• 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.
    • Forum Posts

      Ocracoke

      Team Kaizen Build Diary

      It wasn't the fact that I didn't win, it was more a case of the robots underperforming. I have no problem (usually :P) with losing if the fight is good.

      Ocracoke Today, 18:00 Go to last post
      team death

      Team Kaizen Build Diary

      Ouch ! 6 out of 6 losses Lucy after all that preparation I dot blame you for been upset, of course

      winning is not everything, well

      team death Today, 17:02 Go to last post
      Ocracoke

      Team Kaizen Build Diary

      Jibril and Azriel - Robots Live! Crawley 2021
      It was great seeing everyone again after so long. Turned up at the event a little later than I wanted

      Ocracoke Today, 14:41 Go to last post
      team death

      Post battle analysis and repair

      Thanks Nat I will see which method is best tomorrow and hope to get every Bot done.

      team death 16th October 2021, 20:50 Go to last post
      Roboteernat

      Post battle analysis and repair

      If you can still unscrew the gearbox frim the motor half, you can remove the gears and thread the holes from the inside of the gearbox to then put the

      Roboteernat 16th October 2021, 20:35 Go to last post
      team death

      Post battle analysis and repair

      After my latest Robodojo excursive I have decided to address my Achilles heal on all my Robots-

      namely the slipping clutches, yes I never

      team death 16th October 2021, 20:26 Go to last post
      mrsam

      Ogrekill BW vert

      Hi all,

      Decided I have too many robots so I need to sell a couple off, first to go is my Beetleweight vert Ogrekill.

      Specs are

      mrsam 16th October 2021, 10:57 Go to last post
      Ocracoke

      Team Kaizen Build Diary

      Haha, thanks Sam. I hope to have something up after Robots Live in Crawley, still waiting on the BotFest video as well.

      Both Jibril and Azriel

      Ocracoke 15th October 2021, 11:49 Go to last post