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'''Killer Carrot 2''' was a competitor from Series 6-7 and Extreme 2 of ''[[Robot Wars]]''. There were two different forms of the robot both featuring carrot themed flipping weapons. One was an invertible box, very similar to [[Thermidor 2]], but without the pincers, and the other was a wedge. The first version had huge staying power where, despite taking large amounts of damage it would still drive, a steel chassis and a 14' bale spike at the rear, but was slow, did not have much pushing power, the lexan aluminium armour was very thin and the wheels were exposed. The second version also had thin aluminium armour but, with the help of [[The Hassocks Hog|Noel Poncelet]] who composed a spreadsheet to work out flipper heights, the 10 bar flipper was computer optimised with a golf caddy motor and a proven rugged drive train. Killer Carrot 2 went out in the second round of every competition that it competed in. Inbetween Extreme Series 2 and Series 7, it was redesigned to look more like [[Dantomkia]].
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'''Killer Carrot 2''' was a competitor from Series 6-7 and Extreme 2 of ''[[Robot Wars]]''. There were two different forms of the robot both featuring carrot themed flipping weapons. One was an invertible box, very similar to [[Thermidor 2]], but without the pincers, and the other was a wedge. The first version had huge staying power where, despite taking large amounts of damage it would still drive, a steel chassis and a 14' bale spike at the rear, but was slow, did not have much pushing power, the lexan aluminium armour was very thin and the wheels were exposed. The second version also had thin aluminium armour but, with the help of [[The Hassocks Hog|Noel Poncelet]] who composed a spreadsheet to work out flipper heights, the 10 bar flipper was computer optimised with a golf caddy motor and a proven rugged drive train. Killer Carrot 2 went out in the second round of every competition that it competed in. In between Extreme Series 2 and Series 7, it was redesigned to look more like [[Dantomkia]].
   
The original Killer Carrot was a invertible wedge shaped robot armed with chisel spikes. It was originally going to be entered in the Third Wars, but it wasn't finished in time. The team then tried to qualify for Series 4, and lost a qualifier battle to [[Eric]]. After failing to qualify, this version of Killer Carrot was taken to an event where it fought Mincer, [[M2]]'s predecessor. Killer Carrot was then modified and then resembled middleweight ''BattleBots'' champion T-Minus, but it is unknown if the team attempted to qualify for any series with this robot as its gas canister blew shortly after it was first tested.
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The original Killer Carrot was an invertible wedge shaped robot armed with chisel spikes. It was originally going to be entered in the Third Wars, but it wasn't finished in time. The team then tried to qualify for Series 4, and lost a qualifier battle to [[Eric]]. After failing to qualify, this version of Killer Carrot was taken to an event where it fought Mincer, [[M2]]'s predecessor. Killer Carrot was then modified and then resembled middleweight ''BattleBots'' champion T-Minus, but it is unknown if the team attempted to qualify for any series with this robot as its gas canister blew shortly after it was first tested.
   
The failure of the original killer Carrot meant the team had to build a new robot. The result was the first version of Killer Carrot 2, which was a invertible wedge shaped robot armed with front spikes. It was built for a Discovery Channel program called Robots Revenge (the same show that Version 2 of [[Lightning]] appeared on). For an event called Sussex Robot Rumble in 2002 after Robot's Revenge, this version of Killer Carrot 2 gained before a rear flipper. The flipper was retained on Killer Carrot 2 when it was modified for Series 6. Then it was modified for Series 6, the front where there used to be a spike became the rear of the robot. This version was dubbed KC2 evo. After two possible qualifiers which KC2 ended up not fighting in, Killer Carrot was put up against [[Derek]] and [[Night Raider]] where Derek won. Killer Carrot 2 received a discretionary place though. After Series 6 and Extreme Series 2, KC2 competed in some events but was retired and replaced by the version that appeared in Series 7 because of the damage caused by Disc-O-Inferno and Mr. Psycho.
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The failure of the original killer Carrot meant the team had to build a new robot. The result was the first version of Killer Carrot 2, which was an invertible wedge shaped robot armed with front spikes. It was built for a Discovery Channel program called Robots Revenge (the same show that Version 2 of [[Lightning]] appeared on). For an event called Sussex Robot Rumble in 2002 after Robot's Revenge, this version of Killer Carrot 2 gained before a rear flipper. The flipper was retained on Killer Carrot 2 when it was modified for Series 6. Then it was modified for Series 6, the front where there used to be a spike became the rear of the robot. This version was dubbed KC2 evo. After two possible qualifiers which KC2 ended up not fighting in, Killer Carrot was put up against [[Derek]] and [[Night Raider]] where Derek won. Killer Carrot 2 received a discretionary place though. After Series 6 and Extreme Series 2, KC2 competed in some events but was retired and replaced by the version that appeared in Series 7 because of the damage caused by Disc-O-Inferno and Mr. Psycho.
   
