• Big Nipper


      Statistics
      � Weight: 100kg
      � Height: 15cm
      � Length: 50cm
      � Width: 50cm
      � Speed: 10mph
      � Year built: 2003
      � Status: Active
      � Weight class: Heavyweight
      � Location: Lancashire, England

      Armour
      Chassis is all armored in aircraft-grade titanium.
      Power
      2 x 5.5hp Mag motors power its 8-wheel drive. The weapon is powered by a 1hp mag motor for the weapon.
      Weapons
      Stag beetle-like crushing jaws which can crush with a pressure of 4 tonnes. Jaws are mounted on the end of a central lifting arm which can move at 270 degrees giving it enough power to turn itself over. Weapon can be used for grabbing, crushing, flipping or lifting.
      Strengths
      It's multi-purpose weapon is its main advantage as this makes it a very flexible adversary for its opponents. Has also got tough armour.
      Weaknesses
      Can often be hard to control at times.
      Team Titanium
      Mark Lumb, Graeme Dawson and Glynn Dawson
      Information
      Big Nipper, is a robot that has fought in its current incarnation since series 7 of Robot Wars in 2003. It has the same chassis, but has been upgraded many times over the years. Big Nippers weaponry consisting of crushing jaws on the end of the lifting arm make it a very flexible and agile contestant for its opponents. Big Nipper has enjoyed many successes in live events including winning the 2007 and 2012 UK Championships and finishing 3rd in 2004 & 2006.

      Most recently Big Nipper placed 4th in the 2014 UK Heavyweight Championships.

      Achievements
      • Roaming Robots - Steel City Showdown 2004 Winners
      • Robot Rumble 2004 Champions
      • Roaming Robots - Newark 2004 Winner
      • 3rd in Fighting Robots UK Championships 2004 (Roaming Robots Winter Tour)
      • Roaming Robots - Aberystwyth 2005 Winner
      • Roaming Robots - Denbigh 2005 Winner
      • Fighting Robots UK Championships 2005 Finalist (Roaming Robots Winter Tour)
      • Robot Rumble 2006 Runner-up
      • 3rd in Fighting Robots UK Championships 2006
      • Robots Live! - Leicester 2007 Winner
      • Fighting Robots UK Champion 2007
      • Robots Live! - Hemel-Hempstead 2007 Runner-up
      • Robots Live! - 3rd in Leicester 2008
      • Roaming Robots - Stoke-on-Trent 2008 Winner
      • 3rd in Fighting Robots UK Championships 2008
      • Robots Live! - Chester 2008 Winner
      • Roaming Robots - Winner of Best Engineered Robot Award 2008
      • Fighting Robots UK Championships 2009 Semi-Finalist
      • Fighting Robots UK Championships 2010 Finalist
      • Fighting Robots UK Championships 2011 Quarter-finalist
      • Robots Live! - Burgess-Hill 2011 Runner-Up
      • Robots Live! - Team Champions 2012 with Team Saints & Sinners
      • Fighting Robots 2012 UK Champion
      • Fighting Robots - Winner of Best Design Award 2012
      • Fighting Robots - Winner of Best Engineered Award 2012
      • Fighting Robots - Winner of Most Innovative Robot Award 2012
      • Fighting Robots - European Championships 2013 Finalist
      • Fighting Robots - Tag Team Champions 2013 with Kronic
      • 4th in Fighting Robots UK Championships 2014
    • Forum Posts

      Supermotolew

      First ever real build lews featherweight

      I think its back to the drawing board! I need to reduce the height by 5-10 mm to let it drive inverted doh! Thats with about 18mm ground clearance on

      Supermotolew Yesterday, 18:38 Go to last post
      Supermotolew

      First ever real build lews featherweight

      Cheers Sam! Its been a learning curve!
      Today i test fitted a front armour peice, it could do with being 2 mm or so higher, i also 3d prinded a

      Supermotolew Yesterday, 10:30 Go to last post
      chompalot

      Beetle Chompalt

      After watching a few Bugglebots episodes on You Tube I think I may have to rethink my initial idea with somthing a bit more robust to able to stand up

      chompalot 27th November 2021, 22:53 Go to last post
      McMullet

      First ever real build lews featherweight

      Looks great Lew, really neat idea to prototype in MDF! Look forward to seeing how it shapes up.

      You just need a SRiMech for your camera!

      McMullet 27th November 2021, 16:22 Go to last post
      chompalot

      Beetle Chompalt

      I've spent a little time on the CAD system in between work, just to try and get a concept and here's what I have so far. A bit light on actual details

      chompalot 26th November 2021, 22:31 Go to last post
      chompalot

      Beetle Chompalt

      Thanks for the reply, but I don't fancy the fingertech wheels, so I'll continue my search. I did 3D print some wheels a few years ago and then cast some

      chompalot 26th November 2021, 21:09 Go to last post
      Supermotolew

      First ever real build lews featherweight

      Hey Lucy! Ive never actually seen a featherweight before so im kind of making it up as i go but its ablout 380mm wide 110mm high 400mm long. The wooden

      Supermotolew 26th November 2021, 19:30 Go to last post
      Ocracoke

      First ever real build lews featherweight

      Looks very compact, neat loooking (and upside down :P ) What is the overall dimensions of this going to be in the end do you reckon?

      Ocracoke 26th November 2021, 17:21 Go to last post