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A common question about our D2 combat kit is how well it can stand up to spinning weapons.  The answer, as well described in the below video, is that it can do extremely well when equipped with the titanium wedge (now standard in all D2 kits).  Please see this fight from Robogames 2016 between Blue Thunder, who ended up winning the beetleweight class overall, and Margin of Safety, a very capable bot with a spinning weapon. Blue Thunder vs Margin of Safety - Robogames 2016

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Robogames, essentially the current world championships for robot competition, was run this past weekend in Pleasanton, CA.  Four of our D2 robot kits were entered in the Beetleweight division, and they had a spectacular showing!  Not only did the D2s sweep the podium, taking 1st, 2nd, and 3rd, the D2 robots were undefeated in matches against other robots, only losing in matches to other D2 robots.  All of the D2 drivers entered in Robogames this year were from the Western Allied Robotics robot combat club, based in the Seattle area, the birthplace of the D2 combat robot kit.  The D2 drivers...

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Our D2 kit-bots have started off the new season with a bang, finished first and second in the beetleweight division at the NWMHE combat event in Monroe, WA.  Ethan, who won at the 2015 Seattle Bot Battles with his D2 kit-bot, won again, and newcomer Sean placed 2nd with his D2 kit-bot.  Congratulations Ethan and Sean!

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Congratulations to Ethan (on the right), who won the 2015 Barnes & Noble Maker Fair Munch beetleweight division with his D2 kit-bot!  Ethan’s D2 was enhanced with the new D2 Titanium Blade, helping his bot deal with damage from other beetleweight bots in the event that had aggressive spinning weapons.  Ethan’s twin brother Morgan (on the left) won the previous Western Allied Robotics event in Seattle, and now Ethan has joined his brother with an overall win!

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Another great showing for our kit bots at the Western Allied Robotics Seattle Bot Brawl, which was held in conjunction with Robothon at Seattle Center. In the antweight division, one of our Ant1 kit-bots finished 4th overall out of a field of 19 antweight bots, only losing out to 3 high-end antweight spinner bots built from carbon fiber and titanium.  A very good showing! In the beetleweight division, D2 kit-bots finished 1st, 3rd, and 4th overall, out of a field of 13 beetleweight bots.  First and third place were taken by two younger contestants in their second combat robot experience,...

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