Spare Parts + Dyson Engineers = Awesome Remote Control Bots

By Sam Gibbs on at

What happens when you give a load of Dyson engineers a bunch of spare parts and tell them to make remote control bots for a Robot-Wars-meets-Wipeout-style assault course? The Dyson Ball Challenge, and, err, some really strange-looking droids, that's what.

Last time it was all about drag racing, which was cool and all, but now it's all about remote control bots. And while they're not quite as fast, these little critters are just as awesome. I'm amazed by just how much control they have over the robots, considering these are all home-grown, made-from-scraps machines. The winner took just three weeks of spare time to design, build and test too. Hell, some of these beauties wouldn't look out of place in a Star Wars film.

Something tells me working at Dyson would be a heck of a lot of fun. Where can I apply to hack things like this?