Combat robots, warring battleships: Xeni at Maker Faire
Boing Boing tv
's embedded robo-combat reporter Xeni Jardin witnesses warfare inside Robogames
at Bay Area Maker Faire 2008
, where robots battle until death -- or at least 'til one competitor busts a sprocket.
Next, BB-gun wielding battleships go BOOM!, with the Western Warship Combat Club. Participants painstakingly re-create historic battleships on small scale, and outfit each warboat with actual artillery. He who sinks last wins. The cameraman took a pellet or two in the pants, but the goofy safety goggles kept all eyes intact.
If you dig the robots, you may enjoy the upcoming Robogames. The world's largest robot show takes place Fri, June 13th through Sun, June 15 in San Francisco. Link to tickets.
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