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Rock em' Sock em' Robots Live Hack....The Heat is on!

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Rock em' Sock em' Robots Live Hack (Part 13)

Now Happening at 8pm MDT***

Lucky number 13 the day after Halloween!

I've always loved the look of the Rock'em Sock'em Robots game but absolutely hated the feel of it. My goal will to robotize the game. I'll be adding in Micro HDD servos for the punching arms and 2 mini gantry systems for the X-Y movement. I'd like the game to feel like a real life super punch out! I hope to add the capability to play with two players (USB joysticks), or against an A.I. opponent. I'd also like to incorporate the power glove in some way. While I'm not a fan of robot violence I do have a special place in my heart for friendly, non-destructive, competition.

We are now utilizing an 3D printed X-Y linear system controlled by micro servos, it's working!

Challenges still left to do:

  • Test both Gantries attached to the robots
  • Work on the game's code in ARC for: Player vs Player and Player vs AI as well as Scoring & Sounds

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Well funny thing...I've been doing this live hack for a few months now and hadn't noticed that I messed up the placement of the apostrophes....whoops!

It should be Rock 'em Sock 'em, not Rock em' Sock em' bad!


haha big word for a smal '


Hi Jer Rock'em Sock'em are not recognized words they were made up by the toy company.  so where you put the apostrophes does not really mean anything. you are not Bad.    Rock Him sock Him