

    Overdrive vs Beast


    Weber

    Minotaur vs Brutus


    The clone wars



    Adam Savage


    In the interest of minimising the bias our coverage of this matter might introduce, we will not be linking to any specific news items explaining the sitution. Instead, we encourage you to find your own sources.

    • 1 hr 10 min
    77: Have You Ever Milked a Cow?

    77: Have You Ever Milked a Cow?

    Black Lives Matter


    Parable of the Polygons

    The show of aftershows


    Keeping your attention. Yes. Yours. You right there.


    Opening another podcast episode by talking about youtube
    Joe Rogan's Spotify deal

    Ryan's Pandemic Projects


    Silly boat video
    Antweight Hello There!
    Mental health in lockdown
    Finishing projects

    Sam's Spinnerproof R&D Lab


    Arduino experiments
    Hand-cutting gears
    Semi-autonomous weapon setup prototype

    • 1 hr 35 min
    76: Be Less Nice

    76: Be Less Nice

    Front matter


    Spinnerproof on youtube


    Don't use it. Listen a better way.
    New episodes will go up, but might lag slightly behind traditional uploads
    r/agedlikemilk

    Good Robottal's latest RA2 expansion pack stuff thing


    Hello There is overpowered in relation to other non-spinners


    There are also other robots



    RTNCTI


    A reminder of the rules
    This episode's fixtures (no spoilers)


    Chomp vs WAR Hawk
    Lycan vs TR2
    Tombstone vs Reality
    Monsoon vs Captain Shrederator
    Overhaul vs Bronco
    Basilisk vs Whiplash
    Expulsion (S10) vs Carbide (S10)
    Supernova (S9) vs Eruption (S10)

    !!!!!!VERY MILD SPOILERS BELOW!!!!!!


    Chomp vs WAR Hawk


    Chomp


    Highly sensitive to the specifics of the matchup
    Highly unlikely to be KO'd through damage

    WAR Hawk


    Important bits exposed from above


    Weapon Motor
    Drive chains


    Balancing biases
    Trying to work through various judging permutations


    Trying to remember what we do about judging


    Lycan vs TR2


    Lycan


    A 'control bot'

    TR2


    One of the best records, if not the best record, in modern Robot Wars


    Tombstone vs Reality


    Tombstone


    Exists

    Reality


    Tanky in a way which may or may not be useful
    Ominous


    Wajoo is scary



    Monsoon vs Captain Shrederator


    Monsoon


    Tauron, but excellent

    Captain Shrederator


    A rich history


    Phrisbee first ran in 2001

    An upsetting record

    Impact of shell choice for Shrederator
    Weapon-to-weapon impacts

    Overhaul vs Bronco


    Overhaul


    Almost entirely unable to actively win this fight

    Bronco


    Unexpected versioning!


    Basilisk vs Whiplash


    Basilisk


    Should it even be here?


    Does it matter?


    Whiplash


    Exists


    Expulsion (S10) vs Carbide (S10)


    Expulsion


    Failing to self right in the most upsetting of ways
    Might take the hits, but will still suffer
    Beat Pulsar to get here

    Carbide


    Versions combined


    Supernova (S9) vs Eruption (S10)


    Supernova


    A competent horizontal

    Eruption


    Struggles against horizontals, possibly because those horizontals are usually Carbide
    Wants an OOTA but will struggle to get that here




    The rest of the round


    PP3D vs Nuts 2 (S10)
    The Four Horsemen vs Sharkoprion
    Overdrive (2015) vs Beast
    Minotaur (2018) vs Brutus (2016)
    Vulture vs Iron-Awe 6
    RAPID (S10) vs Subzero
    Invader vs Witch Doctor (2018)
    Razorback (2016) vs Complete Control (2016)
    Magnetar vs Hypothermia
    Cherub vs Beta
    Double Jeopardy vs DUCK!
    Crushtacean vs SOW
    Biteforce (2018) vs Plan X
    Photon Storm vs RotatoR
    Storm 2 vs Sabretooth (S9)
    Free Shipping vs Bombshell (2016)

    • 1 hr 14 min
    75: Slightly Below Average

    75: Slightly Below Average

    Front matter


    Actual robot building


    Secret projects
    The difficulties of driving and winning fights


    RTNCTI


    A reminder of the rules
    This episode's fixtures (no spoilers)


    Tauron (S10) vs Cobalt
    Valkyrie vs Orte
    Concussion (S10) vs Lockjaw (2018)
    HUGE vs The Kegs
    Escape Velocity vs The Ringmaster
    Death Roll vs Apollo (S9)
    Red Devil (2018) vs Ironside 3 (S9)
    Kraken vs Big Nipper

    !!!!!!VERY MILD SPOILERS BELOW!!!!!!


    Tauron (S10) vs Cobalt


    Tauron


    S10 - 'the less boaty one'

    Cobalt


    The diet Carbide which predates Carbide

    Ryan has range

    Valkyrie vs Or Te


    Two robots

    Concussion (S10) vs Lockjaw (2018)


    Concussion


    All versions combined

    Lockjaw


    Spinny Lockjaw rather than jaw-y Lockjaw
    Concussion did actually knock Tracktion out (or critically damage it) in the 10-way rumble


    HUGE vs The Kegs


    HUGE


    HUGE beat HUGE on a JD in the 2019 season

    The Kegs


    Delightfully odd


    Escape Velocity vs The Ringmaster


    Escape Velocity


    Extra armour or minibot?

    The Ringmaster


    A reliable ring spinner?


    Death Roll vs Apollo (S9)


    Death Roll


    An old argument comes full circle

    Apollo


    Re-versioning?


    Re-versioning!



