Was this a tv series/episode?

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Was this a tv series/episode?

Postby shangalaing » Wed Aug 31, 2016 10:21 pm

Hey everyone, help me out. I seem to remember a series a bit like a car is born/a plane is born but building a fighting robot. If I remember correctly the weapon he wanted was rc rocket cars and there was also a segment on building a (very basic) antweight. Does anyone remember this or have I made it up???

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Re: Was this a tv series/episode?

Postby peterwaller » Thu Sep 01, 2016 8:04 am

I remember this also but have been unable to find it anywhere.
I remember Ian Watts built the Antweight live in his garage and then a few of us other antweight builders did battle with it afterwards.
It all happened in Brighton but I can't remember when.

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Re: Was this a tv series/episode?

Postby shangalaing » Thu Sep 01, 2016 1:56 pm

Thanks! Now I know I'm not crazy :D

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Re: Was this a tv series/episode?

Postby joey_picus » Thu Sep 01, 2016 8:28 pm

Was it anything to do with technogames? I have a tape of that somewhere that features the original Scuttle with its legs falling off...
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Re: Was this a tv series/episode?

Postby shangalaing » Thu Sep 01, 2016 11:36 pm

From what I remember it wasn't. It was purely about building And fighting robots

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Re: Was this a tv series/episode?

Postby peterwaller » Fri Sep 02, 2016 9:37 am

No it wasn't part of techogames I remember they came and filmed the antweights at an event held in a school playground somewhere near London (Croydon seems to ring a bell).
The chap who commentated the series had built an Ant with help I think from Ian Watts and he went up against one of my spinners and I think one of Craig Dandby's robots.
I remember doing a little damage and then pushing him out but the chap in charge thought we should carry on so they cut that bit and put him back in until I did significant damage.
I remember when it was screened my saying how cruel I was until I explained.
I am sure someone out there must remember it.


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