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"Oh dear, should've called it S.H.A.R.O.N."
Jeremy Clarkson after T.R.A.C.I.E.'s Series 1 Gauntlet run, providing the origins of the name

S.H.A.R.O.N. (originally known as T.R.A.C.I.E. 2 / TRACIE 2) was a competitor robot built by the KEGS School in Chelmsford, which was intended to enter Series 3 of Robot Wars. However it was rejected by the show's producers, and would never compete in the televised show.

KEGS School had previously reached the Grand Final of Series 1 with T.R.A.C.I.E., with Jeremy Clarkson's remarks about its performance in the latter series providing the origins of S.H.A.R.O.N.'s finalised name.

The KEGS School team would go on to create the popular Tectonic Robot Wars website.

Design[]

The original CAD sketch for S.H.A.R.O.N, when it was known as TRACIE 2

The Lego prototype for S.H.A.R.O.N. Note the switch to a T-shaped chassis

S.H.A.R.O.N. was an invertible, two-wheeled robot intended to be armed with spikes and/or a drill. An initial CAD drawing showed it as having a box-shaped chassis with six front spikes - three on either side in a similar layout to that of its predecessor - and a rear drill. However, the robot itself adopted a T-shaped chassis influenced by a later prototype built out of Lego, which also featured a single front spike or drill.

Series Record[]

Series S.H.A.R.O.N. Series Record
The First Wars Entered with T.R.A.C.I.E.
The Second Wars Did not enter
The Third Wars Not selected
The Fourth Wars Did not enter
The Fifth Wars Did not enter
The Sixth Wars Did not enter
The Seventh Wars Did not enter
Series 8 Did not enter
Series 9 Did not enter
Series 10 Did not enter

Trivia[]

External Links[]

Tectonic Robot Wars (archived)

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