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'''Project One''' was a robot that competed in the first series of ''[[Dutch Robot Wars]]''. It featured somewhat of a wire-frame chassis that offered minimal protection to its vital components; the team sacrificed armour plating to allow more weight for the weaponry. Like many robots in Dutch Series 1, Project One was built on a very tight schedule, and was finished just six hours before being brought to the studio. Project One was very similar to the famous UK competitor [[Mortis]], not only because of its appearance and armament, but because a great deal of money and engineering had gone into it. Also just like with Mortis, many people had high expectations for this robot, expectations upon which it ultimately failed to deliver.
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'''Project One''' was a competitor robot that fought exclusively in the first series of ''[[Dutch Robot Wars]]''. It fell in the first round of its only series to [[Blue]], as well as the subsequent Losers' Melee, due to several technical problems that affected its mobility throughout both battles.
   
After Dutch Series 1 the axe was removed, the armour was improved and the pneumatics for the lifter were adapted. The only outing for this version of Project One was the Dutch event in Zwolle in December 2001. Some of Project One's frame was used in [[Project Two: Hex'em]], but what is left of it resides in the team's garage; "Castle Black". The huge ram for the lifter was passed on to the [[Shapeshifter]] team, and used in the version of their robot that entered Dutch Series 2 . The drive motor was mated to a hydraulic pump by Kos, and installed in [[Scarab (Dutch Series)|Scarab]]. The large SMC rotary actuator and axe ended up with Nanning Buitenhuis, the sponsor of the DRG website.
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Like many robots in Dutch Series 1, Project One was built on a very tight schedule, and was finished just six hours before being brought to the studio.
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==Design==
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{{quote|Air is good armor, but armoring air is stupid.|Maddox's justification of Project One's minimal armour}}
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Project One was a tall wedge-shaped robot with an exposed metal chassis, and equipped with a pneumatic axe and flipping arm positioned parallel to each other. The robot was unusual in that it had very few armour panels protecting its internals, which the team had to sacrifice in order to allow more weight for its weapons. In terms of armament, appearance and engineering, Project One could be likened to former UK Series competitor [[Mortis]], and its axe proved reasonably effective against fibreglass and other fragile types of armour. However, its internals were exposed as a result of it having minimal armour itself, and the robot suffered numerous technical problems that prevented it from achieving any significant success during its only appearance (see Technical Difficulties below).
   
 
==The Team==
 
==The Team==
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{{Main|WJ Dijkstra}}
 
Project One was built and entered by Team Mad Science, which was made up of Dutch roboteers [[WJ Dijkstra]] and Greg Cathalina, and [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flemish_people Flemish] roboteers Mario "Maddox" de Jongh and Babeth van Son (who did not appear on TV because of the three team members limit). After Dutch Series 1, the team temporarily split into two for Dutch Series 2. This was because it proved difficult for team members based in the Netherlands and Belgium to come together to work on building robots, so the two parts of the team decided to work on separate projects. Team captain WJ worked mostly on his own to build [[Gravity]] and Elevation, which was one third of the clusterbot [[√3]], while Maddox and Babeth formed Team Warlocks, which built Project One's sequel robot [[Project Two: Hex'em]]. Maddox was also a team member of both [[Tough As Nails]] and [[Scraptosaur]] at various stages and is now a member of [[Team RCC]] along with Babeth, who was also a team member of [[Flextreme]]. Meanwhile, Greg went on to join the [[Impact]] team.
 
Project One was built and entered by Team Mad Science, which was made up of Dutch roboteers [[WJ Dijkstra]] and Greg Cathalina, and [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flemish_people Flemish] roboteers Mario "Maddox" de Jongh and Babeth van Son (who did not appear on TV because of the three team members limit). After Dutch Series 1, the team temporarily split into two for Dutch Series 2. This was because it proved difficult for team members based in the Netherlands and Belgium to come together to work on building robots, so the two parts of the team decided to work on separate projects. Team captain WJ worked mostly on his own to build [[Gravity]] and Elevation, which was one third of the clusterbot [[√3]], while Maddox and Babeth formed Team Warlocks, which built Project One's sequel robot [[Project Two: Hex'em]]. Maddox was also a team member of both [[Tough As Nails]] and [[Scraptosaur]] at various stages and is now a member of [[Team RCC]] along with Babeth, who was also a team member of [[Flextreme]]. Meanwhile, Greg went on to join the [[Impact]] team.
   
