Team Tauron

Team Tauron are Tom Brewster (son and captain) and Tim Brewster (dad and keeper of the wallet), and are based in a sleepy little village in Bedfordshire, England.

Tom and Tim were avid Robot Wars fans in during its original run over 10 years ago, and back then Tim made the rather rash promise that one day they'd build a robot. Robot Wars was revived and they made their competition debut in Robot Wars 2017 with their robot, Tauron. Look out for them in heat three!

During the week Tom is a computer games test analyst, and Tim is a software consultant. At the weekend they build robots...

Tom and Tim - Team Tauron
Tauron on the greenscreen turntable

Introducing Tauron

Tauron is a fast, fully invertible, highly manoeuvrable, charging robot, equipped with a powerful, reversible, vertical spinning bar. An unusual feature is the articulation which allows the weapon section to swing into the new position when the robot is inverted.

Tauron's chassis and exoskeleton are constructed from 6mm and 4mm Hardox 500, with additional armour of 6mm polycarbonate.

Tauron's weapon is a 13kg bar made from Hardox 450, which spins vertically with a tip speed of over 230mph.

Timeline

The first experimental rolling chassis

Early Days

Planning, design, CAD and experimentation.
Interesting boxes start to arrive, the first experimental rolling chassis designs are built and tested.

Tom MIG welding

Construction Phase

The real work begins; welding the Hardox steel jigsaw together into a solid chassis, angle grinding, cutting the polycarbonate, installing the electronics.

Fitting the polycarbonate to the painted chassis

Finishing Touches

Painting the chassis, weapon and panels, final tweaks to the design. Adding the LEDs and other shiny things.
Getting Tauron ready for the Wars.

A close-up of the weapon motor and speed controller

The Technical Stuff

Some interesting facts and figures, main parts used, motors, speed controllers, materials etc.
If you want to know more, just ask and we'll probably tell you.

Tunnel of light

Robot Wars

VT Filming, moody poses with a blowtorch, eating cake.
Packing up and loading the van, up to Glasgow and into the warehouse.

Cameraman filming Tom for the VT

Media

Some photos taken during Tauron's design and build, plus some sound clips and videos.
Includes shots taken during the VT filming.
To be updated after transmission.

Team clothing with logos

Links

Links to other sites of interest.

Some of our suppliers and sources of information.

A sneaky peek of Tauron 2

What Next?

Tauron MkII, that's what!

The evolved Tauron is already under construction...

Team Tauron logo

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Special Thanks

Grateful thanks, in no particular order, go to:

  • Martin Woodward of tecmedi for the logo design and associated artwork.
  • Ashley Sims of Turvey Motors for welding tuition and filming location.
  • Gary (PP3D) for helping us source an emergency Etek, and Team Phantom for selling it to us and personally handing it over the pit fence!
  • All the roboteers, especially Rory (Nuts), ACE Robotics, Dave (Die Gracefully Robotics) and James (Glitterbomb).
  • Jane Brewster (extremely tolerant mum of Tom and wife of Tim) for creating this website, keeping Team Tauron supplied with coffee, feeding cookies to the roboteers, and being an all-round good egg.