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Year Of Creation 2018-2019
Current Version 1.0
Wins/Losses 0/2
Information and Statistics
Weight Class BeetleWeight
Weapon Class Ring Spinner
Combined Wins/Losses 0/2

WakiSmaki is a 3lb ring spinner which features a simple flywheel design with 5 flywheels. It had a direct drive with a wheel attached to a motor that drove the two part ring. The ring had an interior channel that the weapon drive and flywheels resided in.


Motorama 2019



Created by: Dylan Fife, Brian Epstein, Zachary Ghezzi, Andrew Teske

Drive Motors DYS BE1806 2300KV Motors
Drive Motor Gearboxes KITBOTS 1000rpm Gearmotor Gearboxes
Drive Motor Controllers DYS 20A Micro Opto Multi-rotor ESC
Weapon Motor PROPDRIVE v2 2836 3000KV Brushless Outrunner Motor
Weapon Motor Controllers TURNIGY Plush 60amp Speed Controller w/BEC
Receiver Turnigy T6A-V2 AFHDS 2.4GHz 6Ch Receiver V2
Remote Control Turnigy T6A-V2 AFHDS 2.4GHz 6Ch Transmitter V2
Battery Turnigy Nano-Tech 1000mAh 3s 45~90c LiPo Pack


  • Flywheels came off because they were held in with a press fit and a flange
  • Weapon drive wheel ballooned and went over the cap that was supposed to hold it in
  • Lower RPM compared to drums makes it so that it gets hit first
  • Because our orders went out of stock (VEX) we had to redesign last minute and went overweight
  • We should have done weight savings on anything we could have

Good aspects

  • Did not take any damage when spinning properly
  • Actually spun up
  • Drive worked and never took any damage


  • Retain flywheels better
  • Make weapon drive wheel out of a hard rubber. DO NOT USE SILICONE
  • Use more plastic on low stress components
  • You can buy urethane coated bearings. We probably would have used that if we knew.


Broke before it could compete.

Changes Made

  • New Flywheel design with thrust bearings to hold flywheels from above
  • New Tooth design
  • New top and bottom plates


  • Electronics needed to be held more strongly.


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