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26/7/01- Build for Discovery

Just back in after another welding session. The site hasn't been updated for ages because my modems been dead for ages. This is a brief outline of the build over the last 5 months.

I finally decided on a shape, and on May 16th I started building, we'd put off building so we could show the whole design process to the discovery channel film crew following our progress.
We started by building a chassis with the ERW steel, Hell look at the photos,watch the programmes.

So here he is KillerCarrot 2. If you've seen the discovery channel program, "Robots Revenge", you'll know we started the build for KC2 on May 14th, about 6 weeks before Robots@War. The first job was to solder in some bigger leads to the motors, then we welded up a frame, added some spikes, a bit of Lexan body work... and Bob's yer uncle. The flipper took a bit more work, so we put it to one side until after Wilson's Day.

The first trial for KC1 was Lightning, another of the "Robots Revenge" bots. We Fought and were shunted onto the tyres round the ring by Lauries robot, which really was VERY Fast. However we made a come back, and as can be seen, we managed to bash old Lightning up a bit.

As you can see, we spiked the back of Lightning quite a bit. It was the only part we could get, as Laurie created a very low stealthy shape. Very impressive! Apparently now he's fitted the flipper plate, but the extra weight has really slowed it down. Look forward to seeing Lightning again though. Anyroad up... The round went to a crowd Vote, and we shouted louder.... foolishly.
Foolish because we drew Dominator 2, huge nutter axe machine. On your left you see a small child laughing insanely at our chances.

We Tried to run, but there was nowhere to hide...

The Dominator boys were very good about it though, they could have really mullered us, but instead they just put the axe through our body work...Through our Motors, and...
Through our speed controllers..
This is Keith the Discovery Channel presenter, noticing our plight and sympathising deeply. However our shame at being spiked up wasn't part of the show.
See that motor, that's knackered that is. The speed controller just needed a couple of capacitors, unfortunately the other speed controller took a fatal dose of power when they spiked the motor. Total repair cost ... £45 new motor, £70 new speedie, a few more bits of lexan...
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