 
==Technical Difficulties==
 
==Technical Difficulties==
Despite its good engineering, Project One faced many technical mishaps during its run. The sluggish movement in the first fight was due the fact the speed controller was set at 50 amperes, not 150 amperes, making the starter motor almost powerless. The total breakdown was because the huge anderson link, used as a removable link, fell out. In hindsight, gaffatape should have been applied to reduce that possibility, alas, the robot was not powered up by the team members, but somebody from the arena crew. For the second fight, the speed controller was removed, unleashing the full potential of the heavily reworked, overvolted starter motor. Unfortunatly, the 3kw+ motor did prove too much for the gearing of the steering, stripping the teeth from the nylon gear, locking the wheel into a 30° angled position. The locked wheel tore into the arena floor and sent up a shower of splinters. It was able to move, but did not perform well in its second battle either.
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Despite being well-engineered, Project One suffered many technical problems which affected its performance in Dutch Series 1. The robot's sluggish movement in its first-round battle against [[Blue]] was due to its speed controller being set at 50 amperes, not 150 amperes, making the starter motor almost powerless. The robot ultimately became immobilised after its removable Anderson link fell out. In hindsight, gaffatape should have been applied to reduce the possibility of this happening, but this was not acted upon, as Project One was activated by a member of the production crew, not any of the Team Mad Science members.
   
{{quote|Air is good armor, but armoring air is stupid.|Maddox's justification of Project One's minimal armour}}
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For the Losers' Melee, the team removed Project One's speed controller, overcoming the previous power supply problems with its heavily reworked, overvolted starter motor. Unfortunately, the 3kW+ motor proved too powerful for the robot's steering, stripping the teeth from its nylon gear and causing the wheel to lock at an angle of 30°. While this did not prevent Project One from moving entirely, it effectively prevented it from being able to drive in a straight line, digging into the arena floor and sending up a shower of splinters as the robot spun in circles for almost the entire battle.
   
 
==Robot History==
 
==Robot History==
 
===Dutch Series 1===
 
===Dutch Series 1===
{{Quote|The big guy with the beard (Maddox) pointed out a pneumatic valve which if hit would disable the robot, but it was so well protected we would never be able to reach it.|Karl Jones of [[Blue]], incorrectly predicting the outcome of their match with Project One.}}
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{{Quote|The big guy with the beard (Maddox) pointed out a pneumatic valve which if hit would disable the robot, but it was so well protected we would never be able to reach it.|Karl Jones of the Blue team anticipates the outcome of their battle with Project One}}
Both robots started sluggishly, with Blue tapping the rear of Project One with its ineffective spinning disc. Project One's axe, and later its lifting arm landed on Blue, failing to cause any damage. Finally, after repeated blows, Project One's axe caused superficial damage to Blue's armour which then ripped off the entire right hand side protection of Blue. However, Project One at this point broke down completely and was counted out. In the losers' melee, Project One had alleviated its sluggishness problem in both its drive and weaponry. It lifted up Flextreme before hammering down on it with its axe. However, despite its good start, it ventured into the CPZ, so Sir Killalot began attacking it. Project One struck Killalot with its axe, ripping off the House Robot's breastplate and nearly breaking his camera. Time ran out, and the match went to the jury, who ruled in favour of Enderbot.
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Project One competed in Heat D, and faced [[Blue]] in its first round battle. Both robots started sluggishly, with Project One raising its lifting arm and spinning close to an angle grinder as Blue eventually tapped its rear with its own spinning disc. Eventually, they collided head-on, with Project One's axe landing on Blue before the latter darted away, with Project One unable to move quickly across the arena due to its speed controller issues. Despite this, Project One drove side-on into Blue and clamped it with its lifting arm, before axing it a few times and ripping part of Blue's side armour off as the lifting arm closed. The two robots converged in the arena, with Project One eventually tearing off the entire right-hand side of Blue's shell off before becoming immobilised completely. [[Refbot]] counted Project One out, and 'cease' was called shortly afterwards, resulting in Project One being relegated to the Losers' Melee.
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[[File:Enderbot vs Project One.jpg|thumb|left|Project One is struck by Enderbot]]
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[[File:HeatDLosersMelee.jpg|thumb|Project One at the end of the Losers' Melee]]
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There, it faced fellow first-round losers [[Enderbot]] and [[Flextreme]]. With its speed controller removed, Project One immediately started the battle faster than before, turning round to axe and lift Flextreme while Enderbot charged in and attempted to lift it over. However, it became apparent that it was unable to drive in a straight line as all three robots separated, and continued spinning in circles as it axed Flextreme again while being pushed by the fish tank-shaped robot. Project One was then attacked by [[Sergeant Bash|Sgt. Bash]], whose pincers grabbed hold of its axe and allowed him to pull Project One into the CPZ, before it spun round and was dragged away by [[Sir Killalot]]. It then repeatedly axed Sir Killalot as he pushed it around the arena, dislodging his breastplate and nearly hitting his on-board camera. Project One continued to spin around and be attacked by Sgt. Bash before 'cease' was called, with its final spin appearing to lift the robot off the floor completely. The melee went to a [[Judges|Jury's]] decision, which ruled in favour of Enderbot, eliminating Project One from the first Dutch series.
   
