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I think a great idea for the show would be to build some kind of remote controlled robot. The challenge would be to disable your opponents machine , by turning it over so it can't move or disabling it in some way. These should be large scale machines with big motors, hydraulics, maybe some kind of fighting arm, or lever to go under your opponent & turn it over. I think they would have to be remote controlled so no one gets hurt. Radio controlled machines would be best most likely but not the only option.
-- Rick Lawrence (firstname.lastname@example.org), January 11, 2001
Rick, this has already been done. Here in the UK its called "Robot Wars". They are now going transatlatic with it but I also thought the US already had a programme called "Battle Bots"?
-- David DOw (DDow1710@aol.com), January 11, 2001.
but with junkyard parts you could build much bigger robots
-- Richard Manahan (email@example.com), January 11, 2001.
Another variant of this might be a remote controlled robot firefighter (for toxic environments) or bomb defuser (a little tough on the machines if they use real bombs).
This would call for more judicious stocking of the scrapheap, requiring servos or solenoids as actuators, but that would still be in line with the spirit of the show.
-- Rick Tyler (firstname.lastname@example.org), January 11, 2001.
I Like the Idea of a robot when they told me to go to here last night I was thinking of it. I thing if you could adapt a radio controll to a engine maybie you have somthing. I liked the boats but the displacment boat would of one if it hade a nother support on the otherside. I also liked the crop harvest but it didnt work very well. A good Idea is too build somthing that s made to destroy multiple Idems and who ever finishes wins
-- Kodi Arin Mynatt (email@example.com), January 11, 2001.