• Barber-Ous


    Statistics
    Weight: 100kg
    Height: 49cm
    Length: 71cm
    Width: 118cm
    Speed: 10mph
    Year built: 2003
    Status: Retired
    Weight class: Heavyweight
    Location: Horsham, West Sussex, England


    Armour
    Plastic shell, custom-made "flexi-wheels" are also designed to absorb impacts.
    Power
    Bicycle hub motor powered by 250 watts.
    Weapons
    Full-body spinning drum covered in teeth which can also act as a kinetic flipper, powered by 2 x 500w hub motors.
    Strengths
    Is invertible plus it has a very powerful spinner.
    Weaknesses
    The armour is plastic which could be a problem.
    Team Barber-Ous
    Simon Rafferty, Guy Radford and Christopher Watts.
    Information
    Barber-Ous 2'n a bit was built by Simon Rafferty, Guy Radford and Chris Watts from West Sussex. The first version was built in 2001 where it entered the fifth series of Robot Wars where it was beaten in the first round by Panic Attack and was then rebuilt to Barber-Ous 2 for the next series where it reached its heat final but lost to Hypno-Disc. This version is Barber-Ous 2'n a bit is Barber-Ous 2 but with a few modifications like shock-absorbant wheels. Barber-Ous 2'n a bit is well known for its spinning drum designed to look like a "twisty, turning, spiky barbers pole on its side on wheels" and also the fact it was made entirely out of plastic which made its strengths and weaknesses mutual on the TV show!
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    Ocracoke

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