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Robot Wars Hackathon: Final Showdown

James Birchall
James Birchall 4 Nov 2021
Operational Engineering People and Culture
Engineering in practice 2

Three. Two. One. Activate!

After months of designing, building, tinkering, stopping (lockdown), and starting (lockdown lifting), we finally got together to host our Robot Wars Hackathon finale.

The competition was lit (literally, with fireworks), and the robots absolutely savage.

We had four teams competing, and had the robots fight it out in three heats: Style, Agility, and Combat.

  • The Gang 2
  • Engineering in practice 2
  • Thunderdome

Paranoid Androids

There was a clear winner in the Style round. Fur-rocious...

  • Style Round
  • Style Winner 2

Podracing

The Agility heat was exhilerating.

Yoshimi Battles The Pink Robots

But we were there to see some stuff blow up, and the Combat round did not disappoint. Shaky but exciting video footage below.

Keep an eye out for our next Hackathon (imagine Robot Wars, but in the sky...).