   
 
==Robot History==
 
==Robot History==
 
===Series 6===
 
===Series 6===
[[File:Killer_carrot_2.jpg|thumb|left|Series 6 appearance]]
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[[File:Killer carrot 2.jpg|thumb|left|Series 6 appearance]]
   
 
{{Quote|Can see in the dark, but could it get rooted to the spot here?|Jonathan Pearce}}
 
{{Quote|Can see in the dark, but could it get rooted to the spot here?|Jonathan Pearce}}
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Killer Carrot 2 took part in the Minor Meltdown of Extreme Series 2. In the first round it was up against [[Rick]] and [[Tetanus|Tetanus 2]]. Killer Carrot 2 lifted Rick, but was raised by Tetanus 2. It was also hoisted by Rick, but it pitted Tetanus to progress. In the second round, it faced [[Lambsy]]. Killer Carrot 2 took to the offensive, flipping Lambsy, but Lambsy managed to use its flippers as a pair of jaws to slam Killer Carrot against a wall, and then push it into a CPZ. [[Mr. Psycho]] hit Lambsy with its hammer before both robots escaped. Suddenly, Killer Carrot's wheel slipped off. Mr. Psycho crushed the dislodged wheel, and Killer Carrot, who was now only going in circles, was counted out.
 
Killer Carrot 2 took part in the Minor Meltdown of Extreme Series 2. In the first round it was up against [[Rick]] and [[Tetanus|Tetanus 2]]. Killer Carrot 2 lifted Rick, but was raised by Tetanus 2. It was also hoisted by Rick, but it pitted Tetanus to progress. In the second round, it faced [[Lambsy]]. Killer Carrot 2 took to the offensive, flipping Lambsy, but Lambsy managed to use its flippers as a pair of jaws to slam Killer Carrot against a wall, and then push it into a CPZ. [[Mr. Psycho]] hit Lambsy with its hammer before both robots escaped. Suddenly, Killer Carrot's wheel slipped off. Mr. Psycho crushed the dislodged wheel, and Killer Carrot, who was now only going in circles, was counted out.
   
===Series 7===
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===Series 7===
 
Killer Carrot 2 was in a first round melee with [[Fluffy]], [[Constrictor]] and [[Scarey-Go-Round]]. Killer Carrot was almost lifted several times by Constrictor. After one of Fluffy's motors burnt out, both it and Scary-Go-Round were left driving around in circles. Killer Carrot and Constrictor clashed again, Killer Carrot able to lift its opponent. The two robots fought near the now activated Pit of Oblivion with a suddenly rejuvenated Fluffy. All four machines survived for a judges' decision but Fluffy and Scarey-Go-Round were eliminated. In round two it faced [[X-Terminator]] and although it survived the onslaught of attacks from X-Terminator's disc it was eventually thrown from the arena by the spinning weapon.
 
Killer Carrot 2 was in a first round melee with [[Fluffy]], [[Constrictor]] and [[Scarey-Go-Round]]. Killer Carrot was almost lifted several times by Constrictor. After one of Fluffy's motors burnt out, both it and Scary-Go-Round were left driving around in circles. Killer Carrot and Constrictor clashed again, Killer Carrot able to lift its opponent. The two robots fought near the now activated Pit of Oblivion with a suddenly rejuvenated Fluffy. All four machines survived for a judges' decision but Fluffy and Scarey-Go-Round were eliminated. In round two it faced [[X-Terminator]] and although it survived the onslaught of attacks from X-Terminator's disc it was eventually thrown from the arena by the spinning weapon.
   

Revision as of 21:18, January 13, 2014

Killer Carrot 2 was a competitor from Series 6-7 and Extreme 2 of Robot Wars. There were two different forms of the robot both featuring carrot themed flipping weapons. One was an invertible box, very similar to Thermidor 2, but without the pincers, and the other was a wedge. The first version had huge staying power where, despite taking large amounts of damage it would still drive, a steel chassis and a 14' bale spike at the rear, but was slow, did not have much pushing power, the lexan aluminium armour was very thin and the wheels were exposed. The second version also had thin aluminium armour but, with the help of Noel Poncelet who composed a spreadsheet to work out flipper heights, the 10 bar flipper was computer optimised with a golf caddy motor and a proven rugged drive train. Killer Carrot 2 went out in the second round of every competition that it competed in. In between Extreme Series 2 and Series 7, it was redesigned to look more like Dantomkia.

The original Killer Carrot was an invertible wedge shaped robot armed with chisel spikes. It was originally going to be entered in the Third Wars, but it wasn't finished in time. The team then tried to qualify for Series 4, and lost a qualifier battle to Eric. After failing to qualify, this version of Killer Carrot was taken to an event where it fought Mincer, M2's predecessor. Killer Carrot was then modified and then resembled middleweight BattleBots champion T-Minus, but it is unknown if the team attempted to qualify for any series with this robot as its gas canister blew shortly after it was first tested.

