Grab your wallets as MegaBots has gone to Kickstarter to fund their dream of a giant robot duel with Japan!
The MegaBots Team is looking to raise $500,000 to upgrade their Mk.II robot with heavy duty armor plating, new firepower, better hydraulics, and generally make Mk.II a bigger, faster, more deadly fighting machine. They have people like Grant Imahara (Mythbusters and Industrial Light & Magic), Trey Roski and Greg Munson (BattleBots), and Peter Diamandis (X-Prize) as advisors so expect great things!
The sure exciting part of this whole deal is that, if you have boatloads of cash just lying around, you can pledge $1,000 to take a ride in the Mk.II! For $2,500 you can fire the guns. Still have money burning a hole in your pocket? Pledge $5,000 for the Punch-A-Prius reward tier. you’ll get to test the Mk.II’s melee capabilities against some machines that can’t defend themselves. All three tiers come with VIP invites to the Mega Bots party in San Francisco.
This is way out of my price range, but you bet your servos I would be there punching cars all day if I could. I really hope these guys manage to pull this off. Robot Wars FTW!