So Russel, Natasha and I worked on the FredHack Battle Bot Arena today. It had been sitting in Russ’s back yard for a year plus, so it needed some luv!
The basic build is four U bracket beams to hold up the floor and ceiling, which then have rectangular lexan plastic attached to them via hinges. This is a small area, 8×10 I believe, for robot’s to play in safely, we can also let quad copters fly in side here without worrying about someone losing an eye. We plan to add a two foot circle to the arena as well to accommodate sumo bots. When we first started we decided to just stand up the floor, ceiling and one side to allow us a stable platform to work on as it wanted to twist and fall on us otherwise.