Mech Warfare @Maker Faire Bay Area 2019

There’s never a shortage of robot battles at the Maker Faire.  For instance, there’s the highly popular Aerial Sports League which pits drones vs drones in a cage match of propeller-driven destruction! But this year, but we were drawn to another sort of robot mayhem: Mech Warfare.

In Mech Warfare remote controlled quad-legged robots battle it off for supremacy, shooting BB pellets at each other and using pink Post-Its as targeting pads.  Believe us, it was a lot of fun to watch and we were very impressed with the homebrew robotic competitors. Not to play favorites, ok we’re going to play favorites: one robot stood out among the others, the Immortal by CireRobotics (Eric Diehr). To us, what makes this robot extra special is that it’s based on a cybernetic-alien-robot, an Immortal, from Blizzard’s StarCraft video game.  Check it out the below:

We’ll be honest, we’re big StarCraft fans. So when we saw this guy, just had to make a video!  See below:

Also, here’s a video of CireRobotics Immortal in action during one of the Mech Warfare matches.  If you’re as much a StarCraft fan like us, you may enjoy how much this real-life Immortal reflects it’s actual StarCraft videogame unit.

Wondering how the guys at CireRobotics built their Immortal Robot? Check out their Build Video here:

Also, here’s a photo of the creator of the Immortal Robot CireRobotics (Eric Diehr, right):


As you can see, we really enjoyed Mech Warfare and CireRobotics Immortal robot! It’s opportunities like this that truly make attending the Maker Faire a one of a kind and experience.  We hope you enjoyed this post as much as we did Making it.

Also, if that wasn’t enough Maker Faire for you, check out the rest of our Maker Faire Bay Area 2019 Coverage at the links below:

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