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ROBOT WARS Joris “West Side” Favie
ROBOT WARS • • Robot Wars was invented in California in 1992 It then moved to the United Kingdom to be televised on the BBC The show was very successful and attracted millions of viewers Two Dutch series were produced by BNN, featuring yours truly After six seasons on BBC the ratings dropped substantially The BBC then sold the UK show to channel Five Ratings did not pick up and finally Robot Wars was CANCELLED No further TV shows are planned, but there are many LIVE EVENTS in the United Kingdom and in Holland
DEAD METAL Weight - 112 kg Length - 160 cm Width - 100 cm Height - 70 cm Speed - 12 mph Dead Metal weighs in at a sturdy 112 kg and is driven by a battery powered engine and a thermonuclear starter motor. His weapons consist of pneumatically driven pincers - designed to immobilise all opponents and a circular saw turning at over 3000 rpm. He's quicker than his fellow robots moving at a speed of 5. 4 metres per second. Anything slow enough to get in his way is usually ground to a halt! Dead Metal is protected by a steel exoskeleton consisting of jagged armour plates and spiked struts as wheel guards. This exoskeleton offers the ultimate in protection now, although in previous wars a great deal of internal wiring was exposed and open to attack. This design oversight - considered to be one of Dead Metal's few weaknesses - has now been rectified. His internal linkage system has also been improved to increase the power distributed to the cutting disc and jaws. Fast, deadly and by far the ugliest of the house robots with a grungy, corroded, rusty look. When the sparks fly, robots usually die!
SHUNT Weight - 105 kg Length - 130 cm Width - 110 cm Height - 70 cm Speed - 10 mph Shunt might be a lightweight in house robot terms - weighing in at a mere 105 kg - but he is a heavyweight when it comes to havoc. He moves at a speed of 4. 5 meters per second and has a prototype cold fusion engine capable of dragging a fully loaded Land Hummer from a standing position to a speed of over 6 mph. Shunt may be the lightest of the house robots, but no opponent is going to get off lightly when they're at the receiving end of a deadly diamond edged axe blow with a force of over 500 kg per square centimeter. His design is reminiscent of a bulldozer, with a rear-mounted scoop and fearsome axe, both powered by pressurized carbon dioxide. Shunt's chassis and scoops are made of steel, while his superstructure is moulded fiberglass.
MATILDA Weight - 116 kg Length - 140 cm Width - 66 cm Height - 66 cm Speed - 8 mph The charmingly named Matilda may not be able to waltz like her Australian namesake, but does have hydraulic tusks. New for this year, she has had her tail-weapon transformed into an interchangeable weapons arsenal that can take either deadly chainsaw or a state of the art flywheel weapon that weighs over 60 lbs. Truly a sting in her tail! And as she's powered by a rechargeable battery unit and moves at over 3. 6 m/s, dancing with her is not recommended. Matilda is always a favourite with the audience. She is fashioned from fiberglass matting - a material that is more resistant to heavy blows than steel. She is driven by a 12 -volt motor and her tusks are operated by a powerful pneumatic carbon dioxide system. A 76 cc motor drives her steel chainsaw tail when fitted. Matilda's greatest strength is the extreme toughness of her skin, which is capable of resisting just about any form of attack. Her outer structure is smoother and less complicated than the other house robots - and attacking blows tend to glance off, rather than penetrate.
SGT. BASH Weight - 120 kg Length - 140 cm Width - 90 cm Height - 90 cm Speed - 8 mph Sergeant Bash is the flame-filled, militaristic machine of war powered by four batteries running in parallel. Conduits attached to his flame-thrower also vent heat to power a secondary steam engine. Sergeant Bash weighs in at a mighty 120 kg and moves at 3. 6 m/s. This camouflaged, armour plated annihilator has a tank-like forward section and pneumatically driven, front mounted pincers. His primary weapon is a propane-fuelled flame-thrower mounted on a 360 degree turret which promises to warm the throttles of any robot's heart! Internally, Sergeant Bash is built from more complex components and equipment than any of the other house robots. His sophisticated weapons require the inclusion of gas bottles to power the flamethrower, in addition to valves and numerous carbon dioxide reservoirs. The flamethrower and pneumatically driven pincers all contribute to Sergeant Bash's increased weight and he requires an extremely long wheelbase to support the mass of internal
SIR KILLALOT Weight - 280 kg Length - 120 cm Width - 120 cm Height - 130 cm Speed - 5 mph Sir Killalot is arguably the scariest robot on Earth. He derives his power from a prototype cold fusion cell, weighs in at a massive 280 kg and stands 1. 3 m high. At 1. 8 metres per second he's slower than the other house robots, but one look at him and you'll quickly get the message mess with Sir Killalot at your peril! As well as his devastating appearance, Sir Killalot is armed with a highly efficient rotating drill and a fearsome hydraulic cutting claw, adapted from the 'jaws of life' which rescue services normally use to save trapped victims from car wreckage. Sir Killalot uses them to create wreckage! The hydraulics were adapted and refined to give a much faster cutting speed. The claw is quite capable of lifting over 100 kg of weight, slicing through armour plating and cutting the axles of opposing robots in two. Considering the complexity of Killalot's design and the formidable nature of his weaponry, he
GROWLER Weight - 375 kg Length - 152 cm Width - 130 cm Height - 76 cm Speed - 17 mph Growler is the robot pit bull with attitude that joined the ranks of the House Robots at the same time as Mr. Psycho. The jaws of Growler are not the place to be stuck in the arena as there is 9 tons of force snapping them shut on its victims! The shell and chassis of Growler is predominately steel with industrial digger gauge used in the jaw. Growler has something of a reputation for being the fastest ever House Robot and that speed is due to 2 48 volt 5 kw motors running a 4 wheel drive motive system. 300 amp speed controllers and 6 batteries ensure that Growler never runs out of steam!
MR. PSYCHO Weight - 750 kg Length - 163 cm Width - 145 cm Height - 150 cm Speed - 8 mph Mr. Psycho made its dramatic debut at the Sixth Wars and as may be noticed by glancing at the above dimensions and weight it is the biggest and most powerful House Robot ever built. Mr. Psycho's giant claws are powered by two 9 tons hydraulic rams running at 3000 psi. They can in theory grab and lift the equivalent of two Sir Killalots! The Hammer head alone weighs in at 20 kg and is given a kick by a hydraulic accumulator and is powered by a 9 ton shoulder and elbow ram generating awesome force. The tracks are the same type used successfully on Sir Killalot and are powered by two Briggs and Stratton 5 hp electric motors run at 48 Volts, which are controlled by two 300 -amp speed controllers. The chassis is constructed from thick walled steel box section and the head is fabricated in fiberglass.
CASSIUS Weight - 250 kg Length - 130 cm Width - 100 cm Height -85 cm Speed - 20 mph Cassius Chrome, the final House Robot. Powered by 2 x 24 v Magnetic Motors this robot has a fierce look that is backed up with a fierce punch. With interchangeable fists, it can be designed to batter, pummel or pierce. Each piercer weighs in at 15 Kg.
HAMMERHEAD Weapon - Co 2 flipper Motors - 2 x Bosch 750 watt Armour - polycarbonate Weight - 100 kg Length - 130 cm Width - 140 cm Height -30 cm
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A Bad Example • • • Replay the Robot Wars web lecture Make a list of its mistakes Before continuing, review your list Why are the mistakes wrong? Think of rules to avoid them
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