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"WE'RE GONNA SMASH 'EM!!"
— Team Motto

Bumblebot was robot that competed in Series 2 and 3 of Robot Wars. In Series 2, the robot failed to qualify for the main series, but later competed in the Reserve Rumble where it lost to Jim Struts on a Judges' decision. In Series 3, it reached the Heat Semi-Finals where it lost to Ultor. It narrowly weighed over the then Heavyweight Limit.

DesignEdit

Bumblebot

Bumblebot in Series 2, with its hammer

Bumblebot was a vague triangular shaped robot made from multi-layered steel, aluminium and plywood body. In Series 2, the robot had a hammer for a weapon that was powered by a 15 foot bungee cord. In Series 3, the hammer was replaced with a large axe which was upgraded to a 500kg pneumatic ram and also has additional castors which made it invertible. The team claims that the robot has a top speed of 15mph, but it suffered from poor acceleration.

Robot HistoryEdit

Series 2Edit

ReserveRumble

Jim Struts and Bumblebot do battle

Bumblebot failed to qualify for the main competition, however it competed in the Reserve Rumble later in the series. Bumblebot was up placed against Lateral Thought, Jim Struts, Forklift and Malice. In the battle, Lateral Thought and Malice were pulverised and pitted very early on after driving into the PPZ, while Forklift's armour came off after Shunt punctured it numerous times. Sir Killalot lifted the orange machine into the air and burnt its electronics over the flame pit. Jim Struts used its kicking legs against the armour of Bumblebot before the black and yellow machine drove near enough to the PPZ so that the pendulum was able to knock Bumblebot over the boundary. Bumblebot was axed by Shunt and rammed by Sir Killalot, however it did survive for just long enough for a judges' decision. The clear and unanimous winner though, was the walker, Jim Struts.

Series 3Edit

Bumblebot Milly Ann Bug

Bumblebot misses with an early attack of its axe

Milly-ann bug vs bumblebot

Bumblebot scrapes a victory, as Milly-Ann Bug falls into the pit of its own accord

In the first round of the Third Wars, Bumblebot went up against the experienced Milly-Ann Bug and were considered the underdogs for this fight. Milly-Ann Bug dominated this first round battle, pushing Bumblebot around the arena all fight long until Milly-Ann Bug then directed Bumblebot towards the pit of oblivion. Bumblebot then slid off the front of the double-domed Bug and Milly-Ann Bug drove itself into the pit, this put Bumblebot through to Round 2 of the heat. There was to be no such luck as before against fellow newcomers to the main competition Ultor. Ultor began by pushing Bumblebot into Dead Metal's CPZ, Dead Metal then sliced off the head of the axe weapon.

"Don't use a toothpick Bumblebot, go to the dentist like the rest of us"
Jonathan Pearce as Dead Metal slices the axe off
Ultor vs bumblebot

Ultor rams Bumblebot

Bumblebot Ultor Dead Metal

Bumblebot loses its axe head to Dead Metal

Ultor then pushed Bumblebot towards the Pit of Oblivion, and ultimately managed to get its front casters into the Pit, but could not get it in. This was then when the house robots took over from Ultor and Shunt and Sir Killalot managed to break off one of Bumblebot's front castor wheels and force it further into the Pit, but not fully. After unsuccessfully attempting to get it in fully, Sir Killalot lifted Bumblebot out of the Pit, carried it to the Flame Grille and burnt it instead, eliminating the Series 2 veterans from Series 3.

ResultsEdit

BUMBLEBOT - RESULTS
Series 2
Grudge Matches
Reserve Rumble
Reserve Rumble vs. Jim Struts, Malice, Forklift, Lateral Thought Lost
Series 3
The Third Wars - UK Championship
Heat Semi-Final
Heat D, Round 1 vs. Milly-Ann Bug Won
Heat D, Round 2 vs. Ultor Lost

Wins/LossesEdit

  • Wins: 1
  • Losses: 2

Series RecordEdit

TeamBumbleBot

The team in Series 3

Series Bumblebot Record
The First Wars Did not enter
The Second Wars Reserve Rumble
The Third Wars Heat, Round 2
The Fourth Wars Did not enter
The Fifth Wars Did not enter
The Sixth Wars Did not enter
The Seventh Wars Did not enter
Series 8 Did not enter
Series 9 Did not enter

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