How fast can a raptor run?
Apparently the answer is at the speed of light, or pretty darn close to it! That was demonstrated to us this Friday afternoon when a raptorlicious idea zipped from the US to Japan, out on to the internet, down to Australia, back out on to the internet, and back to Japan to hit us full in the face!
It all started late in the afternoon when we happened to be exchanging messages with some really devoted combat robot developers in the States. They were kind enough to point us to a new Frappr based Combat Robot Builders Map, which was so impressive that we immediately posted about it on this blog. We made a mental note to look into it further, but didn’t have enough time to really give it any serious thought. Besides, our minds were on the fast approaching weekend.
We finished work, took the bus home, had a short dinner, and then logged onto the computer.
There it was – bigger than life – staring us right in the face. Our friend, fellow robo-hacker, and primo robot dismantler Sprocket2cog knew a good thing when he saw it (much quicker than we did), and jumped at the chance. He, bless his little robotic heart, had almost instantaneously created the World Wide Raptor Battles Map dedicated to hackers of the Roboraptor and other R-Sapien robots designed by Mark Tilden.
So, race right over to the new map, pop in your handle-name, photo, location, and a shout-out to tell everyone what you’re all about. This is your chance to show off, do a little bragging, and let the world know about your robot work – or just your ambitions and future plans. Jump on in, the water’s fine.