MegaBots Announces “Robot Upgrade” Video Series

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MegaBots Announces “Robot Upgrade” Video Series

From their big public debut at Bay Area Maker Faire in 2015, through their challenge to Suidobashi for a giant-robot duel, to their highly successful Kickstarter, MegaBots has maintained momentum worthy of a 10 ton battling robot over the past 18 months. Now they’re announcing a video series to highlight the updates, upgrades, and rebuilding of their MKII machine in preparation for the upcoming Suidobashi showdown.

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The preview video hints at new weapons (oversized chain saws!), new forms of transportation (high-speed tracks!), and increased defenses (one scene looks like they’re about to smash the MKII with a wrecking ball).

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The series launches on September 28th, and the team is “aiming for 10 episodes total, and around 10 days between episodes” according to MegaBots co-founder Gui Cavalcanti.

The press release goes into further detail:

MegaBots is now in the process of finishing the world’s largest (16ft tall), heaviest (10 ton), most powerful (350 HP), and most expensive ($750k in hardware, $2.5M total cost) sports combat robot, and is proud to be releasing an online video series that gives audiences a behind the scenes look at how the Mk2 robot was redesigned from the ground up.

Video production will be handled by an unnamed, Emmy-nominated team with experience with this type of content — shooting is underway now. After that, the team will be getting set for their battle with Suidobashi, with date and location still not disclosed.

We’ll be watching.


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Mike Senese

Mike Senese is a content producer with a focus on technology, science, and engineering. He served as Executive Editor of Make: magazine for nearly a decade, and previously was a senior editor at Wired. Mike has also starred in engineering and science shows for Discovery Channel, including Punkin Chunkin, How Stuff Works, and Catch It Keep It.

An avid maker, Mike spends his spare time tinkering with electronics, fixing cars, and attempting to cook the perfect pizza. You might spot him at his local skatepark in the SF Bay Area.

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