(Keep It Simple Stupid)
Team motto: In Rust We Trust.
Nelson is currently looking for employment Here is my resume
Over the years My Father and I have been involved in Many things from Automotive and Diesel Mechanics to Commercial Fishing, Tractor Pulling, Flying small aircraft as a Private Pilot, Robotic Combat, Fire art and even Power Tool Drag Racing...
Steven Nelson is also a founding member of the Society Of Robotic Combat (SORC) and the Robot Fighting League (RFL)
It's been a long strange adventure building and fighting Robots since 1997.
I have had the privilege to meet
wonderfully smart and crazy folks from all over the world
It all started with a robot called S.L.A.M Which was a gasoline powered full body spinning wedge.
After S.L.A.M we built a fully gasoline powered robot called K.I.S.S from the parts of a very used riding lawn mower
K.I.S.S was the first robot to lose a fight in a Battlebots event. I'm almost proud of that. He.He....
Then came Liquid Lunch (Hydraulic crusher too heavy), Electric Lunch (Pusher), Half Gassed (Half Gasoline driven and Half Electric driven hybrid pushybot), Vendetta (gasoline powered spinner), Snack Break (Antweight Wedge) and finally Evelyn a Modified Dawg (pusher) (Four time Heavyweight champion 2003)
At latest count I have been involved in about 63 robotic projects so far. I have been a builder/designer, competitor, rules coodinator, combat event judge, event organizer, technical inspector,safety officer and head wrangler for more fights than I can remember.
Yep it's been a long strange trip all right.... Follow the links to see what we have been up to.....
Team S.L.A.M and Team K.I.S.S at Battlebots 3.0
Lowell Nelson and Half Gassed (left) Steven Nelson and Electric Lunch (right)
Trusty torch in (center)
Arduino Tips. Many of the things that I have learned since I started using and programming the Arduino Microcontrollers.
Some of My robot combat Videos..
Wow! check out this Video of Electric Lunch Fighting Minion At Battlebots 3.0
Evelyn fighting MEGAbyte (Video download)
Evelyn vs Tornado Mer. January 2003
Evelyn vs Frostbyte. January 2003
Evelyn vs Frostbyte. March 2003
Evelyn vs MEGABYTE. RoboGames 2004
Eva my little tele-presence guided rover, Robot gets me a Beer!
More of my robot videos
the Monkey Movie
Cal Averas, my skeletal robot with voice recognition.
Beer2D2 meets R2D2 at RoboGames in San Mateo, Ca.
Lynxbot, experimenting with robot vision using Roborealm
The Evolution of Ethel, August 2010
The Flaming Lotus Girls and the Serpent Mother, Feb 2007. (The amazing Serpent Mother project)
Some do it with Lead, (using Seald Lead Acid batteries), April 2007
Fingers and toes, (event safety and the Wranglers job), May 2007
Chains- putting the growl in your drive train, (building drive trains with chain), May 2007
Welding Safety, (how not to burn down your shop), Sept, 2006
The Robot Fighting League (RFL)
In 2003 Several of the Event Organizers and builders got together and formed a Natiowide Robotic Combat League with a common rule set to make the sport more flexable and better for the builders.
Theres been a heck of a lot of events since then, all across the United States with builders and machines from all over the Earth. Hundreds of folks working together, competing against unique creations and learning from each other as well.
If you are interested in Robotic Combat then check out the RFL. New Builders, Friends, Sponsers and Fans are always welcome. Visit The RFL website
Check Out theses Videos Of Robotic Combat from RFL events.
RFL COMBAT Videos <===== VERY COOL STUFF!!
Combots Promo Video If you think the robots from a few years ago were powerful. You won't believe the current level of carnage. Bigger, Badder, Meaner, The Arms race never ends.....
Google Lunar X-prize
Robo1 fights page1
Robo1 fights page2
We have also Won!! The
2006 , 2007 and the 2008 Power Tool Drag Racing event(s) in the Super Stockclass
and the 2008 Funny Car class!! (see the links below)...
I built a little Red Rocket car..
The Red Rocket Racer Rocket powered Funny Car
Powertool Drag Races 2008
Power Tool Drag Race Video 4
Power Tool Drag Race Video 3
Power Tood Drag Race Matt Dawg Video
Powertool Drag Race Testing
Power Tool Drag Races 2006
Power Tool Drag Races 2004
Launch, Electric Bike exsperiment
Tuning up the Worlds Most Dangerous Margarita Mixer
Oh Tan-N-Boom (My little Christmas tree).
Fun with Four Poofers
The Serpent Mother sculpture (Flaming Lotus Girls)
The Serpent Mother
(I'm a proud minion of this group of fire artists)
Ethel was a tree growing off of his shoulder (My little
300 lb. Girl robot)
Winner of the Sliver medal (Artbot best of show) RoboGames April 2010.
David Calkins (Robogames) gives Ethel a smootch.
Ethel meets Grant Imahara at Robogames 2010
Beer2D2 at Maker Faire 2011 San
Beer2D2 is my latest robot he was originally built for Robo Games 2011.
Beer2D2 is loosely based on the Astromech R2D2 units from a galaxy Far far away.
Ethel video (Ethel dancing at RoboGames 2010)
LynxBot(a little test robot).
LynxBot video (object tracking)
Antweight robots (Servo Hacking and Stuff)
Team K.I.S.S Tips (Robot drive train Math and Stuff)
Robot Torque / Amp-Hour Calculator (Steve Judd)