Below is a collection of photos taken during the various Battle Clash events held throughout the organization’s history along with additional relevant excerpts.

Battle Clash 1.0

No photos available at this time.

Battle Clash 2.0

EventVenue
Wide shot of the pit area and arena taken before all of the competing teams arrived.

TheArena
The Battle Clash arena for the event’s second through fourth contests was a 16′ x 16′ square with walls 8″ tall. Due to restrictions placed on the event by the venue, hazards were not permitted for use. During the three events this arena was used it also doubled as the base for the obstacle course which was built inside of it.

ImpalerTeam
Jimbos, builders and drivers of The Impaler, in the pits with some spectators. Their robot was based upon the popular BattleBots competitor “Vlad The Impaler”; instead of lifting spikes Jimbos opted to use two sharpened galvanized nails on the front and back of their robot. They used this weaponry to repeatedly punch holes in the armor of MetalHead II, resulting in a 45-0 victory over the returning champion.

TwilightFoundryRobots
The pit area where Twilight Foundry Robotics set up their station. None of the team members are present in this picture, however spectators are seen here checking out MetalHead II, the reigning champion from Battle Clash 1.0. Newcomer and massive crowd favorite Terminal Impact is absent from this photo as at the time the photo was taken Terminal Impact was undergoing safety testing for its weapon.

DeathByMonkeysVSTerminalImpact
Death By Monkeys (left) vs. Terminal Impact (right). Terminal Impact’s operator (in orange) gets ready for a massive hit while an event official (in blue) supervises the fight. Death By Monkeys was disqualified from this fight moments after this photo was taken; the robot drove up onto Terminal Impact’s spinning disc and was thrown over the arena wall.

PokeBot2VSTheImpaler
PokeBot II (left) vs. The Impaler (right). PokeBot II lost to The Impaler in its only battle at this tournament by a 40-5 judges’ decision. PokeBot II’s metal plow, built from a scrap hand saw and padded with cushioning to keep it focused on opponents, was torn off by a well-timed T-bone from The Impaler. The crippled robot suffered further complications from its long anti-flip bar that The Impaler would frequently get under and use as leverage to push the robot around.

ImpalerDamage
Damage done to The Impaler by the chain flails of Terminal Impact.

Metalhead2Obstacle
MetalHead II in the obstacle course. MetalHead II completed it in 23 seconds, however it damaged its chassis on one of the bricks and became off-balanced (as seen in the picture). Despite taking damage, MetalHead II went on to win the obstacle course challenge.

PannelObstacle
Pannel in the obstacle course. Pannel was built from an amalgamation of scrap parts and was subject to frequent electrical failures. The robot was disqualified from the obstacle course after one such failure rendered the bot unable to complete the course.

PokeBot2Obstacle
PokeBot II in the obstacle course. PokeBot II was piloted by the event’s youngest competitor (Twilight Foundry’s very own FpS ref1ex, just 6 years old at the time) and finished fourth overall in the course. Pictured at right is a spectator and the designer of the Battle Clash arena cheering the driver on.

GroupPic
A promotional picture taken of all competing teams and their robots. Teams from left to right with the number of people in parentheses: Twilight Foundry (1), Big Fat Bananas (1), Jimbos (2), Twilight Foundry (4), Typhoon (2). Robots from left to right: PokeBot II and Death By Monkeys (front, back), The Impaler, MIST, Terminal Impact and DCOI (front, back), MetalHead II, Pannel.

Battle Clash 3.0

No photos available at this time.

Battle Clash 4.0

PannelVSTI2
Pannel 3 (back) vs. Terminal Impact (front). Terminal Impact’s weapon was adjusted from chain flails to solid metal spikes resulting in much more kickback into the robot. The robot came out swinging in this bout, tearing into the side of Pannel 3, but ultimately the force of Terminal Impact’s weapon disabled itself and the robot lost by a self-inflicted knockout. This photo was taken after the fight with Team Typhoon getting ready to take their robot back into the pits for repairs.

RexitVSTI2
Rexit 3.0 (left) vs. Terminal Impact (right). After losing to Pannel by a knockout, Terminal Impact attempts to make a comeback in its bout with Rexit 3.0, a robot that was prone to failure in the previous two events. Rexit 3.0’s short stature resulted in Terminal Impact’s weapon being unable to hit the robot, giving Rexit 3.0 an easy victory over the bulky spinner.