 
==Results==
 
==Results==
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{{Show|Series 1}}
 
{{Show|Series 1}}
 
{{Competition|Dutch Championship|Heat, Round 1}}
 
{{Competition|Dutch Championship|Heat, Round 1}}
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{{Battle|[[Dutch Robot Wars: Series 1/Heat D|Heat D, Round 1]]|[[Blue]]|Lost}}
{{Battle|Heat D, Loser's Melee|[[Enderbot]], [[Flextreme]]|Lost}}
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{{Battle|[[Dutch Robot Wars: Series 1/Heat D|Heat D, Losers Melee]]|[[Enderbot]], [[Flextreme]]|Lost}}
 
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==Series Record==
 
==Series Record==
 
===Dutch Series===
 
===Dutch Series===
*Series 1: Heat, Round 1
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{{Series Record Dutch|Project One|'''Heat, Round 1'''|Entered with [[Project Two: Hex'em]]<br>Entered with [[Gravity]] and [[√3]]}}
*Series 2: Entered with [[Project Two: Hex'em]] and [[Gravity]]
 
   
 
===UK Series===
 
===UK Series===
*Series 1-6: Did not enter
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{{Series Record|Project One|Did not enter|Did not enter|Did not enter|Did not enter|Did not enter|Did not enter|Entered with [[Gravity]]|Not selected with [[Gravity]]}}
*Series 7: Entered with [[Gravity]]
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==Outside Robot Wars==
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Following its appearance in Dutch Series 1, Project One received numerous modifications, including the removal of its axe, modifications to the pneumatics for its lifter, and improved armour. The only outing for this version of Project One was at the Dutch event in Zwolle in December 2001. Some of Project One's chassis was later used in [[Project Two: Hex'em]], but most of its remaining components presently reside in the team's garage; "Castle Black". Other components were given to fellow Dutch teams:
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*The ram for the lifter was passed on to the [[Shapeshifter]] team, and used in the Dutch Series 2 version of that robot;
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*The drive motor was mated to a hydraulic pump by Kos, and installed in [[Scarab (Dutch Series)|Scarab]], which also entered Dutch Series 2.
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*The large SMC rotary actuator and axe ended up with Nanning Buitenhuis, the sponsor of the DRG website.
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[[Category:Dutch Series competitors]]
 
[[Category:Dutch Series competitors]]
 
[[Category:Belgian Robots]]
 
[[Category:Belgian Robots]]
 
[[Category:Dutch Robots]]
 
[[Category:Dutch Robots]]
 
[[Category:Robots with Bladed Axes]]
 
[[Category:Robots with Bladed Axes]]
[[Category:Robots with Rear-Hinged Flipping Arms]]
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[[Category:Robots with multiple appearances without winning a battle]]

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Project One was a competitor robot that fought exclusively in the first series of Dutch Robot Wars. It fell in the first round of its only series to Blue, as well as the subsequent Losers' Melee, due to several technical problems that affected its mobility throughout both battles.

Like many robots in Dutch Series 1, Project One was built on a very tight schedule, and was finished just six hours before being brought to the studio.

DesignEdit

"Air is good armor, but armoring air is stupid."
— Maddox's justification of Project One's minimal armour

Project One was a tall wedge-shaped robot with an exposed metal chassis, and equipped with a pneumatic axe and flipping arm positioned parallel to each other. The robot was unusual in that it had very few armour panels protecting its internals, which the team had to sacrifice in order to allow more weight for its weapons. In terms of armament, appearance and engineering, Project One could be likened to former UK Series competitor Mortis, and its axe proved reasonably effective against fibreglass and other fragile types of armour. However, its internals were exposed as a result of it having minimal armour itself, and the robot suffered numerous technical problems that prevented it from achieving any significant success during its only appearance (see Technical Difficulties below).

The TeamEdit

Main article: WJ Dijkstra

Project One was built and entered by Team Mad Science, which was made up of Dutch roboteers WJ Dijkstra and Greg Cathalina, and Flemish roboteers Mario "Maddox" de Jongh and Babeth van Son (who did not appear on TV because of the three team members limit). After Dutch Series 1, the team temporarily split into two for Dutch Series 2. This was because it proved difficult for team members based in the Netherlands and Belgium to come together to work on building robots, so the two parts of the team decided to work on separate projects. Team captain WJ worked mostly on his own to build Gravity and Elevation, which was one third of the clusterbot √3, while Maddox and Babeth formed Team Warlocks, which built Project One's sequel robot Project Two: Hex'em. Maddox was also a team member of both Tough As Nails and Scraptosaur at various stages and is now a member of Team RCC along with Babeth, who was also a team member of Flextreme. Meanwhile, Greg went on to join the Impact team.

