Team Building Robot Build at AltiumLive Breaks World Record
A Team Building Robot Build in San Diego at AltiumLive produced yet another World Record for this combination of high functioning independent engineers and robotics enthusiasts. The past two years have yielded World Record build times for our Robot Battles 1 event. This was the first year we delivered Robot Battles 2 to the demanding and talented audience at AltiumLive.
Team Sierra Circuits – named after Amit’s company who sponsored dinner – was made up of a talented crew representing many different companies. Their internal top secret name was the Demolishers and that is what they did to the competition and the record books. They beat the previous World Record held by LinkedIn and set on August 12, 2019, by 6:31 (six minutes and thirty one seconds)! That is a 14% improvement!
The New World Record Robot Build Time for Robot Battles 2 is 38:45 (thirty eight minutes and forty five seconds) set on Thursday October 10, 2019 by team Sierra Circuits (aka Demolishers).
Altium is the leading provider of PCB design software. They make amazing software that allows a variety of creative audiences to develop custom computer chips to use in their business or within products they sell. They can cut production times in half, offer 3-D rendering that meets industry standards, and it is easy and intuitive to use.
One of my favorite parts of attending AltiumLive is meeting the diverse audience that uses their software to save money or create next generation products. International and global companies as well as small start-ups mingle and share ways the software has helped them and can help others.
Every year they consistently produce World Record champions and a field of well built robots!
This year was no exception with about 30 robots battling in two arenas to determine a select field of championship contenders. As teams finished they entered the arena directly and attempted to get as many wins as possible. The preliminary rounds included about 6 rounds so everyone had a chance to combat at least once. The final was a great battle that went down to the wire with the championship team flipping two robots in the last minute to take the trophy and get a prize!
After the formal battles concluded, we frequented the bar many times and had a massive free-for-all robot battle that lasted late into the night until the hotel asked us nicely to leave. I was impressed with the adaptive measures taken after multiple drinks to keep the robots running well beyond their normal expiration dates. Hats-off to an incredibly enthusiastic and talented crowd at the Loews Coronado Bay Resort in San Diego.
A huge thank you to Altium for inviting us back to your spectacular conference. Good Luck in Germany, we look forward to hearing about the results!Robot Battles 2