Hittin' it Big with JackPot Captain Jeff Waters

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This week on the podcast, we catch up with a returning guest, JackPot captain Jeff Waters! The last time Jeff was on the show, he was working on the pit crew for Team Malice. BattleBots later invited him to build his own heavyweight, so he struck out on his own and built JackPot in less than a month. We talk Las Vegas, fast builds and filming.

This week’s combat robotics news stories:

> BattleBots published the 2020 team roster: https://battlebots.com/2020-season-robots/

> Surprise, Bronco and SOW are in

> BETA’s new machined components: https://www.facebook.com/Betarobot/posts/3621861264503719

> Chomp glamor shots: https://www.facebook.com/ChompTheBattleBot/posts/1535370993325342

> Deadlift final reveal: https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=3868223086563840

> Extinguisher’s promises “vertical Dalmation”: https://www.facebook.com/ExtinguisherBattlebot/posts/760436357871548

> Team Whyachi is un-Marveling their logo: https://www.facebook.com/Whyachi/photos/a.984339644912184/3784772054868915/

> Icewave’s new machined components: https://www.facebook.com/TeamIcewave/posts/2720737494861651

> Malice sweatpants: https://www.facebook.com/malicebattlebot/posts/211464067049137

> SawBlaze gearboxes: https://www.facebook.com/SawBlazeBattlebots/posts/3596974507056520

> Tracer’s minibot in action: https://www.facebook.com/kymerabots/posts/147821373708356

> New Valkyrie blade, Glory: https://www.facebook.com/valkyriebattlebot/posts/3500300883416399

> War? EZ! destroying things: https://www.instagram.com/p/CHF99DblUZF/

> We kick off the new bot preview with our first 6 bots: Aegis, ATOM 94, Axolotl, Black Widow, Chomp and Claw Viper

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