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.
Design[edit | edit source]
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[edit | edit source]
Series 8[edit | edit source]
Series Record[edit | edit source]
|Series||Pod Series Record|
|Series 1-7||Did not enter|
|Series 9||Withdrew with Clyde Built|
Entered with Rusty (Tony Smith's students)
|Series 10||Entered with Coyote|
Outside Robot Wars[edit | edit source]
For more information on Tony Smith's excursions outside of Robot Wars, see here.
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