Tantrum was a red boxed shaped robot from Series 2 of Robot Wars. It also had 6 front wheels in a pyramid configuration, much the same as Trident. Its weapons were a sharpened steel flail, 25mm in diameter, that spun at 1000RPM, and a spring loaded rear ramming bumper. Tantrum cost 500 pounds and 200 hours to construct. In Series 2 Tantrum was nominated for the Sportsmanship award, but lost out to Plunderbird 2. Interestingly, team member Chris Weeks used to build pine beds which always collapsed.
For Series 3, it re-entered as T2 (Tantrum 2), a similar robot with a rounded front that vaguely resembled an Old Western Locomotive but with a tank-steering mechanism and a cowcatcher as its lifter which the team claimed could lift 300lbs, although the figure stated on the statistics board was 13 stone (or 182lbs). It was likened by Philippa Forrester as "Thomas the Tank Engine with a punk-rocker haircut". It was capable of travelling at 15mph.
The team also revised T2 and painted it orange and black, also they gave it an axe and renamed it T2 R Special, however it failed to qualify for the Fourth Wars, after a defeat at the hands of future semi-finalist Tornado.
- "Tantalising, teetering, tottering, toppling, toppling, Tantrum... totalled! "
- — Jonathan Pearce as Dead Metal pulled Tantrum into the pit in the Trials
Tantrum was quick in the Gauntlet. It sped through the barrels, up the see-saw and past Sergeant Bash to complete the course in the fastest time. However, in the Tug-of-War Trial, Tantrum did not have enough grip or power and was pulled into the Pit by Dead Metal in 16.15 seconds, just two seconds behind Wheelosaurus, eliminating it from the competition.
In its first round, T2 faced Vector, which never got going. Having immobilised Vector by shoving it into the wall, T2 drove into the pit, but the judges put it through anyway. In the next round, it faced Darke Destroyer, but the team were forced to enter without a weapon. The robots charged each other several times, as well as both steering into CPZs at some point. Darke Destroyer's blades scuffed the front of T2, inflicting slight damage, whilst T2 pushed Darke Destroyer into side walls. The split 2-1 decision put Darke Destroyer through.
- "It came through mainly on aggression, on the fact that their weapon was much more aggressive - and we did talk before, about you not having any weapons."
- — Philippa Forrester
|TANTRUM - RESULTS|
|The Second Wars - UK Championship|
|Heat B, Gauntlet||Completed (1st)||Qualified|
|Heat B, Trial (Tug of War)||16.15 seconds (5th)||Eliminated|
|T2 - RESULTS|
|The Third Wars - UK Championship|
Heats, Round 2
|Heat F, Round 1||vs. Vector||Won|
|Heat F, Round 2||vs. Darke Destroyer||Lost|
- Wins: 1
- Losses: 2
- Series 1: Did not enter
- Series 2: Heat, Trial
- Series 3: Heat, Round 2
- Series 4: Failed to qualify as T2 R Special
- Series 5-7: Did not enter
Outside Robot WarsEdit
The Team entered Techno Games with a robot called Break Out, which competed in the football competition.