The Gemini Battlebots that I helped fabricate were on broadcast television!! Thanks to everyone who watched it on Hulu!! ABC Battlebots showed Thursday, June 23 at 10:00pm West Coast time. I have no idea what will be shown, and the little I know about the Battlebot competition, I am not allowed to reveal. Shhhhhhhhhhh.........
If you missed the show....here is a longer preview (1:48 second) The whole show was hilarious to us...in the know. You can see my son, and even my husband on national television! The production for Battlebots was amazing. This is the first time my son built a Battlebot and he got to be in a nationally televised competition. (Gemini Battlebot shown at 1:18, 1:36. My son and his team member 1:25)
The experience fabricating a contender for Battlebots was empowering, but the outcome at the time was unknown. Sometimes you simply have to try your hardest, work day after day. stay up late night after night, and then pull an all-nighter because if you don't try, nothing will happen.
And if you do try your absolute best.... you will at the very least create a possibility.
Above: Harriete drilling holes in the Gemini weapon parts at the TECH Shop, San Francisco, CA. (Blue tape on the drill bit was to mark where to stop.) That day was a solid 10 hours of drilling, and grinding....non-stop. Photo credit: Ace Shelander.
Ace designed, engineered and was the primary fabricator for Gemini Battlebots. More part fabrication at the milling machine shown below.
This post was updated on December 13th, 2021.