Team Joker - Robot Home Page

A radio-controlled combative robot we made to amuse ourselves, and spectators, for the Robot Wars competition.

Team-Joker - Robot Site Home Page


Building robots is dangerous to your wealth.

You should not build a robot unless you are supervised by a responsible wife .


Joker is a four-wheeled drive radio-controlled trolley. Our weapon consists of a stainless steel sharpened blade which is welded to a steel shaft which runs transversely through our robot. A powerful geared motor turns this shaft through a torque-limiting clutch. The weapon is deployed by pushing the blade under our opponent and lifting them clear of the floor. Stainless steel side-spikes dissuade our opponent from ramming Joker yet we may spin quickly and inflict damage to any competitor within range of these spikes. Should we be thrown by a lucky opponent then Joker will run just as well inverted. Damage to the weapon mounts is prevented by the clutch which will allow a small quantity of slippage.

Welcome to our site ... click away using the blue buttons in the site navigation list (left), on the top line of each page or the follow-on page guide at the foot of each page

We have attempted to design this site to make downloading as quickly as reasonably possible and to size the screen elements to suit both screen (800 x 600 up) and printer output. Our design uses Internet Explorer for testing but we hope the site is usable with any browser.

First Chapter to visit: Joker Design etc.

Apologies for any broken links. Much like our robot, the site is still in a state of constant development.

Joker has been retired now but the site has been retained here for interest sake.

Site and photos are © John Silvester, Team Captain author and owner and managed by Webmaster, Neil Manuel. Feel free to build on our ideas but please acknowledge your source and link to us if you wish to use any of our material on your own site.

Top of Page Please note all information on this site is as correct as best endeavours can make it (Errors and Omissions excepted).
Website originally created October 2002, last edited on Saturday 16th February 2013.
We would like to wish our friends, associates and visitors a wonderful Spring and Summer ;o)