Team Bodge-it was a team from Newcastle-Under-Lyme in Staffordshire, that entered Series 6 and 7 of Robot Wars.

The TeamEdit

Team Bodge-it

Team Bodge-it in Series 6

The team consistently had three members; captain Terry Martin, his son David Martin, and driver Mark Pepper.


The team in Series 7

The team's heavyweight robot was The Stag, which was eliminated in the first round of Series 6 and 7, and also failed to qualify for Series 5. The team also entered the Featherweight Championship in Series 7 with Staglet, driven by Mark Pepper, and Whipper, driven by Dave Martin. Of the three robots Team Bodge-it entered, Whipper proved the most successful, becoming their only robot to win a battle and reaching the Featherweight Championship final as a result.


Mark Pepper's hi-tech headgear

When competing with The Stag, Mark Pepper, who drove the robot, wore a white lab coat, and "Hi-tech headgear", which he claimed in Series 7 "controlled everything", including him.

"Look at that! It’s wondrous! All working bits and everything! What an incredible hat!"
Philippa Forrester


  • The Stag (Series 6)
  • The Stag (Series 7)
  • Staglet (Series 7)
  • Whipper (Series 7)
Name Weight Class Series
The Stag Heavyweight Series 6-7
Staglet Featherweight Series 7
Whipper Featherweight Series 7


  • Wins: 1
  • Losses: 4

Series RecordEdit

Series Team Bodge-it 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 Failed to qualify with The Stag
The Sixth Wars Heat, Round 1 with The Stag
The Seventh Wars Heat, Round 1 with The Stag
Featherweight Championship, Round 1 with Staglet
Featherweight Championship Final with Whipper
Series 8 Did not enter
Series 9 Did not enter
Series 10 Did not enter

Outside Robot WarsEdit

  • The Stag as BeetleBot, Team Bodge-it's Techno Games entry.
  • The Stag with Staglet at Roaming Robots in Newark, 2003.
  • The Stag and Staglet on display at Petrol Heads 2003.
  • Micro Rocket
  • Tabby

The team also entered The Stag into Techno Games under the name BeetleBot.

Mark Pepper also built two antweight robots which were not entered into Robot Wars; Micro Rocket and Tabby.

Team Bodge-it competed in several live events with The Stag, Staglet and Whipper, and continued to fight on the live circuit for some time after the original series of Robot Wars ended. They have since retired from robot combat, and have sold The Stag.


  • In Series 7, two of Team Bodge-it's robots (The Stag and Staglet) lost their battles by driving into the pit.

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