Simone writes in –
“Holy Crap! $10,000 dollars for a winning robot? I never heard of such a thing!”
It’s true, those crazed robot lovers over at RoboGames are offering $10,000 spread over First, Second and Third Place winners for the team that can smash, bash, crash and crush their way to victory!
“Where, O Where is this happening!?!” I hear you cry. “It must be in some far-away place where mere mortals such as we may never step!”
Au contraire, my mecha-loving cohort, this fantastic yet cathartic event is taking place at none other than the indubitable Maker Faire, the place where you were all planning to be the weekend of May 19-20th anyway (you *have* gotten your tickets, have you not?).
Come see 220 pound fighting machines beat each other senseless inside our magnificent 36′ square bulletproof steel and polycarbonate arena!
Thrill to the sound of tearing metal ricocheting inches from your delicate, wondering eyes!
Squirm with Glee as champions such as Sewer Snake and Brutality attempt to remove their opponent’s batteries through blunt force!
Marvel as Cyclone Bot transmits smart-aleck messages to the crowd through their Cyclone Drive LED System!
Be Amazed as you realize all these people are just like you and have built these marvelous machines in their backyards and garages!
Added to all this mayhem are a truly ridiculous array of lego bots, wrestling robots, kung fu robot masters, R2D2 enthusiasts, Stormtrooper patrols, photovores, tabletop balancers and Kinetic art!
These are just a taste of what is to come, we are after all, the RoboGame Preview Pavilion!
Step right up, come on, come all, and as you sample the various delights of Makerfaire, stop by and feast your brainspace on our little robot nirvana, won’t you?
One more thing- we’re still accepting registrations! Holy heck! If people wish to show off thier incredible robots in any one of our classes, or go for the filthy lucre with the Combots Cup, register here.
ComBots – Combat Robots, the largest fighting robot show in the world – Link.