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Chimera Arts, a new makerspace in Sebastopol, Calif., hosted one of its first public events this Saturday, the 2013 Sonoma Ant Wars. Sonoma Ant Wars is a combat robot competition. Crowds gathered to watch fleaweights, antweights, and beetlebots bash, crash, grind, and chop each other in well-organized mayhem. Have a look at the fun in the images and video below.

(Chimera Arts will also be the broadcast location of MAKE’s international maker meetup/volume 35 release party this Thursday, Aug. 1. Click here for details.)

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Here are the results for the event.

Fleaweight (150 grams)
1st: Micro Drive – $100 cash prize, Chunk of Titanium, Pair of Dave’s Hubs
2nd: Mini Stumpy – $50 cash prize, Chunk of Titanium
3rd: Tiny Terror – $25 cash prize, Chunk of Titanium

Antweight (1 pound)
1st: Sabertooth – $100 cash prize, Chunk of Titanium, Pair of Dave’s Hubs
2nd: Splicer – $50 cash prize, Chunk of Titanium
3rd: Little Doom – $25 cash prize, Chunk of Titanium

Beetleweight (3 pounds)
1st: Squirty – $100 cash prize, Chunk of Titanium, Pair of Dave’s Hubs
2nd: Jason’s Revenge – $50 cash prize, Chunk of Titanium
3rd: Brew Winning – $25 cash prize, Chunk of Titanium

Stett Holbrook

Stett is a senior editor at MAKE with abiding interest in food and drink, bicycles, woodworking, and environmentally sound human enterprises. He is the father of two young makers.

He is also the co-creator of Food Forward, a documentary TV series for PBS about the innovators and pioneers changing our food system.

Contact Stett with tips and story ideas on:

*Food
*Sustainable/green design
*Science
*Young Makers
*Action sports


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  1. GC says:

    Love the vacuumbot!