MenaceVSTantrum
Menace (left) vs. Tantrum (right). In this highly-anticipated championship match Team Typhon’s Menace squared off against Tantrum from Team Inferno, driven by Twilight Foundry alumni Dr. Inferno. Both of these robots met each other in the championship round of the previous tournament where Tantrum won with a split decision. Tantrum was built from a Tyco toy of the same name and features a front face-mounted axle with two free-spinning wheels that flip around and cause the robot to turn and writhe (or “tantrum”); Team Inferno modified this front set of wheels and replaced it with blades and a drill.

TantrumWins
Tantrum’s driver, Twilight Foundry’s Dr. Inferno, celebrates his second tournament victory at Battle Clash. Tantrum was the only robot to win more than one event, and for both championship finals Tantrum went up against Team Typhoon’s Menace. After beating Menace in a close 23-22 judges’ decision at Battle Clash 3.0, Tantrum went on to score a knockout victory over the two-time runner-up after a particularly harsh full speed charge from Menace missed and put the robot into the arena wall, disabling its battery.

Miscellaneous

Newspaper_edited
The local newspaper arrived during Battle Clash 2.0 to take some photographs for a report. While their coverage was nominal, and they did not get the name of the event correct, this plug helped spread word of the event causing a better turn out for Battle Clash’s third and fourth contests. (Names have been omitted from this scan to respect the privacy of the competitors.)

Battle Clash 4.0 is notable in that most of the robots brought to the event by Twilight Foundry did not compete due to an electrical failure in one of them plus the fact that they wanted to give more spotlight to the growing roster of new participants. Twilight Foundry Robotics creations were available for “grudge matches” after the event.

This was the last Battle Clash tournament held.

Participants

Android17b
Android 17

Team: Twilight Foundry Robotics
Weapon: Spike
Special: Not dead
Record: 0-2
Course: DNC
Awards: N/A

CrapDaddy
Crap Daddy

Team: Big Fat Bananas
Weapon: Saw blade
Special: It works
Record: DNC
Course: DNC
Awards: N/A

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Death By Monkeys

Team: Big Fat Bananas
Weapon: Ramming spike
Special: Invertible
Record: DNC
Course: DNC
Awards: N/A

Diablos
Diablos

Team: Diablos
Weapon: Wedge design
Special: Impervious to attack
Record: DNC
Course: DNC
Awards: Best Newcomer

EXODUS
EXODUS

Team: Twilight Foundry Robotics
Weapon: Ramming forks
Special: Large size
Record: DNC
Course: DNC
Awards: N/A

HitlerBotb
Hitler Bot

Team: Big Fat Bananas
Weapon: Lifting arm and spike catcher
Special: Can self-right
Record: 1-1
Course: 0:44
Awards: N/A

Inferno2
Inferno Mk. 2

Team: Big Boys
Weapon: Metal plow
Special: Better armor
Record: 1-2
Course: 1:01
Awards: N/A

Menace2
Menace

Team: Typhoon
Weapon: Spikes
Special: Speed and power
Record: 2-1
Course: 0:56
Awards: Most Aggressive

MewtwoBOT
MewtwoBOT

Team: Twilight Foundry Robotics
Weapon: Spinning disc and spikes
Special: Lots of weapons
Record: DNC
Course: DNC
Awards: N/A

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Micro Doomsday

Team: Twilight Foundry Robotics
Weapon: Saw blade
Special: N/A
Record: DNC
Course: DNC
Awards: N/A

MIST3
MIST

Team: Twilight Foundry Robotics
Weapon: Spikes
Special: Spinner stopper stick
Record: 1-1
Course: 1:23
Awards: N/A

Pannel3
Pannel 3

Team: Typhoon
Weapon: Wedge
Special: Tough armor
Record: 2-1
Course: 2:34
Awards: N/A

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Pokemon Revolution (PokeBot III)

Team: Twilight Foundry Robotics
Weapon: Cutting disc
Special: N/A
Record: DNC
Course: DNC
Awards: N/A

Rexit3
Rexit 3.0

Team: Zetromans
Weapon: Antiwedge skirting
Special: It works this time
Record: 1-1
Course: 1:54
Awards: N/A

SkyDriver
Sky Driver

Team: Spike
Weapon: None
Special: It can flip over
Record: 2-2
Course: DQ’ed
Awards: N/A

Tantrum2
Tantrum

Team: Typhoon
Weapon: Drill
Special: Can self-right
Record: 3-0 (Event Champion)
Course: 1:45
Awards: N/A

TerminalImpact2
Terminal Impact

Team: Twilight Foundry Robotics
Weapon: Spinning disc
Special: Powerful weapon
Record: 0-2
Course: DNC
Awards: Most Destructive

The third Battle Clash event saw an increase in the number of non-Twilight Foundry participants due to many builders getting their friends involved as well as getting a feel for what to expect in a combat environment and adjusting their robots accordingly.

