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Henderson K*bot Championships June 16 - 20, 2014  Photos from Black Mountain Recreation Center

2014 Henderson Regional K*bot Championships® Results from Black Mountain Recreation Center  June 16-20, 2014

Michel Gleason defeated  Abel Sanders and won the 2014 Division 1 Henderson K*bot Championship. Diego Chavex defeated Cameron Darmady in an intense Division 2 K*bot battle to capture the 2014 Division 2 Henderson. Cameron Darmady defeated Michel Gleason and won the 2014 Division 3 Henderson K*bot Championship. Joshua Lum defeated Samantha Friday and won the 2014 Division M Henderson K*bot Championship. K*bot Henderson Regional champions.

Las Vegas Regional Championships July 14 - 18, 2014 - City Of Las Vegas Veterans Memorial Leisure Services Center 702-229-1100

This 2014 website contains dozens of K*bot World Championship action digital photos and YouTube K*bot videos showing the Action from every Division are available at, 2014 World Rankings will be posted with the photos over the next two weeks.

How to build Division 1 K*bots for World Championship Competition  Here are the design guidelines you should follow to help you compete at this level.

2014 K*bot World Championships Guidebook

2013 K*bots UK National Championship K*bot article click on K*bots in Europe now. K*bots in Europe

Contact Thomas Vermersch if you have questions at

K*bots UK National Championship - Twenty teams of young engineers from ten different primary schools and educational groups converged at The Coombes CE school, Wokingham, in the last week of June for a very special competition. K*bots UK has been very successful over the last year, extending its reach into new schools as well as welcoming back repeat entries from the last UK championship, held in 2011. The selection process was incredibly tough and the level of competition significantly higher than in previous years. During the morning session, all teams were able to make tweaks and improvements to their K*bots in preparation for the afternoon’s matches.


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K*bot mechanical engineering skills using K'NEX parts reaching a new level of understanding and creativity at the 2014 K*bot World Finals in Las Vegas.

We would like to thank the support people and outstanding gifted students who make the K*bot World Championships a reality: Mark Romeo, Leisure Services Coordinator for City of Las Vegas Veterans Memorial Leisure Services Center, Linda Lagoy, Community Program Specialist for City of Las Vegas Veterans Memorial Leisure Services Center, Randy, the Recreation Leader for City of Las Vegas Veterans Memorial Leisure Services Center, Dean Mattson, City of Las Vegas Leisure Activities Supervisor, Harrison Stanton, Volunteer K*bot WC Operation  manager, Toby Wheeler, Volunteer K*bot  UK Operations Manager, Dave Weston, Volunteer K*bot UK Operations and Research, Steve Mulcahy, Mechanical Engineer, Volunteer K*bot WC Research and Support, Kelly Small, Mechanical Engineer, Volunteer K*bot WC Operations and Research, Dan Lupinek, Volunteer K*bot WC non - robotics operations and  K*bot Teacher, Brendan Mulcahy, Robotic mechanical and equipment  development coordinator, Bob Whitely for the Volunteer coordination of the K*bot WC breakdown crew, K'NEX Incorporated., K*bot WC Corporate parts support, Educational Insights, K*bot WC Corporate support, Fast Signs of Las Vegas Decatur, K*bot WC Corporate support, Suncoast Hotel & Casino , K*bot WC Corporate support,  Yemm & Hart Green Materials, ,Alliance Rubber Company, and the outstanding K*bot Volunteer student teaching - senior mentoring program   lead by Adam Whitley and Ilana Rahaman, along with Liam Duffy, Jarod Klingonsmith,  Conner Green,  Anthony Balko, Adrian Lee, Riley Mulcahy,  and Keaton McAdams.

Thanks to our outstanding students and senior mentor students and their parents who made this a reality in 2014.


We would like to sincerely thank all of our K*bot World Championships Corporate Support and The City Of Las Vegas who make this special student based robotic event a reality each July in the great city of Las Vegas.

