Series: Official Guides (Osborne)
Paperback: 272 pages
Publisher: Osborne/McGraw-Hill; 1st edition (April 25, 2002)
Product Dimensions: 10.8 x 8.4 x 0.6 inches
Shipping Weight: 2.2 pounds
Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
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Great book! The history and the personalities behind Battlebots are really interesting. The machines are given the level of attention you always wanted to get on the show. Great looking too. Put it on you coffee table; guests will actually pick it up (and spend half an hour with it!).
If you or someone you know likes BattleBots, Robotica, or Robot Wars, this is a great book. It has tons of high quality still and action photos. It also has great descriptions and pictures of famous bots and bio's of their builders. Find out how much your favorite BattleBot cost or how long it took to build! The book also has basic instructions on how to build a bot plus simple examples of different design types. It also has the Win-Loss record plus stats (like # of Knock-outs) for every bot. This book has something for everyone. It has enough "meat" to it that die-hard fans will love it and the photos and stats will keep even young kids engaged.
This glossy coffee table book is packed with photos, robot CAD drawings and a thorough history of the BattleBots competition. The abundant photos, in depth builder and robot profiles and stylized design caputres the real spirit of BattleBots. I love the chapter on "How to Build a Bot"- the step by step tutorial and comparison of materials provides solid advice to newbie builders like me. It is the best book on robotic combat I have ever seen. A must for all robot enthusiasts.
Fun book, lots of great pix, and a spread on my favorite robot: Dr. Inferno, Jr. What's not to love?
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