• FRA

    About 


    The Fighting Robots Association is the governing body for robotic combat and competition. Featuring robots that have competed in Robot Wars, Battlebots, Technogames and others our members make up a strong community of roboteers dedicated to the sport.
    As a professional organisation established in 2003 we oversee the safety of the sport. In addition to maintaining rules for building, fighting and judging competition robotics we provide a community for our members including an online forum and website.

    Aims 


    Promotion and education of all things to do with robots, of all weights, shapes and sizes.
    To provide consistency with regard to open event safety, arenas and robot build rules.
    To centralise communications, in effect be a library of contacts and to promote the sport.
    To encourage the set up of regional meeting clubs, that are either part of the FRA or affiliated to the FRA.
    To endeavour to work with other countries associations for the betterment of our sport.
    To represent roboteer interests in negotiations with other bodies.
    To generally make the roboteers lot a better one.

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    Iestyn

    Middleweight project

    The material for the "shell" i'm planning to use is semi-flexible TPE, and cheap and cheerful PLA for most of the mockup parts, as well as for

    Iestyn Yesterday, 15:12 Go to last post
    Ocracoke

    BOB FW Series

    Depends on the steel but in general, yes, they are stronger. I tend to use 10mm thick bolts as my locking bar.

    Ocracoke 14th May 2021, 16:10 Go to last post
    sean retro

    BOB FW Series

    I moved the safety bar lower and it worked a bit, I think the camping pegs I was using are made of aluminum, 5mm thick. Will a steel bar be stronger?

    sean retro 14th May 2021, 15:58 Go to last post
    Ocracoke

    Middleweight project

    Design looks good, will be interested in the 3D prints, what material is the filament? I'd go with Rollcage personally.

    Ocracoke 13th May 2021, 10:18 Go to last post
    Iestyn

    Middleweight project

    Update:

    The design is now about 99% done. I've had to ditch the idea to use a hardox pipe as the body, and came up with a more aesthetically

    Iestyn 12th May 2021, 18:03 Go to last post
    team death

    BOB FW Series

    Great to see a post from you Sean.
    Technically the locking bar should stop the weapon from activating by accident and as
    your weapon continues

    team death 11th May 2021, 19:00 Go to last post
    McMullet

    BOB FW Series

    Hah, seems like what you have there is a steel bar bender! Look forward to seeing new BOB. Shame to think of BOB3 getting "retired" though,

    McMullet 11th May 2021, 18:04 Go to last post
    sean retro

    BOB FW Series

    With Robodojo coming back. I've been back working on my robots, I'm going to retire BOB 3 by putting it in full combat, give it a good beating. Right

    sean retro 11th May 2021, 10:19 Go to last post