Stroma Certification is very proud to be sponsoring Team Chimera in Robot Wars 2017 as Stroma Certification’s Quality Manager and Chimera team member, Mark Rollins-Mann re-enters the competition.
Team Chimera is a family team, spanning three generations, from Bolton. Team Chimera has appeared in the last two series of Robot Wars, where they were one of forty other competing robot teams. In 2017, they will be competing with their new heavyweight robot, Chimera2. Stroma Certification is proud to be sponsoring the team throughout the competition.
Chimera2 has been designed and built by Team Chimera in their workshop, having undertaken all of the cutting, wielding and fabrication themselves. Chimera2 is double the speed and 30kg heavier than their first robot and will be modified further in 2017 so that it becomes more reliable and competitive.
|Defence||6mm hardened steel armour|
|Drive System||Two 800w 24v scooter motors with a stage two 8:1 ratio gearing system|
|Biggest Weakness||Not tested in battle|
Unfortunately, Team Chimera have been unable to make it out of the group stages of Robot Wars, In series one, the wheels were ripped off, and in series two they suffered a broken drive chain. However, Team Chimera continue to work to improve Chimera2 to be able to progress further in the future.
Mark Rollins-Mann, Team Chimera member, said, "We are very proud of the support provided to us by Stroma Certification. The Stroma Certification brand, including its certified electricians and competent persons, fits well with the type of skills need to build a robot. We look forward to building on this relationship in 2017. It’s an exciting time of development and with the support of Stroma Certification, we are confident that Chimera2 will go from strength to strength."
In 2017, Team Chimera will be appearing in shows around the UK as part of the Robot Wars live tours where members of the public will be able to come and see Chimera2 in action.
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