Elizabeth: “You’re a girl, you do BattleBots?” [Character Poster]

Above is one of four character posters from the film. I had a lot of fun putting these together. As you can see, they’re really simple and each features a favorite quote of mine that they say in the film. “You’re a girl, you do BattleBots? Do you even know what a motor is?” I made them for an ad campaign for an eBook I just released for another project (It’s on life hacking. Check it out here.). Stay tuned for the other three posters, or download the eBook and see them...

The First Adventures of ROFL

The First Adventures of ROFL from Joey Daoud on Vimeo. ROFL is a BattleBot unlike anything you’ve seen before. It’s described as an angry child having a temper tantrum. In later adventures, I put a camera in the box with ROFL and let him go at it. Stay tuned for that pretty funny...

Miami Science Museum Competition

This past Sunday was a task competition at the Miami Science Museum. A ring is filled with 10 red and 10 blue balloons, and the task is to design a robot to pop an assigned color, plus a white balloon on the back of your opponent, while preventing yours from being popped. While this isn’t the main focus of the documentary, it was still a lot of fun and lots of the teams that participated have or will be building robots for BattleBots. The top two teams were from Columbus. Actually, they were the same team and decided to split their odds and build two robots. Seems to have paid off. The team in third place has one of the best stories. They’ve only been doing robotics for a few months, beginning from a workshop held over the summer (I feel bad, I forgot what school they’re from). Here’s a video from a camera I stuck in the heart of BatBot, made by Mechanical Misfits: Bot Cam on Bat Bot from Joey Daoud on Vimeo. And here’s a stylized video from a match shot in slow motion: Robot Dance in Slow Motion from Joey Daoud on Vimeo. The robot with the syringes ended up coming in first place, while the other robot came in third. Remember to join the Facebook Fan Page to get more photos, videos, and...