    Red Devil (2018) vs Ironside 3 (S9)


    Red Devil


    Finding the average robot
    The plow


    And how it won't ultimately help


    Ironside 3


    Re-versioning

    6-1: "a bit one-sided"

    Kraken vs Big Nipper


    Kraken


    So beautifully made it looks like a render

    Big Nipper


    Spinny, not grabby




    The rest of the round


    Chomp vs WAR Hawk
    Lycan vs TR2
    Tombstone vs Reality
    Monsoon vs Captain Shrederator
    Overhaul vs Bronco
    Basilisk vs Whiplash
    Expulsion (S10) vs Carbide (S10)
    Supernova (S9) vs Eruption (S10)
    PP3D vs Nuts 2 (S10)
    The Four Horsemen vs Sharkoprion
    Overdrive (2015) vs Beast
    Minotaur (2018) vs Brutus (2016)
    Vulture vs Iron-Awe 6
    RAPID (S10) vs Subzero
    Invader vs Witch Doctor (2018)
    Razorback (2016) vs Complete Control (2016)
    Magnetar vs Hypothermia
    Cherub vs Beta
    Double Jeopardy vs DUCK!
    Crushtacean vs SOW
    Biteforce (2018) vs Plan X
    Photon Storm vs RotatoR
    Storm 2 vs Sabretooth (S9)
    Free Shipping vs Bombshell (2016)

    Aftershow: brushless motors

    • 1 hr 8 min
    74: There's a Hole in my Spreadsheet

    74: There's a Hole in my Spreadsheet

    Follow up


    Battlebots' Top 10 "Moments" of 2019


    What is a 'moment'?
    What is a 'marketing'?
    Norwalk Havoc


    Yes, Ryan has chosen the stream where they had some technical issues
    Fights are 3 minutes + a potential encore, not 2 minutes

    BBB Beetle Champs 2020 (SXS)
    Top Four
    Robot or Not

    Bucktooth Burl vs Skorpios vs Deathroll

    RTNCTI


    A reminder of the rules
    This episode's fixtures (no spoilers)


    Thermidor 2 vs Chompalot vs Subzero
    Vulture vs Foxic vs Trolley Rage
    Bale Spear vs Bucky the Robot vs Captain Shrederator
    Wyrm vs Donald Thump vs HUGE


    !!!!!!VERY MILD SPOILERS BELOW!!!!!!


    Thermidor 2 vs Chompalot vs Subzero


    Thermidor 2


    Series 8 version
    Did Thermidor 2 'break down'?

    Chompalot


    Wins that don't count, losses that count double


    Chompalot seems to be smoking before Shunt hits it


    Subzero


    Old Subzero, but not the really old Subzero which won a championship
    Durable? Yes. Effective? No

    Doing the research we should have done beforehand


    And not getting the answers we want


    Vulture vs Foxic vs Trolley Rage


    Vulture


    The first overhead spinner thing?


    MegatRON is a featherweight version of a much older Jamison GO beetle (RON), but this seems to have been a saw.


    Foxic


    We all knew this day had to come
    A genuinely beautiful robot we want to see do well

    Troley Rage


    Finding out live event records


    Overall, Team Spinnerproof currently have a record of 5-9 in competetive fights (ignoring large melees):


    Hello There: 0-5
    Kylo Wen: 2-2
    Tropical Storm Phil: 3-2



    How well do these robots work?


    We have seen S8 Foxic's weapon work, but not S9
    Can Trolley Rage self right?


    Bale Spear vs Bucky the Robot vs Captain Shrederator


    Bale Spear


    A vast array of wheels

    Bucky the Robot


    Wej

    Captain Shrederator


    Versioning: Slanty shell and Spiky shell


    Wyrm vs Donald Thump vs HUGE


    Wyrm


    Wej, but bad

    Donald Thump


    It may or may not work

    HUGE


    An absolute JD machine




    The upcoming round of 64:


    Tauron vs Cobalt
    Valkyrie vs Orte
    Concussion (S10) vs Lockjaw (2018)
    HUGE vs The Kegs
    Escape Velocity vs The Ringmaster
    Death Roll vs Apollo (S9)
    Red Devil (2018) vs Ironside 3 (S9)
    Kraken vs Big Nipper
    Chomp vs WAR Hawk
    Lycan vs TR2
    Tombstone vs Reality
    Monsoon vs Captain Shrederator
    Overhaul vs Bronco
    Basilisk vs Whiplash
    Expulsion (S10) vs Carbide (S10)
    Supernova (S9) vs Eruption (S10)
    PP3D vs Nuts 2 (S10)
    The Four Horsemen vs Sharkoprion
    Overdrive (2015) vs Beast
    Minotaur (2018) vs Brutus (2016)
    Vulture vs Iron-Awe 6
    RAPID (S10) vs Subzero
    Invader vs Witch Doctor (2018)
    Razorback (2016) vs Complete Control (2016)
    Magnetar vs Hypothermia
    Cherub vs Beta
    Double Jeopardy vs DUCK!
    Crushtacean vs SOW
    Biteforce (2018) vs Plan X
    Photon Storm vs RotatoR
    Storm 2 vs Sabretooth (S9)
    Free Shipping vs Bombshell (2016)

    • 1 hr 20 min

Customer Reviews

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CJ Gastouniotis ,

Obsessed

I discovered you guys from mystrsyko, and I watched my first episode right before you put out episode 48, by the time 49 came out, I think Had listener to every episode in order, some of them twice. Love the show, keep up the great work guys.
-CJ

Indy Film Wisconsin ,

Nice show

If your looking for a show that does a great job as a cheerleader for the sport look no further.
Best part is the hosts like the sport avoid talking down to the fan base
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