• 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!
    • 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 Yesterday, 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 Yesterday, 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 Yesterday, 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