mfny2012 day1 019 Maker Faire New York: Giant Mechanical Thumb Wars

Giant thumb wars in the Red Bull arcade.

The classic game of thumb war meets rock-em-sock-em-robots—if the robots in question are 30 feet tall and have hands the size of engine blocks. Thumby Wars, as it’s known, was the “Team’s Choice Selection” winner in this year’s Red Bull Creation contest, and saw its first public appearance today at Maker Faire New York. The winner, team Maker Twins of Scottsdale, Arizona, is lead by designers and identical twins Mike and Pat Murray.

Red Bull Creation – Maker Twins Profile

Sean Michael Ragan

I am descended from 5,000 generations of tool-using primates. Also, I went to college and stuff. I am a long-time contributor to MAKE magazine and makezine.com. My work has also appeared in ReadyMade, c’t – Magazin für Computertechnik, and The Wall Street Journal.


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