Follow the History of the Teams in Bots High

Bots High takes place over the 2009-2010 school year.¬†Unsurprisingly, the teams had a history before and after the time the film takes place (2011 Epilogue now in the DVD!). So to expand the scope and add some cool context and backstory to the Oct 6 screening day, I’ve been tracing the history of each team in the film each week in the newsletter. So far we’ve heard about how Will from Ransom first built a robot in 6th grade, went up against a senior team, and won. Just now we explored freshman year of My Mechanical Romance’s Liz and Danielle, when they first get introduced to robotics. I’m using Storify to compile this narrative, and updating as I release new stories via newsletter. But the newsletter goes more in depth with longer anecdotal stories. So catch up and check out the history of the teams on the Storify page, and signup for the newsletter to get a weekly update about a team or robot in the film, leading up to October...

Full, Unedited Robot Battles Posted from BattleBots / BotsIQ 2011

By popular request, I’m posting the raw video from fights I shot at BotsIQ 2011 (and 2010, the competition in the film). Teams like to analyze the fights frame by frame to see what happened. Right now I’m posting El Cholo and Fluffy DeLarge fights. If you have any requests, email me. I know it’s been a while with the videos, but the good thing about unedited fights is they’re super easy to do! I’m only putting them on YouTube, so watch the Bots High Channel for future...

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...