Stupid Robot Fighting League was originally inspired by a child’s instinct to poke things with a stick, but it is a bit more flash than that. Created by John Espin in Te Puke, New Zealand, it began its life around October 2016. It’s been featured on: ESPN, Right This Minute, Itte Q (Japan), 6 Local TV appearances, and twice at Maker Faire Wellington.
How it works: There are two fighters. They will operate the Stupid Robots. Between them is a 3D rectangle frame. The fighters have two minutes to kick and punch and rake their opponents Stupid Robot into oblivion. The challenge is to minimize damage to your Stupid Robot and maximize the damage to theirs. What can make this difficult is the fact that Stupid Robots are poorly made.
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About John Espin:
- 1 Banana or other fruit box
- hot glue gun + glue
- craft knife
- cardboard roll (at least 10.2 inches long)
- Plastic ice cream container
- Wheels and axle from something like a hot wheels monster truck.
John Espin is an eccentric maker from Te Puke, New Zealand. Originally heavily influenced by Make’s YouTube channel, particularly around 2007 when Bre Pettis was doing the Weekend Projects. He is a widowed homeschooling father of two, working part time and running two small businesses.