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Shatter! BBSeason4 2019

Shatter!'s Discovery Season 4 appearance.

Shatter! is a heavyweight robot built by Bots FC from Brooklyn, New York, which competed in the fourth season of the BattleBots reboot on Discovery and Science. The robot is essentially a better armored version of Bots FC's heavyweight, Mega Melvin, featuring improvements to the chassis, electronics and hammer weapon. The team also entered KOB with a pink version called Blue. Shatter! gets its name from its powerful hammer, its gem-like appearing armor and the armor's ability to come off piece by piece during a match.

Shatter! is driven by four Mecanum wheels. Each wheel is powered by a brushless motor, and features several rollers which allow the robot to drive forwards, backwards and sideways. This enables Shatter! to 'coast' across the BattleBox in a controlled manner which allows it to always face opponents head-on. The hammer itself is electric and is extremely powerful, practically throwing the robot up when it hits something and allows it to self-right quickly.

Robot History

Discovery Season 4

Shatter! started off the 2019 BattleBots season with a match against Witch Doctor. For this fight, Shatter! went with its steel hammer dubbed "Ole Rusty." Things were not going well for Shatter! as they started to take damage from Witch Doctor that tore off not only chunks of the armor panels, but also the actual armor panels themselves. Shatter! tried to attack with the axe, but it missed twice. After the third failed attempt, Shatter took a hit to its hammer head and lost the head completely as the bolts holding the head to the arm were not long enough, leaving Shatter with little to do but try and break Witch Doctor's weapon or perhaps flip it over. As the match progressed, things seemed to be looking up for Shatter! as Witch Doctor started smoking and was losing drive on its left side. Unfortunately, Shatter! had no way to take advantage of this as two wires for their weapon speed controller shorted, causing a failure of the controller and preventing the axe from firing but Witch Doctor eventually stopped moving. As the last 10 seconds of the match came, Witch Doctor got going again, albeit only on one side but brought the match to the judges. The judges awarded Witch Doctor a unanimous 3-0 decision.

Shatter!'s next opponent was against Wan Hoo from China. Shatter! went into the fight relatively unchanged, apart from tweaks to its weapon system to hopefully get in more hits with the hammer. As the match got underway, Shatter! was looking for an opening to fire the hammer and ended up taking hits instead. Soon, Shatter! found openings and began to fire the weapon repeatedly onto Wan Hoo's special top armor. None of this seemed to affect Wan Hoo, but Shatter! kept attacking anyway and eventually gained the upper hand when Wan Hoo's weapon stopped working. Shatter continued to attack with its weapon, even as time ran out. The judges awarded Shatter! a unanimous 3-0 decision.

Shatter! was next against Team Riobotz and finalist Minotaur. The match started off pretty evenly for Shatter! as they couldn't cause any major damage to Minotaur and didn't take any major damage from their opponent. Shatter! continued to fight, losing only sparks while attacking with its hammer. Shatter attacked again and was shoved into the arena barrier before delivering light hammer blows to Minotaur. Shatter then took a big hit from Minotaur that sent it flying onto its back where it couldn't self-right. Shatter! was counted out, giving Minotaur the win by KO.

Wins/Losses

  • Wins: 2
  • Losses: 2
Competition Wins Losses
Discovery Season 4 Wan Hoo (Undercard Match)

Kingpin (Undercard Match)

Witch Doctor (Undercard Match)

Minotaur (Undercard Match)

Faruq Tauheed Introductions

"This bot hails from Brooklyn, so it's going to beat you with all local organic ingredients. Hotter than an L train in July. You better be like Biggie, ready to die. It's SHATTER!"

"This bot will break you like Bernie Madoff. It brings more hurt than ripping a band-aid off. If it were a cocktail, it would be a molotov. Your parts are gonna scatter, it's SHATTER!"

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