K'NEX Brands®

Educational Insights, Inc.®

Fast Signs of Las Vegas  S. Decatur® 


2014 Las Vegas K*bot Regional championships 

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K*bots Made With K'NEX® Parts - Robotics Camps for students

K*bots were invented by Thomas Vermersch from Texas at the San Antonio Academy during the summer of 1998. These K*bots weighed just under three pounds and were strictly made from K'NEX Brands parts. Division 1 was the first Division created with its two-wheel  drive K*bots.

Then in 1999 Division 2 K*bots were created with their powerful four-wheel drive. Division 3 remote control three motor K*bots were created in 2002 as K*bot interest started to expand and we had our first K*bot World Championships.  Division M was invented in England in 2001 by several young students who loved to build less than one pound manually operated robots made with K'NEX parts. In 2004 Division M became a new Division and part of the K*bot World Championships.

These K*bot competitions helped students better understand and develop engineering principles such as torque, traction, gearing mechanisms, brake systems, and center of gravity, as well as design and coordination skills for our science minded students of the future. Mr. Vermersch left Texas and now resides in Las Vegas, Nevada.


The 2014 Division 1 Pro-Challenge had two time World Championship Dominic taking on four time World Champion Harrison taking on Adam and seven time World Champion Brendan.  


2013 Ollie Awards winners at the K*bot World Championships

Best New K*bot Design  

Jarod Klingonsmith with  Static 3.0  Las Vegas, Nevada USA (Division 2) New innovative revolutionary design, that had the Division 2 wheels on the inside of the K*bot.

Rookie Of The Year

Raymond Dang with X Las Vegas, Nevada USA (Division M & 2) - Ranked #4 in Division M and Ranked #9 in Division 2 in the world in only his first year.  

K*bot Student Ambassador of the Year

Adam Whitely – For his outstanding help on photography and general running of the K*bot World Championships. 

Most Improved Student of the Year

Connor Green with Red Tiger Las Vegas, Nevada USA (Division 2) innovative design, that had the weight focused entirely on the axes.

K*bot World Championship Match of the Year

Ilana Rahaman vs Brendan Mulcahy Division M World Championships semi-finals match. Ilana with her new found mastery of  flipping K*bots completely out of the K*bot arena was on a roll all week which continued on Thursday as she went further than any female ever in Division M. Ilana had World Champion super star Brendan Mulcahy on edge of defeat before losing in the final few seconds in one of the most exciting matches in Division M history.  

Note: YouTube  2013 K*bot World Championship video now showing at  All  Division  matches  now showing on KbotWorldOfficial at YouTube


    Suncoast Hotel & Casino  9090 Alta Dr.  "2014 Official Hotel of the K*bot World Championships"                                           

We would like to again thank

Suncoast Hotel & Casino  for providing quality rooms and service to our K*bot family competitors while attending the 2014 K*bot World Championships


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 City of Las Vegas Veterans Memorial Leisure Services Center 

The 2014 K*bot World Championships will be remembered as the year that the unexpected ruled K*bots. K*bots Made With K'NEX® parts showdown in the desert is over in Las Vegas. Division 2 again stole the show setting new finals records as we witnessed the first all girls K*bot World Championship final as 7 year veteran Ilana Rahaman with Jarod took on first year Henderson, Nevada student Emma Olmstead with Bulldozer. Emma had to rebuild Bulldozer, her Division 2 K*bot, which competed at the Henderson K*bot Championships which made her unbelievable upset of the best American girl competitor in Division 2 extraordinary.  Emma was first to the center line by about 4 cm (1 1/2 inches) and surprised almost everyone as she was able to hold off Ilana's powerful K*bot and win the 2014 Division 2 K*bot World Championship. Division 1, 3 and M results will be posted late Sunday and Monday July 27 -28, 2014.

