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Courtyard Wars!!

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I stumbled across this site while looking for photos to post in the Deadly Weapon thread. I just had to share. Enjoy!


Courtyard Wars


To attract incoming students to their dorm, the inhabitants of MIT's East Campus dorm, (in addtion to the usual parties) did their own, small scale version of Scrapheap.


They located themselves in the courtyard between the two buildings that make up the dormitory, hence the name of the event.




The organizer, and head of the ham radio club went to a local industrial surplus (junk) dealer called "Einsteins Toolbox" and returned with a (donated) 9 cubic meters of "stuff". Lots of motors, solar supplies, wheels, wire, etc. (and some strange things like 2 cycle engines).




A fair crowd was busily picking out parts, to build motorized carts. They even had programmable controllers available, so the machines could be made autonomous.




While their tool supply was fairly light on the metal re-arranging side. (hacksaws, avaition shears, and a drill press), the electronics gear was impressive.




I stopped by at the end (to scavenge from the leftovers and see the results). Since "BattleBots" is just starting to show here, some of the contraptions sported weaponry. Here is one with a chainsaw.




One would think that students of MIT could spell a little better.

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