Imagine robots small enough to fit in a breadbox. Robots that are handmade, remote-controlled, and relatively low-cost. Robots that are designed to kill each other.
At Knox Makers, we like to learn and build together all friendly-like. But we suspect it's gonna be even more fun to scream like lunatics while our beloved machines violently disassemble each other.
So, here's the plan: We're going to host a series of workshops teaching the fundamentals of robotics: mechanical engineering, electronics, and programming. We're going to build angry little machines while cackling madly. We're going to build a fighting arena that will itself try to destroy any robot foolish enough to trundle inside. And then our robotic proxies are going to beat the brakes off each other.
You might say it's an extended metaphor for the troubled relationship between technology and humanity. We call it KILLSWITCH.
Can't wait to get started?
- read The Rules
- peruse our list of Learning Resources
- plan to attend some KILLSWITCH-related workshops
- consider consulting one of our KILLSWITCH Advisors
- peruse some KILLSWITCH-appropriate Parts Sources
Got questions? Hit us up.