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Put two plates between any two beams in the same vertical plane and pin them together - this holds together very well!
Pushing capability (in the BattleBricks context) is dependent primarily friction which is independent of surface area. It's dependent on weight and the types of material that come in contact with each other. So, regardless of how much your bot is geared down for power, given the same surfaces, the heavier bot will win.
The power is in the creative mechanical advantage moreso than creative programming. How much AI can you really do with three sensors (barring multiplexing) and three outputs?
Universal joints are relatively weak and can't take much torque without splitting open. I split three of them in one battle.
Harnessing the stored energy in a stretched rubberband can be used to unleash a large offensive force.
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