• Beta


    Statistics
    • Weight: 99.5kg
    • Height: Unknown
    • Length: 80cm
    • Width: 82cm
    • Speed: 8mph
    • Year built: 2002
    • Status: Retired
    • Weight class: Heavyweight
    • Location: Oxford, Oxfordshire, England


    Armour
    25mm Polycarbonate with stainless steel corners
    Power
    2 x 36v DC Motors running on 800 watts, each powering its stainless steel wheels. Also runs on 3Ah NiCad Battlepack batteries.
    Weapons
    11kg hammer powered by an electric motor. 400kg of down force also enables robot to act as a lifter.
    Strengths
    Has a very powerful hammer.
    Weaknesses
    Weapon chains to the motor are exposed.
    Team Hurtz
    John Reid & Nick Lynch
    Information
    Beta is a heavyweight robot that was built by Team Hurtz for the Battlebots competitions in the States to take the place of the teams previous robot Killerhurtz. However for its only battle, it forfeited a place due to it bringing the floor-boards up - it needed extra strong magnets to hold it to the floor due to keep it down due to the immense power of the hammer. Beta has made appearances at a few events on display and even once appeared at a BBQ where not even tent pegs holding it to the ground could stand up to its power. Beta has an immensely powerful hammer which had potential to cause serious damage. Recently, Beta was due to compete in Battlebots 2015 but had to pull out due to issues with the shipping of the teams important tools and spares. Beta did however make an appearance at the UK Championships 2015 at Stevenage where it fought in whiteboard fights only and in one of them, made a large mark in the floor with its hammer.
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    Ocracoke

    Middleweight project

    Design looks good, will be interested in the 3D prints, what material is the filament? I'd go with Rollcage personally.

    Ocracoke Yesterday, 10:18 Go to last post
    Iestyn

    Middleweight project

    Update:

    The design is now about 99% done. I've had to ditch the idea to use a hardox pipe as the body, and came up with a more aesthetically

    Iestyn 12th May 2021, 18:03 Go to last post
    team death

    BOB FW Series

    Great to see a post from you Sean.
    Technically the locking bar should stop the weapon from activating by accident and as
    your weapon continues

    team death 11th May 2021, 19:00 Go to last post
    McMullet

    BOB FW Series

    Hah, seems like what you have there is a steel bar bender! Look forward to seeing new BOB. Shame to think of BOB3 getting "retired" though,

    McMullet 11th May 2021, 18:04 Go to last post
    sean retro

    BOB FW Series

    With Robodojo coming back. I've been back working on my robots, I'm going to retire BOB 3 by putting it in full combat, give it a good beating. Right

    sean retro 11th May 2021, 10:19 Go to last post
    Ocracoke

    Middleweight project

    I would have said the fra user as well. Try "kane" as well.

    Ocracoke 9th May 2021, 18:24 Go to last post
    Iestyn

    Middleweight project

    Perhaps it's a stupid questing, but who are the admins? I tried sending a PM to 'fra", assuming that was the shared profile of the admins, but never

    Iestyn 9th May 2021, 17:07 Go to last post
    robotic_ants

    Mr RAnts Clear Out

    Received a number of messages and requests, I hope to reply to everyone by tomorrow evening.

    robotic_ants 4th May 2021, 17:58 Go to last post