Participants

Android17
Android 17

Team: Twilight Foundry Robotics
Weapon: Spike
Special: N/A
Record: 0-2
Course: DNC
Awards: N/A

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Death By Monkeys

Team: Big Fat Bananas
Weapon: Ramming spike
Special: Invertible
Record: 2-1
Course: DNC
Awards: N/A

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Hammerhead

Team: Twilight Foundry Robotics
Weapon: None
Special: N/A
Record: DNC
Course: 0:20
Awards: N/A

HitlerBot
Hitler Bot

Team: Big Fat Bananas
Weapon: Lifting arm
Special: Able to self-right
Record: 1-2
Course: 1:59
Awards: Most Aggressive

TheImpaler2
The Impaler

Team: Jimbos
Weapon: Spinning blades and rear-mounted spikes
Special: Dual weaponry
Record: 1-1
Course: 1:28
Awards: N/A

Inferno
Inferno

Team: Big Boys
Weapon: Spikes
Special: Low center of gravity
Record: 2-1
Course: 0:51
Awards: N/A

Menace
Menace

Team: Typhoon
Weapon: Spike
Special: Force
Record: 3-1
Course: 0:37
Awards: Most Destructive

Metalhead3
Metalhead III

Team: Twilight Foundry Robotics
Weapon: Wedge
Special: Lots of power
Record: 0-2
Course: 1:20
Awards: N/A

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Micro Doomsday

Team: Twilight Foundry Robotics
Weapon: Saw blade
Special: N/A
Record: DNC
Course: DNC
Awards: N/A

MIST2
MIST

Team: Twilight Foundry Robotics
Weapon: Spike plow
Special: Small & fast
Record: 1-1
Course: 1:11
Awards: N/A

Pannel2
Pannel 2

Team: Typhoon
Weapon: Wedge
Special: Thick armor
Record: 1-1
Course: 2:50
Awards: N/A

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Pokemon Revolution (PokeBot III)

Team: Twilight Foundry Robotics
Weapon: Razor plow
Special: N/A
Record: DNC
Course: DNC
Awards: N/A

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P’S N’ Q’S

Team: Close
Weapon: Wedges and spikes
Special: Multibot
Record: DNC
Course: DNC
Awards: N/A

Rexit2
Rexit 2.0

Team: Zetromans
Weapon: Antiwedge skirting
Special: Metal armor
Record: DNC
Course: 2:34
Awards: N/A

SHAFT
SHAFT

Team: Twilight Foundry Robotics
Weapon: Keystock ram
Special: Impact foam
Record: 0-1
Course: 0:57
Awards: N/A

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Shooterette

Team: Sonic Boom Robotics
Weapon: Thwacking bars
Special: Fast
Record: DNC
Course: DNC
Awards: N/A

Tantrum
Tantrum

Team: Typhoon
Weapon: Drill
Special: Can self right
Record: 3-0 (Event Champion)
Course: 1:22
Awards: Best Newcomer

TheVoid
Terminal Impact II: The Void

Team: Twilight Foundry Robotics
Weapon: 3′ blade
Special: Powerful weaponry
Record: 1-2
Course: DNC
Awards: N/A

ThunderMax
ThunderMAX

Team: Typhoon
Weapon: Shovelnose design
Special: Aerodynamic
Record: DNC
Course: DNC
Awards: N/A

Battle Clash 2.0 was the first event held at the community middle school event center following several weeks of Foundry-sponsored “robotics club” meetings where students learned how to build their own robots from RC toys. This event would be their first opportunity to test their creations in a battle setting. Because of the venue of this event hazards were not allowed due to concerns over participant safety and property integrity. To make up for this, an “obstacle course” mini event was introduced at the last minute to give participants an extra activity at the event.

