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Pod was a heavyweight robot which was chosen to compete in Series 8 of Robot Wars, but was forced to withdraw due to being overweight.

Pod was later disassembled, contributing many of its parts to its Series 9 successor, Clyde Built. Although Clyde Built went unused as a reserve, Team Glasgow Clyde College instead entered Series 9 with Rusty, featuring none of the same team members.


Pod was an invertible two-wheel driven robot. It featured three interchangeable weapons depending on which would best suit the match it entered. The robot could be armed with a vertical lifting arm, a horizontal bar spinner, which would spin at 2500rpm, and a vertical drum, which could spin at 5000rpm. Each weapon was housed within an interchangeable pod, hence the name of the robot. Team captain Tony Smith claims that, had Pod participated in the series, Pod's spinners would have calculated the highest kJ output of all rotating weapons in the competition.

Robot History[]

Series 8[]

Pod was due to compete in Heat 5, although it withdrew when the robot was deemed overweight, and was replaced by Pulsar, which had previously withdrawn from an earlier heat.

Series Record[]

Series Pod Series Record
Series 1-7 Did not enter
Series 8 Withdrew
Series 9 Withdrew with Clyde Built
Entered with Rusty (Tony Smith's students)
Series 10 Entered with Coyote

Outside Robot Wars[]

For more information on Tony Smith's excursions outside of Robot Wars, see here.

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