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How not to build a battle robot…

Mark wondered for the 100th time if this thing would even work, that is… If they could ever finish the damn thing in time.

Mark and Richard had been working on the little robot for a year, and it still wasn’t ready. They just didn’t know what instruments to add to the thing.

“So,” Richard said as he came into the garage. “What do ya wanna name the little bugger?”

Mark glared at Richard. “Name? You’re worried about the name? We don’t even have any kind of battling devices on this thing and you wanna name it.” Mark sighed and shook his head.

“Well my dad got mad the last time I took apart the saw, so we can’t use that. And your mom doesn’t have anything dangerous around because she’s so paranoid. So what do you suggest?” Richard growled.

They had been going in circles for months now trying to find some kind of weapon for the little bot to use.

“Let’s go down to the salvage and see if they’ve got anything pointy to affix onto it.” Mark sighed once more and motioned for Richard to follow.

He really didn’t want to use junk on the little robot, but they had run out of options. So it was time to go salvaging.


7 comments on “How not to build a battle robot…

  1. Al
    February 2, 2014

    This reminds me so much of a series that used to be on here in the UK – Robot Wars.

    This is excellent πŸ™‚


    • Mac
      February 2, 2014

      I’ve seen as US version of that on Sci-Fi. It’s what I was going for, but before the battle.


      • Al
        February 2, 2014

        Fantastic πŸ™‚ I love those “before they were ready” kind of things


  2. David Stewart
    February 2, 2014

    It looks like it was meant to be a peaceful robot. πŸ™‚


    • Mac
      February 2, 2014

      Yeah, but that’s really not what they want. Lol.


  3. helenmidgley
    February 2, 2014

    It reminded me of ‘Robot Wars’ too, I hope they find the ‘killer’ piece πŸ˜‰


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