Donald Thump

Donald Thump is a vertical spinner from Team Ballistix, it is a based on the current U.S. president Donald Trump.

Donald Thump sports a wide, plough-shaped design, with five flat sides. It features a small front wedge, leading into the 16kg vertical spinning bar, driven by a 1kg belt pulley, allowing the weapon to reach speeds of 145mph. The robot is armed in HARDOX, weighing 102kg in total. The robot and its weapon are painted gold, in homage to the U.S. President, Donald Trump, and is decorated with Trump’s eyes, eyebrows, a comedy mouth, and blonde hair made from straw.

Robot History Edit

Live EventsEdit

Donald Thump made its combat debut at the Extreme Robots event in Manchester, in April 2017. The team intended to run their spinning bar at 125mph, but after the roof of the arena was deemed to be unsafe, Donald Thump could only compete without the use of its weapon. In its first fight, electrical issues caused it to fall to Iron-Awe 5 and the eventual winner of the battle Suspension. Donald Thump then lost its second fight to Big Nipper due to a faulty connector, before battling HIGH-5 and Thor in its final battle. After the same connector led to Donald Thump’s immobilisation, James Davies invited Jason Marston to land repeated axe blows onto his robot, which Donald Thump withstood reasonably well.

Series 10Edit

Results Edit

Series Event Round Opponent(s) Results
Extreme Robots Manchester 2017 Iron-Awe 5


Big Nipper Lost


UK Robot Wars Series 10 Episode 1 Group






The Swarm Lost
Extreme Robots Gloucester 2017 Round 1 Gabriel Lost
Whiteboard Ace


Extreme Robots Manchester 2018 Round 1 Frankenstein Won
Round 2 Infernal Contraption Won
Quarter-Final Thunderchild Won
Semi-Final Beast Lost
3rd Place Play-Off TR3 Lost
Extreme Robots Portsmouth 2018 Round 1 Thor Lost
Extreme Robots Chatham 2018 Round 1 Ripper Lost
Round 2 Cyclone 360 Lost
Last Chance Showdown ThunderChild Lost

Wins/Losses Edit

  • Wins: 0
  • Losses: 5
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