Maker Faire New York: Giant Mechanical Thumb Wars

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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

8 thoughts on “Maker Faire New York: Giant Mechanical Thumb Wars

  1. Scenes from Sunday’s @MakerFaire: | Karen Blumberg says:

    […] The giant mechanical Thumby Wars was created by a team of identical twins, Mike and Pat Murray, from Scottsdale, […]

  2. Allen says:

    pretty cool! I want one of those in my office

  3. MAKE | Red Bull TurBull Encabulator says:

    […] Red Bull streamed live video of the builds from various locations; a few of the projects, like the Giant Thumb Wars, were at World Maker Faire in NY. In order to secure a spot at this year’s event for you and […]

  4. Red Bull TurBull Encabulator - IT Clips says:

    […] Red Bull streamed live video of the builds from various locations; a few of the projects, like the Giant Thumb Wars, were at World Maker Faire in NY. In order to secure a spot at this year’s event for you and your […]

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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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