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Thunderstruck was a middleweight robot built by students of the University of Texas at Arlington which competed in the College Division during BattleBots IQ 2008.[1]

Thunderstruck was a short, disk-shaped, four-wheel drive robot armed with an overhead spinning bar. The team put the location of the team on the top of the robot. Due to records of the division's results being lost to time, full records of who Thunderstruck fought are not available but it did not win the division outright.

The team later made a scaled-down version of Thunderstruck called Thunderstruck Mini which fought in BattleBots IQ 2011. The team also competed with the similarly-designed Tornado Mini.

Robot History[]

BattleBots IQ 2008[]

Thunderstruck vs. Big Robot

Thunderstruck vs Big Robot

Thunderstruck before its match with Big Robot

Damage Big Robot 2008 BBIQ

Big Robot post-fight.

Thunderstruck's only known opponent during the 2008 competition is Big Robot. The result of this fight is not known a this time, however Thunderstruck caused significant damage to the sides of its opponent.

Shuriken vs. Thunderstruck

Shuriken also took on the similarly designed Thunderstruck at some point. Just like its previously mentioned fight, nothing about this fight is currently known.[2]

Wins/Losses[]

  • Wins: 0 (Minimum)
  • Losses: 1 (Minimum)
Competition Wins Losses
BattleBots IQ 2008 ? ?

References[]

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