Megabots had an inspiring run, beginning as part of a huge robotic arm demonstration ‘d at Comic-Con, becoming a number of compelling crowdfunding and viral video campaigns, and leading up to a much expected but somewhat frustrating bout in between their massive, $2.5 million robotic and a Japanese counterpart.
Now, regardless of attempts to find a practical future after the closure of their production business, they’re formally calling it quits. Eagle Prime, their greatest, baddest robot, is noted on eBay(presently at $70,000– a take of a deal). Co-founder Matt Oehrlein explains it all in his latest Youtube video, specifying that he’s passing the torch to somebody else that can attempt to make battling robots an effective undertaking.
Make: collaborated with the Megabots group through the years, with interesting (and hair pulling) demonstrations at Maker Faire, in addition to informing their tale as the cover story of Make: Volume 58 We appreciate their dedication to making an over the leading home builder’s dream a truth, and want them luck on whatever comes next.