Hebocon aka Crap Robots
This is robot wars with a twist, it requires no technical skill, just enthusiasm and a sense of humour. You can enter this with a £2 toy purchased in a charity shop, it doesn’t even have to be battery powered. The goal is simply to take part, trying too hard to win may be considered unsporting.
You will get a better idea of what is expected from this video clip:
Hebocon’s “Hebo” comes from the Japanese “Heboi” (ヘボい) meaning clumsy.
The aim of Hebocon is to enjoy the “Heboi” condition. The meaning of “heboi” in Japanese means poorly made or having a poor self-image, and there are two meanings to Hebocon’s “heboi”.
We are offering a build night where you can get some inspiration for your creation and hopefully make a good start on building your robot. Bring a toy, something you’ve made your self or just a box of bits. Battery power is optional. We will bring glue, sticky tape and tools.