The failure of the original killer Carrot meant the team had to build a new robot. The result was the first version of Killer Carrot 2, which was an invertible wedge shaped robot armed with front spikes. It was built for a Discovery Channel program called Robots Revenge (the same show that Version 2 of Lightning appeared on). For an event called Sussex Robot Rumble in 2002 after Robot's Revenge, this version of Killer Carrot 2 gained before a rear flipper. The flipper was retained on Killer Carrot 2 when it was modified for Series 6. Then it was modified for Series 6, the front where there used to be a spike became the rear of the robot. This version was dubbed KC2 evo. After two possible qualifiers which KC2 ended up not fighting in, Killer Carrot was put up against Derek and Night Raider where Derek won. Killer Carrot 2 received a discretionary place though. After Series 6 and Extreme Series 2, KC2 competed in some events but was retired and replaced by the version that appeared in Series 7 because of the damage caused by Disc-O-Inferno and Mr. Psycho.


Robot History

Series 6

Killer carrot 2

Series 6 appearance

"Can see in the dark, but could it get rooted to the spot here?"
— Jonathan Pearce

Killer Carrot 2's first appearance in Robot Wars saw it face the 2nd seeds Bigger Brother, the series 5 runner-up, along with Riptilion and Major Tom. It lifted Major Tom repeatedly, but could not flip it over, and was flipped by Bigger Brother. Bigger Brother flipped Killer Carrot right side up, but Major Tom and Riptilion were already eliminated, and so Killer Carrot 2 faced Disc-O-Inferno in Round Two.

Phillipa Forrester: "Are you all Organic?"
Rob Englebright: "Completely organic. Actually we're genetically modified."
— The team prior to the Disc-O-Inferno fight.

Killer Carrot had a front panel ripped off right at the start of this fight, but tried to lift its opponent. It then had a side piece of armour damaged and its left wheel started wobbling. Disc-O-Inferno caught fire, but Killer Carrot was too heavily damaged, and lost on points.

Extreme 2

Killer Carrot 2 took part in the Minor Meltdown of Extreme Series 2. In the first round it was up against Rick and Tetanus 2. Killer Carrot 2 lifted Rick, but was raised by Tetanus 2. It was also hoisted by Rick, but it pitted Tetanus to progress. In the second round, it faced Lambsy. Killer Carrot 2 took to the offensive, flipping Lambsy, but Lambsy managed to use its flippers as a pair of jaws to slam Killer Carrot against a wall, and then push it into a CPZ. Mr. Psycho hit Lambsy with its hammer before both robots escaped. Suddenly, Killer Carrot's wheel slipped off. Mr. Psycho crushed the dislodged wheel, and Killer Carrot, who was now only going in circles, was counted out.

Series 7

Killer Carrot 2 was in a first round melee with Fluffy, Constrictor and Scarey-Go-Round. Killer Carrot was almost lifted several times by Constrictor. After one of Fluffy's motors burnt out, both it and Scary-Go-Round were left driving around in circles. Killer Carrot and Constrictor clashed again, Killer Carrot able to lift its opponent. The two robots fought near the now activated Pit of Oblivion with a suddenly rejuvenated Fluffy. All four machines survived for a judges' decision but Fluffy and Scarey-Go-Round were eliminated. In round two it faced X-Terminator and although it survived the onslaught of attacks from X-Terminator's disc it was eventually thrown from the arena by the spinning weapon.

Results

KILLER CARROT 2 - RESULTS
Series 6
The Sixth Wars - UK Championship
Heats, Round 2
Heat L, Round 1 vs. Bigger Brother (2), Major Tom, Riptilion Qualified
Heat L, Round 2 vs. Disc-O-Inferno Lost
Extreme 2
Minor Meltdown
Semi-Final
Round 1 vs. Rick, Tetanus 2 Qualified
Round 2 vs. Lambsy Lost
Series 7
The Seventh Wars - UK Championship
Heat, Round 2
Heat F, Round 1 vs. Fluffy, Constrictor, Scarey-Go-Round Qualified
Heat F, Round 2 vs. X-Terminator (11) Lost
  • The first version of Killer Carrot that failed to qualify for Series 4.
  • The first Killer Carrot after being modified before work on it was stopped.
  • Killer Carrot 2 before having the flipper fitted at the rear
  • Killer Carrot 2 armed with the flipper being flung by M2 before being rebuilt for Series 6
  • Keeler Carrot, the team's swimming entry for Techno Games
  • Killer Carrot 2 after Robot Wars.

Wins/Losses

  • Wins: 3
  • Losses: 3

Series Record

  • Series 1-3: Did not enter
  • Series 4: Failed to qualify
  • Series 5: Did not enter
  • Series 6: Heat, Round 2
  • Series 7: Heat, Round 2

Outside Robot Wars

Like many Robot Wars competitors, the Killer Carrot team entered Techno Games with Keeler Carrot. This robot entered the swimming competition and was named after the keel of a boat.

After Robot Wars finished, Killer Carrot 2 was scrapped and rebuilt as K3, which was part of Team DMac until it was recently sold to Team Dragon.

Rob Englebright also built an antweight called Diced Carrot that competed in the Antweight World Series 3, but lost in the first round. The team also competed on the featherweight circuit outside of Robot Wars with Dark Carrot.

Trivia

  • Both of Killer Carrot's main series appearances were in the same heat as Major Tom.

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