• Eric


    Statistics
    * Weight: 80kg
    * Height: 55cm
    * Length: 140cm
    * Width: 50cm
    * Speed: 10mph
    * Year built: 1999
    * Status: Active
    * Weight class: Heavyweight
    * Location: Wickersley, South Yorkshire, England
    Armour
    Aluminium and Stainless Steel
    Power
    2 x Wheelchair motors, one powering each wheel
    Weapons
    Front-mounted Hydraulic lifting/clamping arm. Weapon is also connected to side self-righting arms.
    Strengths
    Has a srimech
    Weaknesses
    Is getting very old.
    Team Riptide
    Matt smith
    Information
    Eric is a heavyweight competitor robot that was built in 1999 by Mike Hammerton from East Sussex. It was first seen in Robot Wars Series 3 where it lost the first round of its heat against King Buxton. It came back again for Series 4 the following year where it reached its heat final losing out to Splinter. For the next 12 years, Eric remained in retirement until Adam Emmett from Team Mute bought the machine. But due to having other commitments, Adam Emmett was too busy to take Eric on as a project so he sold Eric again to Glasgow born roboteer Tony Smith who has brought it to live events including his own - Scot-bots mainly for display but it did do an event in Robots Live! at Edinburgh in 2012 where it finished 3rd in a battle against Storm Force, Merlin and Toon Raider. After a while, Eric was sold once more to Team Riptide who have the intentions of entering Eric in the upcoming Robot Wars World Championships.
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    Retroman

    Team Pushover: Build Log

    Hey Lucy! No, being honest, I walked away, so I’m happy at that. Bike was written off, and I was supposed to get my new one on Tuesday just gone, but

    Retroman Yesterday, 01:04 Go to last post
    Ocracoke

    Team Pushover: Build Log

    Hey Paul!

    Ouch, hope your accident didn't result in anything too severe?

    Updates look good, getting something to work reliably

    Ocracoke Yesterday, 00:45 Go to last post
    Retroman

    Team Pushover: Build Log

    Hi everybody, long time no see! What a few months, new workshop , busy at work, new kitchen, motorbike accident, and now a pandemic. Wow.

    Retroman Yesterday, 00:42 Go to last post
    Dan-27

    Team Bitza - Hippobotamus

    Hello all, I could use some help with the design of this robot.

    I was just about to cut the side panels and thought that the beater may

    Dan-27 26th March 2020, 21:36 Go to last post
    Diddlydodger

    Jerry Can - Featherweight 1st Build

    Hi Colin. The exhaust silencer sounds like a great idea When we were kids we used to put 'Cherry Bombs' on our Mini's, a robot themed one of those

    Diddlydodger 26th March 2020, 11:03 Go to last post
    Diddlydodger

    Jerry Can - Featherweight 1st Build

    Hi Sam, we sat down and brainstormed last night, Andy has given me some good ideas and he listened to some of mine too. We have done a couple of sketches

    Diddlydodger 26th March 2020, 10:54 Go to last post
    team death

    Jerry Can - Featherweight 1st Build

    I also like this idea and as I said to Andrew during his Bread dead toaster build-More like this please!

    I found myself eyeing up a exhaust

    team death 25th March 2020, 17:26 Go to last post
    McMullet

    Jerry Can - Featherweight 1st Build

    Sounds great! Is going to be very distinctive to look at but you've also got a nice big box shape to fit everything in. Look forward to seeing it take

    McMullet 25th March 2020, 08:31 Go to last post