BATTLEBOTS

Discussion in 'Technology / Science' started by Beachwalker, May 18, 2018.

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    Beachwalker

    Beachwalker Well-Known Member

    Great show, new season starting on Discovery Channel, anybody else watch it?
     
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    DownUnderDoper

    DownUnderDoper Well-Known Member

    Yeah discovered it and the UK equiv Robot wars last year, been slowly working my way through starting in the 90's.
    Good fun, mindless carnage
     
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    Beachwalker

    Beachwalker Well-Known Member

    I love it man! ..thought more people would be digging it ? Some of the designs are brilliant!
     
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    DownUnderDoper

    DownUnderDoper Well-Known Member

    Some of those people have way to much spare time and cash. Lol
     
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    ttystikk

    ttystikk Well-Known Member

    Oh, you mean people other than weed growers?
     
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    Sour Wreck

    Sour Wreck Well-Known Member

    the show sucks, the battles are good.

    DVR, fast forward through the bullshit. can watch all the battles in about 10 mins...
     
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    DownUnderDoper

    DownUnderDoper Well-Known Member

    I wish that was the case
     
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    Beachwalker

    Beachwalker Well-Known Member

    Hundred percent unwatchable! ..you've got to record it then speed through it or you'll tear your freaking hair out trying to watch it, but the battles are awesome!
     
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    Rrog

    Rrog Well-Known Member

    It’s aliens
     
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    Fubard

    Fubard Well-Known Member

    Am looking forward to seeing the US version AND the UK one back on the screen here, there's nothing as therapeutic as some wanton destruction.

    Especially when someone pushes the envelope a little too far like a recent UK series and a spinning bar came loose with such force it went straight through the first layer of "ballistic" screening. Thankfully the second screen stopped it or it would have been nasty, and the look of horror on the face of the guy who built such a monster said everything, you could see he was almost going into shock at the thought of what could have happened.

    Just goes to show what a little unwanted vibration can do...

     
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    Bareback

    Bareback Well-Known Member

    It's cool, the ring announcer is a little over the top.
     
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    ttystikk

    ttystikk Well-Known Member

    The nerds need all the help they can get.

    This sport could be big. It's already more interesting than NASCAR.
     
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    Beachwalker

    Beachwalker Well-Known Member

    Never seen this, they've got a battlebot called Icewave that runs on a gas engine ?

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    I've never seen one like that it's about to fight right now this oughta be interesting it's got a spinner as a weapon apparently

    The blade is 43 pounds and it spins at 1200 RPM ?! :hug:
     
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    Beachwalker

    Beachwalker Well-Known Member

    .. and I suppose not totally unexpected here's the results on the opponent from that heavy blade ! 15279413353921115327914.jpg

    .. I love this show! :mrgreen:
     
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    Beachwalker

    Beachwalker Well-Known Member

    New BattleBots coming on now, this one's got a cannon firing a 5 lb slug at 190 miles an hour..! That better be some strong safety glass around the ring I tell you what ?! :hump:
     
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    Tim1987

    Tim1987 Well-Known Member

    Used to watch Robot Wars.
    Still remember this robot. It was years ago. But i think it was named The Flipper.
    Was a genius design. All it was, was a wedge shape with wheels. It wedged itself under the opponent robot, then was spring / hydraulic loaded to flip the other robots over. Had no other means of attack, just flipping them over.
    It had a huge run of 6 or 7 episodes.

    Good profile pic @Beachwalker :lol:
    Quite a familiar face.
     
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    Beachwalker

    Beachwalker Well-Known Member

    Yes DREGER was back and got banned already, for what I don't know, so I'm keeping his/her/its Avatar up as a protest until unbanned..!

    Some of these designs are incredible they have ones like that that flip over they have some that can flip over and run upside down (I guess that's an answer to the one that flips them?) some have fire, pretty incredible shit!

    I bet one that could give a big electric shock and would Short Circuit the other robot would be a good weapon as well?! I haven't seen that design yet ?
     
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    Tim1987

    Tim1987 Well-Known Member

    Yeah i saw REGERD this morning lol. He's a professional thats for sure.

    Emp is a mad idea.
    Like an emp tazer?

    I think The Flipper ended up getting a pickaxe or similar slammed into it, so it couldn't move. Then got pushed into the pit. Damn it had a good run though. It was such a chance hit as well. Perfectly timed by its operator.
    I was a fan. :P
     
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    Beachwalker

    Beachwalker Well-Known Member

    Exactly! :hump: I wonder if it would short it out?! I think that would be a good weapon although that's not exactly smashing them to bits and that's what people (like me) want to see! :mrgreen: LOL
     
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    Fubard

    Fubard Well-Known Member

    Saw that one. Nice idea but a single shot weapon? Hmmm...

    Had me thinking about some sort of combo which either lifts or grabs the other one then fires in a pneumatic piston, ideally into the underbelly, potential for multiple use, better piercing capabilities, interchangeable "heads" depending on whether you want impact or piercing capability...


    EMP would be banned, I think, interference levels would be illegal, but a "high voltage" surge could make things go on fire, or even explode, quite spectacularly. You zap it up the power cables to the batteries and then there ain't gonna be much battery left...
     
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