24HoL - Doin' Time In Joliet - Day 2

by Toni 7/27/2014 02:39
Today's going to be a loooong day! I was woken up by car engines around 7am, abandoned the sleeping bag in favour of the fire suit, and wandered over to the track's café to get coffee for everyone. I'm definitely excited about racing today - it's going to be fun! [More]

24HoL - Doin' Time In Joliet - Day 1

by Toni 7/25/2014 22:16
'Yesterday' ended at 2:30am today, when I finally made it to my overnight stop in Arcola, Illinois. At 9am this morning I was back on the road headed to Joliet, IL, and the Autobahn Country Club, for my second 24 Hours of Lemons race! [More]

Because: Racecar!

by Toni 7/19/2014 18:33
After attending the Button Turrible race last month, we were hooked! We want to take a stab at running a racecar at the Gator-O-Rama race in Houston in November. Naturally this means we need to find a car, and so we'd been perusing Craig's List and eBay trying to find something to get started with. We found this beauty! [More]

24 Hours of LeMons - Button Turrible - Day 3

by Toni 6/22/2014 22:19
Not such a hectic rush today, because we know the K Car is out of it, but Chris still has three more cars in the race, so it's time to suit up and head back to Buttonwillow Raceway for today's action! [More]

24 Hours of LeMons - Button Turrible - Day 2

by Toni 6/21/2014 23:31
Didn't sleep all that well last night - partly because it's a dirt-cheap hotel, with a less than super-comfy bed and some noisy neighbours, and also due to some excitement (and anxiety) over what I'm about to do today: real wheel-to-wheel racing, on a real track, with a real car! [More]

24 Hours of LeMons - Button Turrible - Day 1

by Toni 6/20/2014 22:13
So we haven't really done much in the way of robot building lately, partly due to taking my Mum to Hawaii in January for her 60th birthday, and partly because we've been spending a bit of time racing online in Forza Motorsport 5, which we've been playing since November. A couple of months ago, we got to wondering whether all this time racing on the seat would translate into running a real racecar. The biggest issue, of course, is finding a racecar to drive, preferably without spending a million dollars starting a team. [More]

Building a Build Space

by Toni 8/4/2013 21:15
A while back Toni moved into this ranch-type house, and part of one of the garage had been sectioned off into a laundry room, so naturally the other part of the garage needed to become the new Build Space. Having finally found some free time and help, it was time to check a few things off the house's Inspection Report and while we're at it, get ready for building for Franklin 2013! [More]

Presenting Unlettered Understrapper 2.5 - Thresher Edition

by Toni 12/31/2011 23:37

Making a Start on Lauren's Ant

by Toni 12/31/2011 21:34

Working on the Cutest 'Bot in the Fleet

by Toni 12/30/2011 16:30

Keeping the Momentum Going

by Toni 12/29/2011 23:24

10 Hours of Effort!

by Toni 12/28/2011 22:00

More Beetle Chassis Work

by Toni 12/27/2011 21:55

Milling Out a Beetleweight Chassis

by Toni 12/26/2011 23:37

Obstinacy - Thy Name is Radicus

by Toni 12/19/2011 22:34

Beetle Weapon Check - OK!

by Toni 12/14/2011 22:31

Oh, For a Working Receiver and Some Shoe Goo ...

by Toni 11/13/2011 17:26

Custom Gearboxes for the Drumbot

by Toni 11/12/2011 22:23

One Down ... 'n' To Go

by Toni 11/6/2011 22:19

Redesigning a Beetleweight

by Toni 11/4/2011 20:14

About Team Radicus

This site contains records of our trials and tribulations in building combat robots. So much to learn, and so little time!