Team Kaizen

  1. The Honey Badger
    1. Origin
    2. Design
      1. Versions
    3. Competed in
    4. Statistics
      1. General specification
      2. Weapon specification

The Honey Badger

Origin

The Honey Badger was created at the end of 2016 as our first robot. Built several times over, the robot finally ended up with a spinning flail with a aluminium lampshade as the armour and build upon a garden platform that was wooden. It was trashed at Robots Live! in Grantham when it finally made it to a live event in July 2017. The robot was then built anew with lessons learnt from the old robot (retrospectively named The Honey Badger 1.0), originally for the Featherweight championships at Insomnia 61 and made its d├ębut at Robots Live! in Stevenage in October 2017 as The Honey Badger 2.0.

After being flung out of the arena at Stevenage due to drive issues, The Honey Badger 2.1 was developed in 2 weeks for Extreme Robots in Gloucester, featuring stiffer drive mounts, more solid crossmembers and better traction to the rear wheels to improve survivability in the arena. After Gloucester, with minimal damage, The Honey Badger 2.1.1 featured minor changes to the wedge plate and anti-capsize arms but after fighting against Shrekt (a vertical spinner) 3 times at Extreme Robots Maidstone 2017, the robot body panels were heavily damaged. 2.2 will featured a mid mounted lifting arm that should be able to self right the robot or be a rotary weapon.

Design

The Honey Badger 1.0
The Honey Badger 1.0, a dome horizontal spinner, wasn't influenced on any particular robot. The Honey Badger 2.0 is a wedge rambot, primarily designed for speed, influenced by the design of Knightmare from Robot Wars Series 4. The Honey Badger 3.0 is currently in the design phase but may feature similar weaponry to Shu! 1.0.
The Honey Badger 2.1.1 (with Osu 1.0)

Versions

Competed in

Please note, the number of Wins, Draws and Losses are counted only if a winner is declared in the match in a FRA compliant competition. Typically, this does not include exhibition matches or any underground matches. In the event of exhibition melees, a survived/eliminated count is kept instead.
Date Event Version used Battle Type(s) Wins/Losses/Draws
April 2018 Extreme Robots Manchester 2.2 ? ?
November 2017 Extreme Robots Maidstone 2.1.1 7x Exhibition Melees 2x Survived/5x Eliminated
October 2017 Extreme Robots Gloucester 2.1 4x Exhibition Melees 0x Survived/4x Eliminated
October 2017 Robots Live! Stevenage 2.0 4x Exhibition Melees 0x Survived/4x Eliminated
August 2017 Robo Challenge - FRA Featherweight Internationals 2017 1 2.0 Withdrawn Withdrawn
July 2017 Robots Live! Grantham 1.0 1x Exhibition Melee 0x Survived/1x Eliminated

1 - The Honey Badger was accepted but had to withdraw before it began due to a scheduling conflict.

Statistics

These is the official specification for The Honey Badger. Each major iteration of the robot is given a number though this isn't specified in the name of the robot (it is always The Honey Badger in competitions) and can be found in the tables below.

General specification

Where minor updates are noted, they'll be listed in the same row as the major version but noted as to which specification is which. If there isn't a specific one, the data remains the same between versions.
Version Speed Power Drive motors Weight (category) Dimensions (l x w x h) Armour Status
2.2 14mph 2x 6.6v 2.1ah 30/40c LiFePO4 batteries (wired in series) 2x 13.7:1 motors running at 13.2v ? - Featherweight ? 10mm HDPE plastic + 40mm wooden (Oak) crossmembers Being built
2.1.1 14mph 2x 6.6v 2.1ah 30/40c LiFePO4 batteries (wired in series) 2x 13.7:1 motors running at 13.2v 9.6kg - Featherweight 68cm x 51cm x 23cm 10mm HDPE plastic + 40mm wooden (Oak) crossmembers Active
2.1 14mph 2x 6.6v 2.1ah 30/40c LiFePO4 batteries (wired in series) 2x 13.7:1 motors running at 13.2v 9.1kg - Featherweight 71cm x 38cm x 23cm 10mm HDPE plastic + 40mm wooden (Oak) crossmembers Active
2.0 14mph 2x 6.6v 2.1ah 30/40c LiFePO4 batteries (wired in series) 2x 13.7:1 motors running at 13.2v 8.6kg - Featherweight 77cm x 41cm x 23cm 10mm HDPE plastic + 40mm wooden (Pine) crossmembers Active
1.0 7mph (max) 2x 12v 1.2ah Sealed Lead Acid batteries (wired independently) 2x geared 12v motors 5.9kg - Featherweight 36cm x 36cm x 22cm Aluminium + reinforced wooden chassis Retired

Weapon specification

Version Weapon(s) Primary Weapon power Primary Weapon drive Primary Weapon weight (per FRA rules) Primary Weapon speed
2.2 Interchangable lifting arm/rotary weapon + sharpened front chisels 2x 6.6v 2.1ah 30/40c LiFePO4 batteries (wired in series) 98:1 motor running at 13.2v N/A ?
2.1.1 Sharpened front chisels N/A N/A N/A As fast as the robot can spin
2.1 Sharpened front chisels and rear mounted flail N/A N/A N/A As fast as the robot can spin
2.0 Sharpened side chisels and rear mounted flail N/A N/A N/A As fast as the robot can spin
1.0 Horizontal flail 1x 2.1ah 12v SLA 13.7:1 motor @ 12v 1.36kg (motor + bar) 1022rpm