Participants

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Cobra

Team: Cobra
Weapon: Hammer
Special: N/A
Record: DNC
Course: DNC
Awards: N/A

DCOI
D.C.O.I. (“Decoy”, Don’t Count On It)

Team: Twilight Foundry Robotics
Weapon: Antiwedge skirting
Special: Antiwedge skirting
Record: DNC
Course: DNC
Awards: N/A

DeathByMonkeys
Death By Monkeys

Team: Big Fat Bananas
Weapon: Ramming spike
Special: Invertible
Record: 2-1
Course: 0:34
Awards: Most Aggressive

TheImpaler
The Impaler

Team: Jimbos
Weapon: Dual nine inch nails
Special: “Indestructible”
Record: 2-1
Course: 0:29
Awards: Best Newcomer

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Mauler

Team: Twilight Foundry Robotics
Weapon: Full body spinner
Special: N/A
Record: DNC
Course: DNC
Awards: N/A

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Menace

Team: Typhoon
Weapon: Spike ram
Special: N/A
Record: DNC
Course: DNC
Awards: N/A

Metalhead2
Metalhead II

Team: Twilight Foundry Robotics
Weapon: Dual spinning discs, spike, and wedge
Special: Returning champion
Record: 1-3
Course: 0:23
Awards: N/A

MIST
MIST

Team: Twilight Foundry Robotics
Weapon: Plow with spikes
Special: Small & fast
Record: 0-0 (two draws)
Course: 1:02
Awards: N/A

Pannel
Pannel

Team: Typhoon
Weapon: Wedge
Special: Thick armor
Record: 0-2
Course: DQ’ed
Awards: N/A

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Peas N’ Carrots

Team: Close
Weapon: Wedge and spikes
Special: Multibot
Record: DNC
Course: DNC
Awards: N/A

Pokebot2
PokeBot II

Team: Twilight Foundry Robotics
Weapon: Plow
Special: Antiflip bar
Record: 0-1
Course: 0:45
Awards: N/A

Rexit
Rexit

Team: Zetromans
Weapon: Antiwedge skirting
Special: Metal armor and tank tracks
Record: DNC
Course: DNC
Awards: N/A

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Spike

Team: Spike
Weapon: Spike
Special: N/A
Record: DNC
Course: DNC
Awards: N/A

TerminalImpact
Terminal Impact

Team: Twilight Foundry Robotics
Weapon: Spinning disc with flails
Special: Powerful weaponry
Record: 3-0 (Event Champion)
Course: 1:00
Awards: Most Destructive

Battle Clash 1.0 was held at the personal property of one of the event’s benefactors. Participants battled in a rectangular arena inside a driveway and used the empty garage as the “pit area” for repairs and battery charging. The hazards for this event included a one pound “Pulverizer” replica made of wood.

Participants in this event were sparse due to a lack of word-of-mouth advertising and venue with a large outreach. Photos from this event have largely been lost to time, however participant records still exist.

Participants

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AXE-Cavator

Team: Big Mac Casey
Weapon: Articulated scoop/hammer combo
Special: 180 degree range of weapon
Record: DNC

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Breakaway

Team: toXic
Weapon: Spike ram
Special: Modular armor
Record: DNC

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Cyborg

Team: Just Bring It
Weapon: N/A
Special: N/A
Record: DNC

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Gettin’ Trivial

Team: Inferno
Weapon: Spinning blade
Special: N/A
Record:DNC

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J-Bomb 23

Team: Twilight Foundry Robotics
Weapon: Spike
Special: IR lasers
Record: 0-1

Metalhead
Metalhead

Team: Twilight Foundry Robotics
Weapon: Spinning blade, spikes, & wedge
Special: Metal armor
Record: 2-0 (Event Champion)

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Moon Trekker

Team: Twilight Foundry Robotics
Weapon: Razor blades, spring loaded spike
Special: Anti-flip attachments
Record: 2-1

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PokeBot

Team: Twilight Foundry Robotics
Weapon: Lifting scoop
Special: N/A
Record: 0-1

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Porky Pine

Team: Porky Pine
Weapon: Spike ram
Special: Tire spikes
Record: DNC

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Puff the Magic Dragon

Team: Big Mac Casey
Weapon: Wedge
Special: Large size
Record: DNC

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Scavenger Hunt

Team: N/A
Weapon: N/A
Special: N/A
Record: DNC

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Spazz’UM

Team: Spazz’d Out
Weapon: Clamp
Special: N/A
Record: DNC

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Squeak-UNZ!

Team: Inferno
Weapon: Spinning blade
Special: N/A
Record: DNC

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StewBot

Team: Close
Weapon: None
Special: N/A
Record: 1-1

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X-Treme Knucklehead

Team: Close
Weapon: Ram
Special: N/A
Record: 0-1