I've been falling into this trend of posting weeks or even a months after the fact (actually it's not even a trend anymore; I just haven't been posting). This will hopefully stop as soon as I've settled on one website with a stable blogging system. (I currently have jaguark.mit.edu, where I'm playing around with Drupal, jaguark.wordpress.com, kriste11er.com, and this site). I have to say, I probably wouldn't have gotten around to posting this if it weren't for my awesome cousin Alex, who was fascinated by the mini battle bots.
So. How I unexpectedly built a mini battle bot over night: