Hitchin creative community group machine wins ‘robot wars’

Hitchin Hackspace members L-R Andy Mansfield, Rob Berwick and Mark Mellors with their victorious rob

Hitchin Hackspace members L-R Andy Mansfield, Rob Berwick and Mark Mellors with their victorious robot (centre) and 2 smaller robots - Credit: Archant

A community organisation devoted to providing people with a place to explore all kinds of creative technologies and crafts is celebrating after a robot they designed and built saw off similar prototypes from other groups around the country.

Hitchin Hackspace created the mechanical masterpiece through collaborative work before entering a national competition.

The machine, called Come Here And Say That, took on other gadgets from various hackspace groups around the country in a form of Robot Wars – replicating the popular technological game show series in which robots fight each other.

The Hitchin hero made it to the final against Stoke, before being declared the champion.

Mark Mellors – pictured above with colleagues Andy Mansfield and Rob Berwick – said: “It was great our robot won the national competition.


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“It was good fun as we took on other designs from all over the country, in our own version of Robot Wars.”

Hitchin Hackspace meets every Monday night at Ransom’s Pavilion off Alexandra Road, and the second Tuesday of the month at The Victoria pub in Ickleford Road.

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To find out more, visit the hackhitchin.org.uk website.

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