Some robots just don't lose it
|First Edit||The Gauntlet, 7th September 2010|
|Favourite House Robot||Shove|
|Favourite Battle||Bigger Brother vs Firestorm 5 vs Kat 3 vs Panic Attack (Series 7 All-Stars)|
I started watching Robot Wars during the airing of the beginning of Series 3, just missing the first heat, and I've videoed the vast majority of episodes that followed, and we can still play these videos, thanks to our really old VCR that somehow still works. I've also bought a huge percentage of the merchandise too, not that any of it is in good shape, after several years of use, whatever it is.
With being such a fan of Robot Wars, I've designed dozens of robots, and built some as featherweights, all of which have been tested and modified for greater efficiency as they can practice on a homemade arena that was built purposely for these robots, below is a list of those robots already built. As even the first of our machines was built and completed only very recently, I have not competed with them in any Robotic fighting events or shows yet.
I greatly recommend all of the users on this wiki to build their own robots, it's great fun to do it, and you'll really enjoy the end product.
Largely resembling the original Killertron, its chassis is a rectangular cuboid shape with a domed top. The weaponry is an overhead axe. However, that's where the similarities end between them.
The chassis may have a domed top like Killertron, but the centre is further down, to house and hide the axe weapon. The axe is powered by a 4.5V electric motor. Since originally designing the robot (when the axe featured an axe similar to that of Killertron), the axe has adopted a much smaller shape, and is now only able to hit anything at one end of the robot, due to the motor not being powerful enough to swing an axe any bigger. The robot is painted completely in the colours of the Union Flag.
A basic box-wedge design, the design on the body-shell is loosely based around Raizer Blade. It is armed with a fierce, 2-bladed spinning disc on the front, spinning at almost 3000rpm, which has been proven to slice fingers (accidentally of course)! The robot was originally designed with a static spike on the back and coned wheels to avoid being flipped, it has since lost these features, and is now very vulnerable to flippers. The robot shows a very large resemblance now to Weld-Dor 3, only without the rear spinning blade and having a spinning disc instead of a flipping arm on the front.
A semi-cylindrical shaped robot, a shape similar to that of the final Mega Morg machine. It is in the colours of hazard warning stripes, to resemble a hornet/wasp/bee. It is armed with a set of static pincers at the front, with a small static spike on the back. Both weapons are tipped with red paint to resemble blood. What makes this robot particularly unique is its top speed, which makes it a great step above the others, thanks to its specially designed lightweight gearboxes, and its lightweight chassis base. Braveheart Bumble uses the same motors as the other two robots, but the pincers give it great pushing ability.
Robot Wars Claims to FameEdit
Battle of the SeriesEdit
At the end of the Third Wars, there was a Battle of the Series competition held for Robot Wars fans to take part in. Of course, I took part, and voted for the eventual winner: Chaos 2 vs The Big Cheese. Unfortunately, since so many other people voted for this, I didn't get the big bonanza prize, or even win the 25 runners-up prize!
St. Agnes Steam FairEdit
I often went to visit the St. Agnes Steam Fair many years ago. We were fortunate enough one year (during the time of the later series of Robot Wars) to come across Beast of Bodmin on display, with the team performing a demonstration of the robot.
The Big CheeseEdit
Towards the end of Robot Wars, I came across The Big Cheese, up for sale on eBay, for just £350. Naturally, I was very intrigued, and eventually decided to place a bid, however, lost out by a bid of £500. Such a shame, only £150 short of owning one of the unsung Robot Wars greats. This is particularly annoying as I spoke to Joseph Prophet recently, and he said he bought it for only £50!
The Live ShowEdit
I was fortunate enough to watch Robot Wars live to watch the whole All-Stars Tournament during the second series of Extreme, whilst there, we received autographs from Team Razer and Ellie Watts of Team Big Brother, also having a lengthy chat and receiving some Pussycat posters from Alan Gribble of Team Kat (you can see these at the Pussycat bench during the Iron Maidens competition).
- Datovidny: "So will we be seeing you today?"
- Alan Gribble: "Unfortunately not, you see, we entered the Tag-Team Terror, which saw Pussycat get flipped out of the arena, by Bulldog Breed"
- — Pussycat's early Extreme 2 action summarised
Whilst in the audience stands, waiting for the next battle, one of the producers came out to the audience, asking people to on the spot design a robot that could take on one of the house robots. I was one of the selected audience, and after saying that mine could take on Mr. Psycho, I was presented with a Sergeant Bash T-Shirt.
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Badges and AwardsEdit
|Award for Best Engineering|
|The Award for Best Engineering is awarded to you by Toon Ganondorf (t c) for The general cleanup of pages such as The Steel Avenger, Mayhem and Wheely Big Cheese.|
|The Pinball Warrior award is awarded to you by Toon Ganondorf (t c) for being an excellent asset to Robot Wars Wiki.|