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Paulmchurd
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Bugglebots

Post by Paulmchurd » Tue Jan 08, 2019 10:59 pm

Surprised it hasn’t been advertised here.

Excellent beetle weight competition web series. Really well produced and well worth a watch...it makes me long for a return of Robot Wars. Hopefully these guys are the start of its recovery...


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Post by MarkR » Wed Jan 09, 2019 8:21 am

I am really enjoying Bugglebots. I think that Beetleweight is a really good class now (watching Bugglebots).

It seems that there is a good variety of designs and a range of different builders, I imagine that they're not too expensive to build or transport (e.g. don't need to hire a van etc). As I understand it, the RW heavyweights really turned into a "who can get the most commercial sponsorship / tech assistance" competition.

I'd like to see a walker in the competition, but otherwise, it's great so far. I particularly enjoyed the Meltybrain spinner and overhead saw robots.
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Re: Bugglebots

Post by Derek Dudge » Thu Jan 17, 2019 11:14 pm

Yeah it's been great. Kudos to anyone involved that might post here, competitors or production. Hope it's just the first season of many!
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Post by voorsk » Fri Jan 18, 2019 3:11 pm

I can recommend listening to the hard core podcast, which has been following the series; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NNvsDogU0GM.

It's interesting to hear some opinions from American beetle builders, plus they chat with some of the.. er.. contestants? :roll:
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Post by joebrown » Mon Feb 11, 2019 5:50 pm

Hi! Thanks for the kind comments guys. (Director/Editor here :) )

Putting on a show helped encourage more unique/varied builds and like you say beetleweight is a great class to build at.

We'd like to do another series sometime hope that interests you!

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Re: Bugglebots

Post by joebrown » Mon Mar 11, 2019 1:52 pm

Just an update to this post!

Bugglebots is returning for 2019, and applications are open!
For those who don't know it's a Robot Wars style show focussing on 1.5kg UK beetleweights.
It's being filmed 25th & 26th May at UWE, Bristol

Apply here: bugglebots.com/apply

Check out the trailer:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gQl7w7Zh1Kg

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