Great Pumpkin




Forever displaying the spirit and theme of Halloween, the Great Pumpkin smiles sinisterly at all opponents. In the original first build of this, the Great Pumpkin started out as a 60 pound wedge. Eventually I built this as a 220 pound heavyweight, mostly from spare parts and leftovers. I never intended for it to be a competitive entrant, instead focusing on the show aspects of the bot. There was an event that didn't have a lot of heavyweights registered, and I simply tossed it together to make for a better show.

Interestingly, this has turned into a fairly competitive bot, and is now one of the top 10 ranked heavyweights! The stout wedge and simple design has proven to be incredibly difficult to damage, and it has proven over and over again that a reliable simple design can certainly win some matches.