• 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

      Outlaw

      Project Squirrel

      Right, I get it now, thank you so much. I'll get to adding everything up and go from there. Many thanks!

      Outlaw 19th May 2022, 17:19 Go to last post
      Ocracoke

      Project Squirrel

      Each stage is a multiplier. 8:1 x 8:1 = 64:1 so you'd want say a 2:1 on the first stage and then a 4:1 on the second.

      Ocracoke 19th May 2022, 16:58 Go to last post
      Outlaw

      Project Squirrel

      I apologize for all the questions, my math is absolutely atrocious, but would this mean that in order for me to get an 8:1 ratio, it'd basically be a

      Outlaw 19th May 2022, 16:49 Go to last post
      Ocracoke

      Project Squirrel

      To answer your questions based on my experiences with axe robots:



      Yes, it is feasible. I do exactly this 2 stage reduction

      Ocracoke 19th May 2022, 10:22 Go to last post
      Outlaw

      Project Squirrel

      So, with the redesign of the weapon system, I wish to put out a few questions to... well, anyone that does axe weapons done with a chain drive system.

      Outlaw 18th May 2022, 22:15 Go to last post
      Ocracoke

      Team Kaizen Build Diary

      OK, so I've got a second transmitter which I've managed to bind Azriel to and that works fine. Batteries all charged and is good to go. In typical fashion

      Ocracoke 18th May 2022, 09:40 Go to last post
      teamidris

      West Midlands

      Bought a huge old lathe MFL seems so long go. I should try new batteries in TwoTooDoo

      teamidris 8th May 2022, 15:53 Go to last post