We are the semi-finalists (so close!) of the TV show BattleBots, builders of "Whiplash" and "Lock-Jaw". Ask us anything!
Hello BotFans! We design and build robots for the TV show BattleBots, which just aired its finale episode on Discovery this past Friday. We have team members here from both 2018 semi-finalist teams, “Whiplash” and “Lock Jaw”. Both of our teams have been building robots for fun and professionally for 18+ years.
BattleBots is a TV show challenging teams from all different backgrounds to design and build 250 lb remote controlled machines to battle each other in fights to the death inside of a huge bullet-proof glass arena. It aired in the early 2000’s on Comedy Central, and was revived on ABC in 2015 and 2016, and now just finished airing a 20 episode season on the Discovery Channel and the Science Channel.
Other machines from the Whiplash team include ‘Splatter’, which competed in the 2015 and 2016 seasons of BattleBots, and ‘Doom on You’, which appeared on the TV show ‘The Big Bang Theory’. The Lock-Jaw team you know from machines like ‘Tazbot’ and ‘Diesector’, which both proved successful during the Comedy Central era of the show.
We do this for fun, it is our biggest passion in life, we love fighting robots! Ask us anything about this season, past seasons, or combat robotics in general. Primarily, Jeff Vasquez will be answering most questions for Whiplash, along with team members Matthew, Jason, and Debbie. Donald Hutson will answer most questions for Lock Jaw, along with teammate Paul Ferrell.
You can watch the show on Amazon Prime (see https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07D1MWXXR) for $30 for the entire season, or by logging into Discovery.com with your cable TV provider information.
Whiplash on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/FastElectricRobots/
Lock Jaw on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TeamMutantRobots/
BattleBots Website: https://battlebots.com/
BattleBots subreddit: www.reddit.com/r/battlebots
Whiplash is sponsored by:
Lock Jaw is sponsored by:
(edit) - Thanks for your questions! Taking a break for now, feel free to add more questions and we'll be checking in over the next couple of days to answer.