 You Tube - 2014 Division M,  Division 1 , Division 2, and Division 3 K*bot World Championship finals action video will be posted in one or two weeks at  

           The past and the future of K*bots


2014 K*bot World Championship Division 1 Final Rankings will be posted soon

2014 Top 10 K*bot World Championship Division 1 photos will be posted soon

1. Riley Mulcahy with Zer0 from Las Vegas, NV USA
Jarod Klingonsmith with The Man-Handler from Las Vegas, NV USA
Max Maroe with Lazer-Bomb from Las Vegas, NV USA
Joey Lopez with The Carrie from Las Vegas, NV USA
Christopher Hoebel with The Loser from Las Vegas, NV USA
Irain Pacheco with Deathmatch representing North Cuba
Jackson Smith with Unicorn from Las Vegas, NV USA
Christopher Belew with Godzilla 2 from Henderson, NV USA
Gunnar Hebermehl with Da Bunny from Las Vegas, NV USA
Carter Williams with Dominator from Las Vegas, NV USA


 2014 K*bot World Championship Division 2 Final Rankings  will be posted soon

2014 Top 10 K*bot World Championship Division  2 photos will be posted soon

1. Emma Olmstead with The Bulldozer from Las Vegas, NV USA
Illana Rahaman with Jarod from Las Vegas, NV USA
Connor Green with Artic from Las Vegas, NV USA
Jarod Klingonsmith with Static 5.0 from Las Vegas, NV USA
Keaton Mc. Adams with Salad-Tosser from Las Vegas, NV USA
Zack Miller with Exterminator from Henderson, NV USA
Nathaniel Ramos with Bull Dog from Las Vegas, NV USA
Diego Chavez with Chop-Chop from Las Vegas, NV USA
Ryan Mulcahy with Rampage from Austin, Texas USA
Joshua Lum with Silver and Gold from Henderson, NV USA

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2014 K*bot World Championship Division 3 Final Rankings  will be posted soon

2014 Top 10 K*bot World Championship Division 3 photos will be posted soon

1. Gabriel Spivey with Masher from Las Vegas, NV USA
Daniel Park with The Fighter from Honolulu, HI USA
Liam Duffy with Jolt from Las Vegas, NV
Ryan Mulcahy with Comeback from Austin, Texas
Gregory Gottlieb with Something Cool from Las Vegas, NV
Irain Pacheco with Iron Fist representing North Cuba
Ben Koppe with Parzitron from Las Vegas, NV
Nathaniel Ramos with The Original from Las Vegas, NV
Joey Lopez with The Anniihilator from Las Vegas, NV
Max Maroe with Terminator from Las Vegas, NV



2014 K*bot World Championship Division M Final Rankings will be posted soon 

2014 Top 10 K*bot World Championship Division M photos will be posted soon

1. Keaton Mc. Adams with Check M9 from Las Vegas, NV
Joshua Lum with Dark Matter from Las Vegas, NV
Riley Mulcahy with Double-Salami Slammer from Las Vegas, NV
Gunnar Hebermehl with Da Hammer from Las Vegas, NV
Illana Rahaman with Rainbow Unicorn from Las Vegas, NV
Jarod Klingonsmith with RD from Las Vegas, NV
Adrian Lee with Potatoe representing Hong-Kong, China
Ethan Turner with Hammer time from Orange County, CA
Samantha Friday with Name from Dallas, TX
Emily Anzell with Todesstrafe from Las Vegas, NV



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Students from 24 countries worldwide have competed at the K*bot World Championships in Las Vegas , Nevada  USA

   US  (41 K*bot World Championships)     England (2 K*bot World Championships)

  China (2 K*bot World Championships)   Scotland  (1 K*bot World Championship)  

  Thailand  (1 K*bot World Championship)   Japan (1 runner-up at K*bot World Championships) 

   Italy (1 runner-up at K*bot World Championships)           South Korea    Taiwan              

  Canada     Philippines    Viet Nam        Austria         India             

     Iraq             Egypt           Columbia  Costa Rica   Germany 

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