Technical DifficultiesEdit

Despite being well-engineered, Project One suffered many technical problems which affected its performance in Dutch Series 1. The robot's sluggish movement in its first-round battle against Blue was due to its speed controller being set at 50 amperes, not 150 amperes, making the starter motor almost powerless. The robot ultimately became immobilised after its removable Anderson link fell out. In hindsight, gaffatape should have been applied to reduce the possibility of this happening, but this was not acted upon, as Project One was activated by a member of the production crew, not any of the Team Mad Science members.

For the Losers' Melee, the team removed Project One's speed controller, overcoming the previous power supply problems with its heavily reworked, overvolted starter motor. Unfortunately, the 3kW+ motor proved too powerful for the robot's steering, stripping the teeth from its nylon gear and causing the wheel to lock at an angle of 30°. While this did not prevent Project One from moving entirely, it effectively prevented it from being able to drive in a straight line, digging into the arena floor and sending up a shower of splinters as the robot spun in circles for almost the entire battle.

Robot HistoryEdit

Dutch Series 1Edit

"The big guy with the beard (Maddox) pointed out a pneumatic valve which if hit would disable the robot, but it was so well protected we would never be able to reach it."
— Karl Jones of the Blue team anticipates the outcome of their battle with Project One

Project One competed in Heat D, and faced Blue in its first round battle. Both robots started sluggishly, with Project One raising its lifting arm and spinning close to an angle grinder as Blue eventually tapped its rear with its own spinning disc. Eventually, they collided head-on, with Project One's axe landing on Blue before the latter darted away, with Project One unable to move quickly across the arena due to its speed controller issues. Despite this, Project One drove side-on into Blue and clamped it with its lifting arm, before axing it a few times and ripping part of Blue's side armour off as the lifting arm closed. The two robots converged in the arena, with Project One eventually tearing off the entire right-hand side of Blue's shell off before becoming immobilised completely. Refbot counted Project One out, and 'cease' was called shortly afterwards, resulting in Project One being relegated to the Losers' Melee.

Enderbot vs Project One

Project One is struck by Enderbot

HeatDLosersMelee

Project One at the end of the Losers' Melee

There, it faced fellow first-round losers Enderbot and Flextreme. With its speed controller removed, Project One immediately started the battle faster than before, turning round to axe and lift Flextreme while Enderbot charged in and attempted to lift it over. However, it became apparent that it was unable to drive in a straight line as all three robots separated, and continued spinning in circles as it axed Flextreme again while being pushed by the fish tank-shaped robot. Project One was then attacked by Sgt. Bash, whose pincers grabbed hold of its axe and allowed him to pull Project One into the CPZ, before it spun round and was dragged away by Sir Killalot. It then repeatedly axed Sir Killalot as he pushed it around the arena, dislodging his breastplate and nearly hitting his on-board camera. Project One continued to spin around and be attacked by Sgt. Bash before 'cease' was called, with its final spin appearing to lift the robot off the floor completely. The melee went to a Jury's decision, which ruled in favour of Enderbot, eliminating Project One from the first Dutch series.

ResultsEdit

PROJECT ONE - RESULTS
Series 1
Dutch Championship
Heat, Round 1
Heat D, Round 1 vs. Blue Lost
Heat D, Losers Melee vs. Enderbot, Flextreme Lost

Wins/LossesEdit

  • Wins: 0
  • Losses: 2

Series RecordEdit

Dutch SeriesEdit

Dutch Series Project One Series Record
Series 1 Heat, Round 1
Series 2 Entered with Project Two: Hex'em
Entered with Gravity and √3

UK SeriesEdit

Series Project One Series Record
The First Wars Did not enter
The Second Wars Did not enter
The Third Wars Did not enter
The Fourth Wars Did not enter
The Fifth Wars Did not enter
The Sixth Wars Did not enter
The Seventh Wars Entered with Gravity
Series 8 Not selected with Gravity
Series 9 Did not enter
Series 10 Did not enter

Outside Robot WarsEdit

Following its appearance in Dutch Series 1, Project One received numerous modifications, including the removal of its axe, modifications to the pneumatics for its lifter, and improved armour. The only outing for this version of Project One was at the Dutch event in Zwolle in December 2001. Some of Project One's chassis was later used in Project Two: Hex'em, but most of its remaining components presently reside in the team's garage; "Castle Black". Other components were given to fellow Dutch teams:

  • The ram for the lifter was passed on to the Shapeshifter team, and used in the Dutch Series 2 version of that robot;
  • The drive motor was mated to a hydraulic pump by Kos, and installed in Scarab, which also entered Dutch Series 2.
  • The large SMC rotary actuator and axe ended up with Nanning Buitenhuis, the sponsor of the DRG website.
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