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Maximill (stylised as MaxiMill on the first robot) was a Dutch competitor that appeared in Robot Wars Extreme: Series 1 and Dutch Robot Wars: Series 1. A different version of Maximill appeared in both of these competitions.

Team member Frank Van Oorschot worked with Chris Coates of Team Blue to build Bluemax, a competitor in Dutch Robot Wars: Series 2.

Versions of MaximillEdit

MaxiMill (Extreme 1)Edit

Inside Maximill

The internals of Maximill

The first version of Maximill took a year to design, and cost £700 to build. It was based on a windmill, coloured in orange. Maximill had two weapons, the first of which was a large flywheel, representing the blades of the windmill, spinning at 500RPM. The flywheel was thin, but had four 1kg steel blocks attached. A 5000N crushing fork was featured at the rear, powered by an internal actuator, which was also capable of adjusting the ground clearance of Maximill's blade, being able to raise it up to 2 feet off the ground. Maximill was originally protected by 3mm inox steel, but this made Maximill overweight. The steel was replaced by 1mm aluminium, bringing Maximill down to 100kg in weight, but thin armour proved to be a crippling weakness, as it fell apart after being immobilised by Manta. "For Sale" was written on the underside of Maximill.

Maximill (Dutch Series 1)Edit

MaximillNL1

Maximill from the Dutch series

The second version of Maximill appeared in the Dutch Wars. This version of Maximill scrapped the windmill design in favour of a semi-circle design, made of inox and polycarbonate. It featured a flywheel made of thicker metal, but it was smaller in size, and the crushing fork was removed. The robot now weighed 77kg, and its weapon never worked in a battle, and like the previous version, it failed to win a battle.

Robot HistoryEdit

Dutch Series 1Edit

Maximill vs Sniper

Maximill is pushed into the pit

In its first match against Sniper, the robots prodded each other for a bit, before Sniper drove over the pit square and stopped. Seizing the opportunity, Maximill immediately went for the pit release, but Sniper reversed and avoided the danger. Maximill had less pushing power, and found itself being pushed around by Sniper, who eventually pushed it into the pit.

In the losers' melee, it went up against NEAT Machine and Shapeshifter, who didn't even move at all. Maximill again went for the pit release. It spent the rest of the match wandering around aimlessly, and in the last ten seconds, NEAT Machine pierced it with its axe. Maximill was eliminated in the resultant judge's decision.

Extreme Series 1Edit

MaxiMill Counted Out

MaxiMill is counted out by Refbot.

Maximill flensburger power

Matilda herds both Maximill and Flensburger Power

In Extreme Series 1, MaxiMill fought in the International Inferno battle against Manta, Flensburger Power and Panic Attack. Manta slammed into MaxiMill early on, almost flipping over the Dutch machine, before stranding it near the side wall, near the flame pit. One of its four axes came off so the mill was imbalanced. MaxiMill was then shoved across the arena and into a vacant CPZ. As it tried to get away, both Shunt and Matilda attacked, blocking its escape. The pair of house robots systematically ripped up MaxiMill, before it was counted out by Refbot. Shunt placed it onto the arena floor flipper and the windmill flew, breaking off upon landing impact. Panic Attack went on to win the battle.

ResultsEdit

MAXIMILL - RESULTS
Dutch Series
Series 1
Dutch Championship
Heats, Round 1
Heat E, Round 1 vs. Sniper Lost
Heat E, Losers Melee vs. NEAT Machine, Shapeshifter Lost
UK Series
Extreme Series 1
Single Battle Events
International Inferno, Representing The Netherlands
International Inferno vs. Flensburger Power (GER), Manta (USA), Panic Attack (UK) Lost
  • First prototype of Maximill, which was good at football.
  • The weapon of Maximill. Made with a CO2 laser from 5mm st37.
  • Maximill in the pits.
  • Maximill after its battle in Extreme...
  • ...and from the back.

Wins/LossesEdit

  • UK Wins: 0
  • UK Losses: 1
  • Dutch Wins: 0
  • Dutch Losses: 2

Series RecordEdit

  • Series 1: Heat, Round 1
  • Series 2: Entered with Bluemax

Trivia Edit

  • Curiously, the statistics listed for the Extreme 1 version of Maximill were those of the Dutch Series 1 version.
  • It is highly possible that the Extreme Series 1 version was invertible as the top castors were connected to the main wheels, plus the height of the disc was adjustable so the disc would still work if Maximill was put on its back.

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