The cameras consisted of a remote lens (like a webcam) which then wired back to a hardened box which contained a typical camcorder to record the footage. Slam Cams were dropped initially after BattleBots was rebooted, however starting with Battlebots 2018 the Slam Cams made a return. This time using 360 degree cameras as the Slam Cam.
On some robots, they allowed for the remote camera to stay permanently attached to the robot, and simply moved the recording box from one robot to another between matches. The weight of the Slam Cam was exempted from the robot's overall weight limit, so it was appealing (for the sake of cool footage and more likely TV exposure) to have a robot which could accommodate the Slam Cam.
In the original run Slam Cam footage was usually used mid-match, and after the match. Upon its return in 2018 however it was made so that the footage would only be shown after the fight in some cases, and usually the Slam Cam footage would be uploaded to BattleBots official YouTube channel.
Robots on the show that used Slam Cams
- Malice (had two Slam cams as a chewtoy in the Season 3.0 Heavyweight Royal Rumble)
- Miriah (Never shown)
- Rhode Hog (in Season 3.0, never shown)