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TV Shows Robot Wars - ITS BACK

Discussion in 'General' started by Snubbs, 13 Jan 2016.

  1. Flibblebot

    Flibblebot Smile with me

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    Cox is a Manc not a Scouser.

    Although Guy Martin is a good suggesion ;)
    Guy Martin out front with Colin Furze in the pits would be a presenting dream team. Although, if they're going to follow the old format, it should be a woman in the pits :(

    EDIT: Surprised Behemoth hasn't pitched in yet...:D
     
  2. javaman

    javaman May irritate Eyes

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    Hypnodisk had the same problem as Razer, the constant pressure to solve weaknesses and in their case make the disk more destructive meant they became less reliable. Even the flipper robots tried to fit powerful flippers to try and get other bots out of the arena only to blow the mechanism clean apart. In Razer's case I remember them impaling themselves on the floor with the mechanism to self right. In the end tho they came golden and got it right.
     
  3. GiGo

    GiGo was once a nerd.....

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    Oh yes! Excellent news!

    Gonna love watching this:

    Best team would be:

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    and

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  4. RedFlames

    RedFlames ...is not a Belgian football team

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    Hypnodisk's main flaw [and what did it in in that year's series] was it couldn't self-right... The Next year the fixed that but borked the disk by making it heavier which iirc caused it to stop when it hit anything and the motor kept crapping out.

    Razer's main problem was reliability, it was prone to randomly crapping out. When it worked though it was usually fairly effective [apart from that time it impaled itself on the floor].

    Don't recall any flippers going pop but a fair few jammed open after their flips IIRC a few had problems with running out of gas.

    Axes were usually useless, and the few that weren't usually ended up getting stuck.
     
  5. thom804

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    It's certainly handy having friends who work for BBC Scotland. Tickets to the first show secured!
     
  6. yodasarmpit

    yodasarmpit No longer the other Brett.

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    Can't wait to see this again, but only 6 episodes? Come on BBC give it a decent run of 26 or at least 13.
     
  7. rollo

    rollo Well-Known Member

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    Razer and hypnodisk was always good battles to watch. I'd imagine you could make a very destructive bot these days with the advances since it was last on.

    Really does depend on rules they use.
     
  8. rollo

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    Tornado was bad for business the creator of the show admitted that in a interview. Viewing figures halved for the battles it was in.
     
  9. edzieba

    edzieba Virtual Realist

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    Already sent an application. Anyone want to form a Bit-tech team? I'd love to try and adapt FPV for driving the robot: poke some webcams around the chassis, frame-pack them for transmission with an on-board Compute Stick or NUC, then feed it to a PC to unpack, warp & fuse, and display on a HMD.
     
  10. RedFlames

    RedFlames ...is not a Belgian football team

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    Would love to give it [another] go [had a stab at it at school but we never got anywhere]... But i don't have the skills really...
     
  11. Krikkit

    Krikkit All glory to the hypnotoad! Super Moderator

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    6x1h rather than 30 mins though, at least it's something!
     
  12. SuicideNeil

    SuicideNeil New Member

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    I knew this day would come- 6 episode series to test the water ( water catches fire, obviously ), then a longer 2nd series and so on. So long as they don't bring back the stupid house robots or ref bot ( I can tolerate a couple house bots, not a fecking dozen of the things ), and keep it strictly bot vs bot, no obstacle course and trial round that was total **** and abandoned after 2 series the first time around thankfully.

    If it does get a 2nd series, I'd like to see a few weight class competition, as you see with the Fighting Robots Association, rather than just heavy weights only. I'll take whatever I can get though....






    :clap::clap::clap:
     
  13. Nexxo

    Nexxo * Prefab Sprout – The King of Rock 'n' Roll

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    [​IMG]

    Must. Happen.
     
  14. RedFlames

    RedFlames ...is not a Belgian football team

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    One request... based on the videod SN posted...

    ... better commentary

    Forgot just how painful Jonathan Pearce's commentary could be...
     
  15. SuicideNeil

    SuicideNeil New Member

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    Making football sound exciting is one thing, but it does require an 'expert' in robotic combat to do the commentary justice. Brian Blessed doing the commentary would be something to behold... :D
     
  16. IanW

    IanW Grumpy Old Git

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    RasPi's Eben Upton has said he hopes there will be an autonomous bot category.
     
  17. Nexxo

    Nexxo * Prefab Sprout – The King of Rock 'n' Roll

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    Because what could possibly go wrong with that?...

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    :p
     
  18. thom804

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    Holy Crap! I'd totally forgotten that JC originally presented the show!

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    Looking sharp!
     
  19. legoman

    legoman breaker of things

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    Nice jacket!

    My entry is ready

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  20. Gunsmith

    Gunsmith Maximum Win

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    RAISING!

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